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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.

VIDEO: ‘UK private sector to be more involved in refinancing’

Nicky Morgan MP, chair of the Treasury Select Committee, offers thoughts on the future of private finance in the UK, Brexit and gender diversity.

Atlantia director resigns over ‘inappropriate’ bonus pay-outs

Lynda Tyler-Cagni wanted to suspend bonuses for staff following the Morandi bridge disaster, but Atlantia said it was unable to do so, citing legal grounds.

First State Super: ‘We can’t hide behind our managers’

The $67bn Australian superannuation fund has pursued a hybrid investment strategy since appointing Mark Hector as portfolio manager in 2014. After deploying its largest equity cheque, we find out what the future holds.

Orix, DBJ and Groupe ADP in the running for Hokkaido airports concession

The three have been shortlisted as the Japanese government seeks to privatise the seven airports by 2020 and boost tourism on the country’s northern-most island in the process.

Transurban clinches Australia’s last big privatisation with $6.7bn WestConnex bid

The consortium led by the toll-road operator – including Australian Super, CPPIB and Tawreed – beat competition from an IFM-led team, as Transurban gains control of 16 of the country’s 20 toll roads.

Australian competition watchdog clears Transurban’s WestConnex bid

The ACCC gives the green light to a consortium led by the toll road operator acquiring a 51% stake in Sydney Motorway Corporation, but the listed firm will have to publish data from existing concessions to level the playing field.

Australia’s asset recycling produces ‘compelling’ results, but also poses risks

Now the initiative has ended, with most of the available assets in private hands, Daniel Kemp looks at the risks of taking such large businesses private.

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