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PF Basics Part 3: An overview of the DSCR

The Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) is the most commonly used ratio in Project Finance. It is a periodic measure of a project company’s ability to meet its debt obligations.

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PF Basics PART 2: Understanding Lenders’ Requirement of a DSRA

A Debt Service Reserve Account (DSRA) is normally required by the lending banks if you are looking for project financing

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PF Basics PART 1: Why CFADS is key in Project Finance

In the world of Project Finance, a project’s capacity to generate cash is at its core. Cash Flow Available for Debt Service (CFADS) is a measurement of precisely this.

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Alt-F11 not working. It might be your graphics card software

A couple of days ago the shortcut Alt+F11 stopped working in Excel on my laptop. I use this almost hourly to open up the Visual Basic Editor (VBE) and had become so used to using it that the frustration of not having it got me fuming… Time to put on my deerstalker and light up my pipe.

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Why did Carillion fail?

Carillion had already identified for itself the top two risks that might cause failure. Here’s what they were:

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Wetherspoon is ready for Brexit, are you?

Tim Martin, Wetherspoon’s chairman (and vocal advocate of Brexit) says he’s ready for Brexit and isn’t worried about a ‘no-deal’ cliff edge. How ready are you?

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Do you want a robust model or just a tick in the box

What is the purpose of a model audit?

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How to build a financial model from scratch

So you’ve just been told that a model is required and you’ve been lucky enough to be chosen to build it. You enthusiastically open up Excel ready to jump right in, when you face the initial panic of dealing with a completely blank workbook!

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Do you spell check

Would you send an important document, perhaps a proposal or a contract for example, without spell checking it first? Of course not!

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Excel 2013 cell context menu index changed

In Excel 2013 the index of the cell context menu commandbar has changed

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Model maps getting to grips with a new model

When you first see an Excel workbook, does it set your head spinning, trying to understand what you are looking at? Here’s how we tackle a new workbook the first time we see it.

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Brexit is a reality

So now we know.

Britain has voted to leave the European Union and we are facing an uncertain future.

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