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24 April 2017

Bermuda Airport: A departure from the project norm

Awarded to Aecon as a PPP concession with the Canadian Commercial Corporation as an intermediary, and financed via the US private placement market, the Bermuda Airport...

21 April 2017

Out of kilter: Non-bank SCF providers need revenue growth

Supply chain finance pure-play providers' use of traditional fee models is causing revenue to be far smaller than increases in new business volumes would suggest. Should...

10 April 2017

Solar flair: Liberty’s Luning a new twist on tax equity

A new tax equity structure might increase US utilities’ ability to own US renewables assets – but only if regulators agree.

01 March 2017

Is China serious about infra PPP?

The Chinese government says it wants to attract meaningful amounts of private capital to new infrastructure development. Both PPP and market structures make that...

24 February 2017

Leviathan: Cash, gas and a political thrash

Israel’s Delek Group overcomes political interference to close its largest upstream bank financing to date.

10 February 2017

SNIB or snub?: The viability of a new Scottish development bank

Scotland’s unique PPP procurement method found favour with the private sector, but not with Eurostat. With an audit of the scheme looming, Scotland is searching for new...

03 February 2017

Chrysaor buying spree bodes well for reserves-based lenders

Even with low oil prices, North Sea reserves are still changing hands. But sellers and buyers are having to get creative to get banks comfortable and make deals happen.

31 January 2017

Fadhili CHP: Cheap debt but not what Aramco is used to

With a smaller-than-expected commercial bank tranche, the $1.05 billion partially ECA-backed debt package for the Fadhili CHP project demonstrates some of the collateral...

30 January 2017

ECAs and offshore wind: From backstop to bonus

With costs down and technology improving, some argue ECA support for European offshore wind is actually distorting debt pricing in a market that could be commercially...

27 January 2017

Some of those annoying technical issues in trade finance

Associates of Sullivan & Worcester LLP warn about the underlying complexity of drawing up an insurance policy and the importance of securing lenders’ interests.

26 January 2017

New tap: Japan outbound looks beyond JBIC for liquidity

Japanese life companies and smaller banks could become a key element in Japan’s effort to maintain its presence in overseas markets.

18 January 2017
Metals and Mining

Undermining: Funds making inroads into mid-level mining project debt market

Is the fund-backed debt package for Continental’s Buriticá gold mine project symptomatic of a growing alternative to traditional project lenders in the mid-level mining...

23 December 2016

The year in project finance: Business as usual, despite the headwinds

The end of the year really shouldn't have the significance it does. In the US, the calendar year coincides with the tax year, meaning that there are some powerful...

16 December 2016

Time for a final gasp for US power’s zombie gencos?

Some US merchant power plants have lurched from one crisis to another since they were built and financed a decade and a half ago. Despite the twin threat of low gas...

12 December 2016

ELZ Finance: The EBRD and MIGA target bond guarantees

Credit enhancement on the Elazig hospital PPP financing shows how bonds could help emerging markets projects take off.

07 December 2016

Does Jordan still need oil shale power, and does oil shale need international lenders?

Estonian and Chinese technology – and Chinese financing – will be crucial to a financing in a niche fossil fuel sector.

05 December 2016

OCI’s Iowa Fertilizer restructuring buys a little time – and opens door to a sale

Dutch-listed fertiliser producer OCI has completed a tender for $147 million of the bonds issued by its Iowa Fertilizer project. The tender, for a series of bonds that...

21 November 2016

ACWA’s Noor: Green bonds, DFIs and concentrating solar

The COP22 United Nations Climate Change conference in Marrakech last week saw Saudi Arabian developer ACWA sign agreements for three photovoltaic power projects in...

11 November 2016

Vista Ridge Pipeline: From a restructuring to a US water PPP first

The bank financing for a Texas water pipeline recovers from the loss of its original developer. By Tom Nelthorpe.

08 November 2016

The IFC Forests Bond: Growing a market from a small seed

A first-of-its-kind issue tests out several environmental finance concepts, but more development will be required before bonds become useful to the forestry sector.