09 Feb 2018

Komodo bond issuance: A smart policy to tap foreign debt market

The recent listing of Komodo bond issued by the state construction firm PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) late January marked an important breakthrough under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s stewardship. Komodo bonds are bonds issued outside Indonesia but denominated in rupiah, rather than the local currency.

06 Feb 2018

Malloy To Propose $100 Million For Hartford’s XL Center Upgrade

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will propose $100 million for downtown Hartford’s XL Center in the state’s capital improvement budget — a move that is sure to reignite the debate over whether it’s worth sinking more state money into the aging arena. Malloy revealed the plan Monday in a briefing on proposed changes

06 Feb 2018

Private sector involvement will lead to world-class health infrastructure

Prime Minister answers questions on areas including health, migration, plans for Air Malta, crypto currencies and marijuana If health sector work relied only on government investment, what will take two to three years to do through a public-private health care partnership, would instead take 15 to 20 years to achieve,

05 Feb 2018

Swiss hospitals join forces in battle against cancer

In Fribourg, the cantonal hospital external link is joining forces with a private clinic to tackle prostate and breast cancers. This kind of partnership is a first in Switzerland and has earned international recognition. Tumor Boards have been established in two centers for prostate external link and breast external link

31 Jan 2018

Carillion: PPP contracts to suffer £63m hit

Three public-private partnership financiers expect the costs of replacing Carillion on contracts to top £63m. The company most affected is HICL Infrastructure, which has made a provision of £59.4m to cover costs associated with Carillion’s collapse. The fund, which invests in PPP infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas, said

11 Jan 2018

Dalmore Capital to raise $203m from Korean investors for UK infra fund

Dalmore Capital Limited, a UK-focused infrastructure investment firm, plans to raise £150 million ($203 million) from South Korean institutional investors for its £800 million ($1.1 billion) fund. According to a Korean Investors report citing sources, the Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA) will commit around 70 billion won ($65 million) to

19 Dec 2017

Romanian Govt. changes public-private partnership rules

Romania’s Government approved yesterday the new rules for the public-private partnership through an emergency ordinance. The new regulation introduces the Value for Money concept according to good international practice. This reflects the difference in cost estimation over the entire duration of the project, adjusted by the risk costs. The bill

08 Dec 2017

US$324 million energy deal for Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire

The African Development Bank has approved US$324 million in loan support for two renewable energy projects in Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire. Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire are expected to significantly increase power supplies and keep economic growth on track. Scaling up investments in energy is the African Development Bank Group’s top high five priority, in

05 Dec 2017

Tokyo and City of London agree to enhance financial partnership

Deal key to plan to re-establish Tokyo as Asia’s financial hub Gov. Yuriko Koike advanced her plan to restore Tokyo as Asia’s top financial hub with a preliminary four-year agreement inked Monday by her metropolitan government and the City of London, the British capital’s financial district. The memorandum of understanding signed at the British Embassy

23 Nov 2017

Gdansk Port Plans Over $1.69 Billion Investment

Gdansk Port Authority’s Managing Director, Lukasz Greinke, has said the port is in talks with investors over the potential to build a Central Port, according to RynekInfrastruktury.pl. The idea is to make the Central Port by combining the individual wharves and terminals, Greinke said in an interview. Depending on which