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.
Norilsk has pulled off two post-sanctions market firsts – international unsecured and European ECA-backed loans. Is this the beginning of a return to pre-sanctions international lender appetite?
How did the conservative German bank market get shipping loan risk so wrong and why did so many banks not address the toxic loan problem until it became a crisis? Because no-one wanted to see it.
The Federal Reserve Board has proposed new rules for banks in the physical commodities market - and stricter reporting requirements. By Richard Wilkes, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright.
With GCC government budgets pressured for the first time, the project market should be lender driven. Not so - borrowers are holding their own despite sovereign downgrades.
After four years negotiating planning permission, equity and debt financings for AIM-listed polyhalite developer Sirius Minerals are finally underway.
Bancomext CEO, Alejandro Diaz de Leon talks to Trade Finance about the bank’s objectives and Mexico’s export potential.
Bank’s traditional trade finance businesses face potentially disruptive threats, as the demand for digital instruments that can take over from archaic paper documentation is becoming more apparent than ever. Blockchain and the BPO remain vital in this progression, but their value and deployments still need to be recognised further, in addition to a fully integrated trade finance platform that is a
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.
Afreximbank has signed a wide-ranging MoU with Morocco’s Attijariwafa Bank, pledging cooperation on a range of project and trade finance initiatives.