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Collingwood joins Finverity

Finverity, the mid-market supply chain finance platform with a focus on emerging markets, has made Alex Collingwood head of corporate sales and origination

Standard Chartered arranges loan for Ghanaian road project

A syndicate of banks led by Standard Chartered have signed with Ghana’s Ministry of Finance a €280 million social loan for the 64km Lot 1 of the Ghana Eastern Corridor project

Consultancy bids sought for Ethiopia-Djibouti interconnector

The governments of Ethiopia and Djibouti have invited expressions of interest from consultancy firms for the construction advisory services of the Ethiopia-Djibouti Second Power Interconnection project

EFA supports Oz polymetallic

Australia’s export credit agency is providing conditional finance support to an $860 million construction-ready mine project in New South Wales, which has languished in recent years

ADB approves Timor-Leste water

Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a sovereign loan for a $62.5 million project to provide water services to 3 urban areas in Timor-Leste

TDB issues seven-year Eurobond

TDB has issued a seven-year $500 million global Eurobond on Euronext Dublin at a coupon rate of 4.125%

Goiás to privatise state highways

Goiás is the latest Brazilian state to announce a major series of road privatisations, after striking a deal with BNDES to begin studies for the project

Germany to fund Indonesia green development

The German government agreed to provide nearly $71 million for the government of Indonesia to develop 16 projects for sustainable development

Côte d’Ivoire issues RFQ for Scaling Solar tender

The government of Côte d’Ivoire has invited RFQs from developers for two solar IPPs with a total installed power capacity of 60MWp under the IFC's Scaling Solar programme

DFI eyes India advisory

A development finance institution is recruiting a group of advisers to assist on solar power projects under PPP mode in India

WB approves loan for Burkinabe solar tender

The World Bank has approved of $168 million in loans for the Burkina Faso Solar Energy and Access Project o improve rural electrification and support the procurement of 325MWp of solar PV and 335MWh of battery storage

UKEF – annual results out now

The UK Export Finance (UKEF) has published its annual results for 2020-21, which show the government provided record levels of support for UK exports

Bpifrance & TDB sign major MoU

Bpifrance and the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) have signed an MoU to build a mutually-beneficial, long-term relationship between both institutions

Japan offers $10 billion for Asean energy transition

The Japanese government has pledged up to $10 billion to finance the decarbonisation of projects in Southeast Asia to reduce carbon emission and achieve carbon neutrality

BESIX puts Al Warsan 2 Waste-to-Energy to FC

A BESIX-led consortium has reached financial close on the $1.2 billion, 200MW Al Warsan 2 Waste-to Energy project in Dubai

AFC grows to 31 member-states

AFC has accepted the membership of three additional African states – Burkina Faso, DRC, and Morocco – during Q1 2021

EIB joins forces with Santander for trade

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed two agreements with Santander under the Pan-European Guarantee Fund (EGF), approved as part of the €540 billion package of measures with which the European Union is responding to the economic impact of Covid-19

TMEA and TDB sign operations accord

TradeMark East Africa and the Eastern and Southern African Trade & Development Bank have signed an MoU that establishes a framework for collaboration to boost trade in the region served by both institutions