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PFI Asia Best Practice Report 2014

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  • South Asia needs a new mindset

    The South Asia Region (SAR) needs between US$1.7trn and US$2.5trn in infrastructure investments in the next six years to 2020 if economic growth and poverty alleviation are not to be rolled back. Governments of the region need to adopt several policy changes and a new mindset, including moving away from the build, neglect, rebuild mentality, for the effective delivery of infrastructure services, the World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) said in its report, “Reducing Poverty by Cl

  • 2014 – A new infra federalism

    During its early months the new Commonwealth Government has demonstrated a willingness to take a very active role in encouraging the rapid progress of major state infrastructure projects. The new Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has declared a number of times that he wishes to be known as the “Infrastructure Prime Minister”. By David Larocca, partner and Oceania leader, infrastructure advisory, Ernst & Young.

  • Time to get moving on productivity

    Governments around the world acknowledge that they have fallen behind on infrastructure investment. To support expected economic growth in the next two decades, we estimate that the world needs to more than double its stock of infrastructure. This is such an enormous investment, especially given the fiscal constraints that many nations face, that the all-too-common response has been paralysis – or placing what we believe is far too much faith in the potential for innovative financing schemes involving

  • MD2 IPP breaks new ground

    The Mong Duong 2 IPP has moved into its construction phase. By Ian Fox, managing director, AES-VCM Mong Duong Power Co Ltd, and John Haberl, senior project manager, AES Corporation; Gilles Pascual, project finance head of power and renewables Asia, and Simon Gaudin, associate director, HSBC.

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    DIAL – Civil aviation in India

    The Indian aviation industry has shown continued growth in recent years with the key drivers being high GDP growth, steady industrial performance, higher disposable incomes, growth in consumer spending and low air fares. By Mrigendra Verma, deputy general manager, Infrastructure Finance Group at ICICI Bank.

  • Singapore: A hub for sports

    The Sports Hub project shows that appetite exists for the right projects. By Lynn Tho and Audra Low, directors of project finance, global banking HSBC, and Nick Merritt, partner, and Nicky Davies, counsel, at Norton Rose.

  • Only the best projects survive

    Chile’s national public investment system remains a global gold standard thanks to its transparency and the efficiency of its capital spending. By Adrian Murdoch.

  • Sarulla – Re-energising the geothermal sector

    In this article,  Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) as lead structuring banks, and Latham & Watkins (L&W) as international legal counsel to the lenders, provide an overview of the project financing of the Sarulla geothermal power project in Indonesia and describe some of its notable features. By Jackie B Surtani, Lazeena Rahman and Don Purka of Asian Development Bank, Yuich

  • Bonds – Giving more encouragement

    This article probes the reasons behind the seeming unwillingness of the market in Asia to adopt the project bond funding solution and outlines some possible steps to enable this source of financing to become a part of the mainstream. By Audra Low, head of originations and structuring, and Marat Zapparov, director of infrastructure, Clifford Capital.

  • Improving confidence in the Philippines

    The project finance sector in the Philippines is driven by two main actors: the Department of Transportation Communications (DOTC) and the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Center. Each has its own remit to originate projects and under the auspices of the two institutions project finance in the Philippines has made considerable progress over the past few years. By Jonathan Rogers.

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