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05 August 2019
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MFI/DFI, Renewables

Grand Eweng: Too much too soon?

The €1.26 billion 420MW Nachtigal hydro scheme set the financing template for hydro in Cameroon in late 2018. Now a project more than four times the size of Nachtigal is...

31 July 2019
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Mining

Could Oyu Tolgoi’s cloud have a gold and copper lining?

Cost overruns at the Oyu Tolgoi mining project in Mongolia mean sponsors Rio Tinto and Turquoise Hill Resources will be seeking more funding for the scheme. But could the...

30 July 2019
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ECA, ESG-tied debt, Regulation

New directions and new pressures at ECAs

Political pressure is pushing export credit agencies in new, sometimes conflicting, directions. But they remain useful and well-regarded project finance players. Proximo...

29 July 2019
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MFI/DFI, PPP/P3, Market moves, Social infrastructure, Transport

What is going on at Canada Infrastructure Bank?

Nick Hann is keeping shtum about his reasons for leaving Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB). But the departure of such a well-respected infrastructure finance veteran is...

26 July 2019
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Renewables

Argentine renewables: Just one box left to tick?

Argentina's financial crisis has put a large pipeline of projects on hold. Some claim the deals, particularly those in the renewables sector, are bankable but for the...

22 July 2019
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Regulation, Petrochemicals

Libor, not rate rises, the biggest threat to hedging arrangements

Interest rate hedging arrangements are more vulnerable to Libor's replacement than rises in base rates. Proximo talks hedge mechanics with Cogswell Consulting's Ian...

15 July 2019
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Certified green, Infra funds, Renewables

Portfolios wanted: New renewables vehicles seek lonely European assets

The supply of assets is nowhere near matching the wall of institutional debt and equity that wants to build renewables portfolios. Proximo talks supply and demand with...

11 July 2019
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PPP/P3, Social infrastructure, Transport

Is Canadian PPP at risk of derailing?

Cracks are starting to appear in the Canadian PPP model and a new infrastructure bank may do little to halt aggressive shifts in risk towards the private sector.

05 July 2019
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Renewables

Finerge: Simplifying the project debt puzzle

First State Investments-owned Finerge’s recent Portuguese wind portfolio refinancing knocked around 100bp off the cost of debt and upped the tenor. But most significantly...

01 July 2019
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Transport

Bioceanico: Step or stepping stone?

The recent Bioceanico highway securitisation is being held up as a benchmark for Paraguayan infrastructure finance – and it is. But is it the kind of easily replicable...

26 June 2019
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ECA, Renewables

Yunlin: A new benchmark – but not necessarily the benchmark

The 640MW Yunlin offshore wind project financing provides a more viable template for Taiwanese large-scale offshore wind than its precursor Formosa 1. But local content...

24 June 2019
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Certified green, ESG-tied debt

Meet your ESG goals for pricing cuts

Banks are now offering infrastructure corporates pricing discounts if they meet their sustainability targets. Are the targets meaningful, and is there any reason why...

21 June 2019
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ECA, Oil & gas

Bapco: A lesson in going local

Bahrain Petroleum Company's ECA-backed financing for its Sitra refinery expansion held a surprise last month - the final ECA allocations were shaved significantly in...

19 June 2019
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Oil & gas

More clarity, not more risk, needed in US LNG

Despite permitting snags and the potential impact of trade wars, there's likely to be a shift in what risks LNG developers will ask banks to accept. In this episode,...

18 June 2019
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Renewables

European solar: A wider focus but funding questions remain

European solar is predicted to balloon again in the next two years. But with the move to merchant, a relatively seminal corporate PPA market, development of...

17 June 2019
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Oil & gas

US LNG: Cheniere still setting the financing pace

Even in a US LNG market that is looking up, a familiar sponsor is responsible for the most recent crop of financing. So is the return of Cheniere to the debt market a...

11 June 2019
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ECA, MFI/DFI, Mining

Guinea Alumina Corporation: A question of balance

DFI direct loans and cover have enabled commercial banks to push the tenor on Guinea Alumina Corporation’s greenfield mining project financing. But are the benefits to...

04 June 2019
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Regulation, Power, Renewables

Confusion reigns in Puerto Rico’s power future

As Puerto Rico slowly rebuilds from the tragic devastation caused by the September 2017 hurricanes, there is growing concern about the state of confusion and lack of...

03 June 2019
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Regulation

The art of the sale: CLOs, secondaries and syndication

Why are project finance banks under so much pressure to sell down their exposures, and which methods have worked best to do so? Host Tom Nelthorpe discusses syndication,...

30 May 2019
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ECA, Infra funds, MFI/DFI, PPP/P3, Energy, Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables

Proximo Americas Deals of the Year: Towering achievements

A combination of big deals in difficult markets, well-priced deals in established markets, and one literal cross-border project financing, made 2019's winners an eclectic...