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Competition and bad risk allocation threaten to implode PPPs

SNC-Lavalin and Skanska have decided to stop bidding for such projects. If other developers follow their example, the entire procurement model might be at risk.
GP commitment

GPs with more skin in the game make safer bets – report

GP ownership is a significant factor in risk-taking, according to a study from the Norwegian School of Business and Goethe University Frankfurt.

Completion risk drives contractors away from PPPs

Wariness of fixed-price public-private partnerships could have wider implications since ‘a healthy PPP market needs a healthy construction sector’, warns market expert.
Gilets jaunes

France Invest’s Gaillard on why PE isn’t at odds with the gilets jaunes

France’s parliament is working on legal reforms that introduce a tax-efficient system to distribute a portion of capital gains among all employees of an acquired company.

Can investors escape nationalisation by stashing assets offshore?

Rattled investors are looking to bilateral treaties for protection against the potential renationalisation of UK assets. We take a look at whether these measures will have the desired effect.

Three things you should know about cyber-risk management

Protecting your firm’s information and data from thieves is important, and being prepared means having a plan in place.

VIDEO: ‘What’s really important for us is reputation’

Cyril Cabanes, CDPQ’s head of infrastructure in Asia-Pacific, explains why the pension fund prefers to go direct, the risks in the region and how APAC markets are evolving.

HK Summit: Less-explored markets, pre-operational assets antidote to costly infra

Investors highlighted the need for local partnerships to go deeper into unexplored geographies

Australia’s political uncertainty eats away at investor appetite

A survey of 33 global investors is a ‘canary in the mine shaft’ for investor confidence in the Australian infrastructure market.

Morandi Bridge: How to avoid a repeat of ‘everyone’s worst nightmare’

The fatal collapse indicates a public-private failure. But confronting the formidable challenges of maintaining ageing infrastructure will require more – not less – public-private cooperation.
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