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Singapore’s MAS makes $5bn foray into private equity, infrastructure

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has identified the asset classes as key growth sectors.

Mexican energy opportunity ‘here to stay’ with new government, Actis predicts

The company sees no threat to its business in the country from president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who recently scrapped the partially built Mexico City airport.

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’.

PFI is dead, long live… what?

Even if the framework’s demise was very much Chronicle of a Death Foretold, to have it stated as a matter of government policy still packs a punch.

UK abolishes PFI as ‘days of the public sector being a pushover’ end

Chancellor Philip Hammond insisted present contracts will be honoured but vowed to never again sign a PFI or PF2 project.

Solar and wind ‘to benefit most’ from California renewables mandate

Investments in solar and wind in California have the highest growth potential among renewable energy assets after the state’s governor, Jerry Brown, set a 100 percent clean generation mandate for 2045, S&P Global Ratings said in a recent report. There are going to be winners and losers from that shift, S&P claimed, with mainstay renewables […]

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.

Australia’s political uncertainty eats away at investor appetite

A survey of 33 global investors is a ‘canary in the mine shaft’ for investor confidence in the Australian infrastructure market.

UK gov’t working to rectify ‘really bizarre’ infrastructure ownership structures

Pensions Minister Guy Opperman wants British pension funds - rather than Australian ones - to be investing in British infrastructure, but concedes current structures makes this difficult.

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