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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.

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

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