Adani still vulnerable on insurance for its Carmichael mine and railway

Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching

28 June 2019 Like the stampede that saw almost 40 major banks turn their backs on Adani’s Carmichael coal mine and rail project (eventually forcing Adani to pledge it will “self-fund”), major insurance companies are now also refusing to insure this climate-wrecking project. All major projects require underwriting insurance, for … Read More

Korean lenders rule out Adani!

5 November 2018 Three Korean financial institutions have ruled out investing in the Adani Carmichael coal mine, rail line or Abbot Point coal export terminal, as confirmed in emails to the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners Council. The W&J traditional owners are visiting Korea this week, supported by Market … Read More

Adani’s new plan, November 2018 update

5 November 2018 The next six months will be critical for whether Adani’s destructive mega coal mine goes ahead. Thanks to some cost-cutting, on both its proposed railway line and the mine itself, Adani’s Carmichael project is now a far cheaper, and therefore more bankable, proposition. A smaller initial phase … Read More

Adani scrapes the bottom of the barrel to refinance Abbot Point

Tuesday 3 July 2018 News broke today that after a year-long desperate search, Adani has finally succeeded in refinancing part of its Abbot Point coal port debt. Korean asset manager Mirae Asset Daewoo (MAD) bought A$330 million worth of debt, and intends to sell it on to Korean insurance companies. While … Read More

Risks all round from Adani’s Abbot Point sale plans

23 May 2018. Adani’s plans to sell down their stake in the Abbot Point coal export terminal, with the aid of investment bank Rothschild, are a win for the Carmichael mega mine project and a clear threat to the campaign to stop it, say environmental finance advocates Market Forces (“Adani looks … Read More

Embattled AMP stands firm over new climate denier chairman

10 May 2018 Acting AMP chief executive Mike Wilkins today dismissed deep concern over incoming chairman David Murray’s controversial views on climate change at the financial services company’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Melbourne.  Wilkins affirmed his backing for Murray, an outspoken climate sceptic, during a fiery question-time session in which furious shareholders grilled the board over revelations of … Read More

Westpac out of Adani Abbot Point refinancing?

Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer today confirmed that the bank’s coal lending restrictions would, in theory, apply to restrict finance for infrastructure projects that are directly linked to new coal basin developments. That looks like a pretty good indication that Westpac won’t contribute to a refinancing deal for Adani’s Abbot Point … Read More