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Australian banks participate in 10-year debt facility on Melbourne road PPP refinancing

Increased competition for the Peninsula Link deal drove the country’s four big banks to agree 10-year loans, pushing beyond their preferred five-year terms.

AIIB aims to be Asia’s ‘go-to’ bank for infra financing

The $100bn development bank kicks off its strategy for building up its deal origination capacity within the next two years.

Asian investors show growing appetite for infra debt diversity

Brownfield refinancing products and credit-enhanced greenfield structures are likely to prove attractive to institutions as the regional market matures, says Moody’s.

AMP increases stake in Victorian Desalination Plant

The water treatment project recently completed a $587m refinancing, supported by two major Japanese insurers, Nippon Life and Dai-ichi Life, among others.

Dai-ichi Life expands overseas project finance portfolio

The Japanese insurer has committed a total of $80m to two overseas projects – the UK’s High Speed 1 and Australia’s Victorian Desalination Project PPP.

Sydney’s Reliance Rail PPP restructured for value recovery

The process included some original shareholders exiting, removing monoline insurers from the capital structure and a new senior debt refinancing.

Sumitomo, MHPS in Burmese power generation deal

Japan’s Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and Sumitomo are in JICA-led deal to supply Yangon’s Thilawa SEZ with cleaner thermal power.

Indian rail budget bolstered, call to institutional investors

India’s Minister of Railways presented his network modernisation and upgrading programme yesterday, including fast-tracking permitting processes.

Western Australia launches schools PPP

Western Australia has launched its first school public-private partnership involving a package of eight public schools estimated at A$370m.

Ho Chi Minh City to address $122bn traffic infra gap

The city’s transport department estimates the former capital’s traffic infrastructure need at $122bn – more than seven times the city’s budget.

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