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  • IJGlobal Friday the 13th Special

    It’s Friday the 13th and – as the day behoves – we turn our focus to the darker side of the industry… the horrific, the ghastly and the downright wrong. Sourcing opinion from the market through a straw poll sent to a select crew of worthies, here follows a sense of where most people’s heads are at on a day when everything is supposed to go wrong

  • China Infrastructure 2019 – an IJGlobal first

    IJGlobal was in Beijing at the end of August for client meetings and China Infrastructure 2019 – our first seminar in China with partners Roca Infrastructure Data and Analytics and the International Business Advisory Council

  • Interest high in Brazilian renewables

    Solar and wind auctions in Brazil are still proving popular and more commercial lenders are participating in deals

  • Geopolitical uncertainties on infra investments

    Infrastructure investors have rarely faced such a breadth of challenges as they do today. Sabre rattling across regions is fueling protectionism while dampening economic activity according the IMF. Infra investors are not new to these political upheavals, in some ways, many are borne from them

  • Andy Carty – a retiring man

    Three tours of duty at three seats of power, Andy Carty knows how to walk the corridors and come out the other end with his sanity largely intact. Here we celebrate a fascinating public-side career that draws to an end in a couple of weeks' time, focusing on roles played by a man much loved across the European infrastructure community...

  • Laurie Mahon – infrastructurally fabulous

    A career like few others... in fact - no others. New York-based CIBC boss Laurie Mahon stands out as one of the most intriguing figures in the global infrastructure community having done it all, and done it in style. Here IJGlobal takes a look at the person, her career and what makes her tick...

  • Offshore wind takes centre stage in South Korea

    South Korea has big plans for offshore wind, though only a couple of projects so far are operational

  • Aloha to renewable energy

    Hawaii − the most fossil fuel dependent state in the US − is determined to relieve its dependence on oil

  • Australia’s Spencer Gulf: a renewables-industry-export vision

    The Spencer Gulf region in South Australia has a burgeoning pipeline of green energy projects that aim to solve grid stability concerns and power the region’s major resources

  • Kahone and Toube solar PV, Senegal

    IFC has reached financial close on the second project under its Scaling Solar programme in Sub-Saharan Africa – this time two projects of a combined 60MW in Senegal

  • Brazil's Parana touts infra pipeline

    The Brazilian state of Parana has an ambitious pipeline of infrastructure projects that were recently showcased at a roadshow to attract investors, with the extensive list including a large road concession as well as projects in the ports, airports, water and sanitation, energy and prisons sectors

  • I just don’t have words…

    OK, it’s silly season – that time of the year when infra hacks are supposed to scrabble around for news, smashing the phones in the vain attempt to raise anyone on the blower… tumbleweed gusting through the streets, a deathly pall across the financial centres, long lunches and worktime suntans

  • Indonesia PPP: time to take off

    President Joko Widodo’s administration has been pushing to prepare Indonesia’s public private partnership (PPP) programme. As his second term starts in earnest, tentative hopes that PPP procurement may be set to accelerate have been reignited. Airport privatisations are already underway and look set to lead the PPP pipeline

  • Australian energy-from-waste: burning brighter

    Australia has seen an explosion in wind, solar and now energy storage development, while EfW has been a slow burner. But with waste exports less viable and landfill less tolerated, EfW could catch light

  • Brazil's dynamic renewables market

    Developers are having to turn to new revenue and financing sources to meet Brazil’s ambitious non-hydro renewables generation targets

  • Monster hunting – energy storage in Asia

    Major battery storage projects in Asia may still seem mythical to some, but many have taken on the quest

  • Libor transition – buckle up for a rough ride

    The infrastructure industry is bracing for a storm of monumental proportions as the market readies itself for the transition away from established inter-bank lending rates that underpin many billions of dollars of loans across this global sector

  • Coal-fired power in Europe

    Mizuho Financial Group last month became the latest major Japanese bank to revise its policy framework to impose restriction on its lending to coal-fired power projects

  • Taking US midstream & LNG to the next level

    President Trump's executive orders to streamline federal permitting processes comes at a time when the US looks to develop its midstream infrastructure and position itself as a leading LNG exporter

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