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Why IFM is not the only loser in WestConnex bid

The Australian competition watchdog’s decision not to block Transurban’s offer cements the listed toll road operator’s position as the dominant player in the NSW market.

SEC’s Volcker Rule revision plan seen as paving return for banks to back PE

The regulatory agency is seeking comment on proposals to ease restrictions that prohibit banks from investing in private equity funds.

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.

GIG investment chairman joins Ofgem as legal head

Euan McVicar is the second recent departure from Macquarie Group to the UK electricity regulator, following Simon Wilde’s move earlier this month.

Italy’s tragedy could become a litmus test for how populists deal with the private...

With the blame game in full swing, the country’s new government has not hesitated to politicise the Morandi Bridge collapse.

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.

Investors ‘despair’ as Australia’s PM ditches emissions reduction target

The government could also support new coal-fired power stations as PM Malcom Turnbull gives in to pressure from MPs within his own party.

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.

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