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1 March 2014 - Lesson Learned

The Philippines has suffered continuing problems with its bid processes that have caused concerns among investors. James Kenny asks whether recent changes will address the problems Read more...

1 February 2014 - All Systems Go

The GoCo concept gathered momentum in 2013. Paul Jarvis asks whether it can deliver on expectations Read more...

1 February 2014 - Playing Catch-Up

The pace of change in the infrastructure financing community has been furious over the past 12 months. But at a Partnerships Bulletin conference in December, industry experts questioned whether the government is keeping up, reports Paul Jarvis Read more...

23 January 2014 - I’ll take the Lowlands

As the UK and other parts of Europe struggle to get projects across the line, prospects in the Benelux region look strong despite some economic uncertainty, reports James Kenny Read more...

1 December 2013 - Savings Search

A year after the government announced £1.5bn of savings in operational PFI contracts, we’re none the wiser as to how these were made. Paul Jarvis looks at where the next £1bn might come from Read more...

1 December 2013 - A crumbling façade

Heralded as the saviour of UK infrastructure when first introduced, one year on James Kenny investigates whether PF2 has answered the critics of PFI Read more...

1 November 2013 - Changing Times

Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers precipitated the global financial crisis, Paul Jarvis considers the new landscape and the rise of the bond Read more...

1 November 2013 - Scotch Mist

Scotland has made huge progress in delivering its pipeline over the last year. At a recent Partnerships Bulletin conference, the industry asked what comes next. Paul Jarvis reports Read more...

1 November 2013 - A Snail’s Pace

Concerns are growing that a potentially prosperous PPP market is beginning to dry up in South Africa, as deals continue to drag and the pipeline looks a little bare. Is the country suffering a World Cup hangover, asks James Kenny Read more...

1 October 2013 - Super Powers

Australia’s infrastructure future continues to be reliant on transport sector, despite a far from convincing track record. Aaron Weinman reports Read more...

1 October 2013 - A Guaranteed Success?

The Treasury’s commitment to UK Guarantees cannot be questioned. But is it in danger of getting carried away with its latest approach to invigorate the private finance market, asks Paul Jarvis Read more...

1 October 2013 - Enterprise, Endorse, Empower

Local enterprise partnerships have continued to progress this year, with some diverse investments. While it has so far been financially small, Aaron Weinman asks if it’s time for the partnerships to think big Read more...

1 October 2013 - Here Comes Trouble

Overcharging on offender tagging contracts could be the tip of the iceberg as the public sector starts to investigate its long-term contracts. Paul Jarvis considers the implications for the PFI world, and whether it has learnt the lessons of the past Read more...

16 September 2013 - Thinking big

While the PPP market in Croatia has been stagnant for some time, recent events could be signalling a new dawn, James Kenny investigates. Read more...

1 September 2013 - The Great British Patchwork

The UK now has a plethora of private finance models, but how different are they and what does it all mean for future investment, asks Paul Jarvis Read more...

1 September 2013 - Roads to Freedom

The announcement by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin of the government’s plans for reform in the UK road network is seen as a radical new venture that could unlock new investment and opportunities. James Kenny investigates Read more...

1 September 2013 - The Waiting Games

As participants and viewers of the world’s stellar sporting events bear down on Brazil, it remains a hotbed of PPP activity. But recent political turmoil has left the market battling to restore investor confidence, reports Dan Colombini Read more...

12 August 2013 - Déja Vu

Egypt’s Arab Spring in 2011 resulted in its PPP pipeline coming to a halt. It now faces fresh uncertainty following Mohammed Morsi’s recent ousting from office, reports Aaron Weinman Read more...

23 July 2013 - Back in the game

After months of speculation, the Puerto Rico PPP authority is back in business, with a new executive team now in place. A focus on well-procured, greenfield projects will help re-ignite investor interest in the market, reports Dan Colombini Read more...

19 July 2013 - Football fans

The arrival of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is pushing Russia into some serious infrastructure action. James Kenny discovers whether the move could also drive an increase in PPPs Read more...

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Busy times

Three deals reaching financial close in two days would have been remarkable in the boom times. But what does it say about today’s market?