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China under pressure as infra debt payments come due

Local government financing vehicles used to fund infrastructure projects face bond maturity payments of $530bn between 2019 and 2021.
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China Everbright closes overseas infra fund on $450m

Despite having lowered its target twice, the Chinese asset manager claims the vehicle has reached ‘the right size’.
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.

Hong Kong’s extradition crisis is a headwind for private equity

The territory's recent protests pose a challenge to attempts by the financial centre to cement its status as a private equity hub.
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.

Investment alone will not solve our climate crisis

The outlook for renewables is bright, despite the shift towards more market-based systems. But although governments might no longer need to provide subsidies, they still need to offer leadership.

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.

CGNPE, JIDA Capital to launch $1bn renewables fund in Q3

Once fundraising kicks off, CGN’s private equity arm and the infra-focused investment firm will look to divest the portfolio of their first renewables vehicle, the 2015-vintage CGN Capital Partners Infrastructure Fund III.

China’s deleveraging creates opportunity for foreign capital

China’s recent efforts to reduce its economy’s addiction to debt have brought more infrastructure assets to market and slowed down domestic competition, several analysts and investors say.
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