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19 February 2015 - Standard Life beefs up infra team

Institutional investor Standard Life has further increased its infrastructure debt team, confirming two new hires. Read more...

19 February 2015 - Winner for Uganda refinery

The Government of Uganda has awarded the oil refinery PPP to a Russian consortium Read more...

19 February 2015 - EC launches Capital Markets Union consultation

The European Commission has launched its project to unlock funding for businesses and infrastructure with a single market for capital by 2019. Read more...

19 February 2015 - NSW elections threaten infra plans

The New South Wales elections have cast doubt on a number of infrastructure plans, with the challenging Labor Party pledging to make sweeping cuts to existing proposals. Read more...

18 February 2015 - EU ministers back EIB

The European Union’s finance ministers have endorsed the European Investment Bank’s engagement in the Juncker Plan as the bank announces early delivery on lending targets Read more...

18 February 2015 - King’s Fund warns on health plans

The NHS Five Year Forward View report into transforming services may see organisations developing ‘virtual’ partnerships rather than reconfiguring the estate. Read more...

18 February 2015 - FC for Gwynt y Mor OFTO

Balfour Beatty and Equitix have reached financial close and completed the acquisition of the Gwynt y Mor offshore transmission owner (OFTO) contract. Read more...

18 February 2015 - Galliford soars on Miller uplift

Contractor Galliford Try saw pre-tax profits rise by 18% during the second half of 2014, in part thanks to the successful integration of the Miler Construction business. Read more...

18 February 2015 - Guinea signs agreement with AfDB

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a $50m agreement with Guinea to support the development of a number of new infrastructure projects. Read more...

18 February 2015 - Deloitte wins India infra advisory deal

The UK Department for International Development (DfID) has awarded a contract to Deloitte to support the development of an infrastructure pipeline in the eastern Indian state of Odisha. Read more...

17 February 2015 - FC for French school

French-British consortium signs financing for the Ecole Centrale Supelec PPP near Paris Read more...

17 February 2015 - Bulgaria preparing for private investment

Bulgaria’s Economic Minister Bozhidar Lukarski has highlighted Northwest Bulgaria as a prime location for private investment – adding that changes to its PPP laws may be required to boost investment. Read more...

17 February 2015 - Designers selected for Australia Forum

The Australian Capital Territory government has selected architects to design the new Canberra convention centre. Read more...

17 February 2015 - China launches infra fund

China has officially launched its new $40bn infrastructure fund, which will be used to finance ‘Belt and Road’ initiatives in the country. Read more...

16 February 2015 - Balfour sells OFTO stake

Contractor Balfour Beatty has announced the sale of an 80% share in one of its offshore transmission owner (OFTO) contracts. Read more...

16 February 2015 - Germany exploring PPP options

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel is considering the recommendations of a recent report by the German Institute for Economic Research that supports relaxing rules to allow more private investment into infrastructure. Read more...

16 February 2015 - Philippines approves four more PPPs

The Philippines National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has approved six new infrastructure projects, including four PPP deals. Read more...

14 February 2015 - S&P downgrades Isolux

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Spanish firm Isolux Corsan to B-minus. Read more...

13 February 2015 - Tenders due for new Egypt PPPs

EXCLUSIVE: The government of Egypt has confirmed a series of new cross-sector PPPs to hit the market this year, with the first two deals to be tendered before the end of the month. Read more...

13 February 2015 - Gwynt OFTO licence granted

Regulator Ofgem grants licence for Gwynt y Mor scheme to winning bidder; European Investment Bank agrees Project Bond support Read more...

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Labour’s continued attacks on PFI make it even harder to see how its economic programme can stack up