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Asian investors are ‘hungry for returns’

Japanese and Korean investors are looking to new strategies for higher returns, but the two countries have very different attitudes to risk.

Marubeni eyes ¥30bn first close for new infra fund

The trading house and Mizuho Bank have already committed capital to the new vehicle, which has a target of ¥50bn and will invest in transport and energy infra assets overseas.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative evolves but concerns remain

Moody´s warns about the lack of transparency and the possible impact of a debt burden on member countries.

Taiwan back-pedals on proposed FiT cut after developers push back

While the new FiT tariff at NT$5.516 per MW is still 5.7% lower than last year's, it represents a much more modest reduction than the 12.7% cut the government had in mind.

Japan prepares new offshore wind auctions in 2019

The government is in the process of identifying candidate sites with the first auctions expected in ‘early summer’.

Second bundle of Indian roads fails to fetch minimum price

The country’s highways authority will have to choose between accepting a bid that’s lower than its base price of $766m or restructure and re-tender the bundle of eight toll roads.

wpd to scrap offshore wind project if Taiwan cuts tariffs – exclusive

The Taiwanese government is expected to announce a final decision on 2019 FiT by the end of next week.

GIP, I Squared, among heavyweights in pre-bid talks for six Indian airports

Investors are unhappy about the short time given to prepare the bids, which are due 14 February.

CITIC’s Xinjin to launch $3bn data centre-focused fund

The asset manager expects demand for data centres in China to be strong thanks to 5G and IoT technologies.

AIIB to invest $500m in sustainable infra-related bonds in emerging Asia

Through this initiative, the multilateral development bank is aiming to promote infrastructure as an asset class, develop debt capital markets for infrastructure and promote ESG in emerging Asia.
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