财新传媒
2013年07月21日 16:15

Asian firms in Brazil’s oil & gas bidding rounds

Asian firms in Brazil’s oil & gas bidding rounds
         In May of this year, Brazil offered 289 non-pre-sal conventional oil and gas blocks to dozens of international bidders. This 11th Brazilian Oil & Gas Bidding Round – the first in five years – raised US $1.4 billion in signature bonuses, and could lead to investment of US$3.5 billion in the exploratory phase. As Oil Finance Specialists Capital (OFSCap) indicated in its May 29 report on the 11th bidding round, Petrobras was the overall winner, but did not dominate the round. The report explains that in over half the blocks wh......
阅读全文>>
2013年02月14日 00:34

查韦斯给中国的启示

仅在中国媒体庆祝查韦斯赢得总统选举后的数月,中国很快又掀起一股对委内瑞拉局势的担忧,如查韦斯的健康走向及其接班人人选、“玻利维亚革命”的命运等等。中国在委内瑞拉的投资总计约380亿美元。在这样庞大的数字下,一些海外华企开始明显感到即将面对的政治及投资不确定性。实际上,委国不乏政治变革的可能。或将发生的政治变革是对中国在拉丁美洲经济合作的风险承担能力及风险评估能力的检验。中国并不会放弃在拉美地区的“风险”投资,但会用更加谨慎的态度和更加深入的研究为导向来开展日后的合作。

委内瑞拉及拉美其他国家对中国的吸引源于其获利的前景,便捷的原材料获取渠道,以及由政府沟通带来的经济协......

阅读全文>>
2012年12月12日 20:49

China’s Urbanization and Latin America

China’s Urbanization and Latin America
     China's Urbanization and Latin America

Inter-American Dialogue

According to a report released by ANI, China's Communist Party has announced a US $3.5 billion plan to remove 700 mountains in Gansu province to make way for a metropolis 50 miles from the city of Lanzhou in northwest China. China adds its mountain-moving project to a long list of major infrastructure projects now approved throughout the country.

      (See The Guardian for a promotional video on the planned metropolis.)
......

阅读全文>>
2012年12月09日 20:54

Will There Be Any Surprises for Sino-Latin Energy Ties in 2013?

Inter-American Dialogue

Click HERE or see below for three opinions on Sino-Latin energy ties in 2013.

Originally published in the Dialogue's weekly Latin America Energy Advisor.

Q: This year, China continued to make inroads into Latin America's energy sector— including increasing its market share in the wind sector through competitive financing in Argentina, expanding solar development in Brazil and approving loan-for-oil deals in Venezuela. How has Beijing's geopolitical strategy in terms of energy resources evolved in recent years? How will China&rs......

阅读全文>>
2012年11月14日 15:23

China, India, and Colombia’s Interbolsa

Colombian firm Interbolsa is being liquidated in a move to protect the interests of Colombia’s financial markets. This after an announcement last Thursday that Interbolsa is facing liquidity shortages. Regulators intervened the following day when the brokerage firm failed to make a $11 million payment to a local bank, according to Reuters.

Of note here is Interbolsa’s list of principal funders (see chart below). Topping the list is Mansarovar Energy Colombia Ltd., a company formed in a unique union of Chinese (Sinopec) and Indian (ONGC Videsh) financing, and which repres......

阅读全文>>