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Macquarie’s GIG targeting $1.5bn for new renewables fund – exclusive

The vehicle is targeting high single-digit returns and will focus investments mostly in Europe.
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Australian superfunds’ infra returns fall in 2018-19

Unlisted assets, including infrastructure, continued to deliver solid returns for Australian superfunds but returns were down on 2017-18 as listed assets bounced back.
ESG

Aberdeen Standard to manage AIIB’s $500m ESG infra bonds portfolio

The credit portfolio, which is targeting total returns of 5-7 percent, aims to boost awareness of environmental, social and governance issues in emerging Asian markets.

Japan still reigns in South-East Asian infra

China is trailing behind its neighbour in infrastructure projects across the region by $66 billion, notwithstanding Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative.
technology, innovation

‘We try to be open-minded about new tech’: MIRA’s head of innovation

Peter Durante talks to Infrastructure Investor about his role and how the fund manager thinks about technology.

Investing in climate change mitigation should be ‘obligatory’

Institutions recognise the need for climate investing but not necessarily the scale required, says Climate Fund Managers CEO Andrew Johnstone.
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.
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.

Australia’s renewables sector will ‘continue to flourish’

Just 12% of respondents to a MinterEllison investor survey said regulatory and political uncertainty was the main barrier to investing in the sector, notwithstanding the lack of a federal energy policy.

Subsidy-free transition is slowing down renewables

For the first time in nearly two decades, growth in new capacity has stalled. We examine why and look at whether the freeze is expected to last.
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