Tag: Infrastructure

S&P Global Ratings analyses the near and long-term effects of the CORSIA agreement

The landmark Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) agreement, recently announced by the International Civil Aviation Organization (IACO), intends to reduce aviation-related carbon emissions beyond 2020. The agreement intends to shrink the aviation industry’s carbon dioxide emissions through a combination of technological advances, operational improvements (such as air traffic control) and the …

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S&P’s EDF downgrade reaches press following Hinkley approval

Following the UK government’s approval of a new nuclear build in Somerset, Hinkley Point C, S&P Global Ratings has downgraded French energy company, Électricité de France’s (EDF) credit rating from ‘A’ to ‘A-’. The cut considers the £18 billion nuclear project “complex” with high investments adding to the utility company’s already weak cash flow. The …

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Andrew England, iGTB, tells TFR that banks are sprucing up their legacy systems

In a 60 Second Interview with the October edition of TFR, iGTB’s Head of Strategy Andrew England says he sees the trade finance and cash management landscape broadening out as banks review whether they want to build or buy trade and cash solutions going forwards. Andrew talks about the challenges facing banks, having looked at …

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Specialist press cover Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and Ship Owners Association of Nigeria’s joint Maritime event

The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) and the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria’s (SOAN) joint event “The Future of the Maritime Industry in Nigeria” at Marlborough House on 28th September was featured in All About Shipping, Hellenic Shipping News, Oil, Gas and Shipping Magazine, Marine Link, This Day and Marine Network. Investors, business leaders …

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S&P’s Karim Nassif writes about the comeback of Sukuk financing in The Financial

First issued by the Malaysian government in 2000, sukuk – or Islamic bonds – are financing tools that do not breach sharia law. These bonds have since become an important part of corporate and infrastructure financing in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)  and Malaysia, with issuance totalling US $6.5 million by 2014 in these regions. …

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S&P highlights Brexit’s impact on investor appetite for British infrastructure

The prospect of leaving the EU is spreading uncertainty among investors in the UK’s infrastructure, according to a new report from S&P Global Ratings. In the report, ‘Brexit Is Weakening Investor Appetite For UK Infrastructure Assets. But Not For Long’, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance Michael Wilkins notes that, while Britain has historically attracted more …

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S&P Global Ratings goes green with its latest edition of IFR Outlook

The latest edition of IFR Outlook – S&P’s monthly newsletter summarising key infrastructure and project finance-related research and rating update news – is out now, and the outlook is green-tinted. This month, Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance and Head of Global Environmental & Climate Risk Research, describes a new product to analyse and …

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The implications of Brexit: S&P Global Ratings participates in IFPA panel, as covered by the specialist press

Hosted by PwC, the IPFA’s most recent Infrastructure Update gathered a panel of experts from S&P Global, Meridiam, Clifford Chance and Deutsche Bank to discuss the impact of the UK’s vote to leave the EU on UK infrastructure development. The consensus across the panel was Brexit may well destabilise funding arrangements for major infrastructure projects, …

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Post- Brexit, could the UK infrastructure market weather the storm? S&P Global asks investors

With just days to go until the UK decides on whether or not to remain in the EU, Michael Wilkins, managing director of infrastructure finance at S&P Global Ratings, writes for leading infrastructure publication, InfraNews, about the likely impact of a ‘Brexit’ on infrastructure investment in the UK. Based on the results of a recent …

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Siemens Financial Services paves the way for smart cities in the Wall Street Journal

In a video interview for the Wall Street Journal’s ‘Business Debate’ platform, Julie Alexander, Director of Urban Development at Siemens, and Johannes Schmidt, Head of Financial Advisory and Structuring at Siemens Financial Services, show that digitalisation will be key to global urban development. For the first time in history, the majority of the planet’s population …

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