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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Yearbook 2009

PFI Yearbook 2009

PFI Yearbook 2009

If anything, reading back to the Foreword in the Yearbook this time last year, the credit crunch took its time to take hold in 2008. Last year, I said it would sweep though the system and "when complete, the system will take years to recover". That is what happened but only come September when Lehman collapsed.

Global Awards 2008

PFI Yearbook 2009

Global Bank of the Year

Reforming the multilaterals

PFI Yearbook 2009

Multilateral development banks (MDBs) are under increasing pressure to change their financial strategies to become more efficient in attracting private sector financing to infrastructure and other project financings in developing countries. By Bob Sheppard.

EDC and US Ex-Im respond

PFI Yearbook 2009

Overlooked by many when commercial banks were liquid and rates were low, EDC and US Ex-Im are now fielding more calls from project financiers. By Deirdre Fretz.

Multis dance in Latin America

PFI Yearbook 2009

In troubled times, banks and developers around the world turn to export credit agencies to help them survive the downturn and that's no different in Latin America. By Alan Gersten.

Please debit my export credit card

PFI Yearbook 2009

In what is expected to be a difficult 2009 for sponsors and banks, the involvement of European export credit agencies in project finance has become more coveted than ever. Greg Roumeliotis reviews the ECAs' tools, portfolios and agenda for the year ahead.

Asian ECAs rise to the challenge

PFI Yearbook 2009

Export credit agencies have been so active in the past few years that commercial banks have moaned whenever the ECAs have inched into their loan space. By Minerva Lau.

CCS – Key developments

PFI Yearbook 2009

Carbon capture and storage involves the capture of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels, its transportation via road, rail, sea or pipeline, and storage in porous geological formations with high integrity cap-rock (such as depleted oil and gas fields). By Giedre Kaminskaite-Salters, senior adviser on climate and clean energy at Norton Rose.

Carbon credits and Asia

PFI Yearbook 2009

The development of a global market for carbon credits has been one of the key drivers of the growth in Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in Asia. Anna Howell, a partner in Herbert Smith's Hong Kong office, looks at how CDM projects have developed in Asia and highlights the challenges that lie ahead.

The future of PPPs

PFI Yearbook 2009

I have been tasked to give my perspective on the future of P3 infrastructure financing. By Gershon Cohen, head of infrastructure finance, HBOS.

Infrastructure debt oversold

PFI Yearbook 2009

Debt investors are facing ongoing financial market turmoil, with a slowdown in global economies and the prospect of higher default levels over the remainder of 2008 and 2009. By Carolyn Martin, Peter Scobie and Katrina King, global fixed interest team at QIC.

Back to basics in 2009

PFI Yearbook 2009

In periods of rapid economic growth, a fundamental focus of infrastructure and project finance – that of the identification and mitigation of risk – often receives less attention than in periods of stable or declining economic circumstances. By Robert Zivcic and William Streeter, Fitch Ratings.

In the same boat

PFI Yearbook 2009

Hopefully, it will be a big boat and it will have few holes. Because in 2009 we will all be in the same boat.