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Plenty of room for derivativesin project finance space

September 3, 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

August 1, 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

August 1, 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

August 1, 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.

China cuts out the middleman

August 1, 2007

By negotiating directly with Africa, China is changing the rules on commodity trading, writes Martyn Davies.

Oil price hikes offer Africa a silver lining

August 1, 2007

Climbing oil prices may be a headache for the West, but could provide Africa with much needed development revenue.

Legislative deadlock hampers development

July 4, 2007

One of the richest Gulf states, parts of Kuwait’s economy are booming, but politics and bureaucracy still hold back growth, write Nadine Marroushi and Jon Marks.

More than a gas success story

July 4, 2007

As its gas boom continues, Qatar is attracting prestigious financial institutions interested in project finance and local wealth. Stephen Timewell reports from Doha.

Reasons to be cheerful

July 2, 2007

Bolivia’s central bank vice-president Gustavo Blacutt Alcalá talks to Hugh O’Shaughnessy in La Paz about the dramatic improvement of the country’s finances.

China and Africa’s mutual back scratching

June 4, 2007

A 10-fold increase in bilateral trade means China is set to eclipse Europe and the US as the main foreign actor in Africa.

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