Islamic Finance Report 2009
Welcome to the first Reuters Publishing Islamic special report – produced by journalists from IFR, PFI, Acquisition Monthly and IFR Securitisation Report. This is a truly global effort to capture the up-to-date picture of one of the world's most important capital markets, in detail.
Global Energy Report 2009
The credit crunch has had a significant and negative impact on the global push for more efficient and cleaner forms of energy. Now there are definite signs the crunch is easing, PFI is publishing its annual Global Energy survey to review a market in upswing mode.The survey will case study and profile important landmark deals such as the Rabigh IWPP in Saudi Arabia and Dolphin in Abu Dhabi - which took advantage of the new climate during the summer. These deals showed longer term debt is now available for the right projects. The survey will show how these and other schemes attracted finance over the summer and what lessons can be learned for projects in the pipeline.
European Report 2009
The project finance market in Europe has returned to life after a slow start to 2009, with renewables and PPP deals leading the way. Activity in the wind and solar sectors has picked up across Western Europe and moved into Eastern Europe too, while there has been a steady increase in the number of road and waste deals signed across the region.
Asia Pacific and Australia Report 2009
Asia has seen a big swing in the amount of PF activities during the last 12 months. Developers enjoyed low funding costs in early 2008, and then costs of constructions materials surged such that some projects were taking their time. The market situation however got worse as the financial crisis hit the Asian firms by the third quarter of last year, and then everything seems to have gone underground. Well, maybe not really, for Asia managed to successfully record its biggest volume of funded projects in 2008.
Global Infrastructure Report 2009
Far reaching changes have occurred to the Global Infrastructure market over the last 12 months, and the scene is now barely recognisable from that last summer before the credit crunch really hit. What has emerged, however, is a new kind of market in which all the players involved now have a bigger shared stake in the success of the projects.
Middle East Report 2009
The hugely successful IFR/PFI Middle East annual report will be in its fourth year in 2009. The report will cover the full range of capital market activities in the Gulf - loans, project finance, infrastructure, private equity, M&A and IPOs. Deal activity slowed down toward the end of last year but into 2009 there are signs of renewed activity.
Multilaterals Report 2009
Multilaterals will become increasingly important in the project finance world in the coming years. As the credit crunch bites and commercial bank liquidity become more constrained, the multilaterals will need to step up to the plate to allow deals to get done.
India Report 2009
The world has changed so drastically in just a few months. At this time last year, India was enjoying one of its highest growth rates. But that was not to last as it now faces a slowdown. Nonetheless, the country is pressing ahead with its infrastructure plans. Minerva Lau writes.
Clean Energy & Carbon Report 2009
The renewable energy market is facing a unique set of challenges. The need for clean energy grows as the climate change clock keeps ticking - but the availability of finance is obviously constrained. Unlike other markets which can cut back their capital expenditures in tougher times, the renewable energy market needs to keep investing to limit climate change.