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ACWA’s Noor: Green bonds, DFIs and concentrating solar
ACWA’s Noor: Green bonds, DFIs and concentrating solar
Tom Nelthorpe
21 November 2016

The COP22 United Nations Climate Change conference in Marrakech last week saw Saudi Arabian developer ACWA sign agreements for three photovoltaic power projects in Morocco. Tom Nelthorpe takes a look at what this means for North African renewable energy.

Perfect 10 Deals of the Year 2018: Please send submissions now
Perfect 10 Deals of the Year 2018: Please send submissions now
Sean Keating
21 November 2016

TXF is open for submissions for its Perfect 10 Deal of the Year Awards 2018. Please help us to help you to ensure your deal is on the system prior to launch of voting in December

IFC: Turkey to attract $28bn investment in renewable energy
21 November 2016

Reliance taps K-sure with 'aggressive' pricing
Reliance taps K-sure with 'aggressive' pricing
Max Thompson
18 November 2016

Despite the global slowdown in the shipping industry, Reliance Industries' recent K-sure-backed facility for the construction of six VLECs was two times oversubscribed by banks. However, one lender highlighted the complex financing structure and the 'aggressive' pricing as two points of contention during the deal.

Argentina's Pampa Energia in talks with ECAs over project financing
17 November 2016

China Exim finances Serbian motorway project
15 November 2016

OPIC to finance green energy projects in India and El Salvador
15 November 2016

EBRD co-launches renewable energy framework for MENA
15 November 2016

IFC, OPIC finance bauxite mine expansion in Guinea
14 November 2016

Vista Ridge Pipeline: From a restructuring to a US water PPP first
Vista Ridge Pipeline: From a restructuring to a US water PPP first
Tom Nelthorpe
11 November 2016

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

The post-Crisis transformation of ECAs
The post-Crisis transformation of ECAs
Max Thompson
10 November 2016

Export credit agencies (ECAs) played a key role in stabilising and preventing a complete drying up of the trade finance market following the financial crisis of 2007. Max Thompson examines how the role and product suites of ECAs have developed since.

The IFC Forests Bond: Growing a market from a small seed
The IFC Forests Bond: Growing a market from a small seed
Tom Nelthorpe
8 November 2016

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.

EBRD, EDC and OPIC finance Kocaeli hospital in Turkey
8 November 2016

IFC highlights $23trn in green investment opportunities
7 November 2016

Kexim main creditor of Socar's carbamide plant
7 November 2016

NDB may lend with rupee, rand and rubles bonds for green projects
7 November 2016

CEC Africa: Sierra Leone’s first IPP leans on World Bank support package
CEC Africa: Sierra Leone’s first IPP leans on World Bank support package
Tom Nelthorpe
4 November 2016

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

China Exim's $45bn support for African projects
4 November 2016

Mozambique set for first large-scale solar power plant
3 November 2016

WFW advises banks on PV plant restructuring
3 November 2016

Euler Hermes backs part of Enercon Canada wind farm deal
3 November 2016

Czech Export Bank ditches Montenegro power plant deal
3 November 2016

I Squared lines up Deutsche for Duke Energy Latin America acquisition
I Squared lines up Deutsche for Duke Energy Latin America acquisition
Tom Nelthorpe
2 November 2016

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

JBIC to boost infrastructure work with IADB and IIC
2 November 2016

Global $49trn infrastructure problem won't be solved soon
2 November 2016

Kexim, World Bank finance Nigerian power plant
1 November 2016

Sirius Minerals: Hancock’s potash streaming play
Sirius Minerals: Hancock’s potash streaming play
Tom Nelthorpe
28 October 2016

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?

UAE secures $24.4bn for its first nuclear power plant
UAE secures $24.4bn for its first nuclear power plant
Max Thompson
27 October 2016

Kexim will provide a $2.5 billion direct loan to a Korean Electric Power Corporation (Kepco)-led consortium to fund the construction of four 1,400 MW nuclear reactors at the UAE's Barakah nuclear power plant.

JBIC waives Indonesian government guarantee in new balance sheet play
JBIC waives Indonesian government guarantee in new balance sheet play
Max Thompson
25 October 2016

JBIC has announced plans to fund infrastructure projects in Indonesia without guarantees from the Indonesian government. The 'new trend' makes Japanese exports more attractive to state-owned borrowers as it alleviates debt from the government's balance sheet, says one ECA finance expert.

Ausgrid: NSW’s transmission privatisation and infrastructure nationalism
Ausgrid: NSW’s transmission privatisation and infrastructure nationalism
Tom Nelthorpe
24 October 2016

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

KfW funds green public transport in developing countries
24 October 2016

IFC helps finance solar projects in Jordan
24 October 2016

Russia heats up Cuban trade ties with $4bn financing
Russia heats up Cuban trade ties with $4bn financing
Max Thompson
21 October 2016

In a sign that trade relations between Russia and Cuba are stepping up, Russia's ECA, EXIAR, has agreed to guarantee the bulk of a $4 billion finance agreement for Cuban development schemes.

UAE's nuclear power project seals $24.4bn financing
21 October 2016

Coface, Cesce power Dubai Metro as ECAs eye UAE infra push
Coface, Cesce power Dubai Metro as ECAs eye UAE infra push
Max Thompson
19 October 2016

ECAs will be key to the UAE 2021 Vision infrastructure investment programme as commercial bank liquidity feels the pinch from low oil prices.

ADB, AIIB: Bonds would help private infra investment
19 October 2016

Does the Hinkley Point C financing point to a role for ECAs in new nuclear?
Does the Hinkley Point C financing point to a role for ECAs in new nuclear?
Tom Nelthorpe
18 October 2016

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

ECAs and NGOs clash over UN’s Green Climate Fund
ECAs and NGOs clash over UN’s Green Climate Fund
Max Thompson
17 October 2016

The UN’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) has been urged by a letter from 92 NGOs to blacklist coal-funding ECAs from its funds. However, one market observer says ECAs should not be punished for their past endeavours, especially since adhering to the OECD’s new guidelines on only backing high-efficiency technologies.

BlackRock refinances English wind portfolio
17 October 2016

Russia and India form $1bn investment fund
17 October 2016

Falvez Energy goes merchant to combine MW and MB
Falvez Energy goes merchant to combine MW and MB
Tom Nelthorpe
14 October 2016

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

European ECAs propel the future of wind farm projects
European ECAs propel the future of wind farm projects
Max Thompson
14 October 2016

In recent years, European ECAs and development institutions have been playing an increasing role in financing wind farm projects around the world. Their involvement is now key to maintaining commercial lenders attraction to the sector, says a renewable energy lawyer.

Canadian Solar Japan secures PV project loan
14 October 2016

EDC flouts Angola risk for landmark locomotive deal
EDC flouts Angola risk for landmark locomotive deal
Max Thompson
12 October 2016

Despite the economic uncertainty in Angola, EDC has agreed a financing for the country which will contribute to the completion of one of the final steps to opening a new trade corridor in Western Africa.

Coface and Cesce to back Dubai metro extension project
12 October 2016

EBRD funds energy project in Kyrgyz Republic
11 October 2016

Can the RenovAr renewables programme revive project finance in Argentina?
Can the RenovAr renewables programme revive project finance in Argentina?
Tom Nelthorpe
10 October 2016

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

Thailand Exim agrees Myanmar solar power plant deal
10 October 2016

DBSA finances 21 renewable energy projects
7 October 2016

FMO arranges financing for Ugandan solar PV project
7 October 2016