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What you need to know about Asia in five charts

Asia’s economic outlook remains strong – 6% GDP growth is expected in 2018 – and the region is well positioned to withstand any external shocks, the Asian Development Bank finds in its latest annual report.

Ownership is not the key to overvalued assets

Reports from the UK and Australia show that both the public and private sector are perfectly capable of delivering overweight RABs, suggesting the problem lies elsewhere.

WATCH: Indian infra offers superior returns

Edelweiss Financial Services' Nitin Jain talks about the challenges of investing in Indian infrastructure, including fragmentation, a need for strong oversight and the newness of the asset class.

PPPs in the age of Duterte

A focus on quality, a streamlined approach and a strong pipeline are cause for optimism. But Pillsbury associate Golda Calonge warns it’s not all plain sailing for investors interested in the Philippines.

Buzzword from Berlin: ‘Engagement’

And if you want a catchphrase to go with it, add ‘customer service’, as attendees at our Global Summit grappled with the heightened importance of end-users in an increasingly populist world.

How private equity fuels private debt

The private debt market is booming. Even as lenders expand into alternative niches, the private equity-sponsored market remains by far the strongest source of deals.

Infrastructure 3.0: a new era with new challenges

Philippe Taillardat argues the asset class must revitalise itself to benefit from the new industrial revolution.

The smart cities opportunity

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wants to use technological innovation to create a fully digitised smart city in Toronto, while innovating the financing structure for infrastructure assets.

US public and private sectors agree on more PPPs

Respondents to a Husch Blackwell survey cited project efficiency, financing advantages and risk transfer as reasons why public-private partnerships are attractive.

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