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Australian airport investors under fire over ‘grossly inflated’ profits

The chief executives of Qantas and Virgin Australia have hit out at infrastructure investors in a joint appearance in Canberra, calling for greater government intervention in the sector.
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Japan’s proposed transmission charge will hurt renewables – report

The new fee to fund grid construction and maintenance could dampen investors’ confidence as the country looks to develop its offshore wind sector, experts say.

NSW transport ‘needs more PPPs and asset recycling’ – think tank

Committee for Sydney says the next set of projects has stalled and urges the state government to take action in order to avoid ‘a one-time infrastructure boom’.
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India’s NHAI urged to accelerate road privatisation

The public agency should consider launching a new BOT model to speed up privatisation and tackle its $24bn in debt, ratings agency ICRA says.
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A turning point for regulated sectors?

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner partner James Marshall and regulatory economist and consultant Chris Bolt examine changes in UK regulation and whether the future will be radically different.

Denver pulls the plug on Ferrovial-led airport PPP

A dispute involving cost overruns, delays and 'weak' concrete has derailed the Great Hall PPP project at Denver International Airport.

Is asset recycling making a comeback Down Under?

With growing scrutiny of rising debt levels in Australia’s state governments, the stage is set for another round of privatisations.
Wind farm Western Australia

Policy inaction is ‘undermining’ energy investment in Australia – report

Industry Super Australia said that its members ‘stand ready to help’ with the transition to renewable energy but called on the government to do more to help create the right conditions for investment.
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Widodo’s second term to bring infra opportunities in Indonesia

More deregulation and introduction of tax incentives are expected to attract private capital, but risks, including corruption, remain.
Tram running on City Circle line of Sydney Light Rail

Sydney Light Rail legal disputes settled with revised PPP

ALTRAC consortium will inject ‘substantial additional equity’ into the city’s troubled transport project, as Acciona agrees to withdraw its A$1.1 billion legal claim.
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