Don’t spoil the party? Pauli Heikkilä, CEO of Finnvera, warns against any race to the bottom if ECAs start to issue longer tenor funds using balloon structures under the amended OECD Arrangement if they don’t really need to. He talks to TXF about the cruise liner industry and discusses Finnvera's evolving strategy regarding export credit financing.
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A new commodity trader is set to tap the ECA-backed loan market to diversify their fund mix amid the drive to energy transition. The deal marks a continued increase in the use of ECA debt as an instrument in trading houses’ financial toolkits.
TXF will be hosting the 10th Anniversary of its Global Commodity Finance Conference in Amsterdam on 22-23 May 2024, at the Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel, with our black-tie Industry Awards Dinner on the 21st.