Since President Paul Kagame launched his country's Vision 2020 development plan in 2000, substantial progress has been made on improving Rwanda's infrastructure.
Three years on from the launch of the International Finance Corporation's Scaling Solar scheme in Zambia, the programme is gaining traction. Four other African countries are now running procurements – and Zambia is coming back for another helping. Between them, they account for over 1.2GW of capacity.
Lebanon has unveiled plans for a $22 billion Infrastructure Investment Programme (IIP) to be implemented over the coming 12 years, with $6 billion of that designated as PPPs. The programme opens up opportunities for private investors to tap a market desperately in need of key infrastructure – but which has had little PPP success in the past
Turkey’s north western regions have seen a flurry of transport projects of late, with bridges – specifically the third Bosporus bridge, which opened to traffic on 26 August 2016, and the recently financed Çanakkale Bridge – the crowning glory of the programme.
Greensill Capital made its name in supply chain finance, offering receivables finance to small suppliers. Since then it has expanded its scope considerably, financing commercial aircraft deliveries for the first time this year, for example, as well as long-term infrastructure projects and even mobile phones. And it won’t be stopping there, as its CEO and founder, Lex Greensill, tells Joe Kavanagh.
There’s been a boom in political risk and trade credit insurance in recent years, with plenty of new entrants in the space. This has driven down premiums, but far from diluting the product offering, increased competition has also led to innovative new products, writes Marcus Alcock.
SWIFT’s primacy in international payments looks solid for now, despite the entrance of an aggressive rival, says Heather McKenzie.
Ukrainian agribusiness firm Kernel has agreed a $200 million pre-export credit facility with a syndicate of European banks.
Once heralded as the future of digital trade finance transactions, the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) is now viewed with increasing scepticism. Has its time come and gone, or is there life in the BPO yet?
Trade Finance grabbed a few minutes with the CEO of SACE, Alessandro Decio, at the sidelines of GEF in Barcelona to hear about the ECA’s renewed underwriting efforts.
Tech firms have become much more active in trade finance in the past two years. Banks are falling over themselves to partner up with the newcomers in an effort to smooth transactions and bring down costs. But are tech firms a threat to the established players?
Mizuho recently completed the restructuring of its trade finance department. Trade Finance caught up with the bank's senior management in Singapore to find out about the changes.
John Stillwaggon, the new CEO of DS-Concept’s USA branch, is trying to take advantage of economies of scale while keeping the firm agile.
Since sanctions against Iran were partially lifted, a plethora of MoU have been signed creating a bubble of expectations. But financings have remained rare, particularly those of a long-term nature.
After months of speculation about President Trump’s plans for the US Export-Import Bank, it seems that things are finally moving in the right direction.
US/EU sanctions against Russia have been a disaster for the international export credit business and European trade flow. Is it time for a rethink?
A combination of DFI loans and a rare untied ECA loan has enabled banks to push the limits on tenor for CBG’s Sangaredi mine expansion in Guinea
The incentives for exporters to target emerging markets are clear. What is not clear is where to access the resources and the funding required to do so. Emma Clark, Head of Business Development, UK and Europe, Falcon Group, discusses how the solution for exporters lies in ECAs, banks and specialist financiers collaborating across the ‘new’ financial landscape
With Basel IV looming in the background, growth in capital markets financing for new aircraft deliveries is taking on new urgency. And the capital markets are delivering.
Norton Rose Fulbright has joined the Accord Project, an open source smart contract technology organisation.
The government of Turkmenistan has signed a $268 million loan package for the 400MW Zerger Lebap gas-fired power plant.