May 2019

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Africa: Financing Africa’s petrochemical projects

The financing of Africa’s petrochemicals industry expansion remains a key issue for a continent on which governments and the private sector are grappling with an infrastructure financing deficit of $130 B–$170 B, despite some investors having found options to fund their petrochemical projects.

Oirere, S., Contributing Editor

The financing of Africa’s petrochemicals industry expansion remains a key issue for a continent on which governments and the private sector are grappling with an infrastructure financing deficit of $130 B–$170 B, despite some investors having found options to fund their petrochemical projects. The biggest challenges for Africa’s petrochemical project developers include obtaining access to long-term funding, mitigating currency risk, achieving low-cost borrowing and finding flexible refinancing options. For general infrastructure development in Africa, prominent financing sources are touted as international development finance institutions (DFIs), African DFIs, government budgetary allocatio

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