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S&P Global’s May IFR Outlook looks to a decarbonised world economy

The latest issue of Infrastructure Outlook from S&P Global – which brings together the key infrastructure and project finance-related research and rating update news from the past month – focuses on why growth in the green bond market will be key to a sustainable world economy. Exploring the success of this nascent market, Michael Wilkins, …

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First 2016 edition of Standard & Poor’s Infrastructure Outlook hits desks

As the dust settles on the COP21 climate change summit, held in Paris last December, Standard & Poor’s latest edition of Infrastructure Outlook – a monthly newsletter rounding up all the key ratings updates, news and commentaries relevant to infrastructure and project finance – asks whether we are seeing a new dawn for tackling climate change, or is it just …

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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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Filling the funding deficit; the focus of S&P’s November Infrastructure Outlook

In Standard & Poor’s November edition of its Infrastructure Outlook newsletter – featuring all the key ratings updates and research relevant to infrastructure and project finance – Michael Wilkins, managing director, discusses the funding gap and financing surplus in EU infrastructure with industry experts. Together they explore the trend that despite there being record-low interest rates …

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S&P’s June issue of Infrastructure Outlook examines plans for a new U.K. airport runway

In the main feature of this month’s issue of Infrastructure Outlook, Standard & Poor’s Credit Analyst Olli Rouhiainen looks at the steadily increasing number of air passengers travelling to and from southeast England and the U.K. government’s options at Heathrow and Gatwick for increasing runway capacity. He explains that a project of this scale and …

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Energy and the environment: the focus of S&P’s May newsletter

The May issue of Standard & Poor’s monthly newsletter, Infrastructure Outlook, is now out. This month’s edition explores how low oil and gas prices are affecting project finance ratings, concluding that, for now, the dent is minimal, but could become more prominent if prices continue to flat line, or worse, drop further. Elsewhere, global interest in …

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March issue of S&P’s Infrastructure Outlook asks if there is light at the end of the tunnel for French toll road network operators

Standard & Poor’s has released March’s edition of Infrastructure Outlook, its monthly newsletter rounding up all the key ratings updates, news and commentaries relevant to infrastructure and project finance. This issue’s main story focuses on the implications of a key development within France’s transportation sector; the recent decision by the French government to freeze tolls on …

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