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Japanese PPPs slow to take off

Airport PPPs may have been a success but local authorities are still reluctant to transfer other types of assets to the private sector.

DBJ, Mitsubishi land concession of seven airports in Hokkaido

The consortium is led by Hokkaido Airport Terminal, which owns the current operator of the island’s busiest airport, New Chitose.

Is asset recycling making a comeback Down Under?

With growing scrutiny of rising debt levels in Australia’s state governments, the stage is set for another round of privatisations.
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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.

French government clears one hurdle to ADP privatisation

Yet other hurdles remain, including a possible referendum on the proposed sale that is pending approval by the Constitutional Council.

Investors hit pause as Indian elections loom

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is perceived as a reformer that helped lure foreign capital into India's infrastructure sector, but experts believe the market will remain attractive even if the incumbent PM suffers an electoral defeat.

India’s Adani outbids AMP, NIIF to win second bundle of airports

The infrastructure conglomerate emerged as the winner of a 50-year concession for six airports located in state capitals and densely-populated areas in the country.

Western Australia launches ‘simpler and lower-risk’ land registry auction

The state government is privatising the digital functions of Landgate, excluding manual processing, to make the asset more attractive to investors.

Australia’s inconsistent interventions could have severe consequences

The country’s regulators have stepped in again to criticise privatisation processes – but singling out private investors while governments escape censure is bad for everyone.

India to privatise six major airports by March

The hubs are in major cities and have seen double-digit growth in the past five years.
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