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Thursday, 08 December 2016

Japan

FC for Japanese solar

Canadian Solar has closed ¥14.9bn (US$141.5m) senior and subordinate non-recourse term loan to finance the construction and operation of a 55MW solar power plant in the Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan. The facilities were arranged by South Korean-based Hanwha Asset Management and have a maturity of 17 years. See story below.

Justin Trudeau

Canadian infra bank courts investors

PFI Issue 590 - November 30, 2016

Infra banks in Canada and the US have repeatedly been proposed. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the first to take his plan a step further. By Alison Healey.

Reliance

RPower joins Bangladeshi race

PFI Issue 590 - November 30, 2016

Reliance Power is sounding out the market for its ambitious Bangladeshi IPP. It is the latest major foreign investor in the densely populated country. By Minerva Lau.

Faroe

Faroe Tunnels bond priced

PFI Issue 590 - November 30, 2016

The Faroe Islands have become an unlikely jurisdiction for a project bond. The scheme is the islands’ biggest infrastructure expansion ever. By Stefano Berra.

Features

Hybrid

The European renewable hybrid

PFI Issue 590 - November 30, 2016

The smart institutional investor has an involvement in medium-scale renewable project financings in Europe. By Gerard Pieters and Heiko Ludwig, Nord/LB.

Lima Metro Line 2

The Pacific Alliance and P3s

PFI Issue 590 - November 30, 2016

The Pacific Alliance was recently dubbed “the most important alliance you’ve never heard of” by Atlantic Magazine1. This may be an accurate description. By José A Morán, North America’s banking and finance chair based in Chicago, and Hana Damore, banking and finance associate, Chicago, Baker & McKenzie.

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2016

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2016

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2016

The three largest insurance groups in Germany are emerging as dominant institutional investors in the European infrastructure debt market. By Stefano Berra.This market now encompasses the full range of players in the global capital markets – from private equity to large scale pension and insurance funds and sovereign wealth funds on the equity side onto institutional debt providers, investment banks and commercial banks on the debt side.

PFI Global Energy Report 2016

PFI Global Energy Report 2016

PFI Global Energy Report 2016

COP21 in Paris late last year saw nearly 200 nations setting about their green ambitions including their plans to develop renewable energy projects. The summit has given an added impetus to the push for renewable energy.

PFI EMEA 2016 Cover image

PFI EMEA Report 2016

PFI EMEA Report 2016

The 2016 Project Finance International Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Report provides a range of case studies from the region plus a look at key themes in the market such as the evolving structure of power purchase agreements and new credit enhancement products.

PFI Asia Best Practice Report 2016

PFI Asia Best Practice Report 2016

PFI Asian Best Practice Report

It is with great pleasure that I introduce the third Project Finance International (PFI) Best Practice in Asian Infrastructure Report.

PFI Comment

Nuclear

Funding nuclear

Nuclear power projects are now the biggest deals in town, with the mega LNG boom having tailed off for the time being. Funding them is the elephant in the room, a very big elephant and a pretty small room.

PFI League Tables 2016

The Thomson Reuters Project Finance International 2016 league table returns are due to be submitted on December 31st. The tables are for mandated lead arrangers for loans, lead managers for bonds and for financial advisory services on project finance deals. Click here to obtain a form and details of the league table process.

Project Finance MLA Q3 2016

# Arranger (US$m)
1 CDB 11,883.6
2 MUFG 10,183.8
3 SMBC 8,921.7
4 Mizuho 5,408.4
5 Credit Agricole 4,893.5
6 Societe Generale 4,213.5
7 BNP Paribas 3,690.4
8 SBI Capital 3,599.3
9 ING 3,222.9
10 Santander 2,946.7

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PFi Yearbook 2016 Cover image

PFI Yearbook 2016

PFI Yearbook 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Thomson Reuters Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook. The Yearbook is our annual publication in which we look at the events of 2015, through case studies and the PFI Awards, and look forward into 2016 with articles in the Global section of the book.

PFI India Report Cover 2016

PFI India Report 2016

PFI India Report 2016

The government of Narendra Modi has taken steps to revive economic activities, especially in the energy sector where green is the word, and infrastructure sector where hybrid may be the new lingo.