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13 August 2020
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Metals and Mining

Russia has $1.5bn plan to dent China's rare earth dominance

Russia plans to invest $1.5 billion in rare earth minerals, critical to the defence, telecommunications and renewable energy sectors, as it strives to become the biggest...

12 August 2020

ABCP: Needs must when the devil drives in discombobulated trade markets?

China’s underreported new ABCP digitisation play, if it works, could have implications for trade finance markets. It’s a big if, but it certainly warrants closer...

07 August 2020
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Renewables

R&L Solar Construction enters administration

Australian sub-contractor R&L Solar Constructions has been placed in voluntary administration with insolvency specialists Pitcher Partners appointed as...

06 August 2020

Laughlan Waterston and Tom Waterhouse change roles at SMBC

Laughlan Waterston, head of energy and natural resources at SMBC in London, will shortly be moving to Dubai to take up the position of head of corporate and project...

31 July 2020
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Oil & gas, Power, Renewables

Credit Suisse restructures energy business

Credit Suisse Group is merging its oil and gas banking group with the global infrastructure, utilities and renewables team to help the bank bridge the gap between its...

13 July 2020
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Infrastructure, Transport

Atlantia offer a "joke" according to Italian PM

Italy's prime minister Giuseppe Conte has dismissed as a "joke" the latest offer from infrastructure group Atlantia, which is trying to cling on to a...

19 June 2020

Impact assessment: Covid-19 and cities

In the fifth of a series of insights on the impact of Covid-19 on the global economy, Orbian CEO Tom Dunn interviews Felix de Grey, a writer and urbanism specialist, to...

04 June 2020

Impact assessment: Covid-19 and the world of sport

In the fourth of a series of insights on the impact of Covid-19 on the global economy, Orbian CEO Tom Dunn interviews Gordon D’Arcy, a retired Irish rugby player, to...

28 May 2020

Perfect Deals of the Year 2019: Commodity finance

It’s time to celebrate commodity finance excellence, as last year’s most outstanding, unique and influential deals, which cover a range of sectors and regions, have been...

21 May 2020

Impact assessment: Covid-19 and the natural world

In the third of a series of insights on the impact of Covid-19 on the global economy, Orbian CEO Tom Dunn interviews Huw Cordey, acclaimed natural history film producer,...

13 May 2020
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Renewables

Vestas makes senior appointments

Vestas has appointed Anders Nielsen executive vice president of Vestas Power Solutions and chief technology officer. He replaces Anders Vedel who will continue as chief...

07 May 2020

Impact assessment: Covid-19 and the global development agenda

In the second of a series of insights on the impact of Covid-19 on the global economy, Orbian CEO Tom Dunn interviews Judith Tyson, a fellow at the Overseas Development...

05 May 2020

Can DFIs stretch to combating Covid-19 and climate change?

Development banks have been at the forefront of dealing with climate change. Now they’re in the front line of the Covid-19 response. Will the development finance...

29 April 2020

Africa: Going cold turkey from Chinese infra finance addiction?

China’s president, Xi Jinping, pledged $60 billion in 2018 for African development over the next three years. But will the Covid-19 pandemic and global economic downturn...

21 April 2020

Impact assessment: Investigating leadership and Covid-19

In the first of a series of insights on the impact of Covid-19 on the global economy, Orbian CEO Tom Dunn interviews Archie Brown, Emeritus Professor of Politics at...

09 April 2020
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Power, Renewables, Transport

AfDB finances Sao Tome energy transition project

Sao Tome, the capital of Sao Tome and Principe, is set to receive $14 million from the African Development Bank to support the Energy Transition and Institutional Support...

08 April 2020

Covid-19 Export Finance Survey 2020: Help us, to help you

TXF is sounding out bankers and borrowers, importers and exporters, for its Export Finance survey 2020, to garner market sentiment on the real impact of the Covid-19...

01 April 2020
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Oil & gas

Energy Transfer may shrink Lake Charles LNG project after Shell withdraws

Texas-based Energy Transfer says it may downsize the planned Lake Charles liquefied natural gas liquefaction/export facility in Louisiana, after Shell withdrew from the...

27 March 2020
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Power, Renewables, Transport

Fitch not expecting pandemic to impact Latam energy ratings

Fitch Ratings has issued notice that is not expecting the current pandemic to result in a significant numbers of rating actions on its rated Latin American energy...

25 March 2020
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Infrastructure, Transport

World Bank agrees $80m loan for Amazonas Express bus corridor project in Brazil

The World Bank has approved an $80 million loan for Improving mobility and urban inclusion in the Amazonas Corridor in Belo Horizonte Municipality of Brazil.The project...