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Alexandra Krief of S&P Global explores the European private placement boom in GTNews

In an article for leading treasury magazine, GTNews, S&P Global Ratings’ director of mid-market evaluations, Alexandra Krief, explains why alternative lending markets are experiencing promising growth in Europe. With bank lending constrained, Krief shows that the European private placement (PP) markets and German Schuldschein in particular are benefiting as a result. In fact, companies seeking …

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S&P Global’s Alexandra Krief explains the surge of European private placements in FTSE Global Markets

Writing for specialist finance publication, FTSE Global Markets, Alexandra Krief, director of mid-market evaluations at S&P Global Ratings, explores the reasons behind the increasingly promising performance of Europe’s alternative lending markets. Krief points out that while issuances of debt on the pan-European private placement (PP) markets and the German Schuldschein have reached all-time highs – …

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S&P Global Ratings talks to The Treasurer about why appetite for project finance is on the up

Cited in the latest edition of The Treasurer – the flagship publication of the UK’s Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) – Michael Wilkins, managing director of infrastructure finance at S&P Global Ratings, offers his insights on why we have seen interest for infrastructure assets growing across the capital markets in recent years. In the article …

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S&P writes for FTSE Global Markets on why the transition to a greener global economy hinges on strong financial incentives

Writing for FTSE Global Markets, Michael Wilkins, Head of Global Environmental & Climate Research at Standard & Poor’s, points out that while the United Nations’ COP21 conference held in December committed world leaders to do more in the battle against climate change, ultimately it will be up to the private sector to deliver the bulk …

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S&P writes for PFI on why the US can learn much from Europe’s experience in offshore wind

Writing for Project Finance International (PFI), Michael Ferguson, Director and wind power specialist at Standard & Poor’s, argues that although boasting a mature onshore wind industry, the U.S. lags far behind Europe when it comes to generating wind power at sea, only seeing development of its first offshore wind farm in 2015 – around two decades …

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Berlin Summit 2016; S&P’s Mike Wilkins talks renewables and real estate in event video

At this week’s Berlin Summit 2016, hosted by Infrastructure Investor, Mike Wilkins, Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance Ratings at Standard & Poor’s, joined a panel of industry experts to discuss the current market conditions for project financing, the outlook for the sector in 2016, and what we can expect to see from S&P in terms of …

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Power, politics and projects are the focus of S&P’s March issue of Infrastructure Outlook

In the March edition of Infrastructure Outlook – Standard & Poor’s monthly newsletter rounding up all the key rating actions and research relevant to infrastructure and project finance – Karim Nassif, an S&P associate director based in Dubai, explains that the Gulf Corporation Council is having to re-think its approach to developing the region’s infrastructure. …

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S&P’s Middle East expert writes for Energy Voice on why low oil prices are shifting project finance strategies in the Gulf

Writing for specialist energy publication, Energy Voice, Karim Nassif, Dubai-based Associate Director at Standard & Poor’s, explains that governments in the Gulf Corporation Council are waking up to the impact of continued low oil prices. In particular, they are finding they are no longer able to meet the funding demands for key infrastructure projects. Nassif …

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A new dawn, a new day? S&P explains the implications of The Paris Agreement

Last December’s climate change conference in Paris (COP21) saw governments from 195 countries approve a global climate deal – also known as The Paris Agreement – which sets out a series of unprecedented financial, technical, and legal principles that will govern greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts. Of course, critics argue the efforts may not go far …

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S&P’s new rating of Belgium care home ProjectCo ‘Silverstone’ covered by IJGLobal

Standard and Poor’s new long-term issue rating of ‘BBB’ (stable) on a €186 million bond to finance the re-acquisition of 25 senior care homes in Belgium was picked up by project finance specialist publication IJGLobal. The bond, issued by Luxembourg-based special-purpose vehicle MRE-Silverstone-I S.A., pays a fixed coupon of 3.6% with an eleven-year maturity. The …

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