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Free JBIC signs Pemex samurai guarantee

The issue – lead arranged by Mizuho Securities, SMBC Nikko Securities and Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities with Mizuho Bank as bond administrator – was 1.8 times oversubscribed and came with a yield of 0.54%.

Oil India RFP deadline extended by a month

The funding will support the borrower’s portion of $1.9 billion of debt being raised by state-owned oil companies Bharat Petroleum Corp, Indian Oil Corp and Oil India to finance the joint acquisition of a 23.9% stake in JSC Vankorneft from Rosneft.

Afreximbank nears close on Chexim-guaranteed loan

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is nearing close on a $300 million five-year Chexim-guaranteed fundraising aimed at Chinese lenders.

Free Marsh appoints new Asia CEO

The insurance broker has realigned its business into three regional units, appointing a new Asia CEO and president of the US and Canada division.

Free Cuba signs credit deals with Saudi Arabia

The island, which has been suffering an economic downturn owing to a shortage of liquidity caused by plummeting commodities prices, will use the funds to invest in infrastructure.

Celanese refinances $1.5bn dual-tranche loan

The chemical producer downsized the loan from $2.025 billion as part of a measure to move towards an investment grade credit rating.

India Exim out with second 144A fundraising of the year

Meetings kicked off today in Singapore and will also be held tomorrow in Hong Kong. The remainder of the dates are Dubai and Abu Dhabi on July 24, and New York, Boston and Los Angeles from July 25 to 27.

Free EBRD arranges $155m loan for Rustavi Azot

The funds will be used to upgrade the borrower's ammonia production line to decrease energy consumption by 30%

Asian lenders top H1 2016 leaderboard

Asian lenders dominated the Trade Finance Analytics global top 10 ranking by value for the first half of 2016.

Free IFC partnership will boost trade finance in Sri Lanka

IFC's global trade finance programme promotes trade among emerging markets, helping banks to ensure liquidity of export-oriented small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Free Reed Smith expands into Singapore

Advising on trade finance will play a significant part in the alliance.