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  • Japan's pension funds interest in infrastructure

    On 11 April 2017, The Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan issued a call for asset managers of alternative assets, including infrastructure, private equity and real estate, to invest via fund of funds products that are set up as separate managed accounts for GPIF

  • Australia’s gas supply shortage

    Several regions of Australia are suffering blackouts due to a domestic gas supply shortage. Given the numerous and very large LNG projects being developed in the country, the shortage seems extraordinary

  • Interview: Kansai Electric Power’s Yoshihiro Takechi

    Market liberalisation at home is driving Japanese power utility Kansai Electric to seek growth overseas. Yoshiro Takechi, general manager of Kansai Electric international business and cooperation division, has unveiled what he expects in return for the company’s ¥500 billion ($4.5 billion) war chest in an interview with IJGlobal

  • Engie top IJGlobal renewables Q1 2017 sponsor LT

    Engie made the biggest commitment to renewables investment in the first quarter of 2017, according to the IJGlobal Q1 2017 league tables

  • Data analysis: Japan’s solar boom

    Japan’s solar power sector had a record year in 2016 but with one of the world’s most generous feed-in-tariffs (FIT) set to be faded out, the boom could be short-lived

  • The road to India

    Investors have shied away from investing in India in the past. But Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners are now looking to take advantage.

  • Interview: Singaporean Finance Minister, Indranee Rajah

    Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law, Indranee Rajah, tells IJGlobal how Singapore will become a regional infrastructure and financing hub

  • Will PPP solve Asia’s infra need?

    The need for infrastructure in developing Asia Pacific is now estimated to be between $1.5-$1.7 trillion a year to 2030

  • Interview: Siemens's Anthony Casciano

    The Asia-Pacific region’s economies are forecast by the International Monetary Fund to grow at an average 5.3% this year, and remains one of the brightest spots for infrastructure suppliers, including Siemens

  • Interview: Netflow's Phil Dreaver

    In an interview with the managing director of Netflow, the new joint-venture between Plenary and Cintra, Phil Dreaver describes the competition in Australia's growing road infrastructure market, and how his firm plans on competing in the sector

  • Vietnam: last chance for coal?

    The race is on to arrange financing for at least some of the 12 coal-fired power plants stuck in financing limbo in Vietnam, and many in the market fear that unless they can make progress in 2017, the projects will have to be abandoned

  • Interview: Google's Francois Sterin

    IJGlobal met with Google's global infrastructure chief Francois Sterin to talk about how the company plans to meet its growing need for power

  • DONG Energy and offshore wind in Taiwan

    Taiwan’s offshore wind energy industry in the last year has begun to see major investors and developments. This is occurring in the backdrop of the government releasing strong incentives and clear regulations for global investors and developers to follow

  • Multilaterals say no to coal

    As the world moves towards a low-carbon energy mix China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has announced that it will limit its investment in coal fired power projects. The move is representative of a global trend of multilateral development banks moving away from coal

  • Who owns your electricity grid?

    Electricity distribution assets are considered to be some of the most critical infrastructure in a country. Many developed markets have openly questioned the national security implications of foreign ownership of such infrastructure assets, particularly by Chinese investors

  • KalSel coal-fired power, Indonesia

    After five years, sponsors Adaro and Korea East-West Power have reached financial close this week on their 2x100MW $540 million KalSel coal-fired independent power producer (IPP) project

  • Iranian sanctions under a Trump Presidency

    US President-elect Donald Trump recently branded the deal lifting sanctions against Iran as “horrible” and has instead suggested doubling the sanctions already in place. With the President-elect’s inauguration next week, what power does he have to follow through on these remarks?

  • Data Analysis: India solar powers up

    In 2016 the total installed solar generating capacity in India nearly doubled and in 2017 capacity is set to double up again

  • Wind deals in Australia see major rebound

    2016 saw more deals reach financial close with larger volumes then 2015 and 2014, according to IJGlobal's data.

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