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BB Energy refinances RCF

Energy trader BB Energy has closed on a new $245 million revolving credit facility that replaces and extends existing debt

Coriolis CEO joins World Trade Board

Dr Rebecca Harding, independent economist and CEO of trade finance data service provider Coriolis Technologies, has become a member of the World Trade Board

ADB appoints Pacific regional director

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Lotte Schou-Zibell as new Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) regional director, based in Sydney, Australia

AfDB and Ethiopia finance road corridor project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed with the governments of Djibouti and Ethiopia a $255 million financing package for phase one of the Ethiopia-Djibouti Road Transport Corridor Project

Standard Chartered completes Voltron deal with PTT

Standard Chartered Bank has completed a pilot transaction with Thai state-owned oil and gas company PPT Group on the Voltron blockchain platform

PTTEP gains more exposure to Thai natural gas

Thai oil and gas company PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) has signed a share purchase agreement with Coastal Energy (Khorat) to acquire shares in APICO for about $74 million

IFC to lend on Tasiast gold mine expansion

IFC will lead on a $225 million debt package for the $822 million expansion of the Tasiast gold mine, located 300km north of the capital city Nouakchott, Mauritania

KfW IPEX-Bank supports German broadband expansion

KfW IPEX-Bank will finance German regional telecoms company NetCologne's plans to develop and expand broadband infrastructure across Germany's greater Cologne/Bonn area

DFI credit approval for Eritrea potash mine

African DFIs have confirmed formal credit approval for a $200 million senior debt package for the Colluli potash mine in Eritrea

Standard Chartered and Linklogis complete blockchain deal

Standard Chartered has completed a supply chain finance transaction for a Chinese entity responsible for digital government services via Linklogis’ blockchain platform

Papua LNG negotiations to conclude soon

The Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has said that it expects negotiations with project developers of the Elk-Antelope fields of the Papua LNG project to conclude in two weeks

EBRD and local banks lend on Jordan captive solar

A team of lenders including the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and two Jordanian banks has signed on a $34.6 million debt package for Kawar Energy’s 37MW solar park in Jordan

BP and Eni sign Omani onshore exploration deal

Oil & gas heavyweights BP and Eni have signed with Oman’s Ministry of Oil & Gas an exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA) for Block 77 in central Oman

Resolute to acquire Senegalese gold mine

Australian gold mine developer Resolute Mining has signed an agreement to acquire all shares in Toro Gold for a total value of $274 million – the deal includes majority-owned Mako Gold Mine in eastern Senegal

Microsoft and Publicis partner with first digital trade bank

Microsoft and the digital business subsidiary of Publicis Groupe have been announced as partners of the world’s first digital-only trade finance bank – Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank (AGTB)

EBRD to lend €149m to Ukrainian grid operator

The EBRD has agreed to lend €149 million ($165.8 million) to Ukrenergo to fund improvement to Ukraine’s transmission infrastructure for synchronisation with European electricity networks

EIB scales down Lanuza wind cluster loan

The EIB have agreed to lend €44.2 million ($49.2 million) to Alfanar for its 547MW Lanuza onshore wind project in Spain. It had previously said it was considering a loan of €385 million

Itochu sings MoU with Transgaz

Japan's Itochu and Transgaz have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop LNG terminals and gas transportation projects in Europe