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12 August 2022

MDB capital adequacy report: A mixed reception

The G20 mandated independent review of multilateral development banks’ (MDB) capital adequacy frameworks is out and has some key recommendations that could significantly...

10 August 2022

TXF APAC: Rebranding Commodity Finance and Natural Resources

With only five weeks to go until TXF APAC: Commodity Finance and Natural Resources in Singapore, here’s some of the highlights that attendees can look forward to, and why...

03 August 2022

More countries pursue security of supply of critical minerals

The issue of critical mineral supply is widening as more countries consider putting in place a policy or strategy to maximise domestic and international value. Such...

03 August 2022

Rebuild or abandon? Are project finance deals adequately covered for political violence?

Within the area of political violence insurance, the concepts of terrorism and war are widely discussed, but often poorly understood. Zoe Towndrow, practice lead,...

02 August 2022
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Metals and Mining, Power

TXF Global: A closer look at the ECA data

As part of TXF Global Export, Agency, and Project Finance 2022, TXF’s head of product, Alfonso Olivas was joined by founder and managing director of GKB Ventures, Gabriel...

01 August 2022

Expert briefing: Which African sovereigns are most likely to default?

Robert Besseling, CEO of PANGEA-RISK, looks at possible default scenarios for the next five years in Africa

01 August 2022

Full financing details emerge for CDPQ’s investment in Jebel Ali JV

Keen appetite is seen from international commercial banks in financing CDPQ’s joint venture investment in strategic infrastructure assets in Jebel Ali port in Dubai.

27 July 2022
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Transport

Fleet footings

The recent DFI-backed financing for Colombia’s Green Movil electric bus fleet project might yet create a path for commercial banks to participate in the country’s...

27 July 2022
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Telecoms and Communications

IfTI: Business Finland on growth acceleration

TXF spoke with Nina Kopola, director general and CEO at Business Finland to discuss her recent strategic and organisational reforms at the Finish promotion agency for...

20 July 2022

Summer steps forward for US and global trade digitisation: Prepare to swoon?

Is the temperature dial turning on global trade digitisation with the latest moves in the US for UCC amendments that can be adopted at a state level? How is this moving...

18 July 2022

EDC's Lavery on the need to speed OECD Arrangement reform

At TXF Global in Lisbon, TXF caught up with Mairead Lavery, CEO at EDC to outline the challenges and opportunities for Canadian exporters looking to tap into ECA support...

13 July 2022
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Oil & gas

Analysis of ECA bank exposure to Russia update

TXF Intelligence analysed the exposures of western banks to the Russian ECA-backed loan market at the outbreak of war in Ukraine. But now, TXF can pit our data against...

12 July 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Power

IfTI: EMERGE - supporting gender equality

TXF spoke with Mona Shrestha, CEO at Enterprise for Management, Economic Reform and Gender Equality (EMERGE) to outline the consultant company’s mission statement across...

11 July 2022

UKEF raises the bar with clear focus on sustainability

In an exclusive interview with UK Export Finance CEO, Louis Taylor, he reveals how the UK agency has not only pushed the sustainability frontier further than many other...

06 July 2022
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Metals and Mining

Commodity finance: How can the ‘S’ in ESG be measured?

There’s been a lot of doubt around whether the ‘S’ in ‘ESG’ can be tangibly, efficiently, and inexpensively measured. But with ES³G’s social scoring app piloting in the...

04 July 2022
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Renewables

IfTI: EKF winds up support for transition

TXF spoke with Peder Lundquist, CEO at EKF to outline how Denmark's ECA plans to further bake ESG credentials into its portfolio as it ups support for the green...

29 June 2022

In the leafy month of June: A blockchain yikes for bank financing of SME trade?

Blockchain was heralded and hyped as a great hope for SMEs accessing trade finance. Now, with a couple of failures of prominent solutions, questions are being asked....

28 June 2022
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Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Power

On the road to lift off with Pakistan’s new EXIM Bank

It’s an interesting time to be setting up a new export-oriented development financial institution, but Irfan Bukhari, President, and CEO of EXIM Bank of Pakistan is brim...

22 June 2022

Africa: A ballooning ECA debt space

ECA support is integral to getting several large-scale carbon-intensive projects across the financial line in sub-Saharan Africa this year, with social infra schemes also...

21 June 2022
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Transport

Aviation volumes take off as ECAs up offerings

Evolution of support - including payment holidays, waivers and concessions - provided by ECAs has been key to the recovery, and return to growth, of the aviation sector...