TXF Singapore 2019
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Project finance is a non-recourse loan structure used to fund infrastructure projects. Project finance keeps the debt off the project sponsor’s balance sheet – if the project defaults, the lenders take over ownership of the project asset and have no recourse to the original project sponsor. This enables developers to borrow money for major projects without the risk of corporate bankruptcy should the project fail. The structure is widely used in the financing of major projects in the oil and gas, power, renewables, mining, transport (fixed and moveable assets) and public-private-partnership (P3) sectors. In addition to non-recourse debt, project financing can take the form of limited recourse debt, ECA-backed debt, DFI-backed debt, project bonds and even securitisations.
TXF sat down with Massimo Falcioni, chief executive officer of Etihad Credit Insurance, to discuss the UAE’s plans for its brand new ECA.
Commodity producers and other corporates in Russia are closely watching the possibility of increased sanctions being imposed by the US. But while the prospect of these is still unclear, there is confidence that lessons learned over the past five years of sanctions will provide a good degree of protection to any impact.