Electricity distribution assets are considered to be some of the most critical infrastructure in a country. Many developed markets have openly questioned the national security implications of foreign ownership of such infrastructure assets, particularly by Chinese investors
The Vietnamese government last week cancelled plans to build 16,000MW of nuclear power capacity and state electricity utility EVN is calling for foreign investment to plug its electricity deficit. But foreign investors in the country face a big challenge: the Ministry of Finance will only guarantee 30% of a US dollar-dominated power purchase agreement
When the 2,000MW Java 7 coal-fired power project reached financial close at the end of September 2016 it gave a major boost to the Indonesian power sector, which has seen a scarcity of completed transactions in recent years
Sponsors and their advisers suffered what has become a familiar delay in Indonesia when the bid submission deadline for the Java 1 gas-fired combined-cycle power and floating storage project was again pushed back this week
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s target to install 35,000MW of new power generation capacity by 2019 has created aggressive competition for projects in Indonesia. But progress has been slowed thanks to the limitations of state utility PLN
Under outgoing president Benigno Aquino, the Philippines has tendered out more PPP projects than the previous three presidents combined. But while 25 PPP projects have been launched during his five-year term, only five deals have crossed the finishing line to financial close
The Thar coal project financing is the first integrated coal mining and coal-based power project to reach financial close in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and a clear signal of China’s growing influence regionally as its ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative starts to take shape
The A$10.3 billion financing for the acquisition of the 99-year lease of New South Wales electricity distribution company TransGrid tested the willingness of the offshore bank market to finance large infrastructure assets in Australia and international banks responded with a clear positive signal
Asia Pacific's infrastructure deficit is vast but the number of bankable deals is still small, leading to patchy deal flow and wild fluctuations in investment volumes when comparing one year to the next
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