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China eases funding restrictions for project finance

Local governments will be able to use proceeds from special-purpose bonds as project capital, as the country tries to stimulate economic growth.
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Localisation requirements delay financial close for wpd’s Yunlin project

Company cites preparatory work over the supply chain, including local content requirements, for delay over Taiwan’s 640MW wind project.

Australia’s renewables sector will ‘continue to flourish’

Just 12% of respondents to a MinterEllison investor survey said regulatory and political uncertainty was the main barrier to investing in the sector, notwithstanding the lack of a federal energy policy.

Subsidy-free transition is slowing down renewables

For the first time in nearly two decades, growth in new capacity has stalled. We examine why and look at whether the freeze is expected to last.

ThomasLloyd to offer investors ‘instant access’ to APAC infra

Claiming investment needs ‘can’t be met by a handful of institutional investors’, the Swiss asset manager is offering its open-ended listed fund to retail investors.

Australian musicians band together to launch solar investment fund

Future Energy Artists teams up with superannuation fund to make ‘hardcore solar infrastructure investments’.
Tram running on City Circle line of Sydney Light Rail

Sydney Light Rail legal disputes settled with revised PPP

ALTRAC consortium will inject ‘substantial additional equity’ into the city’s troubled transport project, as Acciona agrees to withdraw its A$1.1 billion legal claim.

DP World, NIIF JV acquires logistics operator in India

The acquisition of KRIL expands the Dubai-based port operator’s logistics footprint and the joint venture’s portfolio.

Is natural gas the next big Asian opportunity?

Countries such as India, China, Japan and South Korea are aiming to attract private capital to the midstream and downstream space. But, challenges remain in some markets.

Orix buys out crisis-hit IL&FS’s wind portfolio

Japanese company will pay $80 million for the remaining 51 percent it did not already own in a portfolio of seven wind power plants in India.
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