News

Latest Asia Pacific Analysis

  • No, actually… it’s all about us!

    When we go out to meetings and dare to drop into the conversation the subject of awards nights, it can go either of two ways. Either they lean in, ears pricking up… or they peer at you through fingers, shaking heads vigorously

  • The renewable race to refi

    All you ever hear these days is doom and gloom. You’d think we were back in the days of box-toting bankers smiling ruefully for the cameras as they exit Lehman Brothers for a final time, liberated pot plant under arm

  • Fund analysis: AMP Capital Infrastructure Debt Fund IV

    As the interest for mezzanine strategies spreads among equity managers, AMP Capital has reinforced its reputation in this space by raising a total $6.2 billion on its latest vintage

  • Formosa 2 offshore wind, Taiwan

    Formosa 2’s $2 billion debt package closed late in October 2019 with the equity contributions to be finalised later in November. The project financing marks K-Sure and Taiwan Life's entries into the market, but Taiwan's state-owned banks have cold feet when it comes to offshore wind

  • Another year older, another year…

    There are certain things by which you can chart your life and it’s a little bit sad when it dawns on you that IJGlobal’s quarterly league tables have become a landmark for tracking the flow of years

  • New Zealand's substantial infra pipeline

    The Government of New Zealand has an ambitious pipeline of 174 infrastructure projects it intends to develop over the next five years, requiring a total investment of roughly NZ$6.1 billion. Taking the reins is the new Infrastructure Commission,Te Waihanga, due to be up and running as of this month

  • Infra M&A – virus that proves the vaccine?

    Are people paying too much for infra and energy assets? Has the market finally reached the stage where stupendously stupid things are being done? With a market correction on the way, are the wheels about to fall off in the most spectacular manner?

  • Da Mi Floating Solar, Vietnam

    An independent credit assessment, a favourable credit rating, and a state-owned sponsor all contributed to allow Vietnam's first ever floating solar project to reach financial close this month

  • Myanmar’s power sector: a T-line too far?

    After a long period of silence, Myanmar gave a 200MW CCGT project an extension to the CPs deadline on its ageing PPA from 2016. Uncertainty on funding for a transmission line has been one of the hurdles, illustrative of the difficulties sponsors encounter in this frontier market. But Myanmar is ostensibly backing development of vital new generation, with LNG-to-power central to its strategy

  • Simon Currie – energising the transition

    A globe-trotting career spanning three decades has not diminished Simon Currie's enthusiasm for getting deals done

  • China Infrastructure 2019 – an IJGlobal first

    IJGlobal was in Beijing at the end of August for client meetings and China Infrastructure 2019 – our first seminar in China with partners Roca Infrastructure Data and Analytics and the International Business Advisory Council

  • What we did in your summer holiday

    It’s been a busy summer at IJGlobal with a good number of changes to report for those who have been sunning themselves like overfed seals on the golden beaches of wherever your bonus can afford to send you

  • Van Phong coal-fired, Vietnam

    After more than 10 years, another major greenfield coal-fired power plant in Vietnam has reached financial close, amidst rising headwinds against new coal projects. This is despite the direct negotiation procurement model proving a demanding process for the project's sponsor Sumitomo Corporation

  • Offshore wind takes centre stage in South Korea

    South Korea has big plans for offshore wind, though only a couple of projects so far are operational

  • Australia’s Spencer Gulf: a renewables-industry-export vision

    The Spencer Gulf region in South Australia has a burgeoning pipeline of green energy projects that aim to solve grid stability concerns and power the region’s major resources

  • Uzbekistan’s privatisation programme

    Following an April decree by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and subsequent cabinet resolution, the Uzbekistan Government has embarked on a sweeping privatisation programme. Ahead of the upcoming Tashkent International Investment Forum in October, market sources told IJGlobal what foreign financiers and investors can expect

  • Indonesia PPP: time to take off

    President Joko Widodo’s administration has been pushing to prepare Indonesia’s public private partnership (PPP) programme. As his second term starts in earnest, tentative hopes that PPP procurement may be set to accelerate have been reignited. Airport privatisations are already underway and look set to lead the PPP pipeline

  • Australian energy-from-waste: burning brighter

    Australia has seen an explosion in wind, solar and now energy storage development, while EfW has been a slow burner. But with waste exports less viable and landfill less tolerated, EfW could catch light

  • Yunlin offshore wind, Taiwan

    The participation of the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs' Deputy Minister at a press conference tomorrow (2 July 2019) about the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind farm signals how strategic the government considers this project and its robust pipeline of offshore wind projects.

Analysis Archive