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Legislative change drives markets

December 1, 2007

New pieces of legislation affecting tax and ownership are having a dramatic knock-on effect on Canada’s capital markets. Geraldine Lambe reports.

A healthy appetite in Canada

December 1, 2007

Stability and access to a wealth of natural resources makes Canada attractive for investors. Geraldine Lambe reports on the resulting buoyant activity in the country’s capital markets.

Innovative structuring

November 5, 2007

Silvia Pavoni reports on a record-breaking wind power project financed purely on future cash flows.

Economic cities point to a sea change in thinking

November 5, 2007

The financial services sector in Saudi Arabia is benefiting from new policies aimed at attracting foreign investors, and creating a more sophisticated market, write Nadine Marroushi and Jon Marks.

A foreign magnet

September 2, 2007

The republic’s open inward investment programme has attracted huge FDI inflows into tourism, telecoms, mining and manufacturing in free trade zones. Jules Stewart explains.

The Russians are coming

September 2, 2007

Chingis Gombosuren in Ulaanbaatar reports on Russian oligarchs’ sudden appetite for Mongolian banks.

Plenty of room for derivativesin project finance space

September 2, 2007

Large numbers of energy and infrastructure projects across the globe have been funded through the use of project finance, opening up established and emerging economies to new forms of economic growth. Banks compete fiercely to fund these deals, but face a host of complex risks. Natasha de Terán explores how they manage them.

Saudi leads way in Gulf boom

July 31, 2007

Banks retain a voracious appetite for Middle East project finance, which continues to generate new milestones as margins get ever tighter, write Kevin Godier, Mark Ford and Nadine Marroushi.

The next stop for investment in public private partnerships

July 31, 2007

Bankers are looking at the BRIC countries to expand their business and to boost public private partnership portfolios. Which are the most appealing locations? Silvia Pavoni, John Rumsey, Ben Aris and Kala Rao report on the state of PPP development in Brazil, Russia, China and India .

Dan Cozine

July 31, 2007

The managing director and co-head of the Americas energy and commodities structured debt team at BNP Paribas tells Kathryn Tully what lies behind the bank’s restructuring to form a new global energy and commodities structured debt team.

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