Monday, 19 August 2019

PFI India Report 2014

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  • Investing in an Indian IPP

    Making a strategic entry into India, GDF Suez has acquired a majority stake of 74% in Meenakshi Energy, an independent power producer (IPP) in southern India with a total combined capacity of 1,000MW, part of which is operational and part under construction. By Quentin Vaquette, financial adviser, and Cedric Girod, director, acquisition, investment and financial advisory, GDF Suez Energy Asia.

  • Positive developments in the road sector

    India has the third largest road network in the world, spanning approximately 3.3m kilometres, which transports nearly 65% of freight and 85% of passenger traffic. By Anushree Bajaj, senior associate, Bajaj Consultants Pvt Ltd.

  • An international lender's perspective

    This article comments on some of the key challenges facing the Indian infrastructure sector, particularly from an international lender’s perspective, and sets out priority areas at both a general and sector specific level that will both catalyse the growth of the sector and develop a broader range of financing options for Indian infrastructure. By Khawar Iqbal and James Cameron, project & export finance, HSBC. 

  • Rebooting India

    There was enthusiasm in the air when Narendra Modi won the Indian elections in May. The budget announced in July failed to unveil any big bang reforms, but many still remain optimistic. By Minerva Lau.

  • For whom the road tolls

    Already the largest toll road operator in India, ITNL has wider ambitions. Managing director K Ramchand explains how he plans to pave the world. By Adrian Murdoch.

  • Banks await the starting gun

    India’s project finance market should be a thriving arena, given the country’s vast need for infrastructure as it undergoes rapid industrialisation, and yet it has been beset by regulatory and market risk concerns that have consigned it in the minds of offshore lenders to something of a backwater fraught with danger. By Jonathan Rogers.

  • Lessons for school PPPs

    The public-private partnership (PPP) model for the development of infrastructure and delivery of services is being applied to an increasing number of sectors. It appears that PPP projects in India will continue to increase over the next few years as the recently elected government has identified PPPs as a critical means for furtherance of infrastructure development. By Vishwas Udgirkar, Kushal Kumar Singh, Ashutosh Bhandari and Amita Virdi

  • Securitisation flows into hydro asset

    Hydro power plays a key part in India’s power generation landscape. India is the sixth largest producer of hydroelectric power and has 40.7GW of installed capacity. By Vinayak Mavinkurve, Srinivas Karra and Rakesh Sharma of IDFC Ltd.

  • India to test Gujarat growth model

    India could ride on the wave of the Gujarati model of growth provided it balances the role of the state governments, harnesses private-sector participation and reins in the gaping fiscal deficit. By Hamisah Samad.

  • Solar power starts to shine

    The solar PV industry in India has seen healthy growth in the past four years. The industry is characterised by a few large developers of solar PV with installed capacity exceeding 100MW and several other smaller developers. By Manpreet Singh and Priyank Jain of Punj Lloyd. 

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