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Standard & Poor’s rates Abengoa Solar’s EUR 285 million project bonds, reports InfraNews

As the Spanish solar energy company Abengoa Solar issued EUR 285 million of project bonds, InfraNews writes about the consequent ‘BBB’ credit rating with a stable outlook – a result of Abengoa Solar’s significant experience in operating concentrated solar power (CSP) projects. The bonds will be used to refinance two 50 Mega Watt CSP projects, Solaben …

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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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Standard and Poor’s in InfraNews: Italy must improve project pipeline transparency and planning to appeal to investors

According to a new Standard and Poor’s report, Italy needs to address its poor track-record of Public Private Partnership (PPPs) transactions in order to increase private investor interest in greenfield infrastructure. In particular, the lengthy authorisation procedures and lack of transparency during the procurement phase often proves unattractive to investors. In an attempt to tackle …

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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 features in Environmental Finance’s Quotes of the Quarter

Environmental Finance’s latest Quotes of the Quarter edition – presenting some of the defining quotes of the third quarter of 2015 – features Roland Chalons-Browne, CEO of Siemens Financial Services. He comments on the rise of lenders looking at offshore wind and the market’s appetite for well-structured projects. To read the Environmental Finance Quotes of the …

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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 appoints Jonathan Kim as Head of Global Infrastructure & Projects

Natixis has appointed Jonathan Kim as Managing Director, Head of Global Infrastructure and Projects for the Americas. Bringing over 20 years of experience in project finance, Kim previously acted as Executive Director in Project Finance & Infrastructure at CIBC World – a position he has held since 2012. Previous to that, Kim held the position …

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InfraDeals interviews Standard & Poor’s Mike Wilkins on the impact of rising interest rates on project financing

Just as low interest rates have had a positive effect on bank lending in project finance, a future hike could see institutional investors picking up the slack, says Mike Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance at Standard & Poor’s. In a recent interview with InfraDeals he explains that previous low interest rates have meant banks …

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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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