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Howden hiring spree gathers pace

Howden has identified the leading players in its new construction specialist team in London and Dubai – with a number of established infra names taking key roles

IFC mulls Vietnam WtE

IFC has proposed financing a $74 million waste-to-energy project in Bac Ninh province, backed by Vietnamese and Japanese sponsors.

White & Case expands team in Seoul

Sungjin Kang is a new partner in White & Case’s project development and finance practice

Kazakhstan airport closes DFI-backed financing

The operator of Central Asia’s largest airport has closed the financing package on the $780 million upgrade and expansion of the Almaty International Airport

KEXIM set to lend on Egyptian rail rehab

KEXIM is considering a $312.25 million debt package for the government of Egypt’s railway modernisation programme

Tradeteq and XinFin secure TF market first

Tradeteq has partnered with Singapore-based eXchange inFinite to offer tokenised trade finance products to institutional investors, this week completing its first transaction

Bidvest nails bonds with RMB support

Rand Merchant Bank acted as joint bookrunner for The Bidvest Group (UK) Plc’s inaugural $800 million (ZAR12 billion) bond issuance in the international debt capital markets

AIIB approves $150m to Keppel-Pierfront fund

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved up to $150 million as a limited partner investor in the Singapore-based Keppel-Pierfront Private Credit Fund

Blockchain player ramps up with Asia TF hires

Sanjeev Chatrath has joined dltledgers – the fintech specialist in trade and supply chain finance – as its new chief revenue officer, operating out of the company's Singapore HQ

Frei takes key role at Golden Dawn

Golden Dawn Minerals Inc has announced the appointment of Beat Frei to the position of vice president of finance and business development, operating out of Vancouver

India metro rail financing crystalizes

The sovereign financing details about a nearly $2.3 billion metro rail project in eastern India have crystallized

IDB Invest backs Uruguayan wire

Uruguay’s state-owned National Administration of Power Plants and Electric Transmission (UTE) has secured financing for a 365km transmission project in the country

Kazakhstan’s $600m plans with EBRD

In meetings between Kazakhstan and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development towards the end of last week, it was identified that the relationship in 2021 will result in $600 million of deals signed

Angola signs MoU for $1.5bn mini-grid project

The government of Angola has signed a MoU with a Sun Africa-led consortium for a $1.5 billion mini-grid energy project

COCOBOD seals $1.5bn financing

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has closed with a consortium of lenders its annual pre-export, receivables-backed trade finance facility of $1.5 billion to support financing needs for the 2021/22 cocoa crop and other cocoa related operations

ICC – a plan to boost sustainability

An International Chamber of Commerce white paper has identified a roadmap to boost the sustainability profile of the $700 billion export finance market

COFCO secures second sustainability loan

COFCO International has signed an agreement for a new $700 million sustainability-linked 3-year term loan with 7 banks – the second sustainability-linked loan in recent times