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15 March 2019
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Regulation

Can project finance live without Libor?

The London Interbank Offered Rate has served for decades as the benchmark for pricing project finance loans. But Libor is set to be replaced, and the implications for...

13 March 2019
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Transport

German rail: Choosing the right track

The German passenger rolling stock market is beginning to produce opportunities for infrastructure lenders - albeit largely restricted to those with a German footprint....

11 March 2019
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Regulation

Beyond Libor: SOFR so good?

After Libor’s repeated missteps, a replacement rate - SOFR - is ready for roll-out. In part two of the Beyond Libor Series, Berkeley Research Group’s Michael Whalen looks...

08 March 2019
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Telecoms & communications

Navigating the digital project corridor

With the European fibre market entering the project financing mainstream, how big can the wider digital infrastructure market get, and what risk mitigants are still...

07 March 2019
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Regulation

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...

07 March 2019
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Regulation, Energy, Power, Renewables

The good, the bad and the ugly

The US power market can still rely on generous debt conditions - at least in the right regions. Transmission debuts with Tom Nelthorpe talking to Brian Armstrong at...

06 March 2019
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Oil & gas

Mozambican LNG: Upping the financing pressure

Sponsors of two LNG projects in Mozambique are testing lender appetite and country limits with a potential $30 billion of combined debt to be financed by the end of 2019....

04 March 2019
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Renewables

Battery storage: Moving beyond Hornsdale

Hybrid renewable and battery storage system projects have been proven bankable following the first non-recourse deal in 2018, and the deal pipeline is expected to grow....

25 February 2019
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Certified green, ECA, Infra funds, MFI/DFI
25 February 2019
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Telecoms & communications

Funding fibre: Can the UK catch up with Europe?

CityFibre, the first major wholesale fibre financing in the UK with project and corporate-style elements, bodes well for UK fibre investors and lenders. But cost of debt...

18 February 2019
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MFI/DFI

AIIB: Shaping a different DFI offering

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has released a downbeat report on the prospects for private infrastructure investment in Asia. But, says Joachim von...

06 February 2019
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Industry/manufacturing, Mining

Aluminium Dunkerque: Setting the template

Liberty House’s recent Aluminium Dunkerque deal is both its first syndicated bank acquisition financing and a novel de-risked structure that includes a syndicated...

25 January 2019
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MFI/DFI, PPP/P3, 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...

22 January 2019
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ECA, Oil & gas

How long can GCC tenors go?

State-owned borrowers in cash-strapped GCC countries – Oman and Bahrain – have been using ECA-backed debt to push out tenors to around 16-17 years. But can the private...

16 January 2019
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Infra funds, PPP/P3, Transport

European Transport Finance: Funding next year's model

European governments and the private sector face an enormous transport challenge. In addition to demand for greenfield infrastructure, there is a backlog for investment...

15 January 2019
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ECA, Renewables

Moray East: The shape of UK deals to come

Despite a record low CfD strike price, the 950MW Moray East UK offshore wind project reached financial close in December backed by strong lender and ECA appetite. Does...

11 January 2019
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ECA, Oil & gas

Petroperu's ECA flag day

Petroperu's $1.3 billion CESCE-backed facility had to navigate four changes of government in two countries to finally reach financial close last month. But the deal still...

10 January 2019
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Power

Red Oak: Switching cost of debt in US power

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure’s recent refinancing of the Red Oak power plant took the asset out of the bond market and into the bank market via a ‘hedge toggle’...

08 January 2019
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Regulation, Renewables

Greece's high stakes renewables reforms

With a new renewable energy support scheme in place and a stabilising regulatory environment, the Greek renewables sector has begun attracting international lender and...

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,...