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16 November 2017

Turkish hospital PPPs: Diversifying the DFI funding mix

Turkey’s Bilkent Laboratory PPP is nearing financial close and will be the fourth hospital financing in 2017 under the country’s €12 billion hospital PPP programme....

10 November 2017

Markbygden ETT: Winding up European ECA and DFI cooperation

GE Energy Financial Services and Green Investment Group’s €800 million financing for the 650MW onshore Markbygden ETT wind project in Sweden incorporates a number of...

07 November 2017

Egypt FiT Round 2: Will DFIs open doors for commercial banks?

Thirty developers achieved financial close under Egypt’s solar Feed-In-Tariff (FiT) Round 2. However, with no commercial bank presence and heavy DFI funding this time...

02 November 2017
Oil & gas

LNG: It's a regas

As more governments explore the potential for LNG as part of their fuel mix, an increasing number of LNG regasification terminals are under construction around the world....

27 October 2017

Java 3: PLN looks for partners

PLN has issued a RFP for a minority partner on the Java 3 IPP concession. According to Teguh Harsono, treasury manager at PLN, the deal will be a test case under the new...

20 October 2017

GE EFS: Green-lighting Asian renewables

GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS) is playing a more active role in arranging financings alongside its equity in renewable projects in Asia. Sushil Verma, GE EFS...

19 October 2017

BBVA: A bigger slice of ECA-backed pie

Following a sweeping reorganisation in 2015, BBVA is looking at double-digit growth for its 2017 global trade business – and gearing for a much bigger share of the global...

13 October 2017

Power politics

With construction of Bangladesh’s Maitree power project well underway despite Unesco objections, developers are now awaiting the Bangladesh government’s Strategic...

10 October 2017

Making the money go round

ECAs and DFIs active in the emerging markets are getting increasingly capital markets savvy and matching support rhetoric with some very tightly priced borrowing of their...

06 October 2017
Oil & gas

Rover: Testing the term loan B market

Given total dollar volume in the term loan B market was around $11.6 billion in 2016, of all the pipelines looking for B loan debt, the Rover gas pipeline project - which...

03 October 2017

Getting FiTter and faster

Developers under Egypt’s Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) Round 2 programme are racing to close financings with DFIs and other lenders to make the scheme's 28 October deadline.

19 September 2017

Development banks answer FRV's call

Solar developer FRV closed a $65 million DFI-backed loan this week to finance the development of the $93.3 million 51MW Al-Safawi solar plant in Jordan. Won with a highly...

18 September 2017
Telecoms and Communications

TIM pushes on tenor and timing

Telecom Italia’s largest and longest tenor export finance deal to date – an 11.5-year €279 million ($334 million) EKN-backed loan to finance the purchase of telecoms...

08 September 2017

Sirajganj IPP: How long can Bangladesh tenors go?

Sembcorp has reached full financial close on a $309 million DFI-backed loan to finance the 414MW Sirajganj IPP. The deal is the longest tenor power financing in...

06 September 2017

New ECA Verizon's

Serial bond issuer Verizon Communications closed two $2 billion ECA-backed deals in July to finance the purchase of telecoms equipment from Ericsson and Nokia. The deals,...

04 September 2017
Oil & gas, Power, Renewables

TXF Venice talk: Sace on its $2.5bn deal pipeline

We caught up with Alessandro Decio, CEO at Sace, to find out more about the Italian ECA’s record year so far with growth in the cruise, power, and oil and gas sectors...

24 August 2017

Deutsche Bucht: Cheap debt sunset?

Financing for the Deutsche Bucht project has neared Borkum II’s benchmark low for the cost of German offshore wind debt. Despite being the last deal structured under the...

21 August 2017

Sinosure: Spreading the umbrella

Sinosure appears to be following a more aggressive mandate, although policy details are sketchy and the agency claims it is natural progress. What is clear is that the...

17 August 2017

TXF Venice talk: Colville remains positive on US-Exim

TXF caught up with Valerie Colville, co-founder of CC Solutions, to find out about more about her role at the Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) and why she’s...

16 August 2017
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Aela Energia: Shaking the DFI money tree

Having just closed a $410 million DFI-backed wind portfolio financing in Chile, Aela Energia is talking to the same lenders about financing for the next stage of its...