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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...

03 November 2017

Corti Wind: A step nearer to non-recourse for Argentina’s RenovAR

Pampa Energia guaranteed the first international financing for a project under Argentina’s RenovAR programme. But the hybrid project structure is strong enough to support...

28 October 2017

52,000 entrepreneurs attend Bpifrance Inno Generation

Bpifrance tells TXF about the 5th edition of Bpifrance Inno Generation took place on 10 October, 2019 in Paris.

27 October 2017

Revealed: Final list of companies attending TXF MENA

On November 7-8, Dubai will be the centre of export, project and trade finance activity - this year, TXF's flagship MENA conference will welcome over 300 senior industry...

26 October 2017
Metals and Mining

EKF: Out of Teghout

Denmark’s EKF has cancelled a loan for the Teghout open pit copper mine in Armenia on environmental grounds. Is this a signal for ECAs to get tougher?

16 October 2017
Infrastructure, Transport

Top Trump ironies: Donald has a plan

Forget twitter and the crassness, Donald Trump has an infrastructure plan that the PPP industry actually likes. But is it workable, and would it pass congress?

02 October 2017
Oil & gas

Sea Lion: Premier and Rockhopper take a different approach

Rockhopper and Premier Oil, the independent operators of the Sea Lion oil field offshore the Falkland Islands, have approached UKEF for a direct loan. Why don’t more...

22 September 2017

Nuclear waste with an Opic wrap

An Opic-wrapped Energoatom nuclear waste storage facility project bond is nearing launch. The enhanced bond will be structured around Ukrainian risk, nuclear risk, and...

20 September 2017

Zuma Energia: Post-reform Mexican renewables

Lenders have responded strongly to the new breed of power purchase agreements on offer in Mexican renewables. But the market is only likely to get more merchant. TXF...

15 September 2017
Power, Renewables

Inside Tajikistan’s baffling Rogun bond issue

Tajikistan has startled bond investors with its debut Eurodollar issue – a deal designed to finance construction of the 3600MW Rogun hydroelectric power project. But the...

25 August 2017

I-69: The availability PPP that couldn’t

The US state of Indiana has terminated the contract and paid off the bond debt for the I-69 PPP. Was picking a shaky contractor bad luck or bad judgement? And what...

28 July 2017

Back to the future: Refinancing launches for Indonesia’s Paiton

Indonesia’s economy is in rude health. Which means time for a refinancing for Paiton, the coal-fired power plant that always captures the zeitgeist in Indonesian power.

07 July 2017

Toxic gas?: PJM power finance moves into a new phase

After a burst of greenfield and brownfield financings in the US PJM power pool - a boom fuelled by cheap gas - recent capacity auctions point to a slowdown. Some bankers...

04 July 2017

Open Fiber: Banks key to Italian broadband

Open Fiber's fibre-optic broadband build-out could be one of Europe's largest infrastructure financings of 2017, if CEO Tommaso Pompei's stated timescale is not too...

27 June 2017

Etisalat Nigeria: A lesson in towering currency risk

With Etisalat Nigeria ownership on the verge of being handed over to 13 banks, have African mobile and tower operators taken on more FX risk than they can handle?

19 June 2017

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...