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Exclusive: Mitsubishi in first close for Japan fund this month

The country’s debut core infra fund is targeting $450m, with about three-quarters to be raised at first close.

The Belt and Road’s twisting turns

We held a Belt and Road Initiative-themed workshop at last week’s Hong Kong Summit. Here are three key takeaways.

Silk Road Fund and GE EFS form OBOR energy platform

The new platform targets power transmission, new energy, as well as oil and gas sectors in the countries covered by the China-led initiative.

China tightens PPP scheme over risk concerns

Regional finance bureaux told to filter projects from country’s $2.7bn PPP programme and impose stricter controls over approvals.

HK Summit: ‘Is listed infra fake or real?’

EDHECinfra’s Frédéric Blanc-Brude went head-to-head with David Bentley, of GIP-backed ATLAS Infrastructure, in an Oxford-style debate.

HK Summit: ‘Asian infra risks are more perceived than real’

Local knowledge and due diligence are the key to investing in some of the fastest growing regions in the world.

Nexif Energy to deploy Australia’s first unsubsidised battery

The 10MW grid-connected energy storage system is part of a 212MW greenfield wind project being developed by the Denham Capital-backed JV. The battery will complement other large-scale batteries in south Australia, including ElectraNet’s 30MW battery on the York Peninsula and Tesla’s 100MW facility near Jamestown.

FWD Group ready to ramp up infra exposure

The $24.4bn Hong Kong-based insurer will be looking for partners over the next 12 months, as it eyes investments across the capital stack.

Western Australia to privatise Synergy’s green projects

State agrees joint venture to meet renewable energy targets, with Dutch Infrastructure Fund reported to be in pole position to underwrite the scheme.

Infradebt finances Impact’s 19MW Australian solar farm

The $25m solar project, financed solely by private debt investment, is expected to be a seed asset for Impact Investment Group’s next solar fund.