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24 March 2017 - Pakistan passes PPP bill

Pakistan’s National Assembly has passed a PPP bill as central government seeks to promote project financing under its development strategy. Read more...

24 March 2017 - PPP scraped for two Phil projects

The Philippines National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has decided to switch the financing arrangements for two projects from PPP to official development assistance (ODA). Read more...

23 March 2017 - Nepal reviews PPP policy

The National Planning Commission (NPC) of Nepal has hosted a PPP workshop to identify “strengths and gaps” in the country’s policy. Read more...

21 March 2017 - Downer makes Spotless takeover bid

Engineering firm Downer has lodged a A$1.27bn takeover offer for Australian services firm Spotless. Read more...

20 March 2017 - Increased powers mooted for Phil PPP Centre

Lawmakers at the Philippine House of Representatives have proposed that the PPP Centre be given a mandate to review all government construction contracts before signing. Read more...

17 March 2017 - NSW unveils Beaches Link plans

The New South Wales government has published its preferred route for the Beaches Link and Western Harbour tunnels scheme. Read more...

17 March 2017 - Kyrgyzstan trains local officials on PPP

The Ministry of Economy in Kyrgyzstan has organised another PPP training seminar for civil servants. Read more...

17 March 2017 - China and Saudi Arabia sign infra deal

Saudi Arabia and China have signed a number of cooperation deals for the development of infrastructure. Read more...

16 March 2017 - Winner for Australia prison PPP

The New South Wales government has announced the preferred bidder to design, construct, operate and maintain a new 1,700-bed prison in Grafton. Read more...

16 March 2017 - Australia govt opens Inland Rail hub

The federal government has opened an information centre about Australia's largest infrastructure project, Inland Rail. Read more...

16 March 2017 - Chinese investors target Aussie PPPs

A Chinese group of investors has launched a fund targeting Australian PPPs. Read more...

15 March 2017 - Moody's: Chinese PPPs will bring international investment

The Chinese government's use of the PPP model will eventually open the country up to greater investment from international private entities, according to ratings agency Moody's. Read more...

15 March 2017 - Laos plans transport PPPs

The Government of Laos has revealed plans to seek investment for transport projects under a PPP model. Read more...

14 March 2017 - Acciona acquires Aussie firm

Spanish contractor Acciona has reached an agreement to acquire an Australian engineering and construction group for AU$262m. Read more...

13 March 2017 - PPP ‘not certain’ for Aussie hospital

Plans to use a PPP model for the Maitland Hospital project in New South Wales are not set in stone and could change, the state’s new health minister has warned. Read more...

13 March 2017 - Philippines to streamline PPP legislation

A House committee in the Philippines has launched a special unit to review and strengthen the legislative principles of PPPs. Read more...

10 March 2017 - Five winners for NSW housing fund

Five organisations have won contracts to deliver new social housing projects to be funded through the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) in New South Wales. Read more...

8 March 2017 - Abertis completes Indian acquisition

Spanish toll road manager Abertis has closed an agreement for the acquisition of two highways in India. Read more...

8 March 2017 - Downer Group acquires NZ developer

Engineering management services firm Downer EDI has signed an agreement to acquire a developer in New Zealand. Read more...

6 March 2017 - Philippines airports conference planned

The Philippines Department of Transportation has announced plans for a pre-qualification conference for its relaunched regional airports PPP programme. Read more...

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Political intrigue

In the weeks after the Brexit vote, barely a day went by in UK politics without some new major earthquake. In the days following Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first Budget, the ground is again feeling rather shaky

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“We Need to Use Broader Funding Options”

Philip Davies, chief executive at Infrastructure Australia, explains to Paul Jarvis the challenges facing the country’s infrastructure

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