Canberra protestors at the Korean Embassy warn Korean investors not to back Adani’s disastrous coal export plans

10 October 2018 Today, Canberrans turned out at the Korean Embassy to warn potential investors that buying a stake in Abbot Point means helping Adani build the most controversial project in Australia’s history. It’s vital that Korean financial institutions and companies are made aware of the massive social and environmental … Read More

Adani: No customers, no finance, but still a threat

UPDATE: 18 July 2018 In a television interview overnight, the son of Gautam Adani, Karan, claimed that financial close had been reached for the Carmichael coal mine. We need to treat this information carefully. On one hand, it was part of an interview containing several other inaccuracies about the status … 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

EFIC supporting Adani Carmichael

June 2018 Adani has failed to attract private finance to its proposed Carmichael mine and rail project and is becoming increasingly reliant on public funding to proceed. The company has already attempted to use the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to secure a publicly-funded loan – this was vetoed by the … Read More

Media release: Fourth major Chinese bank walks away from Adani mega mine

Wednesday 13 December, 2017: China Merchants Bank today provided a statement to environmental finance campaigning group Market Forces, confirming it will have no part in the proposed Adani Carmichael coal mine. The bank replied to a letter outlining an array of concerns with the proposed project and the corporate record … Read More

Westpac rules out Abbot Point terminal

8 December 2017 Westpac today all but confirmed it would not refinance the Abbot Point coal terminal, striking another blow to the crippled Adani coal mine. Climate related questions dominated the opening of question time at the bank’s annual general meeting in Sydney, revealing a lack of awareness around its … Read More

Chinese banks rule out Carmichael coal mine!

UPDATE: 13 December 2017China Merchants Bank has become the fourth major Chinese bank to categorically rule out lending to the Adani Carmichael project.In a statement issued directly to Market Forces, China Merchants Bank stated: “China Merchants Bank is not, and does not intend to be involved in the Adani Carmichael Mine … Read More

Keep Chinese investment out of Adani Carmichael

We’ve found out how Adani plans to finance their mega coal mine. And we have two months to stop it. Click to take actionAdani has been talking to China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), a Chinese state owned enterprise capable of supporting the construction of the mine, but also with the … Read More