15 April 2014
The UK ECA recently launched its new export refinancing facility. Export finance bankers have labelled it a step in the right direction, but still a far cry to matching the support offered by the ECA’s Nordic and US counterparts. More »
08 April 2014
After a period on the sidelines of the export finance industry, the French banks have come out swinging over the past year, Ollie Gordon talks to Crédit Agricole’s André Gazal about this transformation. More »
Highlights from the April 2014 print edition of Trade Finance. More »
With the economy on the road to recovery, global trade finance flow is expected to follow suit as traditional G3 markets make up for lost time. Aaron Weinman reports. More »
Now that the worst is behind it, Korean exports should accelerate as ECAs throw their weight behind struggling sectors. But Korean conglomerates need to be more aggressive about venturing into new markets. Helen Castell reports. More »
07 April 2014
...and in the process, might just have given trade finance a decisive push on the road to asset class status, writes Bruno Alves.
Ollie Gordon discusses what effect the current political crisis in Ukraine is having on the country's commodity companies and their ability to access the necessary finance to survive. More »
01 April 2014
Bob Morin has been named senior vice-president for business and product development with Bob Roy taking over Morin’s old job as vice-president of the transportation division. More »
25 March 2014
Sponsors are nearing financial close on an export credit agency-backed geothermal power project in Indonesia. More »
HSBC Commercial Banking has named its new global head of business banking, a role that oversees the SME customer product set in 27 different countries. More »
The global commodity trader has announced a series of changes to its senior management team, including the appointment of a new CEO. More »
10 March 2014
Telecom Italia has signed off its latest loan deal, securing export credit agency-backed guarantees. More »
Trade Finance gave out a total of 62 awards for 2013, rewarding the year’s best deals across EMA/Global, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. More »
The senior syndications figure has told his banking compatriots that middle market growth on the continent isn’t waiting for their participation. More »
25 April 2014
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing and China Minsheng Bank have signed a memorandum of understanding.
23 April 2014
Japan’s export credit agency and its megabanks highlight Reliance’s latest petrochemical financing.
24 April 2014
The Korean export credit agency is providing a $400 million financing package to UK-based manufacturer Seadrill.
The multilateral has affirmed it is now willing to work with more state-owned enterprises following the success of its 2013 financing of Cote d'Ivoire oil producer SIR with Société Générale.
22 April 2014
There is still time to get in your nominations for Awards for Excellence.
The international law firm has promoted Laurie Hammond in its South African trade finance team.
The Export-Import Bank of Korea has named Woori Bank’s CEO Lee Duk-hoon as its new chairman and president.
The Australian export credit agency has agreed to extend its funding commitment deadline for the $6 billion Mongolian copper mine.
The Export-Import Bank of India is looking to strengthen its ties with Africa by signing of a trade agreement.
Nippon Export and Investment Insurance has agreed to insure $255 million in loans to Vietnam’s power corporation.
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