Tag: energy

S&P explores the risks of climate change in a new report

With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) having taken place in Paris, governments and business leaders will reflect on the next steps to limit global warming. All stakeholders now realise the urgent need to combat the negative impacts of rising global temperatures to the global economy. As such, Standard & Poor’s has released an in-depth …

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S&P analysis of European nuclear power debt picked up by City AM and Energy Live News

Europe’s reliance on nuclear power has given it the largest fleet of plants in the word. Yet as countries – notably Germany – begin to phase out their nuclear portfolio, the financial impact is set to be significant. The considerable costs of decommissioning nuclear plants and dealing with the fuel waste will highlight the financing …

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S&P’s panel discussion on the role of the state in UK infrastructure covered by the specialists

This month experts came together at Standard & Poor’s offices in Canary Wharf, London, to discuss the role of the state in UK infrastructure financing. The International Project Finance Association co-hosted the event at which the National Audit Office, HSBC Bank and Standard & Poor’s were represented. The panel grappled with a number of different …

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Low oil price is slowing infrastructure development in the Gulf, says S&P

Karim Nassif, associate director at Standard & Poor’s, based in Dubai, recently published research looking into the impact of lower oil prices in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). His findings reveal that the recent restraints on oil and gas prices, which have halved in value since mid-2014, have steered the GCC into a weak economic …

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Natixis arranges largest power project refinancing on French market for Exeltium

Acting as Financial Advisor, Rating Advisor, Mandated Lead Arranger and Co-Hedge Coordinator, Natixis closes the refinancing of Exeltium’s power plant in line with the project’s 15-year tenor in the sum of EUR 1.4 billion. As the largest 2015 power deal on the French market, this transaction cements Natixis’ strong position as a reference player in …

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