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5 May 2016 - Traffic growth boosts Ferrovial

Spanish contractor Ferrovial has seen profits rise by over 30% during the first quarter of 2016 on the back of increases in traffic on its toll roads and at airports. Read more...

5 May 2016 - Dubai signs first PPP

Dubai's court authority has signed the first PPP deal in the emirate since it introduced new PPP legislation in November last year. Read more...

5 May 2016 - Nigerian Budget backs PPP

The Nigerian government has published over 30 priority projects to be included in its 2016 Budget, and suggested that PPP will be used to deliver at least part of the programme of investment. Read more...

5 May 2016 - Aviva boosts infra team

Aviva Investors has appointed a former Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) manager as a new director in its infrastructure debt team in London. Read more...

5 May 2016 - Advisers sought for Jordan wastewater PPP

Consultants are being sought to provide financial and legal advisory services to the Jordan government to implement a wastewater PPP. Read more...

5 May 2016 - Dutch govt seeks PPP adviser

The Dutch buildings agency has issued a contract notice to advise on the procurement of a military PPP, and set the date for a project briefing. Read more...

5 May 2016 - FCC stays in the red

Spanish developer FCC registered a net loss of €16.7m during the first quarter of 2016, due to low activity in the construction sector especially in the Spanish market. Read more...

5 May 2016 - SA tenders two port concessions

South Africa’s ports authority is seeking a private partner for a cruise terminal on the east coast and an oil services facility on the west coast. Read more...

5 May 2016 - IFM appoints new head of debt

The Australian fund manager IFM Investors has appointed a new global head of debt investments at its New York office. Read more...

5 May 2016 - JLIF adds to Spanish metro stake

John Laing Infrastructure Fund (JLIF) has acquired an additional 16.5% in section two of Barcelona's Line 9 metro from Spanish developer Acsa. Read more...

4 May 2016 - Tunisia preps pilot PPPs

Tunisia is to issue an expression of interest for advisers this month for two pilot PPP schemes. Read more...

4 May 2016 - Aussie govt backs Inland Rail PPP

Federal government to build 1,700km Inland Rail project with private financing; confirms funding commitments to series of projects Read more...

4 May 2016 - Winner for Austria health PPP

The city of Vienna has awarded a PPP contract to build and equip a specialist hospital building. Read more...

3 May 2016 - Exclusive: Industry rejects ‘Brexit’

A Partnerships Bulletin survey of the infrastructure industry has found that an overwhelming 65% of respondents want the UK to remain in the EU. Read more...

3 May 2016 - UK, Germany ‘good for private investment’

Latest Arcadis infra investment index sees UK in top 10; UK, Germany and US all in “strong position” to attract greater private finance Read more...

3 May 2016 - Philippines runs out of time

The Philippines PPP programme has run out of time to deliver the planned projects by the end of the current president’s tenure, the PPP Centre has admitted. Read more...

3 May 2016 - Asian multilaterals agree on infra cooperation

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) have agreed the ground rules for jointly financing projects in the future. Read more...

3 May 2016 - Edinburgh schools closed until August

Some of the schools affected by faults found after the Oxgangs Primary School lost an external wall will not reopen until the next academic year, Edinburgh City Council has confirmed. Read more...

3 May 2016 - UPDATED: EU withdraws parliament contract

The European Parliament has cancelled the procurement of an adviser for the renovation of the Paul-Henri Spaak building. Read more...

3 May 2016 - HCA launches £1bn housing partnership

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has launched a major new housing initiative with private sector partners to deliver 10,000 homes. Read more...

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Keeping positive

The troubles afflicting Edinburgh’s PPP schools should not detract from what the best examples of the model can offer

Christopher Healy, Counsel in Hogan Lovells' Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects team on the prospects for transport infrastructure in Africa