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21 March 2018

Protectionism forces firms to turn 'home' for trade

The cost of rising protectionism is a concern for businesses but they are optimistic about their international business prospects, according to a new report from HSBC...

21 March 2018
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Oil & gas

Essar Oil picks Trafigura and BP for $1bn oil-backed loan

Mumbai-headquartered Essar Oil has picked Trafigura and BP to lend it $1 billion, to be repaid with cargoes of refined products, as the refiner's new owners seek to...

21 March 2018

Noble: Richard Elman resigns as non-executive director

Richard Elman, the founder of troubled Hong Kong-headquartered trader Noble Group has resigned from his role as non-executive director with immediate effect. He...

21 March 2018

Trade protectionism: No showstopper for global trade growth

Globalisation is evolving – not going away. Vinay Mendonca talks to TXF about the deeper factors at play behind a bullish outlook from corporates to trade growth in...

21 March 2018
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Infrastructure, Transport

AfDB agrees $93.1m financing for Rwandan road improvement project

African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed $93.1 million of financing for the rehabilitation and widening of the Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo road works in the Eastern...

21 March 2018
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Oil & gas

Vitol chairman Ian Taylor seeks JVs with Middle East producers

Ian Taylor, the oil trader who stepped down as chief executive officer of Vitol Group this month to become chairman, is seeking joint ventures and long-term structured...

21 March 2018
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Renewables

ReneSola and Green City partner on 69MW solar development in France

NYSE-listed renewables developer ReneSola and German firm Green City Energy have formed a strategic partnership to develop four solar projects located in the south of...

21 March 2018

UBS AM launches second infra debt fund with €448m seed

UBS Asset Management's has launched its second infrastructure debt fund - Archmore Infrastructure Debt Platform II (IDP II) -  with €448 million of...

21 March 2018
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Power

Two prequalifiers for Canadian heating and cooling plants

Innovate Energy and Rideau Energy Partners have prequalified for the Canadian government PPP project to modernise five heating and cooling plants in the National...

21 March 2018
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Power, Renewables

EEP tenders 564MW Birbir hydro

Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has issued a tender for the development of the two phase Birbir 564MW hydro power project on a build, operate, transfer basis and will...

21 March 2018
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Infrastructure, Power, Waste and water

Al Dur 2 IWPP bid deadline moved to May

Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) is expecting bids for the Al Dur 2 IWPP project to be submitted on 2 May this year. The deadline had previously...

21 March 2018
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Oil & gas

Duqm refinery to close in Q2 2018

The $7 billion Duqm refinery project – a joint venture between Oman Oil Company and Kuwait Petroleum – is expected to reach financial close in Q2 of 2018....

21 March 2018
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Power, Renewables

Indonesia issues business plan for future electricity supply

Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (ESDM) has issued its annual 10-year business plan covering the supply of electricity for 2018-2027. The government...

21 March 2018
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Infrastructure, Transport

HMDA to award ring road concession on toll operate transfer basis

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has decided to award the Outer Ring Road concession for the operation and maintenance of the Hyderabad expressway...

21 March 2018
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Renewables

Africa Energy Guarantee Facility to unlock $1.4bn clean energy investment in Africa

A new investment insurance initiative - the Africa Energy Guarantee Facility - by Munich Re, the African Trade Insurance Agency, and the European Investment Bank will...

21 March 2018

E-invoicing’s growth and the SCF oppportunity - for buyers and suppliers

George Shapiro, CEO and chairman of The Interface Financial Group, talks about how the lending and invoice finance markets have changed over time, how suppliers are...

21 March 2018
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Renewables

MARC gives UiTM Solar's proposed RM240m green sukuk a provisional AA-IS rating

Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad​ (MARC) has assigned UiTM Solar Power Sdn Bhd’s (UiTM Solar) proposed RM240 million Green SRI Sukuk a preliminary...

21 March 2018

Atradius sees profits drop but expects stable growth in 2018

Trade credit insurer Atradius saw its profit fall more than 12% last year compared to 2016. Total revenues were €1.8 billion, up 4.3%. The group predicted "a...

21 March 2018
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Infrastructure, Power, Renewables

Baker McKenzie strengthens North American project finance team

Law firm Baker McKenzie has added a project finance specialist to its North America Banking, Finance & Major Projects Practice, based in New York. New partner...

21 March 2018

NextEnergy Capital appoints head of debt financing

Asset manager NextEnergy Capital Group has appointed Lorena Ciciriello as head of debt financing. She will start her new role on April 9 and will be...