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Atlas closes debt for Brazilian solar

Actis portfolio company Atlas Renewable Energy has closed financing for a 359MW solar project in Brazil

CAF selects consultancy for rail project

The development bank of Latin America, CAF, is holding a request for expressions of interest for consulting firms to develop viability studies on the new concession of Brazil’s Malha Oeste railway

BNDES funds distribution companies in Brazil

Brazil’s national development bank BNDES will finance 9 power distributors from Energisa group, totaling R1.49 billion

LiquidX – the big APAC push begins

LiquidX – a network for working capital, trade finance and insurance – has named Alex Bursak director and regional head of insurance for APAC, operating out of Singapore

UKEF support for Taiwan wind

UK Export Finance (UKEF), the British export credit agency, is providing a £200 million buyer credit guarantee to help finance the Greater Changhua 1 Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan, unlocking the export potential of the UK’s offshore wind sector

EBRD in frame for Ain Ghazal wastewater loan

The EBRD is considering an up-scaled €30 million loan for the €60 million Ain Ghazal wastewater project in Amman, Jordan

Indonesia appoints SWF chief executive

Senior banker Ridha DM Wirakusumah is to lead the Indonesia Investment Authority (INA), Indonesia's soon-to-launch sovereign wealth fund, as chief executive

JICA signs largest ever loan for AfDB’s ADF-15

JICA has signed with the African Development Fund a $694.6 million loan to support the fund’s 15th replenishment, ADF-15

CAF finances Uruguayan road

The development bank of Latin America, CAF, and its subsidiary asset manager CAF-AM will finance Uruguayan road assets

JICA provides grant for Ugandan road upgrade

JICA has signed a $36.1 million grant to the government of Uganda to improve the road network in the Yumbe District in northern Uganda

Debt talks for mini grids in Sierra Leone / Uganda

London-based off-grid developer Winch Energy has formed a $16 million partnership with NEoT Offgid Africa finance 49 mini grids in Africa amid “advanced discussions” with two DFIs for additional financing

Nigeria to launch PPP investment vehicle Infra-Co

Muhammadu Buhari, the president of Nigeria, has approved the creation of Infra-Co – an investment vehicle with a seed capital of $2.6 billion to support infrastructure projects

ACWA Power signs off EPC contract for Kom Ombo

ACWA Power has awarded a $127.5 million contract to Indian EPC company Sterling & Wilson Solar to construct the $155.4 million, 200MW Kom Ombo solar project in Egypt

AFC hires new chief investment officer

The Africa Finance Corporation has hired Sameh Shenouda as its new executive director and chief investment officer

Brazilian state of Minas Gerais to award airport

Brazil's state of Minas Gerais has opened the public consultation on bidding documents for the concession of the Pampulha Airport, located in the urban area of Belo Horizonte, the state's capital.

ADB steps up for Thai EVs

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Energy Absolute Public Company Limited signed a 1.5 billion Thai baht ($47.62m) green loan to finance ongoing renewable energy projects and a countrywide electric vehicle charging network in Thailand.

Taseko puts house in order for mining venture

Taseko Mines Limited has completed its offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 7.0% senior secured notes due 2026

EIB supports Finnish bioproduct

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €200 million loan agreement with Metsä Fibre Oy – part of Metsä Group – for its investment in the Kemi bioproduct mill in Northern Finland

IFC appoints new LatAm director

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has appointed Martin Spicer as its new director for Latin America and the Caribbean, following a more than 20-year-long career with the institution