The Vietnamese government has released a new draft solar power purchase agreement (PPA). But, while the feed-in-tariff (FIT) seems acceptable, key clauses in the new PPA will need to be reformed to make it bankable
The number of solar deals to reach financial close in Australia has increased steadily from 2013 to 2017 and - while challenges lie ahead for the industry this coming year - there is a strong pipeline in place and sufficient incentives in place for investors and developers to carry on closing deals
The world’s leading project finance bank has also dominated the Asia Pacific project finance league tables for several years. Colin Chen, who runs MUFG’s structured finance in Asia Oceania excluding Japan, explains the Japanese bank’s strategy going forward
Sponsors, bankers and lawyers have been pondering the implications of Indonesia’s new regulations on procuring power plants. PLN’s head of IPP procurement Ahsin Sidqi explains the new policy to IJGlobal
The UK, Canada and Australia are three of the most established private finance markets for infrastructure in the world. Lauded for easily accessible and transparent procurement and delivery mechanisms they are often a blueprint for emerging PPP markets
On 11 April 2017, The Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan issued a call for asset managers of alternative assets, including infrastructure, private equity and real estate, to invest via fund of funds products that are set up as separate managed accounts for GPIF
Several regions of Australia are suffering blackouts due to a domestic gas supply shortage. Given the numerous and very large LNG projects being developed in the country, the shortage seems extraordinary
Market liberalisation at home is driving Japanese power utility Kansai Electric to seek growth overseas. Yoshiro Takechi, general manager of Kansai Electric international business and cooperation division, has unveiled what he expects in return for the company’s ¥500 billion ($4.5 billion) war chest in an interview with IJGlobal
The Asia-Pacific region’s economies are forecast by the International Monetary Fund to grow at an average 5.3% this year, and remains one of the brightest spots for infrastructure suppliers, including Siemens
In an interview with the managing director of Netflow, the new joint-venture between Plenary and Cintra, Phil Dreaver describes the competition in Australia's growing road infrastructure market, and how his firm plans on competing in the sector
The race is on to arrange financing for at least some of the 12 coal-fired power plants stuck in financing limbo in Vietnam, and many in the market fear that unless they can make progress in 2017, the projects will have to be abandoned
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