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IsDB lists debut green sukuk

The Islamic Development Bank has listed a €1 billion green sukuk on the Nasdaq Dubai – the proceeds of which will be funnelled into climate change and green projects in the bank's 57 member states

Uzbekistan seeks and names Scaling Solar advisers

The deadline for consulting firms to express interest to advise on a 200MW second round of solar PV IPPs is Monday, while a development finance institution has chosen an advisory team to assist in the first wind auction in the central Asia country

Solar safe harbor loans begin to trickle through

About a half dozen loans intended to safe harbor equipment for grid-scale and residential US solar projects for the investment tax credit are moving forward and at least one deal has closed

IFC discloses investment in China WtE

IFC has disclosed (11 September 2019) its Rmb410 million ($58 million) green bond investment to construct an Rmb671.8 million waste-to-energy (WtE) project in north east China

Uzbekistan seeks and names Scaling Solar advisers

The deadline for consulting firms to express interest to advise the Uzbekistan Government’s transaction adviser on a 200MW second round of utility-scale solar PV IPPs is Monday (16 September), while a Europe-based DFI has chosen an advisory team to assist in the first wind auction in the central Asia country

OPIC lends on AES' wind farms in Argentina

AES Corporation has closed two loans with US-based Overseas Private Investment Corporation for wind farms located in Argentina

Mauritius follows Madagascar to join AFC

The Republic of Mauritius has become the 23rd member-state of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) – a week after the accession of Madagascar as the 22nd signatory of the continental development finance institution

BW Offshore acquires oil field in Brazil

Oslo and Singapore-headquartered BW Offshore has concluded the acquisition of Brazilian oil field Maromba from Petrobras and Chevron

ADB selects advisers on China healthcare PPP

Transaction adviser Asian Development Bank has chosen EY with Mott MacDonald as an advising team on an elderly care facility PPP in Guangxi Zhuang, an autonomous region in south China, following a nearly two-month review

IFC to lend on Moroccan tramways and rural roads

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is lining up a $100 million loan to fund the development of 26km of new tramway lines and a regional roads programme in the Casablanca-Settat administrative region in Morocco

OPIC finances Argentine roads

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) will provide $400 million to finance highway construction works in Argentina

AIIB and Amundi launch climate bond portfolio

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Paris-based asset management firm Amundi have announced today (10 September 2019) the launch of a $500 million Asia climate bond portfolio, as part of AIIB’s three-pronged capital market initiative

USTDA signs grant for Kenyan wind hybrid

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has signed with Kenyan renewables developer Craftskills Energy a grant to fund the feasibility study for its 50MW wind hybrid project in Kenya

Singapore launches trade finance e-service

Singapore Customs, the country’s monetary authority, has launched a new e-service for trade finance in partnership with a number of commercial banks

Only one shortlisted for IFC's Scaling Solar in Ethiopia

Saudi power and water developer ACWA Power has submitted a bids of around $0.025 per kilowatt hour in response to the request for proposal (RFP) stage of the IFC’s 300M Scaling Solar tender in Ethiopia

DFI agrees loan for China LNG

A development finance institution (DFI) has agreed to move a proposal forward to provide a sovereign loan to a $2.1 billion LNG terminal project in north-eastern China

Zimbabwean DFI invites EoIs for renewables programme

The Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from local and international firms for the development of 10 solar and mini-hydro projects

Coleman moves to ANZ in Singapore

Gareth Coleman is taking on the role of director at Australian bank ANZ’s infrastructure, export & sustainable finance team in Singapore

BNDES, BNB fund Powertis' Brazilian solar

Powertis has secured R2.5 billion ($610 million) in financing from BNDES and BNB to develop four 765MW solar projects in Minas Gerais and São Paulo

IFC issues first Canadian green bond

IFC has issued its first Canadian dollar green bond of C$750 million ($567 million) to finance investments in renewable energy, green buildings, sustainable forestry, and energy efficiency