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Future Fund chair warns of risks to SWFs from rising populism

Peter Costello said partnerships with local investors, but also greater transparency on the part of sovereign funds is the way forward.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative evolves but concerns remain

Moody´s warns about the lack of transparency and the possible impact of a debt burden on member countries.

CITIC’s Xinjin to launch $3bn data centre-focused fund

The asset manager expects demand for data centres in China to be strong thanks to 5G and IoT technologies.

Australia rejects CKI’s APA takeover bid

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg confirmed his ‘final decision’ that the takeover would be ‘contrary to the national interest’.

Australia set to block China’s CK Infra from APA Group takeover

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the move should not be seen as an ‘adverse reflection’ on CK Group and that Australia still welcomes foreign investment that is not ‘contrary to our national interest’.

Greater scrutiny of foreign ownership is here to stay

While stricter regulations surrounding foreign investment in infrastructure have coincided with a rise in populism around the world, we find the root causes lie elsewhere.

German clampdown on FDI caps wider threat to PE

Private equity managers and their LPs could stand to lose from government intervention on foreign direct investment.

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.

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