Deutsche Bank prepares to raise funds for Whitehaven

1 October 2021 Financial news source Debtwire reported last week that Deutsche Bank is preparing to raise funds for Whitehaven Coal’s climate-wrecking coal business.  Specifically, Debtwire reports that Deutsche Bank organised a “non-deal roadshow” event this week, and intends to act as a bookrunner for any bond issue that emerges … Read More

China coal shift a body blow to Australian coal

22 September 2021 Overnight, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced to the United Nations General Assembly that China “will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad”. The statement follows similar announcements made earlier this year by Japan and South Korea.  Since 2013, 65% of global public finance for coal power stations … Read More

NAB and Westpac: Stop funding Whitehaven Coal!

NAB & Westpac- Stop Funding Whitehaven's Dirty Coal

15 September 2021 The federal Environment Minister has just signed-off approval for Whitehaven’s climate-wrecking Vickery coal mine. But Whitehaven still needs to find enough money to match the mine’s $600 million price-tag. Despite stating their support for the Paris Agreement, NAB and Westpac loaned a combined $220 million to Whitehaven … Read More

ASIC investigation requested into New Hope statements

New Acland coal mine - Credit - Lock the Gate Alliance

21 July 2021 Australian coal company New Hope has a track-record of dodging questions about the material financial risks to its business from climate change. That’s why this week EDO Australia, on behalf of Market Forces, wrote to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) requesting an investigation into potentially … Read More

Adani’s coal port failing to refinance debt, again

7th May 2021 Ratings agency reporting has revealed that Adani’s Abbot Point coal port (recently rebranded to North Queensland Export Terminal – NQXT) has so far failed to secure external financing to repay a US$140 million debt due in September this year. Instead, the debt-ridden port, located in the Great … Read More