Tag Archive: Infrastructure investment

S&P’s ratings on Spanish toll road operator and Russian railcar operator covered by InfraNews

Spanish toll road operator, Itinere Infraestructuras, recently launched a EUR 1.1bn refinancing for its motorway portfolio – with the plan to issue bonds of up to EUR 500 million, as well as a EUR 600 million loan, to refinance debt due in 2018. InfraNews covered the news, citing Standard and Poor’s preliminary ‘BB-’ rating with a …

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Gulf-based infrastructure companies are feeling the heat on the back of low oil prices – S&P writes for InfraNews

Low oil prices – having halved since last year – are causing repercussions for infrastructure development in the Gulf, says Standard & Poor’s Karim Nassif in his article for InfraNews. This is because infrastructure companies dependent on state revenues are witnessing a public funding deficit, he explains. And as cheap oil means liquid capital becomes …

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Commerzbank’s Alexander Rost explores the role of banks in Bangladesh’s development for Trade and Forfaiting Review

Bangladesh’s economic story is remarkable. The country’s poverty rate has halved since 2000, and its development target of becoming a “middle-income economy” by 2021 has already been met. Bangladesh is therefore looking forward to a brighter future. But securing that future means Bangladesh needs better infrastructure to diversify exports, maintain trade, and ensure a stable …

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SFS CEO Roland Chalons-Browne on strong public leadership for bankable Public Private Partnerships in PPP Bulletin

Roland Chalons-Browne – CEO of Siemens Financial Services – features in this month’s edition of PPP Bulletin, where he examines the importance of strong public leadership and effective project structuring in facilitating infrastructure investment. Chalons-Browne points out that the success of Public Private Partnerships relies on reconciling the collision of interests between the private and …

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Natixis’ Ranjan Moulik on how Veja Mate scored a German hat-trick

Ranjan Moulik, Natixis’ Global Head of Power, teams up with Green Giraffe’s Matthew Taylor in a case-study for PFI‘s EMEA issue. Writing on the financial close of 400MW Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm, which represented the third German offshore wind farm to achieve financial close since the introduction of the Eeg Law and also the second large scale debt …

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Natixis appoints Olivier Delay as Head of Aviation, Export and Infrastructure Finance

Natixis has appointed Olivier Delay as global head of aviation, export and infrastructure finance. He takes over from Benjamin Sirgue, who covered that role since 2012, and has now been appointed head of structured and asset finance of Natixis’ Americas platform. Delay joined Natixis in 2008 and has been based in the Americas, working in roles such …

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SFS’ Roland Chalons-Browne writes for Environmental Finance on best practices in offshore wind financing

With climate change climbing higher on the political agenda for most countries in Europe, governments are increasingly exploring alternative sources of energy. One key candidate is offshore wind power. But establishing the proper financing necessary for offshore wind projects is no easy feat. As such, Roland Chalons-Browne, CEO at Siemens Financial Services, writes for Environmental …

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S&P tells GB&FR that all eyes are on Europe’s Juncker Plan

Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance at Standard & Poor’s, writes for Global Banking & Finance Review about the ‘Juncker Plan’ – an initiative announced by the European Commission in January, which has the ambitious objective of boosting Europe’s faltering economies by delivering €315 billion of infrastructure investment over the next three years. Certainly, securing …

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Natixis’ Anne-Christine Champion on why the project pipeline may underwhelm again in 2015

In April’s edition of IJ Global, Anne-Christine Champion, Natixis’ Global Head of Infrastructure and Projects, examines why there will continue to be a low supply of projects in Europe, despite hopes that infrastructure plans like Junker’s will restore a pipeline of deals.



As the EC adopts ‘The Juncker Plan’ S&P discusses its potential

The European Commission’s “Juncker plan”– named after EC president Jean-Claude Junker – aims to deliver €315 billion of global investment through a pipeline of 2,000 projects – with the majority directed towards infrastructure development – over the next three years, but some doubt its potential. Standard & Poor’s Mike Wilkins explains that, despite simulations showing that …

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