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21 September 2017 - Shortlist soon for Irish housing PPP

A shortlist for the first bundle of Ireland’s Social Housing PPP programme is expected in the next few weeks, Partnerships Bulletin understands. Read more...

21 September 2017 - Willmott Dixon adds regen expert

Wilmott Dixon’s Be Living division has hired an expert in regeneration from the public sector. Read more...

21 September 2017 - India launches new housing PPP policy

The Indian government has published a new policy for affordable housing PPPs designed to increase private investment in the sector. Read more...

21 September 2017 - Nigeria to unveil PPP portal

The government of Nigeria is to launch a PPP portal as the Buhari administration seeks to streamline procurement. Read more...

21 September 2017 - Record contract awards for Kier

Contractor Kier has boasted a record value of contract awards as the group announced encouraging final results for 2017. Read more...

21 September 2017 - Capita “confident” on outlook

Outsourcing group Capita has announced its half-year results amid cost saving initiatives. Read more...

20 September 2017 - Mitie to cut 480 jobs

Facilities management provider Mitie is to shed around 480 jobs by the end of its financial year, and is also looking to offload its property management business, as part of its transformation programme. Read more...

20 September 2017 - Govt launches social housing review

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced plans for a government green paper that will look at the issues surrounding social housing – including how to tackle homelessness and improve the existing stock. Read more...

20 September 2017 - Adviser to plan Trans-Pennine route

An adviser has been appointed by Highways England to develop proposals for the A66 Northern Trans-Pennine scheme. Read more...

20 September 2017 - RFP for Malta energy PPP

The government of Malta has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for an energy PPP. Read more...

20 September 2017 - EIB approves €11.5bn project financing

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved an €11.5bn financing package for projects across the continent and beyond, including a number of PPP deals. Read more...

20 September 2017 - EoI for NZ wastewater PPP

A town in New Zealand has issued a request for expressions of interest (EoIs) for a wastewater PPP. Read more...

19 September 2017 - Doubts over impact of EC capital rules

The European Commission’s revised capital rules for assets held by insurance and reinsurance companies in infrastructure projects are unlikely to kickstart the European infrastructure market, it has been claimed. Read more...

19 September 2017 - Winner for London SEP

A preferred bidder has been chosen as the private partner for South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust’s strategic estates partnership (SEP). Read more...

19 September 2017 - Pennon agrees securities deal

Pennon Group, the parent company of waste giant Viridor, has confirmed the results of its invitation to acquire its Perpetual Capital Securities from the existing holders. Read more...

19 September 2017 - UK ‘needs more social housing’

The government needs to invest more heavily in social housing if it is to meet the needs of the country in the coming years, it has been claimed. Read more...

19 September 2017 - Advisers sought for PF2 roads

Highways England is seeking consultants to advance procurement of the A303 and Lower Thames Crossing PPP projects. Read more...

19 September 2017 - Singapore-Malaysia HSR progresses

Malaysia and Singapore are to host another event with the private sector as plans for the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail project move forward. Read more...

19 September 2017 - Consultants sought for smart grid PPPs

The World Bank has issued a request for expressions of interest for consultants to assess the suitability of the PPP model for smart grid projects. Read more...

19 September 2017 - £300m of Tideway notes rated

Ratings agency Moody’s has rated £300m of notes issued by Bazalgette Tunnel Limited (BTL), the entity responsible for the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the Thames Tideway Tunnel project. Read more...

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Time to be bold

PF2 projects are slowly bubbling to the surface, but will the market take the bait?

Delegates at Financing African Infrastructure give their views on the market - and what they learnt at the event