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22 April 2022
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Telecoms and Communications

Proximo Weekly: Is the US municipal FTTH market about to take off?

Federal dollars look set to stimulate a boom in US municipal FTTH projects. But the market still has a long way to evolve in terms of public-private financing templates.

22 April 2022
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Power

Logan and Chambers: Starwood’s coal retirement template

Starwood’s financing for the retirement of its Logan and Chambers plants marks an end to coal-fired power in New Jersey. It points to a workable compromise between...

12 April 2022
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Social infrastructure, Transport

Proximo Weekly: How are commercial banks filling the blended finance bankability gap?

Commercial banks are increasingly looking at blended finance to push marginally bankable deals over the fence — but hurdles of transparency, a limited pipeline of deals...

11 April 2022
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Power, Renewables

Merchant risk and the energy transition: Tensions in the capital

Gordon Stewart and Tom Jamieson, partners in the London office of Bracewell, discuss the ever adapting financing structures funding the energy transition and some of the...

08 April 2022
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Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Renewables, Social infrastructure, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Proximo Weekly: The next steps in Latin America’s project finance evolution

A combination of financial market conditions, changing government priorities, and a new breed of financial sponsors are pushing Latin America’s vibrant project finance...

07 April 2022
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Transport

TIFIA refinancings: A new addition to the funding mix?

There has been a flurry of TIFIA refinancings recently – Maryland’s Purple Line, Washington’s Capital Beltway and Colorado’s Central 70 projects. Why the sudden surge...

05 April 2022
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Oil & gas, Renewables, Social infrastructure, Transport

Euro-revision: Writing a new EU export credit hymn sheet?

EU ministers are attempting to update the export finance product offering, with new instruments to better support EU exporters, reforms to the OECD Arrangement and baking...

01 April 2022
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Renewables

Proximo Weekly: The slow drive to UK CCUS bankability

The UK government has released a list of projects that will progress to the evaluation stage for phase 2 of its first carbon cluster track. But according to advocates of...

30 March 2022
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Transport

Brazil's privatisation programme: Delivering some of the heavy goods

Brazil's privatisation programme has not delivered some of the headline successes promised – notably the sale of Eletrobras. But improvements have been made to the...

25 March 2022
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Oil & gas, Power, Renewables

Proximo Weekly: Crunching the ECA numbers

With EPC and commodity costs rising globally, energy security concerns in Europe and parts of Asia lending added impetus to both short-term LNG and traditional renewables...

24 March 2022
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Renewables

South Africa's green gauge still upbeat

With banks lining up to finance Bid Window 5 projects, part of South Africa’s REIPPP programme, renewables has become the country’s leading project finance sector in an...

18 March 2022
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Oil & gas

Proximo Weekly: Europe, not the US, needs to unlock US LNG exports

The US is well placed to meet the European need to wean itself off Russian gas. But Europe needs to decide whether 2022 is the year it commits to long-term contracts with...

16 March 2022
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Renewables

Polish offshore wind: Building on solid foundations

There are still some significant hurdles to bankability to overcome – but with some of Poland's major offshore wind pathfinder deals expected to reach financial close in...

11 March 2022
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Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Renewables, Social infrastructure, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Deals of the Year 2021 Latin America: The winners podium

There is nothing new about using bonds to finance Latin American projects. But 2021 was the first year of bond dominance over bank debt across the major project sectors...

11 March 2022
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Renewables

Proximo Weekly: Green hydrogen just got more pricing friendly

The impact of the war in Ukraine on gas prices may cut years off of the gestation originally predicted for the development of a global green hydrogen market – and with...

10 March 2022
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Renewables

What price Asia’s energy transition?

Are Asia’s financial markets – not to mention its power markets – in good enough shape for the energy transition? With the support of Texel as event sponsor, Proximo...

04 March 2022
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Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Renewables, Social infrastructure, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Deals of the Year 2021 North America: The winners podium

Fallout from the pandemic started receding in 2021, but it was still a tougher market than normal for those North American project borrowers and lenders bringing...

04 March 2022
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Other

Proximo Weekly: DFI cooperation – a future casualty of war?

From the balance sheet to the boardroom, the implications for some DFIs and supranationals from Putin’s invasion of Ukraine are more than just indirect hits from...

04 March 2022
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Oil & gas

ANOPC: A partial sovereign solution

Egypt’s state-owned oil refiner Assiut National Oil Processing Company (ANOPC) sealed an innovative $1.5 billion ECA-covered loan to back the Assiut oil refinery...

25 February 2022
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Oil & gas

Proximo Weekly: Will energy security accelerate transition?

Europe has had a wake-up call to energy security from President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine - a move that could and should spark the political will to radically...