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28 April 2020
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Oil & gas

The Proximo Weekly Digest - Buoys for the black stuff?

How long can bank liquidity last for the oil and gas sector? Arguably, for many small to medium operators, only as long as current overdraft facilities and reserves-based...

28 April 2020
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Renewables

What's in storage

As the traditional energy markets experience unprecedented challenges, the ability for industrial batteries to strengthen the renewable proposition is thrown into sharp...

22 April 2020
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Funding, Risk, Rules, Sustainability

Can DFIs stretch to combating Covid-19 and climate change?

Development banks have been at the forefront of dealing with climate change. Now they’re in the front line of the Covid-19 response. Will the development finance...

09 April 2020
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Rules, Power, Renewables

Austin’s Power Bankers: Can they keep their mojo?

The good times are continuing in US power for now, with strong renewables activity compensating for slowing gas-fired volumes. Proximo asks the top lenders in the US...

06 April 2020
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Metals & Mining, Renewables

The odd couple: Financing mining’s renewables transition

The mining industry is slowly starting to switch over to more renewable forms of energy. A new kind of environmentally conscientious financing could help with that...

02 April 2020
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Oil & gas

Webinar: LNG's next generation developers and markets

Some of the traditional sources of demand for LNG are faltering. Where are the industry's new opportunities and are they bankable? Joining Proximo are Ian Cogswell,...

31 March 2020
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Funding, Power

Azito Phase 4: Still a DFI-only zone

Despite eight years passing since the original Azito financing and the project having a proven track record, the Azito 4 power plant expansion financing in Cote d’Ivoire...

26 March 2020
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Risk, Rules

Webinar: Project and infrastructure finance and COVID-19

What could be the short- and medium-term impacts of COVID-19 on financing markets for project developers and PPP concessions? Proximo hosts a webinar with David Baxter,...

25 March 2020
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Renewables

Akita: A first of many on the Japanese offshore wind horizon?

A pathfinder deal for Japanese offshore wind, the recent Akita project financing did not benefit from Japanese regulation to cut red tape for offshore wind and managed to...

17 March 2020
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Rules, Social infrastructure, Transport, Waste and Water

Webinar: UK infrastructure - The budget and the future of private finance

The UK budget has promised huge spending on infrastructure, but much of that spending is not new, and COVID-19 may make other claims on government resources. Proximo...

17 March 2020

Chinese takeaways

Chinese inroads into Latin American project markets are on the rise – and US isolationist policies have helped. With Chinese sponsors willing to take on the type of risk...

17 March 2020
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Rules, Sustainability

What barriers to ESG in infrastructure credit ratings?

Major credit ratings have committed to incorporating ESG issues into credit analysis. But infrastructure credits present unique challenges. Proximo talks to S&P Global...

13 March 2020
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Funding, Rules, Renewables, Transport

Final curtain on Greek project tragedy?

The project market in Greece was essentially frozen following the onset of the country’s infamous government debt crisis in 2009. But with modest economic growth...

04 March 2020
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Funding, Renewables

Changfang Xidao: Expanding the funding foundations

The 589MW Changfang Xidao offshore wind project financing features the highest level of locally sourced debt for any such project in Asia Pacific to date. But signing up...

27 February 2020
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Sustainability, Renewables

CPPIB Renewables Europe: Making holdco the new normal

Institutional financings for holding company issuers are the new normal in German offshore wind, following CPPIB’s Talanx-led financing for its Hohe See and Albatros...

24 February 2020

Closing the knowledge gaps: Mining old deals for new insights

Demand from local lenders, institutions and DFIS for up-to-date project finance knowledge is still strong. But access to real-world case studies from successful - and...

19 February 2020
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Funding, Rules

Miami advice: Get ready for the rebound

Low commodities prices and political upheaval mask some promising opportunities in infrastructure and energy finance in Latin America. And sponsors still have access to a...

18 February 2020
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Rules, Social infrastructure, Waste and Water

RII: A workable replacement for PFI?

The Regulated Infrastructure Investment (RII) model is being proposed as a viable replacement for the defunct PFI model in the UK. But go beneath the surface and there...

17 February 2020
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Rules, Renewables

Polish offshore wind: New market – old questions

Despite progress on Polish offshore wind legislation, there are still questions around local content requirements, local liquidity and local currency-denominated PPAs...

13 February 2020
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Funding, Digital Infrastructure

Satellite finance: Learning from launch failures

Despite an occasionally patchy record, satellite operators benefit from strong support from ECAs, high-yield investors and some banks, and data is driving ever-greater...