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One of the new rules includes lowering the threshold that would trigger a FIRB review of foreign investment in infrastructure assets from A$275m to A$0.
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Plans have emerged for a €10bn-a-year EIB green infrastructure fund, but it should not crowd out sectors where private capital has made significant strides.
With public infrastructure resources being diverted to pandemicrecovery efforts, many in the industry are wondering if this could bewhat finally prompts an uptick in PPPs.
Countries are once again assessing FDI restrictions in the wake of the global pandemic, partly to avoid critical infrastructure assets being picked up on the cheap.
The bill to privatise the French airport operator is unlikely to return even in the event of an economic turnaround.
All foreign transactions will be subject to FIRB review, a process that will now take six months instead of 30 days.
The UK government has decided to assess financial support for airports during covid-19 on a case-by-case basis, rather than providing a wholesale support package.
The 2020 Budget is one of the UK’s largest capital investment programmes ever, which will draw plenty of intrigue from infrastructure investors.
The two more established technologies have been excluded from new capacity auctions since 2015, but are now set to re-enter the fray.
Infrastructure Australia has put an emphasis on resilience in its 2020 Priority List, but investors note that there are high levels of competition for a limited number of assets.
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