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  • Data Analysis: Merchant solar struggles in Chile

    Chile has one of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) markets in Latin America and some of the largest merchant PV projects in the world. But falling PV prices in the north of the country have hurt projects and some financings are undergoing restructuring

  • Data Analysis: New sponsors enter Mexican wind

    The total value of wind farm financings reaching close in Mexico slightly declined in 2015, according to IJGlobal data, but activity in the sector is set to rebound

  • Colombia's 4G gathers pace

    Early indicators suggest that 2016 is to be an important year for Colombia’s 4G highway programme, as some of the initial projects procured by ANI approach financial close

  • Uruguay ramps up PPP

    Uruguay is set to see an uptick in PPP procurement in 2016, as Vázquez's government rolls out the initial projects of a $12 billion infrastructure programme

  • Abengoa crisis puts LatAm on alert

    Creditors and partners working alongside Abengoa, among them various Latin American state-held entities, are feeling the pressure following news that the Spanish renewables developer filed for insolvency protection last week

  • Data Analysis: Brazil’s time to shine

    Despite market volatility, investors still appear convinced by the economics of wind and solar in Brazil

  • Mexico City new international airport (NAICM)

    The $3 billion revolving credit facility closed by the Mexican Federal Government this week is a crucial step toward financing what is slated to be one of the world’s busiest airports

  • Interconnecting power grids in Peru and Chile

    Transmission interconnection with Chile could help ease the growing imbalance between supply and demand in Peru's power sector

  • Data Analysis: Colombia's exponential toll road boom

    Colombia’s national infrastructure agency (ANI) has procured more than 4,500km of toll road projects to the private sector in the last 16 months, according to the IJGlobal database

  • El Encino-La Laguna gas pipeline, Mexico

    Mexican pipeline operator Fermaca obtained competitive terms on a $610 million mini-perm loan backing the $820 million El Encino-La Laguna natural gas pipeline project in Mexico

  • H1 2015 League Tables Analysis: Bonds lead Peruvian infra finance

    Two of the three Peruvian infrastructure deals to close in the first half of 2015 were funded by sizeable bond issuances, according to the IJGlobal H1 2015 League Tables

  • H1 2015 League Tables Analysis: Europe attracts highest DFI lending

    Total development finance lending into global project finance deals contracted in the first half of 2015 to a value of just over $12 billion, according to the IJGlobal H1 2015 League Tables

  • Data Analysis: Chile's improving PPP pipeline

    Chile's Ministry of Public Works (MOP) has slowly increased the number of PPPs awarded to the private sector over the last four-plus years, according to the IJGlobal database

  • Data Analysis: The pace of financial close

    Germany, Canada and Australia average the shortest periods between preferred bidder and financial close among countries with PPP programmes

  • New debt and equity products for Uruguayan wind

    Debt - and equity - capital markets will play a bigger role in Uruguayan renewables

  • The rise of the green bond

    Green bond issuers are no longer limited to development finance institutions

  • Q1 2015 League Tables Analysis: Latin American Renewables

    Renewables’ share of total closed Latin American project finance debt has continued its ascent, though wind and solar remain minority players against the transport and midstream sectors

  • Peru nears a renewables break-through

    Peru continues to favour baseload fuels, but has enacted a renewables mandate and international sponsors and lenders are eager to participate

  • Kelar CCGT, Chile

    The successful closing of the $477 million debt-financing for the 517MW combined-cycle Kelar power project in Chile’s mineral-rich north marked a series of firsts for the penetration of Korean players to a highly concentrated power sector, amidst significant legal and regulatory reform

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