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Issue : PFI Issue 155

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    People & Markets | 21 October 1998

    Dresdner PF takes over export finance A re-organisation of the project finance and long-term export finance activities in Dresdner Kleinwort Benson's head office has been undertaken. Effective in October, both businesses will be integrated into one product unit called the global project and export finance unit. The merger was made to improve the synergies between the two closely related areas. By Boey Kit Yin and Rod Morrison.

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    People & Markets | 21 October 1998

    Shake-up at Chase Bill Rockford has become the lone head of Chase's project finance group, following four months of cohabitation with Rick Edwards.

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    People & Markets | 21 October 1998

    North sees a step-down North Ltd's chief executive Campbell Anderson has announced his resignation, effective in early 1999. Anderson, who took up the job in 1993, is believed to be looking for a change in lifestyle and has rejected rumours pertaining to his health and his joining rival BHP.

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    People & Markets | 21 October 1998

    Wilson moves on Michael Wilson has left Baker & McKenzie in Almaty, Kazakhstan, to establish his own practice, Michael Wilson & Partners (MWP).

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    People & Markets | 21 October 1998

    Woicke to head IFC Peter Woicke was recently appointed executive vice- president of the International Finance Corp, the private sector arm of the World Bank group. Woicke will succeed Jannik Lindbaek, who will not be seeking a renewal of his five-year term for personal reasons.

  • PF deals on track despite GITIC closure

    Asia Pacific News | 21 October 1998

    The closure of the Guangdong International Trust & Investment Corp (GITIC) caused sentiment towards China assets to turn southward, but the impact was less drastic than expected on the project finance markets. An immediate effect will be to tighten the already small syndication market, but the long-term effect of China's seriousness in clearing out weak organisations is hoped to return confidence in the country. By Boey Kit Yin.

  • Citipower in the limelight

    Asia Pacific News | 21 October 1998

    Speculation on the sale price Citipower is likely to attract has been rife in the market, with one of the front-runners Singapore Power rumoured to be bidding between A$1.2bn and A$1.6bn (PFI issue 154). Bankers, however, have said that the bid range was reasonably fair, considering Entergy had paid the Victorian government A$1.575bn for the utility in December 1995. Also, the utility is said to carry residual regulatory risks.

  • Tax rate out on Vic gas

    Asia Pacific News | 21 October 1998

    The Office of the Regulator-General (ORG) recently ruled that the allowable weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for gas distributors be raised to 7.75% (PFI issue 154). The industry had been hoping for about 8.5% to enable successful bidders a little more chance of paying off their capital outlay early.

  • Cronulla chugs at it

    Asia Pacific News | 21 October 1998

    Sydney Water has confirmed that four pre-qualified tender bids to upgrade the Cronulla sewerage treatment plant to tertiary level have been accepted. The participants are:

  • Refinery site up in the air

    Asia Pacific News | 21 October 1998

    Comalco has yet to decide where to site its alumina refinery and the proposed sites still remain as either Gladstone in Queensland or Bintulu in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. The company has been conducting feasibility studies of the A$1.4bn greenfield refinery, which can be expanded to four times its initial output of 1m tpa.

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