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18 January 2016 - Giblett to join World Bank

PPP expert to support governments and public sector on procurement of infrastructure and PPP projects Read more...

18 January 2016 - Inaugural meeting for AIIB

The first meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) board of directors took place over the weekend, as the new organisation approved its key priorities. Read more...

18 January 2016 - EIB considers Kenya power deal

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is appraising a potential investment in a geothermal power project in Kenya. Read more...

18 January 2016 - Ayala looking for European partners

Philippines contractor, Ayala Corporation, has said it is looking for potential infrastructure partners in Europe and Asia to expand its PPP business. Read more...

18 January 2016 - Irish opposition promises M20 U-turn

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has promised to give the go-ahead to the "vital" M20 Cork-Limerick motorway, as a government TD calls for planning to start. Read more...

18 January 2016 - Vinci names new Soletanche Freyssinet boss

French developer Vinci has appointed a new chief executive officer and an executive vice president of subsidiary Soletanche Freyssinet. Read more...

15 January 2016 - Scots councils ‘must improve capital management'

Public authorities in Scotland need to increase the pace of improving the management of capital investment, according to the Accounts Commission. Read more...

15 January 2016 - Thurrock signs regen deal

Thurrock Council has agreed a deal with a private venture to deliver major regeneration work in the town of Purfleet. Read more...

15 January 2016 - Thailand rejects PPP for rail project

The Thai transport ministry will operate a new rail line in Bangkok itself despite a state body recommending a PPP. Read more...

15 January 2016 - Czech PPP approved

Cabinet approves procurement of R4 motorway section through PPP; prime minister suggests model could be used again Read more...

15 January 2016 - RFP for six Zambian roads

The government of Zambia is requesting proposals to upgrade 2,000km of roads under PPP scheme. Read more...

15 January 2016 - Philippines water PPP signs

The Philippines has signed the contract for its first water supply PPP project. Read more...

14 January 2016 - Govt to seek housing JVs

Officials shed further light on ‘direct commissioning’ plans; firms urged to recognise housing as part of infrastructure Read more...

14 January 2016 - UK uni PPP tendered

An English university is seeking a private partner to design, build, finance and operate student accommodation under a long-term concession. Read more...

14 January 2016 - DIF signs French prison deal

The Dutch fund manager DIF has reached financial close on the acquisition of a stake in a portfolio of French prison PPPs. Read more...

14 January 2016 - Cameron cool on Swansea Lagoon

Prime Minister David Cameron has cast doubt on the potential of the planned tidal lagoon in south Wales, warning that the cost of power may simply be too expensive. Read more...

14 January 2016 - Skills shortage ‘threatening infra'

A lack of skills in the construction industry is continuing to impact the UK infrastructure industry and could put some of the government’s biggest schemes at risk, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Read more...

14 January 2016 - HICL increases hospital PFI stake

Infrastructure investor HICL has acquired a further 12.5% stake in a UK PFI hospital. Read more...

14 January 2016 - Congo launches two PPPs

Democratic Republic of Congo seeks interest in airport motorway link PPP; EoI launched to upgrade government facilities and leisure complex in capital Read more...

13 January 2016 - Galliford mulls Partnerships expansion acceleration

Contractor Galliford Try has published a trading update for the half year to the end of 2015, in which it floats plans to accelerate the growth of its Partnerships business. Read more...

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A right Carilli-on

The firm’s woes go to show that PPP deals are not the risk-free cash cows opponents like to imagine them to be

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