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S&P Global Ratings tells the specialist press that EFSI needs more investment – but certain challenges must be addressed

The Investment Plan for Europe (IPE), or the Juncker Plan, was conceived in 2014 by European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker to boost job creation and growth, meet the long-term needs of the economy, increase competitiveness, and help strengthen infrastructure. To bolster the IPE, the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) was also launched to …

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Commerzbank offers a blueprint for Croatia’s economic recovery in specialist trade magazine

Having ushered in a new government, marked a quarter of a century of independence, and posted the first positive economic growth after six years of recession, Croatia’s fortunes seem at last on the mend. Writing in specialist magazine, Trade and Forfaiting Review (TFR), Nicolas Adamovich – Commerzbank’s senior representative in the bank’s Zagreb office, and …

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S&P writes for KPMG’s monthly magazine on why the time is ripe to invest in infrastructure

The timing for governments, banks and private investors to invest in infrastructure couldn’t be better, says Mike Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance at Standard & Poor’s, in KPMG’s recent Insight Magazine. In the article Wilkins explains how 20 years of experience rating project finance transactions helps S&P to understand why projects fail, and what …

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“The European Investment Advisory Hub is a key pillar of the Juncker Plan”, S&P tells the specialists

Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance at Standard & Poor’s, explains that the recently-launched European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH) is a key participant in the delivery of finance to infrastructure projects across the EU and, therefore, is a key pillar of the European Commission’s (EC) ‘Juncker Plan’. The plan aims to boost economic growth …

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