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Collingwood joins Finverity

Finverity, the mid-market supply chain finance platform with a focus on emerging markets, has made Alex Collingwood head of corporate sales and origination

BNDES and MINFRA discuss roads privatisation

BNDES and the Ministry of Infrastructure met yesterday (25 May) to discuss the privatisation of 1,646km of highways in 5 states with a combined value of R9.6 billion

EIB / FIDIC sign a 5-year agreement

The EIB and FIDIC have signed a 5-year MoU to foster cooperation on shared objectives and on effective procurement and contract management

ADB shortlists advisers for Binh Duong water

Asian Development Bank has shortlisted advisers to conduct creditworthiness and institutional capacity enhancement for Vietnamese water supply company Binh Duong Water Environment

CISRO announces A$68m funding for Hydrogen Industry Mission

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CISRO), in collaboration with other industry partners, has announced A$68 million in funding for over 100 projects aimed at reducing the cost of hydrogen production

IFC approves $57m to Vietnam wind

IFC has approved a $57 million debt package to Thuan Binh Wind Power (TBW) to develop 2 onshore wind power projects in central Vietnam.

Qian made DB China head of TF & lending

Deutsche Bank Corporate Bank has named Daniel Qian head of trade finance and lending for China

Consortium signs PPA for Khoumagueli solar IPP in Guinea

An InfraCo Africa-led consortium has signed with local utility Electricité de Guinée a 25-year power purchase agreement for the 40MW Khoumagueli solar independent power producer project in Guinea

BNP takes trading tech leap

ipushpull, the real-time data sharing and workflow platform, has announced that BNP Paribas has implemented PPQ standardised messaging to streamline manual workflow around non-standard, complex trades, for their global asset manager community

NIB and SEB lend on Finnish fibre

The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) have provided a 5-year loan to Valokuitunen to roll out fibre in Finland

UKEF weighs in with guarantee

A West Midlands exporter has become the first UK business to take advantage of a new offer from UK Export Finance (UKEF) securing the funds to sell internationally and grow their business through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond

Chile launches hospital tender

Chile's public works ministry (MOP) has launched a $300 million tender for a private partner to DBFM a new hospital in the region of Coquimbo

SFD looks at new infra opportunities in Seychelles

The Saudi Fund for Development is in talks with the government of Seychelles to invest in the archipelago nation’s social infrastructure

The Covid / Brexit perfect storm

The Office for National Statistics has concluded research into the continued global impact of the coronavirus pandemic, combined with uncertainty surrounding the effect of EU exit on UK trade in goods across 2020 and into early 2021

ADB signs Pakistan hydro loan

Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a sovereign loan for a $755 million run-of-river hydropower plant in northwestern Pakistan

DMCC launches crypto centre

DMCC – the Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has launched DMCC Crypto Centre, an ecosystem for businesses operating in the cryptographic and blockchain sectors

AIIB to invest $150m in Keppel-Pierfront fund

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank last Friday (21 May 2021) proposed to invest up to $150 million as a limited partner investor in the Singapore-based Keppel-Pierfront Private Credit Fund

Uzbek wind bidders receive RFP

The government of Uzbekistan issued a request for proposals to 12 teams to be the independent power producer (IPP) of a 100MW wind farm in the northwest.

AIIB mulls joining IFC on India solar

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is considering a non-sovereign loan to a project company developing a $200 million solar power plant in northwest India