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  • Dabhol trouble: Dabhol II gas-fired power

    WHAT WE SAID THEN: “Many Indian power projects have attracted attention in recent years – mostly for the wrong reasons. Not Dabhol II” (ed. Not our finest hour)

  • The NEG: Certainty in Australia at last?

    The Australian renewables industry has been craving regulatory certainty. A solution could finally be close, with an energy council session scheduled for 10 August (2018) to vote on the final design of the Federal Government’s new policy – the National Energy Guarantee (NEG). But market participants have concerns over onerous complexity, pervasive long-term policy uncertainty and its restrained r

  • Indonesia talks the PPP talk

    Indonesia's National Development Planning Agency recently announced that it has committed $3.4 billion in state funds for infrastructure investment in 2019

  • Power push in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh has the potential for significant economic growth but still suffers from huge unmet power demand. The country is trying to address this power deficit by investing in renewables and conventional power sources

  • Road to hell paved with burning coal…

    Looking at the 2017 IJ League Tables, one thing leaps off the page – the number of coal-fired power plants that made it to financial close. That’s a surprising stat to pick out at first glance, and leaves you thinking that surely – in this increasingly sustainable world – involvement in such deals must be fairly challenging for lenders...

  • The new year – back for another swing

    A couple of (hopefully) amusing anecdotes, a preview of our league tables which will be published in a couple of weeks' time and mulling the awards for which we shall hosting judging sessions over the course of this month

  • Infrastructure funds – big news

    In the same week that IJGlobal goes live with our infrastructure funds database – IJInvestor – it feels appropriate to turn the focus on an interesting trend in the equity space: the rise of technical advisers as investors.

  • How-long Bay?

    From a distance the Vietnamese power market looks in decent health, but by peering a little closer you can see a bulging pipeline, a lack of transparency and plenty of obstacles to investors, despite a growing need for new generation

  • Interview: Siemens' Dr. Armin Bruck

    The chief executive of Siemens ASEAN, Dr. Armin Bruck, outlines in an exclusive interview with IJGlobal where he sees the "unbelievable " opportunities in his region

  • IJ League Tables – everyone’s not a winner

    It’s that time of year again… League Table Time. Back in the day, we used only to publish them twice a year and – frankly – that was quite enough. But no, you turn your back for seven years and it’s gone quarterly. Huzzah

  • League table high achievers

    With every new set of performance rankings, whatever or whoever is being measured, there are winners and there are losers. Those who exceed expectations, and those who have had a shocker

  • Interview: PLN’s Ahsin Sidqi

    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

  • Pakistan’s power potential

    Pakistan, a country where over 140 million people don’t have access to power, is investing heavily in its energy sector. And Asian investors are taking advantage

  • Interview: Kansai Electric Power’s Yoshihiro Takechi

    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 road to India

    Investors have shied away from investing in India in the past. But Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners are now looking to take advantage.

  • Will PPP solve Asia’s infra need?

    The need for infrastructure in developing Asia Pacific is now estimated to be between $1.5-$1.7 trillion a year to 2030

  • Interview: Siemens's Anthony Casciano

    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

  • Vietnam: last chance for coal?

    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

  • Multilaterals say no to coal

    As the world moves towards a low-carbon energy mix China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has announced that it will limit its investment in coal fired power projects. The move is representative of a global trend of multilateral development banks moving away from coal

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