Category Archives: Project Finance

PROJECT FINANCE MAGAZINE: Alternatives in Brazil, hiatus or on ice?

On the surface, Brazil’s alternatives sector looks healthy. Project finance volumes and the number of deals went up substantially last year and wind is today a serious contender at Brazil’s competitive auctions, open to all energy sources. However, the once … Continue reading

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PROJECT FINANCE: Brazilian airports open financing crack for banks

The successful start to Brazil’s ground-breaking airport privatization process has been marred for commercial banks by limited opportunities. More bank funding could be drawn in because the BNDES looks stretched, interest rates are falling, and the auction process may be … Continue reading

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PROJECT FINANCE: Latin Port sector rides through turbulent times

Latin port projects have proven popular despite the choppy times. They long-term make sense as the region faces massive bottlenecks and  governments have embraced port privatization while natural resource companies are scrambling to build their own outlets. Ports are rich … Continue reading

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PROJECT FINANCE Toll roads: Latin concessions scaled down

Latin concessions scaled down First they tried sweetening them, but now Latin governments are trying to scale back infrastructure programmes altogether. Only the most modest PPP deals will attract a sponsor and lender following. John Rumsey reports Last year, governments … Continue reading

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Latin miners dash for stronger lenders

Tighter credit and lower commodities prices have pushed even the largest mining companies in Latin America back into the arms of the development finance community. Smaller operators have even fewer options. John Rumsey reports. Latin American mining finance has witnessed … Continue reading

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Can Mexico

Mexico has introduced a raft of inducements to maintain sponsor interest in the Farac roads programme. But matching the success of the first package will be difficult. To continue reading, please go to the Project Finance website at www.projectfinancemagazine.com.

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Wake up time for Venezuela

Bankers were untroubled by Venezuela’s renationalisation of several heavy oil projects – until Exxon put a freeze on PDVSA’s worldwide assets. John Rumsey looks at the fallout. To continue reading, please go to the magazine website at www.projectfinancemagazine.com

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Petrobras develops new financing techniques

In March 2001, P-36, a platform owned by Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned oil company, sunk off the coast. Critics claimed that slipshod management and a drive for profit were to blame. The company’s cost of financing and risk coverage shot up … Continue reading

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PPP projects: slow progress

News that the Federal government of Brazil is about to sign off on its first Public Private Partnership (PPP) project was greeted with a mixture of relief that at last something was getting done and the suspicion that wrangling between … Continue reading

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