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23 January 2015 - NZ to invest in school infra

The New Zealand government is to pump $650m into the country’s school infrastructure this year. Read more...

23 January 2015 - Auckland mulls tram PPP

Auckland Transport is considering the development of a new light rail network that could be funded by private finance. Read more...

23 January 2015 - Indonesia sets out infra plans

Indonesia’s government has revealed that it can only afford to fund 30% of its infrastructure programme over the next five years, with the rest to be made up by the private sector. Read more...

23 January 2015 - Financial close for Dutch lock PPP

Financing signed for pathfinder Limmel Lock PPP in Maastricht Read more...

22 January 2015 - Balfour braced for £70m hit

Contractor Balfour Beatty’s review of its construction business, undertaken by KPMG, has highlighted a further £70m reduction in 2014 profits – but valuation of investments portfolio increased to £1.3bn Read more...

22 January 2015 - Pension funds agree infra plan

The Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) and the London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) have agreed an initiative to invest a combined £500m in UK infrastructure. Read more...

22 January 2015 - Scots ‘devo-max’ legislation published

The Westminster government has published draft legislation building on Lord Smith of Kelvin’s report into increased powers for Scotland. Read more...

22 January 2015 - Biggest Philippines deal approved

The largest deal to be delivered under the Philippines PPP programme has become one of five new schemes to be approved by the Investment Coordinating Committee – Cabinet Committee. Read more...

22 January 2015 - Natixis agrees investor tie-up

French investment bank Natixis has agreed a €250m deal with French insurer Macif to increase investment into infrastructure. Read more...

22 January 2015 - JLIF ups housing PFI stake

Investor John Laing Infrastructure Fund (JLIF) has acquired the remaining 20% stake in a housing PFI project in the UK. Read more...

21 January 2015 - Indonesia to amend PPP regs

The government of Indonesia is finalising two amendments to its PPP and land acquisition laws to boost new projects and growth in the country. Read more...

21 January 2015 - Public inquiry for Circuit of Wales

Plans to build a major new motor racing circuit in Ebbw Vale through a PPP are facing delays after it was confirmed the scheme will go to a public inquiry. Read more...

21 January 2015 - Ghana and Togo agree water PPP deal

Ghana and Togo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a new water PPP. Read more...

21 January 2015 - HCA mulls Notts regen sale

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is in discussions over the potential sale of its stake in regeneration vehicle Blueprint. Read more...

21 January 2015 - New MD for Servest’s building services

Facilities management provider Servest Group has appointed a new head of its building services division. Read more...

20 January 2015 - Balfour names new CFO

Contractor Balfour Beatty has appointed a new chief financial officer (CFO), who will take on the role later this year. Read more...

20 January 2015 - L&G creates new infra role

Insurance giant Legal & General’s investment division, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has created a new role bringing together its direct investment capabilities in property and infrastructure into one team. Read more...

20 January 2015 - EU launches new project advisory service

The European Commission and European Investment Bank (EIB) are launching ‘fi-compass’, a new advisory service on financial instruments for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds). Read more...

20 January 2015 - Qatar ‘prepares $30bn pipeline’

The Qatar government is preparing for a bumper year of infrastructure delivery, with a report claiming up to $30bn-worth of projects will be awarded in 2015. Read more...

20 January 2015 - Hong Kong firm acquires Eversholt Rail

Eversholt Investment Group has announced the sale of its stake in the UK rolling stock operator Eversholt Rail. Read more...

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