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Co-operative assistance for a neglected region

September 3, 2007

Metin Demirsar in Istanbul reports on the Turkey-based Eurasian zone trade and development bank – Ecobank – due to go live in December with $650m in capital.

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.

A wagging finger and a sharp tongue

September 3, 2007

Colombia’s president Álvaro Uribe has a lot of support and criticism as he faces huge challenges in his second term. Karina Robinson reports.

Infrastructure projects pull in new investors

August 1, 2007

Once regarded as dull and unfashionable, infrastructure projects are now the hot new alternative asset class. Edward Russell-Walling reports on why they are attracting new investors.

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.

Calderón drives ahead with major reforms

August 1, 2007

Mexico’s president Felipe Calderón has put last year’s rocky election behind him by implementing a package of measures designed to put his country back on a firm financial footing. Monica Campbell reports.

Brazil: local developments

August 1, 2007

The tough attitude of the Russian government is in contrast with the softer tones in Brazil and India, where a number of PPP projects are being developed.

Russia: slow progress

August 1, 2007

When it comes to big statements and declarations of intention, Russia might come across as more vocal in inviting the private sector into its infrastructure and strategic sectors, while still maintaining control of the most important assets.

China: words not deeds

August 1, 2007

China, the fastest developing country in the world, with a 10.7% gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2006, is a very indicative example.

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 .

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