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Perspective
03 December 2019
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Power, Renewables

US power's new merchant frontier

US lenders are still more happy adding a little merchant risk to proven power technologies than taking a leap into the unknown. Proximo reviews current market trends with...

News
27 November 2019
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Metals and Mining

Rio Tinto invests $749 million in Pilbara iron ore mine

Rio Tinto is to go ahead with a $749 million investment in its Greater Tom Price operations. The financing will back production in its iron ore business in the Pilbara...

News
25 November 2019
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Transport

Sao Tome tenders deepsea port PPP

The island nation of Sao Tome and Principe, located off the coast of West Africa, has launched a tender for the construction of a deep water port. The project is proposed...

News
18 November 2019
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Renewables

Orsted's Taiwan offshore wind bond to issue tomorrow

Orsted Wind Power TW Holding will issue NTD12 billion ($393 million) in green bonds on the Taipei Exchange (TPEx) tomorrow to finance its offshore wind development...

Perspective
07 November 2019

Tunnel vision: Lessons (not) learned from infrastructure work-outs

As surely as bust follows boom, project work-outs follow a loosening of deal structures. And lenders need to learn to keep forecasts realistic. Proximo hosts...

News
05 November 2019
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Waste and water

Codelco awards desal project to Marubeni consortium

Chile’s state copper miner Codelco has awarded a tender for a desalination plant for its Chuquicamata, Radomiro Tomic and Ministro Hales mines to a Marubeni...

News
29 October 2019
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Waste and water

EPA invites 38 projects to apply for WIFIA loans

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting a total of 38 projects in 18 states to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans...

Perspective
22 October 2019

Green bond pricing, meet Green Bond Principles

Green certification is very popular with bank and corporate bond issuers, but project bond and emerging market issuers have been more wary. Proximo talks market...

Perspective
14 October 2019

Cloudy outlook: Challenges in infrastructure finance

The macro backdrop to infrastructure finance development hasn't been so cloudy for over a decade. Perspectives from Joe Blenkinsopp, AXA; Kerry Alexander, Scottish...

News
14 October 2019

Guinea joins Lusophone Compact

Equatorial Guinea has joined the Lusophone Compact, a joint initiative by the AfDB and government of Portugal to accelerate private sector development in...

Perspective
11 October 2019
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Power, Renewables

Latin America's renewable ambition

Low tariffs and successful developments mean that Latin America has become the prominent emerging markets renewables success story. But governments are following up with...

Perspective
11 October 2019
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Power

After GNA 1: An upcoming Brazilian LNG-to-power finance handover?

Following the recent financial close on GNA 1, and the Sergipe project the previous year, is the Brazilian LNG-to-power sector ready for commercially banked deals with...

Perspective
07 October 2019
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Power, Renewables

US power: New offtake opportunities - and new risks

The US power power finance market sees changes in debt terms and new enhancement products, but challenging offtake risks. Proximo hosts US project finance banker Jonathan...

Perspective
03 October 2019
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Renewables

Italian solar’s securitisation boost

Securitisation has emerged as a useful way for Italian banks to manage their exposures to the country’s PV sector. Could it also fuel a resumption in development...

News
02 October 2019
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Oil & gas

Carlyle Group fund to invest $1bn in African-focused oil & gas platform

Global investment firm The Carlyle Group will partner with Aidan Heavey and Tom Hickey to build a new African-focused oil & gas platform. Aidan Heavey is the...

Perspective
25 September 2019
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Metals and Mining

New mining capital - meet old risks

Bank debt, ECAs, DFIs, streams, and high yield debt. Mine developers have many financing options, but need to take care to cover off key risks. Proximo speaks to Global...

Perspective
19 September 2019

What the infrastructure investors say (part two)...

In a roundtable sponsored by international law firm Paul Hastings, nine major debt and equity investors debate key issues affecting the now and future of the...

News
13 September 2019
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Renewables

Duke Energy to buy 200MW Rambler solar project from Recurrent

Duke Energy Renewables is acquiring the 200MW Rambler solar project in Tom Green County, Texas, from Canadian Solar's Recurrent Energy.The project is expected to...

Perspective
12 September 2019

What the infrastructure investors say (part one)...

In a roundtable sponsored by international law firm Paul Hastings, nine major debt and equity investors debate key issues affecting the now and future of the...

News
10 September 2019
in
Power, Renewables

CEZ and ENEL both look to exit Romanian market

Czech energy company CEZ has confirmed its intention to sell assets in Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Poland this spring. A testing of market interest is being carried our...