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  • 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

  • Golden Eagle Solar and Wind Portfolio, Mexico

    In November 2019, after years of work, Engie and Tokyo Gas reached financial close on the largest renewable portfolio in Mexico with post-reform government power purchase agreements. Seven months later, the assets are endangered by a raft of government policies, supposedly implemented in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, but widely viewed as politically-motivated

  • IJGlobal Webinar: Middle Americas Renewables Discussion

    IJGlobal – in partnership with LAC-CORE – this week hosted a webinar about renewable energy across Middle Latin America, focusing on Colombia, Mexico, and the Caribbean

  • IJGlobal Webinar: Latin American Renewables Discussion

    IJGlobal – in partnership with LAC-CORE – this week hosted a webinar focused on renewable energy across Latin America

  • Genneia, Argentina

    Developers in Argentina have faced an inhospitable project finance market since 2018, but the country's leading wind developer Genneia has managed to finance no fewer than 9 wind projects in the past 2 years, using creative structures including the company's first ECA-backed corporate loan

  • IJGlobal Survey – Global Digital Infrastructure

    IJGlobal this week published a survey to gauge understanding and preparedness for Digital Infrastructure – a burgeoning sector that we anticipate will benefit massively from international stimulus packages to revitalise economies post Covid-19

  • 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

  • Termocandelaria Power Limited, Colombia

    In January 2020, Colombia's Termocandelaria Power Limited built on its success in the international bond market with a $186 million tap to finance the conversion of a 20-year old peaker into what it says will be the country’s most efficient gas-fired generation project

  • Pamplona-Cúcuta Highway, Colombia

    The $520 million Pamplona-Cúcuta highway, one of Colombia's stalled 4G projects, stuttered to financial close amid the Covid-19 pandemic

  • The great infra coverage up

    A significant date in the project finance calendar – 31 March – slid past this week with little remark, but as we cringe our way through the financial Armageddon that is coronavirus, it’s unlikely such popular interest payment and calculation dates will be treated in the future in quite so blasé a manner

  • ANI's president on the 5G road programme

    Stalled Fourth Generation (4G) road PPPs in Colombia will not delay the government launching the revamped 5G programme but the Covid-19 pandemic will, Manuel Felipe Gutiérrez, president of the national infrastructure agency (ANI), told IJGlobal in an exclusive interview

  • Stir crazy and staying safe

    We’re all in the same boat now – moving like cagey tigers in our allotted territories, wading through thousands of unnecessary emails, wrestling with yesterday’s wonder technology innovation… all the while maintaining an ostensibly-genial appearance for the nearest and dearest

  • Javiera, Sol del Desierto, Chile

    Atlas Renewable Energy financed a pair of solar projects in Chile in the US private placement market at the beginning of March, skillfully winning over a skeptical investor community that lacked positive experiences of financing renewables in the country

  • EXCLUSIVE New kid on the block

    The US International Development Finance Corporation is open for business, and the new development bank is keen to convey that it is not just a rebranded OPIC. With new tools at its disposal, it is eyeing opportunities in emerging markets, such as Latin America

  • I Squared consolidates in Peru

    A year after private equity firm I Squared Capital completed the acquisition of a large renewable energy portfolio in Latin America, the fund tied up the final loose ends by refreshing the debt in place at the holdco level and on its newly consolidated Peruvian assets

  • Banks and developers mull CFE's plans for renewables

    As the Mexican government upends incentives, self-supply contracts and the market for clean energy certificates, project finance and investment bankers in New York and developers in Mexico City are attempting to gauge the impact and decipher the administration's motives

  • B-Day landings in World War 5G

    Wow. What a week to have lived through. It started with UK prime minister Boris Johnson revealing that Huawei would be involved in the roll-out of 5G in Britain – potentially leading to a schism with the US – and ended with Brexit… a rift with Europe

  • Wind developers persevere in Argentina

    Developers have brought a handful of wind projects in Argentina to financial close in recent months, having turned to development finance institutions and export credit agency wraps amid a lack of enthusiasm from commercial banks

  • Slow progress for Brazilian offshore wind

    Brazil is only just beginning to develop an offshore wind market but there are some first movers who are already jostling for position at the start line

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