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  • Vietnam: not turning the lights on

    The Vietnamese government last week cancelled plans to build 16,000MW of nuclear power capacity and state electricity utility EVN is calling for foreign investment to plug its electricity deficit. But foreign investors in the country face a big challenge: the Ministry of Finance will only guarantee 30% of a US dollar-dominated power purchase agreement

  • Iran’s oil ambitions take shape

    Tehran’s plans to tender 50 oil and gas projects are taking shape with invitations to prequalify recently issued by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC). With the new Iranian petroleum contract (IPC), governing the terms of the deals, now approved by ministerial resolution, sponsors have better clarity on contractual requirements

  • A decline in Asean renewables

    Financing volumes for greenfield renewables in the Asean region have dropped off significantly since 2014, mainly due to low input costs for conventional power plants

  • A glut of LNG export projects

    The cost overrun figures quoted for Australian LNG projects this week were startling and additional costs are the last thing sponsors need given market conditions

  • Indonesian procurement: signs of improvement?

    When the 2,000MW Java 7 coal-fired power project reached financial close at the end of September 2016 it gave a major boost to the Indonesian power sector, which has seen a scarcity of completed transactions in recent years

  • Ausgrid Acquisition, Australia

    After the surprise rejection of two Chinese bids for electricity transmission network Ausgrid, IFM Investors and AustralianSuper kept the deal on track by swooping in with an unsolicited proposal.

  • Oil rebound sparks investment hopes

    The price of Brent crude oil rose to its highest level in a year earlier this week, raising hopes that investment levels in the beleaguered oil and gas sector could soon begin to rise

  • One Belt, One Road: Wuhan port

    Yangtze River Development's signing of a $1 billion financing for the completion of a port project with Armada Enterprises, an American venture capital company, represents a milestone in the Xi Jinping’s 'One Belt, One Road' initiative

  • India toll roads: all aboard

    One of the world’s fastest growing countries is building new roads at a furious pace and investors, led by international blue chip funds, are piling in for a piece of the action

  • Philippines: Time to catch up

    Having fallen behind its neighbours despite robust economic growth over the past few years, the new administration of President Rodrigo Duterte has pledged to accelerate spending on infrastructure. And the Philippines is indeed looking at a huge pipeline, IJGlobal data reveals

  • Asia project bonds: ready for take-off

    A plentiful supply of cheap bank debt in Asia Pacific has meant the region has had little need for a project bond market. Until now

  • Data Analysis: Chinese takeover

    The aborted sale of AusGrid is part of a wider pattern of Chinese investment in transmission and distribution assets in Australia, and other major markets

  • Malaysian malaise

    The 1MDB scandal is in the news again this week, with former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad accusing neighbouring Singapore of not doing enough to stop alleged money-laundering by the investment fund

  • Indonesia's infrastructure bottleneck

    Sponsors and their advisers suffered what has become a familiar delay in Indonesia when the bid submission deadline for the Java 1 gas-fired combined-cycle power and floating storage project was again pushed back this week

  • Data analysis: North America beats Europe as fundraising focus

    Fundraising activities have been geared towards global opportunities in the past eighteen months, with North America beating Europe for funds with a regional focus

  • Japan in high-speed rail sales drive

    The Japanese government is engaging in an aggressive sales drive to help the private sector win transport contracts against ultra-competitive Chinese rivals

  • RARE: Unlisted returns to listed assets

    Risk Adjusted Returns to Equity (RARE) Infrastructure was established in Australia in 2006 as an investment management company focused exclusively on global listed infrastructure

  • Data Analysis: AIIB's push into Pakistan

    The new China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has selected a Pakistan project for its first ever loan

  • Data Analysis: Pakistan's pipeline

    As Pakistan prepares to end its status as a ward of the International Monetary Fund, IJGlobal data reveals that the number of infrastructure projects and total transaction volumes have been growing

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