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Matrix closes solar financing in Colombia

Matrix Renewables, a portfolio company of private equity firm TPG, has clinched a debt package for an operating solar complex in Colombia with support from Bancolombia and the Inter-American Development Bank

Vulcan signs key EV deal

Vulcan Energy has signed a binding lithium hydroxide offtake agreement with Umicore, a company focused on cathode materials production used in lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles

Kyriba leaps to the TF rescue

Kyriba – the cloud-based finance and IT solutions group – has launched Kyriba Working Capital Solutions as part of its effort to close the reported $3.4 trillion trade financing gap and help corporate buyers support suppliers, especially at-risk SME suppliers

Metalloinvest signs ball rolling deal

Metalloinvest – the Russian iron ore and HBI producer and supplier – has signed an agreement with EZTM for the supply of equipment for the construction of a second ball rolling facility at Alexey Ugarov OEMK

Enbridge completes US oil deal

Enbridge Inc has closed the acquisition of Moda Midstream Operating from Encap Flatrock Midstream for $3 billion

Vostok Oil stake sold

Rosneft and a consortium of Vitol (75%) and Mercantile & Maritime Energy (25%) have closed a deal to sell a 5% stake in the authorized capital of Vostok Oil

Engie-led team signs new documents for Gulf of Suez II wind

An Engie-led consortium has signed a second set of project documents for the $560 million, 500MW Gulf of Suez II wind farm in Ras Ghareb with the EETC - with significant support from EBRD

China EA recruits healthcare adviser

The executing agency is procuring an adviser on an Rmb2.134 billion ($331 million) healthcare infrastructure programme with 2 potential PPPs in central China

Chile opens new lithium tender

The Chilean mining ministry has opened a tender for the exploration and production of up to 400,000 metric tons of new lithium resources.

Goedecke corners top role at TIS

Treasury Intelligence Solutions (TIS) – leading provider of cloud-based payment and liquidity management platforms – has made Axel Goedecke its new director of product management

Chinsay and AXSMarine smoothing trade flow

Chinsay, the digital contracting processes company focused on commodity and freight markets, and AXSMarine, a provider of SaaS solutions for dry, tanker and liner chartering, are collaborating to bring further benefits to clients

EBRD oils the wheels for Tunisian deal

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting olive-oil production in Tunisia with a TND 20 million (€6.2m) loan to Compagnie Générale des Industries Alimentaires

BSTDB wades in for Armenia

The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) will provide a $6 million SME loan facility to the Development and Investments Corporation of Armenia (DICA) for on-lending to domestic SMEs

EBRD & EU ramp up for Bosnia and Herzegovina

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending a loan of up to €5 million to UniCredit Bank Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina to improve access to finance for local SMEs

VTB takes step in the ESG direction

VTB Group is launching a new business line that it says will be targeted at climate finance and carbon market operations in Russia and internationally

CEC Bank launches SME tech

CEC Bank – Romania’s oldest financial institution – is pioneering the use of low-code application development in the banking sector, with the launch of business current account packages that SMEs and sole traders can register for and manage 100% online

UKEF builds out international team

UKEF has increased its international business development network with 4 hires in North America, Africa and Asia-Pacific

KEXIM signs Greek shipping MoU

The Export-Import Bank of Korea has signed an MoU with Greek company Angelicoussis for financial assistance to South Korean shipbuilders securing orders less-polluting shipping fleets

Italy / UK trade boost on cards

The UK’s international trade secretary has announced the launch of discussions on a new export and investment partnership between UK and Italy that is designed to boost trade between the two nations