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Energy markets in the spotlight: S&P Global Ratings releases the 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 news – suggests energy markets around the world are under tough scrutiny. In the front page feature, Pierre Georges, director of EMEA utilities, explains that in an environment of weak power prices, Europe’s nuclear fleets face …

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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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S&P’s June edition of Infrastructure Outlook considers the impact of Brexit on U.K. infrastructure

With a Brexit now confirmed, Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance Ratings, S&P Global Ratings (S&P), explores the impact on U.K. infrastructure investment in the most recent issue of Infrastructure Outlook – S&P’s monthly newsletter summarising key infrastructure and project finance-related research and rating update news. In this special edition – published in line with …

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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 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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Europe’s offshore wind sector offers growing opportunities for investment, writes S&P’s Michael Ferguson

Europe’s offshore wind market is becoming an increasingly attractive investment option as it grows and matures. Writing a special report for Investment & Pensions Europe, Michael Ferguson, Director at Standard & Poor’s, describes how offshore wind will play a leading role in European power generation as technology costs continue to fall, efficiency improves and governments …

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Uncertainty on the horizon for LNG – S&P explores the sector in the specialist energy press

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) has historically enjoyed stable prices as a commodity. Yet the outlook for 2016 is less certain, according to Simon Redmond, Director at Standard & Poor’s and commodities specialist. Writing for specialist monthly journal, Petroleum Review from the Energy Institute, he explains that a glut in global supply has driven down prices. …

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S&P’s new infrastructure appointment covered in the specialist press

In April, Standard & Poor’s EMEA Infrastructure Group named Jon Manley as the new Global Head of Business Development. The position focuses on increasing client engagement and the global coverage of key clients, arrangers and investors in the Infrastructure asset class. Previously S&P’s EMEA Commercial Head of Structured Finance, Manley will now work alongside Susan …

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S&P discusses the challenges of funding Europe’s infrastructure in Global Banking and Finance Review

Europe needs infrastructure to help spur its growth – but faced with high levels of debt and policies of austerity, governments are finding it difficult to justify funding expensive projects. Writing for Global Banking and Finance Review’s latest monthly issue, Standard & Poor’s Michael Wilkins, managing director of infrastructure finance ratings, points to greater collaboration …

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S&P says the LNG market is fighting to stay afloat in Energy Voice

In an article for Energy Voice, Simon Redmond, commodities specialist at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, outlines the contours of today’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) market. Overall, he does not expect a material improvement in current declining markets conditions or LNG ‘spot’ price – the price of the moment – in the foreseeable future. He …

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