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Constructing new routes

January 2, 2008

Infrastructure finance has formed an important part of the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) boom of recent years. According to Thomson Financial, the value of infrastructure-related deals exceeded $300bn globally both in 2006 and 2007. Despite these record levels of investment, there is no sign of the demand for infrastructure assets relenting as financial sponsors, notably specialist infrastructure funds, continue to drive the growth of the market.

Basic services but a booming industry

January 2, 2008

Angola’s retail banking network, while at an early stage of development, is growing fast along with an oil-driven economy. Rodrigo Amaral reports.

Emerging asset class

December 1, 2007

A decade after big developers pulled back, sub-Saharan Africa is re-emerging as a market for infrastructure finance, with innovations in international and local markets, write Jon Marks and Kevin Godier.

Launch of a catalyst

December 1, 2007

MediCapital, the new sales and investment banking arm of BMCE, aims to spark interest in untapped African markets. Neil Sen reports.

Post-crisis focus on emerging markets

December 1, 2007

It is time to start thinking about the next upturn. The credit crisis still has some while to run depending on how it seeps through the system and it seems likely that most parts of the world will be affected in some way or other.

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.

Financing infrastructure in Africa: scope and opportunities

October 1, 2007

$40bn is needed over five years to finance infrastructure and sustain growth rates in Africa.

Tiny country bridges gap

October 1, 2007

Despite its small size, Montenegro is attracting investors with its stable business and banking environment, and looks firmly set on the path to EU membership. Justin Keay reports.

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