November 2010 Issue


    Month: November
    Year: 2010

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    Changing the face of rural India

    The Indian government has decided to involve private investors in taking urban infrastructure to rural areas. Spriha Srivastava explores the challenges that lie in wait

    PPPs: The existential crisis (part I)

    With ‘value for money’ dominating European governmental agendas, PPPs risk being dismissed as overpriced mechanisms for procuring infrastructure

    Pay to play UK

    While infrastructure has survived the British government’s recent spending review, the cuts announced offer the chance to kick-start the debate on user charges to pay for infrastructure. By Bruno Alves

    Views from the top

    What’s missing from the infrastructure financing market today, and how do you go about filling the gaps? Spriha Srivastava canvassed the views of leading industry professionals

    Keep faith in the bankers

    Not everyone agrees with the fashionable notion that pensions and other institutional investors should own infrastructure assets in the long run. Andy Thomson reports from the UK financing and advisory community

    Tough times for TIFIA

    In 2010, demand far exceeded supply for US government-subsidised transportation loans. Cezary Podkul reports

    The deal maker

    In the US, Chicago is the undisputed leader in infrastructure deals known as asset monetisations. In a candid interview, Mayor Richard Daley shares his recipe for success and the lessons learned from his $3.5bn of infrastructure deals. By Cezary Podkul

    How debit cards can save the subway

    As it did with the ‘Skyway‘, Chicago is once again blazing a trail for US public-private partnerships. This time, transit is the focus