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  • Working from the dog house

    An English phrase that needs no explanation to people who are not native to the tongue has to be “in the dog house”. Six months into working from home (WFH) – more commonly known as Living At Work (LAW) – and I’ve been checked into the dog house for the foreseeable

  • Antwerp Gateway refi, Belgium

    The infrastructure debt markets are being continuously tested for resilience as coronavirus continues to dominate the headlines, mostly impacting greenfield projects that are largely being pushed back in the hope of a more stable economic environment

  • I have never gone so long without…

    It was while sitting at the dining room table, bashing away at the laptop desperately trying to ignore my co-worker (wife) who is a lot noisier on the phone than she gives herself credit for being, that one of her booming contacts quips: “I have never gone so long without…”

  • Almaty Ring Road PPP, Kazakhstan

    The Kazakh tenge has been volatile and eventually collapses 50% against the US dollar just days before the selection committee opens the financial-bid envelopes to develop the Almaty Ring Road PPP project. It is November 2015 and bidders are increasingly anxious. IJGlobal unpacks a road of many firsts

  • PPPs in Australia's infra-led recovery

    Australia's PPP pipeline could be set for a boost as politicians in state and federal governments around the country have fast-tracked infrastructure approvals and allocated billions in new budget, as they aim for a construction-led economic recovery from Covid-19. After a surprise PPP cancellation in Victoria, signals for PPP players are mixed...

  • IJInvestor Awards – open for entries

    IJInvestor – the IJGlobal title tracking fund deployment and infrastructure/energy M&A activity – has now gone live with the portal for its 2020 awards celebrating achievements and individuals across a global playing field

  • The new BNDES, a one-stop-shop

    Brazilian development bank BNDES has been trying to reposition itself over the last 12 months, the timeframe of its new administration. Traditionally seen as a major competitor by commercial national and international debt providers, the institution is making an effort to be more than just a lender. It aims to become a one-stop-shop for developing Brazil’s infrastructure

  • IJ Unplugged – Minister Prasad Panda

    The Canadian province of Alberta is no stranger to the procurement of infrastructure through public-private partnership structures… but it’s been a fairly quiet P3 market for the last 5 years

  • JFK Terminal 1, US

    Three years after Mayor Andrew Cuomo announced his plans to redevelop John F Kennedy Terminal 1, the consortium behind the transaction reached financial close in the midst of a global pandemic that hit the airline industry hard

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The Allen & Overy Interview

    Winner of the IJGlobal Law Firm of the Year 2019 for the MENA region, Allen & Overy has an enviable heritage in the this sector – a law firm with infrastructure and energy truly in its DNA

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The SMBC Interview

    SMBC celebrated an impressive calendar year 2019, successfully shepherding to financial close numerous award-winning deals across Latin America

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The Societe Generale Interview

    Societe Generale enjoyed great success in the 2019 calendar year, landing it the coveted role of Global MLA of the Year for infrastructure, energy and mining deals closed – voted on by independent judging teams in London, New York, Singapore and Dubai

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The Arup Interview

    Arup has been voted the IJGlobal Technical Adviser of the Year for Europe and Africa as well as winning for North and South America, recognising the role it played on transactions that closed in the 2019 calendar year – and repeating its success from 2018

  • IJGlobal Magazine – The Awards Special

    The summer issue of the IJGlobal Magazine is published today in digital format only. IJGlobal took the decision in the interests of safety not to publish the hard copy due to the coronavirus pandemic

  • Due diligence on the Road to Damascus

    Having spent the past couple of weeks wading through content for the next IJGlobal magazine – out in digital format, 13 July (God willing) – it has provided a rather nice Road to Damascus experience for this grizzled infra hack

  • Mexico struggles for airport solution

    Almost 2 years after the cancellation of the iconic project to build a new airport in Mexico City, the AMLO administration continues to battle over a final plan to guarantee the country will have adequate airport capacity

  • Highway 104 Twinning Project, Nova Scotia

    The consortium behind Canada's Highway 104 P3 carried the project to financial close in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis... however, not without a provision in the project agreement allowing for the pandemic

  • Who’d start a new job in lockdown?

    It’s a curious old world, ain’t it? Have you noticed the number of people moving jobs of late? It’s a trend that has a lot of folk around the industry scratching their heads in bemusement. Why on earth would you take a leap of faith in a market like the one we’re not enjoying?

  • Metro de Santiago, Chile

    In a market in which you increasingly see short-term project financing, such as mini-perms no longer than seven years due to the uncertainty brought up by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Santiago Metro has managed to raise 30-year debt

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