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Deriner Dam was built to reduce Turkey's energy dependency, but was criticised because its impact on key historical sites

Turkey grapples with project finance demands

December 23, 2010

Turkey is facing the task of doubling its installed power-generating capacity in the next decade, while also speeding up reforms in the energy sector to ensure planned projects can gain access to finance. Writer David O'Byrne

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CEE infrastructure generates international teamwork

July 6, 2010

With help from multilateral institutions, transport infrastructure finance deals in the new and aspiring EU members are still being completed, but on much more conservative terms. Writer Philip Alexander

Funding African infrastructure

May 5, 2010

The parlous state of infrastructure in Africa is one of the main reasons the continent has never achieved its immense potential. The Banker's roundtable attempts to find out how this situation can be rectified and where the money will come from to fund it. Writer Charlie Corbett

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Banks are competing to fund infrastructure investment

May 5, 2010

Hindered by years of armed conflict and governmental infighting, Colombia has launched a long-awaited infrastructure development programme, set to pump $24bn into its ailing transport network and, in turn, stimulate healthy competition among its banks as they bid to provide funding. Writer John Rumsey

The US ponders a private route for infrastructure

March 31, 2010

Following the recession, investors have steered clear of US transport projects, while the federal and local governments have shied away from increasing toll revenues, despite the country's lack of investment in its roads and bridges. But now the US infrastructure market is slowly embracing a European solution: private capital. Writer Suzanne Miller

Bent Flyvbjerg

October 5, 2009

Evidence suggests that infrastructural stimulus initiatives often detract from the economy in the long term.

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Infrastructure splurge will not be blown off course

October 5, 2009

The credit crunch may delay Turkey's extensive plans to upgrade power supplies and road networks, but it has certainly not derailed them. Writer Philip Alexander

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A reliable model for a risk-averse world

August 4, 2009

Portugal's traditionally cautious approach to banking with a strong leaning towards public investment is being recognised by other countries as an effective, if temporary, approach during the current downturn. Writer Peter Wise

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Can Islamic finance plug the funding gap?

May 5, 2009

The global financial crisis has limited the finances available for major projects in the Middle East. But this could be an opportunity for Islamic financiers to come up with sharia-compliant finance to make up for the shortfall of Western funds. Writer James Gavin

Redrawing the landscape

April 7, 2009

If Western banks pull back from project finance abroad, they will leave a large funding gap. But they will also create a golden opportunity for local players to grab market share. Writer Geraldine Lambe

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