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Smart tracking: ECA and DFI cooperation growing

ECAs and DFIs have long worked together to compensate for poor liquidity in emerging markets - although given their different mandates and loan mechanisms, multi-sourced deals are not always a natural fit. But with new products coming to new markets, collaboration is getting smarter, faster and more sponsor-friendly.

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19 June 2017

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Shop talk: Siemens baiting alternative funding pool

Although a serial promoter of ECA-covered loans to support Siemens manufacturing, Siemens Financial Services (SFS) is not blinkered in its financing approach. SFS is keeping an eye on alternative lenders as the market begins to get comfortable with early-stage project risk.

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12 June 2017

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The right combination: DFI's open up for Egypt solar Round 2

With many of the issues that dogged Egypt's solar FiT Round 1 fixed, DFIs that were forced to pull out of the first round are back as serious lending prospects for Round 2.

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2 June 2017

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Polymetal raises $140m from EBRD for Kyzyl gold project

Polymetal has raised a $140 million five-year loan from the EBRD. Proceeds will finance remaining capital expenditures for the Kyzyl gold mine project in Kazakhstan, which is scheduled to start operating in the third quarter of 2018.

23 June 2017

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Lagos signs up to 3GW embedded power programme

The Nigerian state through its Lagos State Embedded Power Programme aims to provide embedded electricity networks with 3 month rolling guarantees to support PPAs subject to approval by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

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World Bank and AIIB to provide Andhra Pradesh transmission projects loan

The World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) have agreed to jointly extend a $380 million loan to Andhra Pradesh for electricity transmission projects.