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Energy storage can upend US power model, S&P says

Advances in battery technology stand to boost renewables, while posing challenges for traditional power and gas-fired generators, according to the rating agency’s latest report.

Netherlands tops pile for infra investment, new index reveals

The UK remains the top destination when ranked purely on private sector participation.

Investors’ infra allocation desire increases by 38%

However, national infrastructure plans receive lukewarm backing, according to a joint Global Infrastructure Hub and EDHECInfra study.

Increased transparency in China’s PPPs, says Moody’s

The country’s market for public-private partnerships has grown by $437bn in the first half of this year.

MDB-backed credit enhancement plays growing role

Moody’s expects to see several ‘innovative, precedent-setting credit enhanced transactions’ backing developing world infrastructure in the next 18 months.

UK to study ‘updated evidence’ on runway battle

The government maintains it does not anticipate further delays to the lengthy approval process.

Peak infra? Investors cool on asset class, Probitas finds

The placement agent’s 2017 survey saw a majority of institutional investors keeping their infra exposure flat.

Conditions are right for more campus PPPs, Fitch says

The ratings agency said tight budgets and risk management will lead more colleges and universities to enter public-private partnerships for campus developments.

US transportation infra sector healthy, Fitch says

Despite growing interest, PPP growth is held back by political constraints, the ratings agency cautions.

FCA study: PE takes shock hit on fee reporting

The regulator’s final report on the asset management industry will increase the regulatory burden on private equity firms.

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