As a pandemic-induced lockdown looms, Mexico City government finally approved the construction of 17 real estate projects, but is it too little too late for the country's real estate sector?
2 Apr 2020
Fermaca is a leading operator of gas infrastructure in Mexico, which builds, owns and operates pipelines and other related energy assets in the country. Daniel Elguea, Chief Financial Officer of Fermaca, discusses the company’s performance in 2019, the Treasury’s objectives for 2020 the outlook for the infrastructure sector in Mexico.
24 Mar 2020
Enormous strides have been made towards developing effective and affordable ways of generating power over the past decade, with technological innovation enhancing the viability of off-grid solutions. For emerging economies, a boom in off-grid energy will likely enhance access to swathes of the population, argues Wood Mackenzie. For state utilities, however, off-grid solutions could be…
18 Mar 2020
Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s ambitious plan to transform the economy and diversify away from oil production, has seen the country develop the largest project pipeline in the region. But the government’s apparent reluctance to raise funds through the debt capital markets risks undermining Vision 2030, according senior investment bankers based in the region.
18 Mar 2020
Kenya Roads Board (KRB) is set to issue a KES150bn bond on an annual basis over the next five years. The proceeds of the bond will be used to finance infrastructure development.
11 Mar 2020
Sustainability is becoming a crucial consideration in the development of infrastructure across the globe, particularly in Latin America – which is facing one of the biggest infrastructure gaps in the emerging world while also remaining exceedingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The region’s top investors and developers explored the nexus of sustainable investing, project…
10 Mar 2020
Saudi Arabia’s construction sector is forecast to grow 1.4% in 2020 and 2.1% in 2021, Fitch Solutions said in a report published this week.
6 Mar 2020
Bonds & Loans examines the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats across the GCC projects and infrastructure space on the back of the latest Project, ECA & Structured Finance Saudi Arabia conference.
3 Mar 2020
Ferroport’s USD350 million project bond issuance and Brazilian debenture bridge financing included very innovative uses of flexible payment profiles and cash escrow accounts. It was also rare 144z/RegS single-offtaker deal, carried out in a jurisdiction that is typically quite challenging for project financings.
22 Jan 2020
Certified green funding volumes – including both bonds and loans – came in at USD254.9bn for 2019, according to new research from the Climate Bonds Initiative, a 50% rise on 2018 volumes. But outside China, emerging markets still see fairly low issuance of green or sustainability-linked instruments.
20 Jan 2020
With a pipeline that includes transforming deserted islands into resort towns and near empty coastal beaches into cities the size of Washington DC, and increasing the proportion of homeownership to 70% of occupants, there are few if any examples that seem to rival the scale of ambition – or the interconnectedness and complexity of the challenges – entailed by the Saudi government’s bid to rapidly…
13 Dec 2019