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  • The bluffer’s guide to infrastructure

    Sitting down yesterday to an old-school lunch with a rare selection of industry veterans, discussion over a succulent rack of lamb and a cheeky bottle of red inevitably turned to the nostalgic “where are they now?” and swiftly evolved into the more waspish “how are they still there?”

  • Show me the (infra) money…

    January is traditionally a time for reflection, but moreso it’s a time to plan for the year ahead and ensure you’re in position to make the most of the market… which is not so easy these days given, as one old chum puts it nicely: “It’s hard to eke out an existence when there’s a dearth of opportunity”

  • The new year – back for another swing

    A couple of (hopefully) amusing anecdotes, a preview of our league tables which will be published in a couple of weeks' time and mulling the awards for which we shall hosting judging sessions over the course of this month

  • Infra debt funds – brown trouser time

    There’s an old tale that Admiral Nelson was once asked by a flunky why he wore a red tunic into battle. He coolly replied that, were he to be shot, the blood would not show and the morale of his fighting men would not flag. To this, the attendant replied: “And that’s why I wear brown trousers.”

  • Macquarie / GIB and the August echo chamber

    It’s that time of year again – sailing past the mid-point of August with the echo chamber in full effect as the entirety of the (South) European infrastructure community basks itself in the very finest fleshpots that bonuses can afford

  • Turnberry 2007… where are they now? (Part 2)

    The second part of our look back at an infrastructure retreat hosted by IJ at Turnberry Hotel in 2007. Now, a decade later, we take a look back at the careers of those who attended and assess how kind the years have been...

  • Turnberry 2007… where are they now? (Part 1)

    Ten years ago, the great and good of the infrastructure community gathered at Turnberry Hotel in Scotland, guests of IJ at a retreat sponsored by Ashurst, Deloitte and BESI. Here we look at how the careers of those who attended have evolved over the course of the troubled decade...

  • Interview: MUFG’s Colin Chen

    The world’s leading project finance bank has also dominated the Asia Pacific project finance league tables for several years. Colin Chen, who runs MUFG’s structured finance in Asia Oceania excluding Japan, explains the Japanese bank’s strategy going forward

  • Interview: Singaporean Finance Minister, Indranee Rajah

    Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law, Indranee Rajah, tells IJGlobal how Singapore will become a regional infrastructure and financing hub

  • Interview: Netflow's Phil Dreaver

    In an interview with the managing director of Netflow, the new joint-venture between Plenary and Cintra, Phil Dreaver describes the competition in Australia's growing road infrastructure market, and how his firm plans on competing in the sector

  • Q3 league tables: Winners and losers

    IJGlobal looks at the performance of three companies it its Q3 league tables in order to highlight trends within the infrastructure finance market

  • Data Analysis: Deutsche Bank blues

    Wider problems at Deutsche Bank have coincided with what appears to be a sharp decline in infrastructure investment by the German lender, following a couple of years of expansion

  • Japanese banks in the UK

    While MUFG considers moving its European headquarter out of the UK, Japanese bank debt is heading towards the country’s infrastructure at greater volumes than ever

  • News+: Real estate or P3s?

    The US P3 market for social infrastructure has come to a cross roads, as local and state government officials wrestle with a choice between a traditional P3 procurement or engaging in a real estate development deal

  • News+: Herbert Smith Freehills, the mega merger

    Earlier this month law firm Herbert Smith completed the biggest merger the legal industry has seen since the three-way merger that created Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2000, after it joined forces with Asia Pacific focused law firm Freehills

  • BLCP Power- the only Thailand based coal fired IPP to achieve financial close since the Asian crisis

    In September 2003, the non recourse financing of the US$1.37 billion 2 x 717 MW coal fired therma...

  • Sohar Refinery Project

    Sohar Refinery Company (SRC) has become the first refinery to be successfully financed in the ban...

  • St Petersburg wastewater

    In March this year, financial close was reached on the US$244 million South West Waste Water Trea...

  • MTNN- Nigeria’s largest telecoms financing

    On 18th November 2003, MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd (MTNN) closed US$395 million of debt financ...

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