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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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Regulators and private debt managers need to talk more

The spotlight is intensifying as private debt’s role in the stability of the financial system is questioned – and misunderstandings needs to be addressed.
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Ofgem caps equity returns at 4.3%

The new regime is slightly more lenient than earlier proposals, although the regulator says consumers would save £6bn over the five-year regulatory period.
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Queensland solar regulation changes lead to court action and uncertainty

Clean Energy Council argues new law will drive up construction costs as Impact Investment Group scheme files Supreme Court action.

Wind and solar de-ratings demonstrate ‘substantial uncertainty’ of Marginal Loss Factors

Year-to-year changes in Marginal Loss Factors are making investment decisions in Australian renewables more difficult, New Energy Solar chief executive John Martin argues, as two of his company’s projects are awarded lower ratings.

Understand upcoming CFIUS changes before it’s too late

The passing of FIRRMA changes the scope of CFIUS and could have implications for US and non-US private equity funds. Simon Witney and Jeffrey Cunard of Debevoise explain.

Tokyo Summit: Investors sound warning over UK political uncertainty and Brexit

Investors fear a Labour government opposed to private infra ownership might be 'canary in the coalmine' for similar populist movements across Europe.

A courtroom drama that will turn up the due diligence heat

As the Abraaj case plays out in the criminal courts, the impact on private equity investors and the GP-LP relationship will become palpable.

Three things that could derail UK’s infra investment boom

The UK has for many years been heralded as a treasure trove of investable infrastructure assets. Core infrastructure equity has been generating double-digit internal rates of return and, according to ratings agency Moody’s, there has only been one instance over a 34-year period of an A-rated UK infrastructure bond defaulting, compared with 10 in the […]
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