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29 May 2018
Infrastructure, Power, Waste and water

Hyflux: Turning its back on power – but is it too late?

An expensive and unsuccessful gamble on Singapore’s deregulated power market has forced water project developer Hyflux into a painful restructuring. It may also have put...

21 May 2018
Oil & gas, Power

Sergipe: Real progress on local currency project bonds

Is the local currency bank-bond financing for CELSE’s LNG-to-power project an easily repeatable template that will make ECA bond wraps take off? Almost.

07 May 2018

Perfect 10: Shandong, moving funding offshore

China’s Shandong Qingyuan closed three offshore pre-delivery finance facilities against future crude oil deliveries, totalling nearly $1 billion, to take home TXF’s Best...

27 April 2018

Cometa Energia: Actis learns a lesson in Mexican energy reform

The bond refinancing of Actis’ acquisition of InterGen Mexico was pitched as a safe play in Mexico’s evolving energy sector. But reform, politics, and the assets’ age,...

20 April 2018

PRICO Solar: Giving Gaza another go

The DFI-backed debt for the 7MW PRICO rooftop solar project – only the second power project financing to close in Palestine – is still going to be disbursed despite fresh...

13 April 2018

Tè Power: Plastering over the costly cracks in Guinea's power market?

The five-year development finance institution (DFI) funding package for a new oil-fired plant in Guinea might go some way to alleviating the country’s chronic power...

03 April 2018

Putting a squeeze on fees

The Ripple versus SWIFT PR campaign appears to have backfired. But whatever the outcome of this rather artificial headline generator, one thing looks certain –...

26 March 2018
Infrastructure, Transport

Trump’s toll road bonanza

In an otherwise modest series of proposals for US infrastructure are some measures that might increase the number of brownfield assets coming to market. But states –...

06 March 2018
Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

All in the wrapping: Sirius gets serious about UK guarantee

The UK Guarantee Scheme was not designed for financing mining projects. But Sirius Minerals, which has already overcome significant hurdles to its North Yorkshire...

21 February 2018

Energoatom’s Opic-wrapped bonds: A post-ECA gift to borrowers?

Ukraine’s state-owned nuclear generator has closed a bond issue for a nuclear waste storage project at a cheaper rate than its parent, thanks to a first-of-its-kind...

09 February 2018

Solar revenue puts: De-risking to depress DSCRs

Coronal Energy’s hedge on a 30MW PV portfolio was not a textbook use of kWh Analytics’ new solar revenue put. But it might be having the desired effect on banks’ term...

07 February 2018

It's a wrap: InfraCredit debuts with Viathan bond

Donor-backed bond insurer InfraCredit has wrapped its first issue – a N10 billion local currency bond for a Nigerian captive power developer. What are the long-term...

31 January 2018
Power, Renewables

Ituango Hydro: Stretching EPM’s funding base

Colombia’s EPM finally has a long-term debt package in place for the Ituango hydro project. The deal demonstrates a significant broadening of EPM's lender base beyond...

25 January 2018

Time for more Basel-friendly project loan CLOs?

The latest revisions to Basel III are generally good news for banks. But they’ll still have to do more to manage their project finance loan books.

16 January 2018

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...

19 December 2017

Chasing paper: PPC’s receivables securitisation

The restructuring of Greece’s power sector continues with a novel proposal to monetise PPC customer receivables. If the deal happens, it is likely to be one of the first...

14 December 2017
Infrastructure, Transport

Brightline: Take your seats

With few exceptions, US travellers have little love for inter-city rail travel. Having pulled off a $600 million non-investment grade PAB issue for its Brightline private...

11 December 2017
Power, Renewables

Batteries not included: Is energy storage bankable?

A clutch of Canadian battery storage deals suggests that non-recourse financing is available for developers – but at a price.

01 December 2017
Infrastructure, Transport

Nacala Logistic Corridor: a private-private partnership

The largest infrastructure project financing in Africa to date, the complex dual-jurisdiction set of agreements for the $2.7 billion Nacala rail financing has lessons for...

21 November 2017
Oil & gas, Renewables

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...