Features

1 October 2017 - Over Cooked?

As the European Investment Bank revs up for the second wave of its investment programme, Marina Formoso takes a look at how the first round has affected the PPP market – and what lessons are to be learned Read more...

1 July 2017 - New Dawn

France’s new president has insisted he is from neither the left nor the right. So what will his infrastructure policy look like, asks Paul Jarvis Read more...

1 July 2017 - “Thank God We’re Not Larger”

Projects Malta is a small team with big ambitions, chairman William Wait tells Amanda Nicholls Read more...

1 April 2017 - Never Forget

PPPs often unfairly get the blame when projects are failures. Marina Formoso asks what more can be done to prevent such instances in the future Read more...

1 March 2017 - Norway Ahead

Norway’s new road programme is attracting significant interest from international investors. Dan Colombini reports on how the country has overcome political adversity to deliver an exciting pipeline of deals Read more...

1 February 2017 - “Leverage at its Most Beautiful”

Amanda Nicholls reports on why the EBRD’s credit enhancement scheme, seen for the first time on Turkey’s Elazig Health Campus, is a fairy tale for institutional investment in emerging market PPPs Read more...

1 December 2016 - When, Not If

The Financing Irish Infrastructure 2016 conference in Dublin highlighted a significant project pipeline emerging, as Irish authorities ramp-up capital expenditure with a sense of urgency. David Keniry reports Read more...

1 December 2016 - Standard Bearer

Having already established itself as one of the most mature PPP markets across Europe, the Netherlands is continuing to go from strength to strength. Dan Colombini examines the secret of the country’s success Read more...

1 November 2016 - A Clear Picture

In September, the long-awaited guidance on the interpretation of the ESA10 accounting rules was published. It’s been good news for some, but balance treatment issues have not been banished for good, reports Paul Jarvis Read more...

1 October 2016 - Countrywatch – Germany

Despite a massive new federal transportation plan, the municipalities look set to drive PPP dealflow. Dan Colombini reports on the opportunities and issues affecting one of Europe’s key destinations Read more...

1 September 2016 - Euro Talk

In the aftermath of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, investors, politicians and others in the UK appeared to be in panic mode. As things have since started to calm down, Marina Formoso asks how those in other European countries are viewing the fallout of Brexit Read more...

11 July 2016 - Brexit Special: “The Only Certainty is Uncertainty”

June’s referendum has thrown UK plc into turmoil. Amanda Nicholls reports on what Brexit means for the infrastructure industry Read more...

11 July 2016 - On the Move

Italy’s transport plans are likely to push the case for more PPP investment, reports Marina Formoso Read more...

1 June 2016 - Loosening the Bonds

The European Investment Bank’s Project Bonds Credit Enhancement initiative has completed its initial phase. So what is next for the instrument, asks Paul Jarvis Read more...

3 May 2016 - No More Belgian Waffle

Belgium has been hit as hard as any European nation by the uncompromising approach to ESA10 taken by Eurostat. Paul Jarvis finds out what efforts are being made to tackle the problem Read more...

1 April 2016 - Against the Ropes

European accountancy standards are forcing many current evolutions of PPPs onto government balance sheets across the continent. This could mean the final round for projects in their current form, finds Amanda Nicholls Read more...

1 March 2016 - Fractured

Germany has seen its PPP landscape grow in the past few years in response to the need for new infrastructure, but more work is needed to integrate the approaches of different levels of government, reports Marina Formoso Read more...

1 March 2016 - City of Hope

Local authorities are exploring new ways of financing urban infrastructure, with some of the more ambitious around the world increasingly looking to go ‘smart’. Amanda Nicholls reports Read more...

7 December 2015 - Waiting for Dawn

Sweden’s Infrastructure Commission has backed the use of PPPs for new investments, but will it be enough to lure international investors, asks Paul Jarvis Read more...

7 December 2015 - Murphy's Law

November’s Financing Irish Infrastructure conference offered some hope for a sceptical PPP market, reports Amanda Nicholls Read more...

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Standing above the parapet

There is a positive case to be made for private finance, despite what the Labour hierarchy might think. Whether anyone will make it today, though, is far from certain

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The Spanish are Coming

Ovidio Bartolomé de Miguel has arrived at Sacyr’s new London office. He and his company seem unfazed by Brexit and the company is not the only Spanish contractor in town, reports Marina Formoso

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