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  • Renewables in Thailand post-adder

    Thailand’s cabinet has approved the country’s latest Power Development Plan. The new PDP aims to stimulate renewable investment, which has started to wane recently.

  • Mongolian infrastructure market revived

    Mongolia has long since ceded its status to Myanmar as Asia’s most exciting emerging infrastructure market, although recent developments on two major deals suggest that it may finally be starting to fulfil its potential

  • Obstacles to an Iranian infrastructure bonanza

    Energy and infrastructure investors and advisers - particularly those focused on oil and gas projects - were understandably excited by the news of an agreed nuclear deal between Western governments and Iran

  • The bidding prospects for Australia's TransGrid

    The increasing appetite among investors for infrastructure assets in Australia could push sale prices for the 'poles and wires' privatisation even higher than what has been previously thought

  • H1 2015 League Tables Analysis: Europe attracts highest DFI lending

    Total development finance lending into global project finance deals contracted in the first half of 2015 to a value of just over $12 billion, according to the IJGlobal H1 2015 League Tables

  • QCLNG pipeline acquisition, Australia

    Against the fanfare of Australia's state privatisation programmes, APA Group in June 2015 closed its $4.6 billion acquisition of the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) pipeline from BG Group with minimal fuss

  • Data Analysis: Vietnam’s sluggish power

    International lenders have a strong appetite to finance power and energy in Vietnam but a paucity of projects means it is more famine than feast

  • Data Analysis: Financing in Australia's cooler renewables climate

    The news this week that the Australian federal government has finally reached an agreement with the opposition Labor party over the renewable energy target (RET) should breathe some life into the country's dormant renewables market

  • Data Analysis: Nepal's tempting hydropower sector

    Nepal’s hydropower sector is about to shift from moribund to growing

  • The rise of the green bond

    Green bond issuers are no longer limited to development finance institutions

  • Q1 2015 League Table Analysis: Australian PPP

    IJGlobal’s Q1 league tables for 2015 show Australia’s PPP sector as a consistently strong area of activity for sponsors in the Asia Pacific market

  • Kazakhstan’s PPP future

    Kazakhstan is rich in oil, gas and minerals, but its transportation infrastructure is in need of serious improvement. The country’s government is intent on spurring investment in the sector and in June 2014 amended legislation to facilitate the use of PPPs.

  • China's Asian development bank

    The AIIB continues to attract more and more backers in spite of some early opposition from the US government. Those joining will hope they can steer the bank's objectives more towards their own goals

  • India's power future

    India’s government wants renewables, and international capital to help meet ambitious targets. But coal-fired and local finance will probably dominate

  • Mactan-Cebu International Airport PPP, Philippines

    Four years after the launch of the much-anticipated Philippines’ flagship PPP programme, its first project financing – for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MICA) PPP – has closed

  • Lower Solu hydro, Nepal

    Lower Solu uses a partial dollar payment stream to attract international lenders. But other forthcoming Nepali hydro projects may find it easier to tap the Indian bank market

  • Central Asia’s oil and gas future

    Central Asia has tremendous potential for oil and gas development, but getting projects to run on time is no easy task

  • Donggi-Senoro LNG, Indonesia

    The $2.8 billion Donggi-Senoro LNG project is the first LNG financing in Indonesia to dispense with a trustee borrowing scheme

  • M2 Motorway refurbishment, Pakistan

    The M2 Islamabad to Lahore motorway refurbishment project has been beset with troubles from cost and contract disputes to full scale government shutdown

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