FY08 Results Demonstrate MIGA’s Niche in Challenging Environment

MIGA ramped up its support for member countries with the largest amount of guarantees issued in its history in a year marked by high energy and food prices and turmoil in the global financial markets.
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 FY08 Results 

Business Leaders Look towards South-based Investors to Weather Financial Market Storm 

As the impact of the financial crisis and slowdown of foreign direct investment becomes more pronounced, business executives come together to debate the new challenges before them. >> more

 Financial Market Storm 

New mechanisms for Investors to Reduce Risk in Clean Energy Projects 

PRI providers are innovating to meet the needs of investors stepping up to the challenge to fight the impact of climate change. PRI-Center takes a hard look at this growing trend. >> more

Clean Energy Projects  

Energy Projects in Africa Remain MIGA Priority 

(This article originally appeared in the Africa Energy Forum publication.) Capital-intensive energy projects in emerging economies are not without risk. The good news is good projects in the energy sector in Africa will continue to receive MIGA’s support. 
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Energy Projects in Africa 

Risk Mitigation Options for China’s Globally Expanding Mining Companies 

(This article originally appeared in the China Mining Journal.) Chinese firms have been investing billions of dollars in mining projects and related infrastructure in Africa. But the country’s capital markets have not kept pace with the growing need for project finance for these globally expanding companies’. >> more

 Risk Mitigation Options 

NEW CONTRACTS 

Financial Services 

Stichting Triodos-Doen Triodos Custody, B.V.; ShoreCap International Ltd, Pakistan, $1.74M


PROPOSED GUARANTEES
In accordance with the agency's new disclosure policy, which took effect Oct. 1, 2007, MIGA now discloses summaries of all proposed guarantees.


Financial Services 
UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Russian Federation, $95M
UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Ukraine, $247M
Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, Ukraine, $285M
Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, Ukraine, $142.5M
Grupo ACP Inversiones y Desarrollo (Grupo ACP); Banco de la Microempresa S.A. (Mibanco), Uruguay, $1.2M

Infrastructure
QIT Madagascar Minerals Ltd., Madagascar, $3.3M

Tourism
Tamboho International Ltd., Madagascar, $0.65


EVENTS

China Mining Expo, (MIGA-speaking), November 11-13, 2008
Symposium on International Political Risk Management, December 4, 2008


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