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HK-Zhuhai-Macao road
While certain restrictions make China’s REITs less favourable to those of Hong Kong and Singapore, they allow sponsors to recycle capital and retain control of the underlying assets.
Emergency financial support
Industry bodies and heavyweights such as David Rubenstein have urged governments to grant private equity access to public funds.
European Union Flags
From France to Poland to the UK, check out how governments are strengthening screening rules on assets deemed essential for security and public order in light of covid-19.
Estimates suggest that anywhere between A$27bn and A$50bn could be withdrawn from superannuation funds, but there should be adequate liquidity in the system to cope.
All foreign transactions will be subject to FIRB review, a process that will now take six months instead of 30 days.
The state's proposal to add a surcharge to management fee income and carried interest has the industry there scrambling to kill the measure.
Wind farm Western Australia
The Australian Energy Market Commission rejected calls from investors to move to average loss factors in a ruling that 'undermines the energy transition underway'.
The Energy Security Board cautioned that the ability of investors to efficiently manage risk to support investment decisions was at a ‘critical’ level, its highest rating of concern.
Competition watchdog finds airports made record profits in 2018-2019 and was critical of the current monitoring framework for a lack of effective oversight.
Fork in the road
The debate over marginal loss factors may see some short-term resolution next week – but the wider conversation about reform to Australia’s National Electricity Market still has some way to run.
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