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AIIB joins IFC, ADB in financing earthquake-hit hydro plant in Nepal

The 216MW run-of-river project, expected to increase power supplies by a third, had to be redesigned after a 2015 earthquake destroyed early construction works.

AMOAI’s infra debt fund reaches ¥30bn at second close – exclusive

The Tokyo-based asset manager has already approved the deployment of ¥11bn in renewables and downstream energy projects in Europe and South America.

Will investors heed former World Bank chief’s advice?

Meridiam’s second closing of its Africa infrastructure fund shows both the opportunities provided by the continent and investors’ continued perceptions of it.
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Global Summit: GIP’s Kim says creative de-risking ‘key’ to catalysing emerging market investment

In his first interview since leaving the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim said private investors needed to stop thinking of emerging markets as a ‘single risk pool’.

Cube Highways snaps up three greenfield assets under new development model

The government will assume 40% of the construction costs, while I Squared's Indian roads platform and Indian developer KNRC will assume the remaining 60%.
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Investcorp, Aberdeen target GCC infra with $1bn fund

The joint venture marks a first for both: the launch of an infra business for the Bahrain-based private equity firm and a new geography for the UK-based asset manager.

S&P warns of growing ‘external risks’ in South and Southeast Asia

With upcoming elections in several countries, political uncertainty is one of several factors that may lead to ‘some slowdown’ in the region this year, but the impact on the infrastructure sector is not expected to last.

ARCH eyes institutionals for half of $250m African renewables fund

A first close is expected in Q1 this year, with commitments from the AfDB, EIB and a South African pension fund.
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Exclusive: Actis lowers infra fund target to $1.5bn

Emerging markets specialist Actis has delayed the first close of its inaugural infrastructure fund and lowered the target for the vehicle to $1.5 billion, a source familiar with the matter told Infrastructure Investor. The source said decreasing the fundraising target from $2 billion was done, in part, to allow for more co-investment opportunities, in which […]

GIP hires Jim Yong Kim after surprise World Bank resignation

His new role will allow him to focus on issues such as climate change and developing infrastructure in emerging markets, Kim told colleagues in an email.
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