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DBJ, Mitsubishi land concession of seven airports in Hokkaido

The consortium is led by Hokkaido Airport Terminal, which owns the current operator of the island’s busiest airport, New Chitose.

Equis to launch new Asian infrastructure developer – exclusive

The fund manager will look to attract institutional capital to invest in the new company, while its management team will hold a ‘significant minority stake,’ a source said.

Are Korean investors ready to embrace core-plus infra?

A pension fund investment in a UK motorway service station operator underlines the aggressive pricing practices that might be turning investors off more traditional infrastructure.
Jakarta

Widodo’s second term to bring infra opportunities in Indonesia

More deregulation and introduction of tax incentives are expected to attract private capital, but risks, including corruption, remain.

Korean financial firms struggle to sell pricey infra assets

‘Very aggressive’ cashflow assumptions and valuations calculated based on desired returns are being used to lure buyers, LPs say.
Shanghai

China eases funding restrictions for project finance

Local governments will be able to use proceeds from special-purpose bonds as project capital, as the country tries to stimulate economic growth.

AIIB joins IFC, ADB in financing earthquake-hit hydro plant in Nepal

The 216MW run-of-river project, expected to increase power supplies by a third, had to be redesigned after a 2015 earthquake destroyed early construction works.
Long row a very tall windmills offshore

Localisation requirements delay financial close for wpd’s Yunlin project

Company cites preparatory work over the supply chain, including local content requirements, for delay over Taiwan’s 640MW wind project.

The NIIF wants to be investors’ gateway to India

The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund’s managing director, Sujoy Bose, explains how the government-backed GP expects to lure investors.
Rice fields Northwest Vietnam

ThomasLloyd to offer investors ‘instant access’ to APAC infra

Claiming investment needs ‘can’t be met by a handful of institutional investors’, the Swiss asset manager is offering its open-ended listed fund to retail investors.
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