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22 May 2017   Projects, Policy

In Peru, Infrastructure and Capital Markets are Joined at the Bip

Following GFC Media Group's Project Finance and Capital Markets Peru briefing day, we explore key themes discussed at the event, including the roadblocks that stand in the way of significant infrastructure development the country badly needs, and key reforms hovering on the horizon.

Africa Credit Markets Brief

AfDB calls for investment across Africa to close annual US$162bn funding gap – Kenya borrows US$1bn via syndicated loan – Nigeria raises mere NGN100bn in bond sale – Nigeria looking to secure US$5.2bn World Back funding package – Zimbabwe warns South Africa over proposed land reform – Russia’s Rosatom committed to nuclear plant project in South Africa – Senegal issues Eurobond – Saudi Aramco stalls on US$20mn Zambia loan - Zimbabwe secures US$1.7bn loan from Afrexim Bank

Middle East Credit Markets Brief

Saudi Arabia loses market share in the oil sector – Saudi Electricity Co. in talks over sukuk – ACWA makes landmark 22-year trade – Etihad bonds drop on Alitalia news – UAE bankruptcy laws to improve operating environment – Dana Gas in debt restructuring talks – ADCB plans new issue – QNB hits the market, plans to make inroads in KSA – Bahrain feels FX strain – Oman in US$3.6bn loan talks – OETC prices upsized trade – Jordan places another Eurobond – NBK mulls new unsecured notes – Iran struggles to attract foreign investment

Challenge to Develop Fossil Fuels in Argentina Could Make or Break Macri’s Legacy

In 2015, centre-right candidate Mauricio Macri defeated the heir of former president Cristina Kirchner, thus ending almost 12 years of leftist rule. One of its initial promises was to attract foreign investors back to Argentina’s shore. However, over a year has passed and the new government seems to be having problems fulfilling its election promises.

PPP Reforms in Peru Raise Fresh Concerns Around Funding Sources

As some praise the new public-private partnership (PPP) reforms carried out by the centre-right government of Pedro Kuczynski, others question the impact they may have on construction companies’ abilities to secure financing.

CASE STUDY: Parque Arauco Secures Lowest Yields in Chilean Corporate Bond Market to Date

Parque Arauco managed to secure the lowest yields of any Chilean issuer on comparable notes with its October 2016 issuance, a transaction that capped off an exciting evolution in the company’s financing strategy.

Can Chile Get its Groove Back?

For more than three decades, Chile was the poster child of neo-liberalism, the country that followed diligently the IMF playbook. Such discipline was rewarded with impressive growth and the envy of its Latin American peers. By 2010, pundits predicted that Chile was but a few years shy of becoming Latin America’s first “developed” nation. The latest down-cycle, marked by both low copper prices and the flirting with expanded government, created a new set of obstacles for Chile. The question hovering over voters ahead of the Presidential elections in November is, “Can Chile get its groove back?”

Peru’s Infrastructure: Life after Odebrecht

As the Odebrecht scandal continues to cause chaos in Latin America, Peru must find an effective way to revamp its paralyzed infrastructure projects.

[SPANISH] VIDEO: Interview with Clemente del Valle, President, National Development Financial Corp

Bonds and Loans spoke with Clemente del Valle, president of the National Development Financial Corporation during the Bonds and Loans and Derivatives Conference Andes 2017, about the challenges of funding the 4G programme.

CASE STUDY: IC Construction Group Lays Groundwork for IPO with Project Finance Facility

IC İçtaş Enerji Yatırım Holding A.Ş. was able to utilise its close relationship with banks to rapidly close one of Turkey’s largest project finance loans of the year. The size of the project and the acquisition of two new HEPPs from the privatisation authority also managed to attract a larger group of lenders to the transaction.

 

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