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1 November 2014 - The Illusionist

Although considered Europe’s economic powerhouse, Germany’s infrastructure pipeline is starting to look a bit thin. Can things be fixed, asks James Kenny Read more...

1 October 2014 - Country Watch – Poland

Facing a huge infrastructure deficit, Poland’s PPP market is expanding rapidly. Dan Colombini reports on how rising social expectations are driving opportunities in the country Read more...

1 September 2014 - Squeaky Clean?

PPPs are often cited as a powerful tool in the fight against corruption, but the sector remains far from immune. Paul Jarvis investigates what is being done Read more...

1 September 2014 - The Rubbish Tightrope

Waste disposal is still one of the world’s biggest problems, and newer members of the EU are feeling the heat more than most, reports James Kenny Read more...

1 September 2014 - Country Watch – Netherlands

Despite the eurozone’s battles to emerge from the financial crisis, the Dutch PPP market is going from strength to strength. Dan Colombini reports on how the Netherlands could be the go-to destination for investors in the region Read more...

1 April 2014 - Over the Rainbow

Following a turbulent few years, the £2bn stimulus package introduced in July 2012 finally appears to be bearing fruit for the Irish market. James Kenny investigates 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...

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...

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...

1 July 2013 - Saving their bacon

Denmark has been late to the party when it comes to embracing PPP. But pressure from both the public and private sectors could change all that, reports James Kenny Read more...

1 May 2013 - Getting down to business

Ireland’s PPP industry ground to a halt following the banking collapse. But as delegates at a recent PPP Bulletin conference heard, the tide appears to have turned. James Kenny reports Read more...

5 March 2013 - The name’s bonds, Canadian bonds

As European government agencies search for alternative financing for PPP projects, Fasken Martineau partners David Little and Sean Morley explain how Canadian bond financing could be the answer Read more...

1 February 2013 - A PIIGS ear

Despite continued protests and increased austerity measures, Europe’s most distressed markets may be through the worst of the economic gloom. Aaron Weinman investigates how the PIIGS region is using PPP s to resurrect their battered economies Read more...

31 January 2013 - The comeback kid

After France’s leader Francois Hollande re-affirmed his commitment to the PPP strategy, the market has seen a resurgence. But the regional town halls will decide the future of PPP in the country, not the Élysée Palace, reports Aaron Weinman Read more...

1 November 2012 - Banking on change

The debt market is at a crossroads. Where it goes from here will dictate how future infrastructure projects are funded. Paul Jarvis and Colin Leopold report Read more...

25 July 2012 - L'etre et le neant

The French market is still busy, but the recent failure to reach financial close on the A355 shows the current unease around traffic risk. What's the future for PPPs in France, asks Jean-Francis Dusch at Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild Read more...

11 May 2012 - Supersize me

Vulnerable UK consultants are being snapped up by foreign giants. But with little pipeline in the UK market, what exactly are they up to, asks PPP Bulletin Editor Colin Leopold Read more...

23 January 2012 - The affordable metropolis

Asset financing - from a five-year lease contract to a 25-year PPP - is taking on an increasingly critical role in the development of city infrastructure, writes David Martin, general manager, Siemens Financial Services Read more...

4 October 2011 - Pole vaulting

Not one project followed in the three years after Poland’s first PPP law in 2005. Now it's jumping into pilot hospitals PPPs and road concessions. Craig MacDougall at Davis Langdon asks why Read more...

13 July 2011 - The never-ending story

After much stalling from the Spanish government, what PPPs can investors expect from its Extraordinary Investment Plan, asks Carlos Martínez García-Loygorri, director at contractor Cyopsa-Sisocia Read more...

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Banking bonanza

Multilateral infrastructure banks appear to be the new big thing

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Give it a Year

There are a lot of personal and professional milestones for WSP director Gary McCarthy over the next few months. He talks to Amanda Nicholls

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