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Learning from the project finance leaders, Robert Kaplan on economic recovery and challenges in the US

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Learning from the project finance leaders, Robert Kaplan on economic recovery and challenges in the US

Wednesday 22 July 2020  –  Vol.11  Ed.30.3

Commentary: Learning from the project finance leaders

By Seth Tan in Singapore

Project finance in Asia has traditionally been a costly and bespoke process. Infrastructure debt is less tradeable, contributing to the Asian infrastructure financing gap. The situation is changing.  With 60% of project finance loans in southeast Asia originated by banks in Singapore, the county is leading an initiative to standardise loan documentation. Learning from practices in the global project finance leaders, the US, Australia and the UK, leads to streamlined processes attracting more investors with varying risk appetites.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Meeting: Robert Kaplan on economic recovery and challenges in the US

The US economy is gradually opening up, allowing for economic activity to resume and for some easing of unemployment. Yet the outlook remains mixed. There is a fine line between recovery and a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, which will need to be carefully considered by policy-makers and market participants. Robert Kaplan, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, joins OMFIF’s David Marsh for a virtual discussion on the US economy, the Fed’s outlook and the global situation.

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