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CK Infra clears first hurdle for APA Group bid

The deal would see CKI sell a number of APA’s assets in Western Australia but is still subject to Foreign Investment Review Board approval.

One Belt One Road not a ‘fountain of easy money’

Panellists at the Belt and Road Summit in Hong Kong addressed the risks associated with China’s landmark initiative, sounding the alarm over opportunistic behaviour, unsustainable debt and ignoring ESG factors.

Will global investors profit from One Belt, One Road?

Right now, the 'One Belt One Road' initiative is mostly benefitting Chinese investors. Whether it will seed a bigger boom, capable of attracting a substantial amount of non-Chinese private capital is an open question. Nia Tam investigates.

Victoria land registry down to two bidders as CK Infra pulls out

A Cbus-First State Super partnership will take on a MIRA-Sunsuper bid for the state’s land title business.

AMP Capital takes full control of South Australian water plants

The manager’s Community Infrastructure Fund has acquired the remaining 50 percent it did not already own of Riverland Water, a company in which it first invested in 1996.

WATCH: Limited time for investors to get PE returns on core Chinese infra

CGN Private Equity is getting 20%-plus returns from operating renewable assets, but CEO Raymond Fung warns there’s only a five-to-seven-year window before these assets get commoditised and Chinese capital catches on to the opportunity.

China Everbright acquires Norwegian public transport operator

The Chinese fund manager is acquiring Boreal Group, which saw EBITDA growth of 285% during Cube’s seven-year ownership.

Total backs new Chinese energy fund with $50m investment

The Cathay Smart Energy Fund has a $250m target and will invest in emerging technologies, including energy storage and low carbon assets in China.

Asia’s renewables revolution

While infra investors shouldn’t expect a repeat of the $5bn Equis Energy deal any time soon, they can look forward to a wealth of renewables opportunities. Each market poses its own challenges, though.

Blunder Down Under

Infrastructure is not the only asset class bearing the brunt of Australia’s latest tightening of foreign investment rules. We ask Matthieu Favas, editor of sister publication Agri Investor, to explain how farmland is being affected.

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