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3 October 2017 - IMF warns Albania on PPP

The IMF has urged Albania to proceed with caution when it comes to developing its PPP pipeline. Read more...

3 October 2017 - PB confirmed for Durham uni

Durham University has confirmed its preferred bidder for a student accommodation PPP. Read more...

3 October 2017 - Australian waste contract awarded

A regional council in Western Australia has awarded a $400m 20-year municipal waste service contract including an energy-from-waste (EfW) plant. Read more...

3 October 2017 - Commercial close for Belgrade waste PPP

Belgrade City Council has reached commercial close on its waste-to-energy PPP. Read more...

3 October 2017 - UK eyes Namibia airport deal

The UK’s Department for International Trade is seeking applications for a potential airport PPP in Namibia. Read more...

3 October 2017 - IFC seeks TA for airport PPP

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is seeking a technical adviser to assist with the development of an airport or multiple airports in southeast Europe under a PPP. Read more...

3 October 2017 - Ministers defend private investment

Chancellor Philip Hammond and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling used their speeches at the Conservative Party conference to highlight the need for private investment in the UK economy. Read more...

2 October 2017 - Belgium preps prison deals

The Belgian government is preparing to launch the procurement of two prison PPP deals, Partnerships Bulletin understands. Read more...

2 October 2017 - Manchester PFI fire issues continue

Issues relating to fire compartmentation at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's PFI scheme are continuing, after the partner missed the original deadline to rectify problems and is now working to agree a new schedule. Read more...

2 October 2017 - Interserve’s Haywood provides transition role

Interserve’s former group finance director Tim Haywood, who stepped down from the company on 30 September, is to stay on at the firm for a further two months to support the transition of his successor. Read more...

2 October 2017 - Hammond pledges more Northern Powerhouse cash

Chancellor Philip Hammond is to use a speech at the Conservative Party conference to unveil £400m for transport projects in the Northern Powerhouse region. Read more...

2 October 2017 - Uncertainty for Scottish tidal concession

A Scottish council has expressed doubts on whether procurement for a tidal concession will go ahead. Read more...

29 September 2017 - Manchester waste PFI ends

The Greater Manchester Waste PFI contract has been terminated, following agreement between all the parties. Read more...

29 September 2017 - New M&G fund targets PPP

M&G Investments is to establish a global infrastructure fund with PPPs among its targets, Partnerships Bulletin understands. Read more...

29 September 2017 - Partner switch for Essex regen JV

A private partner on the Purfleet Centre Regeneration Project in Essex is to be replaced. Read more...

29 September 2017 - Brighton uni regen backed

Planning approval has been given for plans to deliver new student facilities at the University of Brighton as well as new housing, retail and business premises. Read more...

29 September 2017 - Network Rail to seek Manchester partner

A prior information notice has been released by Network Rail Infrastructure for the development of a station in Manchester. Read more...

29 September 2017 - Carillion woes deepen

Discussions “ongoing” over sales of UK healthcare and Canadian businesses; firm forced to provide additional £200m provision for support services; “disappointing” results as pre-tax profit plummets Read more...

29 September 2017 - Ratings agency hires KfW director

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has launched a new office in Ireland and brought in a project finance expert from KfW Bank. Read more...

29 September 2017 - SFT seeks new chief executive

Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) has announced chief executive Barry White will be leaving to take up a new role. Read more...

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Standing above the parapet

There is a positive case to be made for private finance, despite what the Labour hierarchy might think. Whether anyone will make it today, though, is far from certain

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