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SC, OPEC Fund enhance TF programme for emerging markets

Standard Chartered and DFI OPEC Fund for International Development have enhanced their Trade Finance Portfolio Risk Participation Programme – expected to enable $1 billion of trade flows across emerging markets

Aris Gold buys into Colombian gold mine

Canadian mining company Aris Gold will buy a 20% stake in the Soto Norte gold project in Colombia from Abu Dhabian sovereign wealth fund Mubadala for $100 million

Argentine province in talks with AFD for hydrogen financing

Jujuy's Governor Gerardo Morales has met with senior officials at the French Development Agency in Paris to discuss financial options for the development of green hydrogen projects in the province

Vinci JV to extend Greek road PPP under new contract

A Vinci-led consortium on Monday agreed to amend the scope of its existing contract for the Olympia Odos Motorway PPP in Greece to include an extension to the existing toll road and the O&M contract

ADB launches EOI for China elderly healthcare PPP

China’s Yichang Municipal Government has tapped Asian Development Bank for an elderly healthcare demonstration PPP in Yichang, Hubei province

EIB mulls investment in AIIF4

The European Investment Bank is considering a $75 million equity investment in African Infrastructure Investment Fund 4

Airtel to raise debt for African telecoms subsidiaries

Africa-focused mobile network operator Airtel has initiated talks with the IFC for the $194 million of debt to both refinance and invest in its seven subsidiaries across Sub-Saharan Africa

Corsan reschedules IPO

The state government of Rio Grande do Sul has revived plans to privatise state sanitation provider Corsan, with an IPO now expected later in the year

EXCLUSIVE FC approaches for Brazilian transit project

An international sponsor is gearing up in the next few weeks to close for one of the largest infrastructure projects in Latin America

Indonesia offers 6 infras for $3.48bn

Indonesia's Investment Ministry has offered 6 infrastructure projects with a total investment value of close to Rp50 trillion during the G20 Presidency summit

India, Japan launch renewables partnership

India’s Ministry of External Affairs has inked 6 agreements for infrastructure projects with Japan and plans to launch a renewable energy partnership

Enel doubles up on lighting PPPs

An Enel-led consortium has won its second consecutive Brazilian public lighting auction

Quinbrook launches Lockyer Energy sale

Australian renewables developer Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners is courting investors for its Lockyer Energy Project in Queensland after failing to secure government support for the development

JICA supports Tanzanian inland port rehab

JICA has signed with the government of Tanzania a $23.8 million grant for the rehabilitation of Kigoma Port

EBRD loan for Ain Ghazal upgrade back on

The EBRD is again considering a loan to the tune of $8 million for the upgrade and expansion of Ain Ghazal Treatment Plant in Jordan due to increased demand for services

UK, Turkey in £1.7bn civil infra deal

UK Export Finance has issued a €2.1 billion loan to fund the construction of a 503km high speed electric railway in Turkey

Government signs India power privatisation

Torrent Power has agreed with a union territory in western India to privatise an electricity distribution business (discom) as part of the government’s structural reforms, the company disclosed yesterday

ADB invites EOI for Vietnam transport & urban infra

Asian Development Bank is seeking advisers to conduct project preparation for climate-resilient transport and urban infrastructures in 2 Vietnamese provinces