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24 April 2019
in
Rules, Transport

Structuring the Real infra deal

The first 100 days of new Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s administration have not gone well – except for in the infrastructure sector, where promised concession...

07 March 2019
in
Rules

Beyond Libor: The rise and fall of a benchmark

Libor, the lynchpin for project and infrastructure financings, will soon be no more, and its replacement is untested. In the first of a two-part series, Michael Whalen, a...

25 January 2019
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Funding, Rules, Renewables, Transport

Latin infra debt: Adjusting the risk balance

Two deals have cast a long shadow in capital markets financing for infrastructure in Latin America, but governments are starting to look beyond them. Is the Latin infra...

03 January 2019

EV Charging Infrastructure: Balancing the funding equation

Electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is potentially the next big core market for project lenders and investors. But like mobile telecoms and broadband before it,...

19 December 2018
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Renewables

Liquid, not hot, air: Long-term debt for long-term storage

UK-based developer Highview Power thinks that renewables’ increased share of generation will make its liquid air storage technology increasingly attractive. But long-term...

06 December 2018
in
Renewables

US offshore wind: On track to join the major markets

The 2019 expiration of the Investment Tax Credit is unlikely to put the dampers on a US offshore wind sector that looks set to take off.

30 November 2018
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Renewables

Offshore wind finance: A full-blown exchange of ideas

Offshore wind projects are getting bigger, costs are getting cheaper, the lending market is more diversified and even the seminal corporate PPA market is picking up. But...

26 October 2018
in
Funding, Power

Post-Brexit infra investment: Taking the blindfold off

With UK politicians seemingly blindly following the result of the referendum, those at the forefront of infra finance in the country discuss the reality of Brexit and...

31 May 2018
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Funding, Oil & gas

Freeport train 3: Refinancing to avoid Toshiba's nuclear fallout

The holding company refinancing for Freeport LNG train 3 shows that banks have not soured on US LNG. But troubled offtakers may force sponsors down less palatable...

22 May 2018
in
Funding

BNDES: Same name – new purpose

The bank that liked to say yes too often, BNDES is under new management and has a new mission: to do more to promote effective infrastructure investment with less money....

16 January 2018
in
Funding, Rules

Basel III: Expanding the multilateral circle

The December 2017 finalisation of the Basel III framework offers some good risk weighting news for smaller multilaterals. Could this help channel more funding to emerging...

21 November 2017
in
Funding, Rules

Islamic PPPs: What's holding the market back?

The World Bank and the Islamic Development Bank have issued a report highlighting the potential for Islamic finance in PPP. And untapped pools of capital could boost...

26 October 2017
in
Funding

EKF: Out of Teghout

Denmark’s EKF has cancelled a loan for the Teghout open pit copper mine in Armenia on environmental grounds. Is this a signal for ECAs to get tougher?

24 April 2017

Bermuda Airport: A departure from the project norm

Awarded to Aecon as a PPP concession with the Canadian Commercial Corporation as an intermediary, and financed via the US private placement market, the Bermuda Airport...

07 April 2017
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Funding, Renewables

Mafraq I and II: DFI debt and cheap tariffs

Solar developer FRV reached full financial close on DFI-backed financings last month to fund the construction of two of its four solar projects in Mafraq, Jordan. The...

04 April 2017
in
Funding

Egypt FiT Round 2: Will it be bankable?

Developers under Egypt’s FiT Round 2 programme are racing to secure international debt for solar power tenders by the end of the April. With revisions to key issues that...

01 March 2017

Is China serious about infra PPP?

The Chinese government says it wants to attract meaningful amounts of private capital to new infrastructure development. Both PPP and market structures make that...