Sunday, 24 September 2017
Australia’s New South Wales government has officially launched the sale of its 51% interest in the Sydney Motorway Corp, the SPV that houses the WestConnex toll road projects. The deal is expected to be worth more than US$10bn. Expressions of interest opened today and binding bids are due early next year with a deal expected to be signed by the middle of next year. See story below.
Falling costs of renewable energy reduce risks for top carbon-emitting nations as they move toward compliance with the Paris Agreement. By Christopher Bredholt, vice president – senior analyst, and Swami Venkataraman, senior vice president, Moody’s Infrastructure Finance Team.
Argentina has turned from a pariah to an attractive location for investment in two years. How has it happened and where are the opportunities? By Nic Stone.
Infrastructure spending is a top priority for governments across the world including the new Trump Administration. Investors are looking for deals in which to place their money. Can the infra market provide well structured deal flow to keep the funding markets happy? PFI has published its Global Infrastructure supplement featuring a host of case studies and articles on current trends and issues.
The global energy finance market faces a range of new challenges and opportunities. PFI has published its Global Energy supplement featuring a host of case studies and articles on current trends and issues. The offshore wind sector is taking centre stage right now with Japan, South Korea and the US joining Europe in building out new developments.
The Project Finance International EMEA survey has been published – reviewing the extraordinary growth in the renewables market across Europe and some of the more exciting developments in Africa. Even in Spain, where the renewables market was quiet after a time of excess, a range of new projects are coming forward seeking project finance.
Falling corporate bond spreads in the largest capital market in the world, the US, are forcing US investors to look overseas. Projects are benefiting but the boom will not last.
PFI has awarded its 2017 Asia Best Practice Citations – this year focusing on smart urban infrastructure and financing. These Citations will be presented at a dinner, hosted by IE Singapore, on September 26 in Singapore.
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Welcome to the 2017 Thomson Reuters Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook. The Yearbook is our annual publication in which we look at the events of 2016, through case studies and the PFI Awards, and look forward into 2017 with interviews and articles in the Global section of the book.