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Olam appoints ex-Louis Dreyfus head

Olam International has appointed Bharat Gupta as regional head of trade and structured finance for Asia, the Middle East and Africa, based in Singapore.

Malaysia Eximbank exceeds 2016 lending target

The bank aims to grow its loan portfolio by between 10-15%, lower than the 30% achieved in 2015 but much higher compared to the loan growth performance of commercial banks at about 6%.

BNDES backs Calango 6 wind project

Neoenergia and Iberdrola have raised a R$274.8 million ($85.5 million) 17-year loan from BNDES backing their 30MW Calango 6 wind farm project in Rio Grande do Norte state, Brazil.

EBRD provides Isbank with $55m renewables funding

The financing – which is supported by a €1.9 million ($2.07 million) grant from the EU – comes under the umbrella of the EBRD’s recently expanded Mid-size Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (MidSEFF) which now totals €1.5 billion.

Free Apricum appoints new project finance partner

Renewable energy financial advisory boutique Apricum, has appointed Yusuf Macun as partner and head of project finance advisory practice in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

UKEF appoints new COO

Dasgupta joins UKEF from HSBC, where he was most recently global head of the transaction management group within the risk distribution unit of the bank’s global trade and receivables finance division.

Air India out to banks with aircraft refinancing

The new loan will replace a bilateral loan of an equivalent amount provided by Standard Chartered in 2011 to partly fund the purchase of three Boeing 777-300 ERs.

RDIF leads €250m investment in Arc

Proceeds will be used to expand Arc's production facilities and promote the export potential of Kaliningrad.

EIB and EIF support SME lease securitization

The deal, designed to enable Raiffeisen to offer more competitive leasing terms to SMEs, is the first EIB-backed public ABS issue in Austria and is backed by a cash flows from a four-year revolving portfolio of leasing receivables worth €437.9 million.