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A road to nowhere

A road to nowhere? Latin America's new infrastructure game

April 1, 2016

With low economic growth and high interest rates denting the appeal of Latin America’s infrastructure to lenders and investors, Silvia Pavoni looks at how infrastructure finance in the region will be affected. 

The infrastructure bottleneck holding Asia back

The infrastructure bottleneck holding Asia back

April 1, 2016

Asia's rapid development over the past two decades has brought the continent to the brink of becoming the world's economic powerhouse. However, its infrastructure shortfall – believed to be worth $6500bn between 2015 and 2020 – is threatening to hold the region back, unless it can scrape together the required funding to fill this gap.

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Have PPPs reached a dead end in western Europe?

February 1, 2016

A dearth of greenfield infrastructure opportunities combined with unsupportive governments have burst the public-private partnership bubble in western Europe, with deal flow decreasing dramatically from its peak in 2007. Stefanie Linhardt reports on whether this trend will prove to be terminal.

why Africans are increasingly investing in Africa

Home comforts: why Africans are increasingly investing in Africa

August 1, 2015

Investment into Africa has usually been the preserve of developed world firms seeking extra yield for their portfolios. However, in the past few years more and more money has been poured into African projects by local investors as African wealth increases. 

Latin America's infrastructure renaissance?

March 2, 2015

Latin America's infrastructure gap is wide and deep, but a new wave of crucial projects are finally starting to fill the void. The Banker takes a look at some high-impact developments that look set to help the region's trade, energy and urbanisation needs.

Latam starts bridging the infrastructure gap

February 23, 2015

For too long, Latin America has been thwarted by its infrastructure deficit. Finally, the launch of several major projects and myriad small but no less significant ones, suggests that it is doing something about this.

Paraguay finance minister looks to make better connections

January 5, 2015

The finance minister of Paraguay, German Rojas, is keep to continue the country's impressive economic performance of recent years, but is fully aware that to do this the state of its crumbling infrastructure must be addressed.

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Infrastructure: a new asset class?

December 1, 2014

The funding of infrastructure projects by institutional investors is a topic being hotly debated right now. While the hurdles for institutional parties looking at such opportunities are many, there is a growing feeling that in such a low-interest-rate environment, their potentially high yields make them worth the risk and effort.

The HSBC team that worked on the UK’s first project bond. Top, from left to right: Edward Barnes, Matthew Taylor, Christopher Quayle, Matthew Bailey and James Cunniffe. Bottom: Katrina Haley, Scott Dickens, Phil Adam and Steven Mowll

HSBC switches on UK project bond market

January 2, 2014

Credit-enhanced project bonds have taken time to reach the market, but a debut UK deal arranged by HSBC could set a useful precedent for financing offshore power transmission infrastructure.

Plugging the global infrastructure funding gap

May 28, 2013

Governments scramble to bridge the infrastructure gap.

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