Americas Report 2007
Coal still king in US fuel mix: Coal remains a vital and growing part of the US fuel mix, according to the latest government energy report. Coal's share of the power market will remain at 57% in 2030, while electricity demand will have jumped 41% between 2005 and 2030.
Asia Pacific Report 2007
Thailand has finally announced decisions for newly required additional power capacity up to 2017, and it has made clear what state-owned power company Egat can have. Minerva Lau writes.
Global Infrastructure Report 2007
The rise of infrastructure funds: In the past 18 months there has been more than US$160bn globally earmarked for infrastructure investments.
India Report 2007
India is undergoing a rapid and wide-ranging process of transformation. It is the current business destination, as it embarks on an ambitious mission of infrastructure improvement and development. As prime minister Manmohan Singh had said: "If you are a global company and India is not part of your plan, then you have missed the bus."
Middle East Report 2007
M&A drivers in place: With huge sums generated by the oil price rise and more competition in some sectors, Middle Eastern companies are increasingly considering mergers and acquisitions. At the same time, regionally based funds are flexing their financial muscles overseas and targeting major companies.
Australia Report 2007
Oz miner digs into Laos: July saw first drawdown under the facilities agreement for the financing by an ANZ-led syndicate for the Phu Kham Copper-Gold and Phu Bia gold projects in the Lao PDR.
European Report 2007
Rays of expensive hope: Renewable energy is now one of Europe’s busiest project financing sectors. Wind may have been a driving force in recent years but solar is now coming under the spotlight.
Global Energy Report 2007
Nuclear - A risky business: Countries across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are implementing multi-billion euro projects to construct the next generation of nuclear power plants (NPPs). However, will the as yet unused non-recourse model ever appear in the sector?