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DFC takes action on Ecuador

Adam Boehler, the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) chief executive, has joined officials from the Republic of Ecuador – including President Lenin Moreno and Finance and Economy Minister Mauricio Pozo Crespo – to sign a framework agreement to refinance debt and support private sector investment in the country

EBRD helps set up Ukrainian infra fund

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has been collaborating with Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy to create special funds that will finance infrastructure projects across the country

Nordic DFIs increase Starsight debt facility

Finnfund and Norfund have agreed with Africa-focused solar developer Starsight to increase their debt facility to $20 million to support the company’s solar hybrid business in Nigeria and Ghana

EIB to finance Swedish wastewater project

The European Investment Bank has today signed a SEK 1 billion loan agreement with Käppala Wastewater Treatment plant in the municipality of Lidingö, near Stockholm

IFC to lend on Malawi telecom

The IFC is considering a $10 million loan for a $27.4 million telecoms expansion project to support the newly privatised Open Connect – the leading provider of carrier services in Malawi

UKEF appoints renewables specialist for north England

UK Export Finance has appointed Rachel Ashley as an export finance manager to focus on renewable exports, supporting the UK’s clean growth strategy

Daystar Power secures fresh Series B fundraiser

Africa-focused solar developer Daystar Power has announced a Series B investment of $38 million backed by infra funds and DFIs

Kaliq takes head role at Citi

Shahmir Khaliq has been named as the new head of treasury and trade solutions at Citi, replacing Naveed Sultan who in 2020 was promoted to become chair of institutional clients group

Peeters confirmed as EIB vice president

Belgian politician and former member of the European Parliament Kris Peeters has today (12 January 2021) been appointed as vice-president and member of the management committee of the European Investment Bank

Küüsvek appointed president of NIB

The board of directors at the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) have appointed André Küüsvek as the new president and chief executive

Advisers receive RFP on solid waste PPP

Three shortlisted advisers to a solid waste management PPP project in Timor-Leste received a request for proposal

ADB issues RFP for Indonesia geothermal

Asian Development Bank yesterday issued a request for proposals from shortlisted bidders for the consulting service on the geothermal power generation project in Indonesia

Brazil to launch Campinas public lighting PPP

Brazil’s procurement agency PPI will issue an RFP for a public lighting project in the city of Campinas located in the state of São Paulo

Ethiopia to launch second Scaling Solar round

The IFC will again act as transaction adviser to Ethiopia’s PPP Directorate General for a 750MW Round 2 of Scaling Solar in the East African state

Barbot moves to European Investment Fund

Project finance and PPP veteran Celine Barbot has joined the European Investment Fund (EIF) as an investment manager in the climate and infrastructure funds division this month

InfraCo Africa awards EPC for Liberia Inland Storage Facility

An InfraCo Africa-led consortium has signed with Liberian contractor BMC Group an EPC contract for the Liberia Inland Storage Facility project located 10km away from the Freeport of Monrovia in the West African state

Apicorp signs Murabaha loan for ACWA Power

Apicorp has signed with Saudi power and water developer ACWA Power a $125 million Murabaha facility to support the firm’s pipeline of future projects