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21 December 2016

Year in review: Commodity finance

Jonathan Bell, TXF’s editor-in-chief, picks his favourite commodity finance stories of 2016.

20 December 2016

Year in review: Project & infrastructure finance

Tom Nelthorpe, TXF's project & infrastructure finance (P&IF) guest editor, picks his favourite P&IF stories of 2016.

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.

04 November 2016

CEC Africa: Sierra Leone’s first IPP leans on World Bank support package

A Lebanese developer, the UK’s CDC and the World Bank put together a frontier market independent power project template.

03 November 2016
Agri/Soft Commodities

Food for thought: Can agricultural traders feed the world?

When the famous Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson opined, “Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant,” he encapsulated the need...

02 November 2016

I Squared lines up Deutsche for Duke Energy Latin America acquisition

US-based infrastructure fund scoops up assets from departing US utility.

28 October 2016
Metals and Mining

Sirius Minerals: Hancock’s potash streaming play

Hancock Prospecting made its reputation in iron ore – and closing a huge ECA-backed project financing. Can it help get a British potash project off the ground?

24 October 2016

Ausgrid: NSW’s transmission privatisation and infrastructure nationalism

Australia’s New South Wales pronounces itself happy with an all-local bid for its prize electricity transmission asset.

18 October 2016

Does the Hinkley Point C financing point to a role for ECAs in new nuclear?

Debt structures for nuclear power plants could evolve beyond government-to-government funding.

14 October 2016

Falvez Energy goes merchant to combine MW and MB

Bringing together data centre and wind farm development, and a merchant wind financing first in Texas.

10 October 2016

Can the RenovAr renewables programme revive project finance in Argentina?

The new renewables programme is highly structured, and has to erase lenders’ memory of Argentina’s past economic struggles.

03 October 2016

The dos and don’ts of African toll road financing

The number of abandoned African toll road projects far outweighs the successful ones. Have development finance lenders worked out how to make financing them work?

30 September 2016

Tsetsii Wind and Japan’s role in Mongolia’s project finance rebirth

The financing for Newcom and Softbank’s Tsetsii wind farm sees Japan take the lead in supporting Mongolia’s power sector.

19 September 2016

Will Aspire Mining’s Northern Railway put flesh on the bones of One Belt, One Road?

Tom Nelthorpe discusses whether China, Russia and Mongolia can work with a small coal mine developer to make a greenfield rail project a reality.