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Issue : PFI Issue 139

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  • People & Markets019865

    People & Markets | 25 February 1998

    PF assets seek secondary market buyers The sales of project finance assets into the secondary loan market have encouraged a number of European and US banks to pay visits to Korean and Japanese banks that are actively selling down their long-term assets. By Boey Kit Yin.

  • People & Markets019866

    People & Markets | 25 February 1998

    Macquarie makes it official Macquarie Bank is going big guns by officially setting up its project and structured finance teams in Hong Kong and adding a couple more people to their Singapore office while other banks and financial institutions are slowing down on the hiring front.

  • People & Markets019867

    People & Markets | 25 February 1998

    Promotions galore in Bechtel The position of president of Bechtel Asia Pacific has been filled by Ted Kyzer, who was previously the Asia Pacific regional manager of Bechtel's petroleum and chemicals business, and a regional executive for South- East Asia. He replaces Jude Laspa, who had served as president for the past two years and has now been named as president of Bechtel North America.

  • People & Markets019868

    People & Markets | 25 February 1998

    C&P moves Carl Thomas has joined the Los Angeles office of Chadbourne & Parke as a counsel. He has experience in domestic and international power project financings and has joined C&P from Mayer Brown & Platt.

  • People & Markets019869

    People & Markets | 25 February 1998

    LatAm fund launched Two former Inter-American Development Bank officials have moved into the private sector to help launch a new US$1bn infrastructure fund for projects in Latin America. Victor Traverso and Blair Thomas both left the IDB recently to join Trust Company of the West (TCW) in its bid to establish the TCW Latin America Mezzanine and Infrastructure Fund (LAMIF).

  • Indian IPP power market surges

    Asia Pacific News | 25 February 1998

    The Indian power market is witnessing a surge of positive activity with marked advancements in the financing of a number of independent projects. Bankers said this could be the year where India closes a number of IPP projects, following last year's less than stellar performance. Leading the pack is the SPIC power project at Tuticorin which has just picked its lead arranger and expects to close financing by the end of the year. By Prakash Krishnan.

  • SA joins the bandwagon

    Asia Pacific News | 25 February 1998

    Plans have been announced by the South Australian state government to privatise its generation and distribution companies, following in the footsteps of Victoria's successful A$23bn sell-off of its electricity assets. The government is looking to appoint a financial adviser shortly. The banks expected to be vying for the mandate include ABN AMRO, CSFB, DMG, Bankers Trust and Macquarie Corporate Finance.

  • Explosive finish

    Asia Pacific News | 25 February 1998

    The financing for the A$235m ammonium nitrate plant project at Moura, Queensland has closed with arrangers ABN AMRO and Banque Nationale de Paris underwriting the debt portion of A$175m (PFI issue 132). The project is sponsored by Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific and Wesfarmers CSBP.

  • Pipeline in waiting line

    Asia Pacific News | 25 February 1998

    The deadline for the sale of the Dampier-Bunbury pipeline has been pushed back to February 28 (PFI issue 138). The delay cited this time relates to one of the key contracts, which was revoked by the Australian Consumer Competition Council (ACCC) on competition grounds.

  • Aluminium expansion

    Asia Pacific News | 25 February 1998

    Bechtel and Kaiser Engineers are leading an expansion of the Worsley alumina refinery in Western Australia. The plan is to double the refinery's annual output, placing it among the three largest alumina refineries in the world. The expansion involves modifying the bauxite mine and an overland conveyor, increasing steam and power generating capacity, modifying and expanding process facilities, and improving nearby port facilities.

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