Latest articles from Infra & Project Finance

Infrastructure assets show recession resistance

July 1, 2008

The demand for infrastructure projects will increase in the future, requiring big money, even in a recession. The private sector involvement that will be needed is already taking shape in the form of a growing number of infrastructure funds, writes Geraldine Lambe.

Renewable enthusiasm

June 2, 2008

Instability in many of the regions supplying oil and gas, coupled with escalating costs in the fossil fuel market, has caused the financial markets to look towards the renewable energy sector. Business sense, as well as an environmental conscience, make this a wise move, writes Joanne Hart.

Caucasus calling

May 5, 2008

The Azerbaijan government is keen to use its geostrategic location and growing resources wealth to establish its status as a regional hub, and the financial sector is eager to play its part, reports Philip Alexander.

Portugal: the ones to watch

May 5, 2008

Peter Wise reports on the Portuguese firms that are making a name for themselves on the international stage.

A state of disrepair

April 7, 2008

The dire state of Nigeria’s transport and power sectors are hindering the country’s growth. President Yar’Adua has made tackling the problem a priority for his administration but the sheer size of the task makes international investment crucial. By John McCarthy.

London calling

April 7, 2008

One strategy that Nigerian banks are following to boost return on capital is setting up shop in London. Nick Kochan explores the challenges they face.

Less risk, more reward

April 7, 2008

Foreign investors’ confidence in Nigeria is improving as governmental efforts to tackle corruption and bribery start to yield positive results. By Nick Kochan.

Cashing in

April 7, 2008

Political stability, economic growth, foreign investment, oil wealth, a growing middle class; there are many reasons why Nigeria’s banks have amassed large capital bases. As Charlie Corbett reports, the dilemma now is how to use it.

Nigeria ready to blossom

April 7, 2008

Over the past decade, the word ‘potential’ has become synonymous with Nigeria, as the resource-rich nation’s progress has been stymied by political and economic instability. Much progress has been made on both fronts, and under new president Umaru Yar’Adua Nigeria looks set to deliver on its promise. Charlie Corbett reports.

Non-stop wealth

April 7, 2008

A boom in non-oil wealth looks set to accompany the continuing oil boom as huge projects get under way and economic reform continues, writes Stephen Timewell.

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