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S&P Global Ratings’ promising outlook for the utilities and telecommunications sectors is covered by specialist press

In two recently-published reports, S&P Global Ratings has deemed the outlook for borrowers in both the utilities and telecommunications sectors to be largely stable. The report, “Industry Top Trends 2017: Utilities”, identifies the unsettled state of the world economy, political instability and uncertain capital flows as emerging industry concerns, but S&P believes that the sector …

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Trump, energy and the environment – S&P Global Ratings releases the December issue of IFR Outlook

S&P has released the December edition of IFR Outlook, the newsletter of key infrastructure and project finance-related research and rating news. In the front-page feature, Michael Wilkins, head of environmental and climate risk research, assesses global trends in climate finance. Looking back at the year since the Paris Agreement, he explains that continued development of the …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Karim Nassif discusses the GCC’s infrastructure outlook in Infrastructure Intelligence

A recent trend of fiscal reform throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region has had implications for the infrastructure sector – and in some fields more than others. S&P Global Ratings’ Karim Nassif explains to Infrastructure Intelligence that low oil prices are encouraging governments to implement higher taxes and lower subsidies for the oil and …

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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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S&P tells PPP Bulletin: Public-private partnerships could be the solution for the Gulf

In an opinion piece for specialist magazine PPP Bulletin, Karim Nassif, regional expert and associate director at Standard & Poor’s, suggests the Gulf is on the cusp of a public-private partnership (PPP) revolution. Given the need to diversity funding sources for crucial infrastructure projects – a result of tighter public-sector purse strings thanks to a …

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Standard & Poor’s reads between the lines of The Paris Agreement

Last December’s climate change conference in Paris (COP21) saw governments from around the world approve The Paris Agreement – a global climate deal which sets out a series of principles that will govern greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts. In attendance was Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Ratings and Head of Environmental & Climate Research at …

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