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Panellists debated whether foreign investment in infrastructure posed credible security risks or whether governments were exaggerating the threats.
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After an unexpected feed-in-tariff cut, investors and developers ponder whether they have overlooked political risks in a seemingly promising market.
An unexpected cut in government subsidies threw the island’s offshore wind market into disarray. Now, Taipei is trying to convince worried renewables investors to stay.
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.
A survey of 33 global investors is a ‘canary in the mine shaft’ for investor confidence in the Australian infrastructure market.
Potential crisis around trade, Brexit and Italy’s government could cause trouble for credit markets.
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