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A turning point for regulated sectors?

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner partner James Marshall and regulatory economist and consultant Chris Bolt examine changes in UK regulation and whether the future will be radically different.
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‘Negative political environment’ could wipe out £40m in HICL’s Affinity Water

The valuation in the UK water asset has also been affected by the upcoming regulatory review, which HICL says ‘represents significant challenges’.

Spanish gas groups face up to 22% cut in regulatory review

The proposed cuts, to be imposed from 2021, are 'harsher than what we were expecting', according to ratings agency S&P.
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We need to talk about Southern Water, regulation and ESG

The UK utility's repeat offences that led to a record-breaking fine raises serious questions about how asset managers are held to account.
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Queensland solar regulations struck down in court

Solar panels in the state can continue to be installed by trained labourers instead of licensed electricians as state regulations introduced in May would have required.
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Southern Water fined £126m by regulator for ‘serious failures’

UK water company showed ‘scant regard for its responsibilities to society and the environment’, according to Ofwat.
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UK water reaches ‘peak regulatory reset risk’, S&P says

An average 3% fall in revenues is expected from March next year as operational costs rise.
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Policy inaction is ‘undermining’ energy investment in Australia – report

Industry Super Australia said that its members ‘stand ready to help’ with the transition to renewable energy but called on the government to do more to help create the right conditions for investment.
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Widodo’s second term to bring infra opportunities in Indonesia

More deregulation and introduction of tax incentives are expected to attract private capital, but risks, including corruption, remain.
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China eases funding restrictions for project finance

Local governments will be able to use proceeds from special-purpose bonds as project capital, as the country tries to stimulate economic growth.
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