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France threatens to fall down the referendum rabbit hole

Resorting to a plebiscite to block the privatisation of airport operator ADP would not only be counterproductive, it would set a dangerous precedent whereby a minority in parliament could block legislation it didn’t like.

Future Fund chair warns of risks to SWFs from rising populism

Peter Costello said partnerships with local investors, but also greater transparency on the part of sovereign funds is the way forward.
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France Invest’s Gaillard on why PE isn’t at odds with the gilets jaunes

France’s parliament is working on legal reforms that introduce a tax-efficient system to distribute a portion of capital gains among all employees of an acquired company.

Can investors escape nationalisation by stashing assets offshore?

Rattled investors are looking to bilateral treaties for protection against the potential renationalisation of UK assets. We take a look at whether these measures will have the desired effect.

A prolonged government shutdown could upend private deals

There are no signs President Trump and Congress are closing in on an agreement over the budget to resume work, and the shutdown comes at a time when the stock and bond markets have experienced volatility under the spectre of rising interest rates.

Investors ‘will continue to seek shelter in infra in 2019’

Demand for infrastructure will continue to grow with allocations to the asset class expected to increase according to Foresight Group’s recent survey.

Victorian state government kicks off PPP race for Australia’s North East Link road

The Labor government won re-election in a landslide last week and is pushing ahead with a spending spree on a raft of infrastructure projects.

Tax vote ‘has nothing to do with California infrastructure’

Voters will head to the polls in California this November to decide on a measure that once again shows how infrastructure often turns into a political football for legislators. “There’s a political battle going on here which has nothing to do with California infrastructure,” Kelly DePonte, managing director at San Francisco-based placement agent Probitas Partners, […]

Politics poses biggest risk to European credit

Potential crisis around trade, Brexit and Italy’s government could cause trouble for credit markets.

National Energy Guarantee moves step closer as Coalition endorses policy

The Australian government’s flagship policy still faces a battle to secure support in Parliament, as well as from wavering state governments.
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