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The fund manager will use its hands-on approach to expand into developing economies, vice-chairman Jim Yong Kim said.
Hong Kong Summit November 2019
Panellists say financing renewable projects is becoming more difficult due to slowing economic growth in the country.
Man standing at the edge of road to Bhandardara
The National Highway Authority of India is aiming to raise over $1bn through the privatisation of two bundles of roads.
Connaught Place, New Delhi, India during the early morning. Typical Georgian buildings are seen in the front. These are the commercial areas. The famous "Statesman Building" is seen in the background. Shot taken from the inner Circle or Rajiv Chowk.
Should Andhra Pradesh - a state at the forefront of the renewables sector in the country - succeed in slashing tariffs, projects with a capacity of more than 2.5GW are at risk of defaulting.
Sunset on solar panels in a village
The state of Andhra Pradesh is expected to fail in its attempt to renegotiate PPAs, but market sources fear a drawn-out court battle could still prove damaging.
Offshore wind farm
The acquisition of a 95% stake in the renewables division of chemical manufacturer Swancor, includes a stake in the 376MW Formosa II project.
Long row a very tall windmills offshore
A lengthy approval process needs to be halved if the country is to meet its goal of installing 10GW of wind capacity by 2030, law firm White & Case says.
Investors fear a Labour government opposed to private infra ownership might be 'canary in the coalmine' for similar populist movements across Europe.
However, political risk, regulatory instability and lack of support for PPP projects are among the main concerns for those investing in region’s emerging markets.
Panellists debated whether foreign investment in infrastructure posed credible security risks or whether governments were exaggerating the threats.
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