Michael Sobl, Head of Export Finance at Deutsche Leasing, spoke with TXF CEO Dan Sheriff at the recent TXF Germany event in Berlin. They discussed the financing problems faced by SMEs and the opportunities for ECAs, the difficulties of conducting business in an uncertain political climate, and Deutsche Leasing’s efforts to reach new clients in the export space.
TXF's industry leading Global Export Finance Survey provides the benchmark for sentiment in the industry in 2023. It's already showing some interesting early trends. There is still time for you to make your thoughts heard.
Recent copper and cobalt mine development financings in the DRC by EKN and SEK from Sweden and African development bank TDB are likely to act as encouragement to other financial institutions looking to become more active in the country.
EKN’s Green Export Credit Guarantee to support exports that contribute to climate change mitigation is something new. Will Sweden’s ECA’s new product be a template, and where will it sit amid the constantly shifting hurdles of regulations and initiatives to support financing climate change mitigation and ESG?