Having spent the past couple of weeks wading through content for the next IJGlobal magazine – out in digital format, 13 July (God willing) – it has provided a rather nice Road to Damascus experience for this grizzled infra hack
Almost 2 years after the cancellation of the iconic project to build a new airport in Mexico City, the AMLO administration continues to battle over a final plan to guarantee the country will have adequate airport capacity
The consortium behind Canada's Highway 104 P3 carried the project to financial close in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis... however, not without a provision in the project agreement allowing for the pandemic
It’s a curious old world, ain’t it? Have you noticed the number of people moving jobs of late? It’s a trend that has a lot of folk around the industry scratching their heads in bemusement. Why on earth would you take a leap of faith in a market like the one we’re not enjoying?
In a market in which you increasingly see short-term project financing, such as mini-perms no longer than seven years due to the uncertainty brought up by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Santiago Metro has managed to raise 30-year debt
Comrades, we gather here today to pay our respects to a way of life that passed earlier this year having lived to a ripe old age… and evolved into the equivalent of a cantankerous old git who’s long overdue a planting
Covid-19's impact appeared first in listed markets. Investors in late January were slowly pricing in the disruptions. Today, however, a popular Asia Pacific infrastructure index shows not a prolonged bloodbath but glimmers of a V-shaped recovery. IJGlobal reports on the pandemic's influence on origination, structuring and execution in the region's private market
As you look out there – virtually, of course, as you shouldn’t be going further than the end of your road unless it’s to load up with a couple of hundred-weight of bog roll – it’s a curiously vibrant market… for now. But dark clouds are massing...
There’s been a very quiet revolution over the last month that hardly anyone has noticed… because we’re all working from home. This seismic shift has been in the attitude to WFH, if you’ll excuse what appears to be teenage text-speak
During the first half of April (2020) IJGlobal has been asking 10 project finance lenders and advisers across Asia Pacific financial hubs Sydney and Singapore, Beijing and Hong Kong about the impacts of Covid-19
A significant date in the project finance calendar – 31 March – slid past this week with little remark, but as we cringe our way through the financial Armageddon that is coronavirus, it’s unlikely such popular interest payment and calculation dates will be treated in the future in quite so blasé a manner
Stalled Fourth Generation (4G) road PPPs in Colombia will not delay the government launching the revamped 5G programme but the Covid-19 pandemic will, Manuel Felipe Gutiérrez, president of the national infrastructure agency (ANI), told IJGlobal in an exclusive interview
We’re all in the same boat now – moving like cagey tigers in our allotted territories, wading through thousands of unnecessary emails, wrestling with yesterday’s wonder technology innovation… all the while maintaining an ostensibly-genial appearance for the nearest and dearest
Elasticity of demand is proving to be burdensome for almost all infrastructure assets: transport has seen a monumental collapse whilst telecoms has seen significant upticks. What will this mean for M&A processes linked thereto?
At times like these – and there haven’t been any of those – it’s hard not to peer into the rear-view mirror to draw comparisons with yesteryear. However, that’s not possible in these unprecedented times… a term that’s already ageing badly… as coronavirus sweeps the planet
When Friday The Thirteenth rolls around and the mind turns to the darker aspects of work in search of an editorial, it usually takes longer for a theme to emerge from the maelstrom of global infra/energy news
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