- EIB approves €12.6bn for investment18 September 2020Money to boost economies grappling with Covid-19 restrictions; €3bn for energy and energy efficiency schemes; €3.5bn for private sector and capital investment
- UK govt ‘committed to alternative finance’ for nuclear17 September 2020The UK government continues to explore alternative funding models for nuclear projects and is willing to discuss new projects.
- Macquarie eyes broadband firm18 September 2020The Australian giant sends bid for Italian fibre firm
- John Laing sells IEP stake18 September 2020Developer John Laing has agreed to sell its 30% share in the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) Phase 2 project.
- EU Commission targets green recovery17 September 2020The European Commission has issued calls to Member States for its climate and recovery plans as climate neutral target increases.
- Irish Budget to increase capital investment17 September 2020The Irish government has announced its Budget 2021 strategy as industry and business groups call for multi-billion ramp-up in infrastructure investment.
- Scottish council warned over “actual costs” of post-PFI waste spend17 September 2020Dumfries & Galloway Council has been warned to “objectively review the actual costs” of its plans to continue its waste programme after cancelling its PFI deal.
- Construction body urges regen partnerships17 September 2020The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has called on the UK government to leverage private sector investment to boost regeneration schemes across the country.
- World Bank looks to boost PPP guidance17 September 2020The World Bank has released a request for expressions of interest for legal consultants to develop new PPP guidance.
- New financing for Turkey’s flagship healthcare PPP17 September 2020EBRD steps in to help Istanbul hospital weather the Covid-19 storm.
- Belgian care home PPP tendered16 September 2020Major Antwerp retirement home set for relocation
- Multilateral Thinking30 June 2020Senior Reporter Jonathan Davies looks at how supranationals are using PPPs to help emerging markets respond and recover from coronavirus.
- Handback to the future8 June 2020Partnerships Bulletin’s David Keniry talks to industry leaders on the need to gear up resources for expiring contracts as the impact of seminal reports on managing assets is assessed.
- The Retro Future3 August 2020The UK’s energy efficiency efforts for existing infrastructure have been described as a “drop in the ocean”. Jonathan Davies asks whether the private sector can help to go back to the future with retrofitting.
- Expiry is not the end6 August 2020Partnerships Bulletin’s David Keniry explores what success in the expiry and handback process could mean for the future of PPP.
- Rock and rolling10 August 2020Rock Rail chief executive officer Mark Swindell talks to Partnerships Bulletin about adventures in Europe, Australia and Cornwall.
- The Treble Alliance3 July 2020Just as PPP is establishing itself as a go-to form of infrastructure financing across the globe, another model has joined the party. Dan Colombini reports on how the alliancing model is becoming another string to the industry’s bow