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States delay approval of Australia’s National Energy Guarantee with set of demands

Policy survives crucial meeting, but Victoria and Queensland want the ruling Coalition to first rubber-stamp it, as they call for a clause to stop emissions targets from decreasing over time.

Industry veteran joins Ofgem

Macquarie Capital’s Simon Wilde tells us about the newly created, investment-facing role, as the UK energy watchdog warns investors to brace for ‘significantly lower returns’.

Heathrow could face similar ‘regulatory pressures’ to UK water companies

The airport’s regulated rate of return may come under fire in a review, according to ratings agency S&P.

National security fears and intervention thresholds: a 21st century powder keg

Watching the German government tie itself in knots to prevent China State Grid buying into 50Hertz drove home how inadequate its laws are.

Should infra investors take the nuclear option?

The UK government wants institutional capital to finance its next generation of plants, although the proposal has raised some eyebrows. Zak Bentley finds out how this might be done

Fund jurisdictions in five charts: Ireland

Ireland has one advantage over rival Luxembourg for private equity firms seeking to do business in the EU: the approval process to set up a fund can be as quick as 24 hours.

Germany blocks China State Grid bid for 50Hertz, citing ‘national security’ fears

The government uses development bank KfW to buy 20% of the transmission system operator to prevent the state-backed firm taking a stake in the country’s ‘critical energy infrastructure’.

UK to launch ‘wide-ranging’ foreign investment reviews

The new laws will cover the telecoms, energy and transport sectors and allow the government to ‘call in’ transactions that may pose a threat to national security.

Transurban to battle IFM for Australia’s last big privatisation

To meet today's deadline, the Transurban-led team had to submit a conditional bid for WestConnex without knowing if it will receive clearance from the competition watchdog in September.

Australian competition watchdog delays decision on Transurban’s WestConnex bid

The ACCC’s continued competition concerns and the postponement of its decision until September could also delay the sale process of the toll road operator, with final bids due on 23 July.

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