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05 March 2018

JLT buys trade credit broker International Risk Consultants

UK-based Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT) has bought International Risk Consultants (IRC), a US specialist trade credit and political risk broker. The acquisition...

02 March 2018
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Renewables

Canadian Solar raises $149m from Shinsei Bank for Oita Hijimachi solar

Canadian Solar has raised a $149 million project finance facility from Shinsei Bank for the 53.4MW Oita Hijimachi solar PV project on Kyushu Island in...

07 February 2018
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Renewables

SECI tenders 70MW for Amguri Solar Park in Assam

SECI is tendering 70MW of grid-connected solar generation on behalf of Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd (APGCL). The project will be located at Amguri Solar Park in...

02 February 2018

EIB extends $40m financing facility to I&M Bank for SMEs in Kenya

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed a new $40 million financing facility with Nairobi-based I&M Bank that will support investment by businesses across Kenya....

29 January 2018
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Renewables

Nepal election delays leave 22 solar projects in limbo

Last year the state-owned power utility Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) was preparing to sign PPAs for 22 solar projects that successfully bid in the range of...

11 January 2018

Accountants want legislation against late payment to SMEs

Australia's Institute of Public Accountants has called for the government to improve the financial outlook of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by introducing...

09 January 2018
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Oil & gas

Extraction Oil & Gas increases borrowing base to $750m

Colorado-based Extraction Oil & Gas has increased the borrowing base under its credit agreement to $750 million. The maximum that may be borrowed under the credit...

04 January 2018
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Power, Renewables

Velcan completes sale of 7MW Sukarame hydro project in Indonesia

Velcan has sold its 7MW hydroelectric power project in South Sumatera to a local IPP after experiencing problems agreeing a PPA with Indonesia's sole authorised buyer...

07 December 2017

Former HSBC and Microsoft chairs join Motive Partners' advisory council

Former HSBC chairman Douglas Flint, US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, and Microsoft chairman John Thompson are among those to join the global advisory council of...

16 November 2017

World Bank issues new report on PPPs and Islamic finance

The World Bank has published a new report on how Islamic finance has and can been applied in infrastructure projects through PPP schemes, what the structural challenges...

02 November 2017
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Renewables

CEB delays solar RFP deadline to next week

State-owned Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has pushed back the deadline to submit RFPs for the 10MW solar power project in Vayunanthivu to next week. The original...

31 October 2017
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Oil & gas

Aker BP amends RBL

Aker BP has amended the terms of its $4 billion seven-year reserves-based lending (RBL) facility and will use undrawn credit from the RBL, plus $500 million of new...

31 October 2017

Temenos launches CHF150m share buyback programme

Banking and finance software supplier Temenos Group will this week kick off a previously announced share buyback programme after it won Swiss Takeover Board approval to...

25 October 2017
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Renewables

Brookfield Renewable closes on Irish wind debt

Brookfield Renewable has reached financial close on an €88 million ($103 million) facility to fund its 27.5MW Slievecallan East and 19.2MW Ballyhoura wind projects...

11 October 2017

BNetzA launches 100MW German CHP auction

German national power grid agency Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) has launched a tender for combined heat and power plants with the first round set at 100MW capacity at a...

06 October 2017

Nova Scotia opens the way for tidal turbine testing

The Nova Scotia Energy Minister has introduced Bill 29 in the House of Assembly to allow the issuance of five-year tidal demonstration permits in the Bay of Fundy to a...

27 September 2017

ADB earmarks up to $4bn a year for new partnership with India 2018-2022

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to raise its annual lending to India to a maximum of $4 billion. The planned lending level, which includes private sector...

27 September 2017

CDB Financial Leasing orders Boeing, Airbus planes worth $12.6bn

China Development Bank Financial Leasing has signed agreements to buy 60 aircraft from Boeing and 45 planes from Airbus in deals totaling $12.6 billion. The unit of China...

21 September 2017

UKEF enhances overseas investment insurance offering

UKEF has launched an enhanced overseas investment insurance product. The new policy widens the scope of risks against which the UK government can insure UK companies...

11 September 2017
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Transport

Nacala rail and port financing nears signing

Vale and Mitsui, which are raising $3 billion of 13-year debt to back the development of the Nacala rail and port in Mozambique, are weeks away from...