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IJ Podcasts S01 Ep01 – The almost right word

IJ Podcasts' Episode 1 – The almost right word – of its inaugural season focuses on unpacking infrastructure as an asset class and the contours of infra finance. The venture capital industry, in particular, has tended not to have infra finance in its opportunity set. Our guests examine what infrastructure is and how the private sector has taken an increasingly expansive view of the asset class

Free Leveraging risk mitigation for Africa’s development

Stuart Hulks, global head of insurance and export credit agency, and David Sawyerr, insurance and export credit agency finance transactor, of RMB take a look at leveraging risk mitigation across Africa

Free Gas to drive energy transition

Gas Exporting Countries Forum secretary general His Excellency Yury Sentyurin puts pen to paper to discuss the upcoming COP26

Free Climate-change resilience and adaptation

In 2015, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, spoke to a room full of some of the world’s savviest bankers and issued a chilling warning. He said that if climate change continued unchecked, it would threaten the world’s financial stability resulting in what he termed the “tragedy of the horizon.”

Free Going green with donors

The latest in a series of features by EBRD in what is starting to look a little bit like a propaganda campaign… but by an institution that is affecting change around the world and doing what organisation of this nature should be doing – making a difference

Free EBRD leads the way in the solar energy sector

The COP26 climate summit is fast approaching. One of its main goals is to secure global net-zero emissions by mid-century and to keep within reach the possibility that the world can limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Countries are being asked to come forward with ambitious 2030 emissions reduction targets that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century

Network Rail’s Project Reach

Network Rail’s Project Reach – a live process promising bidders the opportunity to upgrade fibre along UK rail routes in exchange for the right to monetise additional capacity – is sparking concerns across the British infrastructure community with many fearing it will struggle to take off.

Kinguélé Aval hydropower IPP, Gabon

In the middle of this summer, French asset manager and infra investor Meridiam gained the distinction of bringing Gabon’s first grid-connected independent power producer (IPP) project to financial close.

Alfonso Garcia Mora - keynote

Alfonso Garcia Mora - IFC vice president for Asia and the Pacific - and his keynote speech at the Papua New Guinea Investment Conference 2021...

And the winner is… the Mexican Army!

Few things warm the heart of a finance hack more than projects being won… but when it comes to airports in Mexico, that’s more likely to elicit wails of anguish. The latest development on the ground (not so much in the air) is a farce of monumental proportions – on a similar scale, indeed, to the scrapping the under-construction airport in 2018.

The Global Digital Infrastructure Survey 2021

Trade Finance Analytics sister title IJGlobal has published its second annual Global Digital Infrastructure Survey and associated report

Uncertainty reigns supreme in Mexico's power market

Five months have passed since the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced counter-reforms of the country's energy sector. However, the law implementing the shift in power away from the country's sector has still not been enforced, leaving market players in a state of uncertainty

UK enters new era for trade with Central America

Central America has been a regional centre of growth for decades. Since the 1990s, it has seen an average economic growth rate of 4.5% per year, which, in turn, has led to a fall in poverty and per-capita incomes rise

The Wastewater Gulf – Saudi Arabia’s booming market

There is now a new body of water in the MENA region that is challenging the Persian Gulf for length and the Red Sea for depth – the sheer size of Saudi Arabia’s new wastewater market, including projects in procurement, development and construction

Infra investment key to economic recovery and growth in Africa

Africa’s water, transport and power infrastructure networks are still in their early stages of development. In fact, the World Bank approximates that over half of people living in sub-Saharan Africa are without access to electricity. With the average African citizen being just 20 years old, this means that African nations will need to double annual infrastructure investment to $150 billion by 2025

The ACWA Power Interview

Looking back at the 2020, ACWA Power has plenty to celebrate – with the latest achievement being to win four awards for deals closed across the calendar year in the Middle East and Africa

The DBS Interview

Winner of the IJGlobal Financial Adviser of the Year 2020 for the Asia Pacific region, DBS has a strong reputation among peers and clients for dependable service. IJGlobal speaks with Subash Narayanan to reflect on opportunities ... past, present and future

Philippines small hydros obtain financing

Caloocan-based Magis Energy has received a P2.1 billion loan from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) for 2 hydropower projects in the country

Mongolia hydrogen gains momentum

Australian gas exploration and development company Elixir Energy has partnered with Mongolia Green Finance on a green hydrogen pilot project in Mongolia