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France threatens to fall down the referendum rabbit hole

Resorting to a plebiscite to block the privatisation of airport operator ADP would not only be counterproductive, it would set a dangerous precedent whereby a minority in parliament could block legislation it didn’t like.

French government clears one hurdle to ADP privatisation

Yet other hurdles remain, including a possible referendum on the proposed sale that is pending approval by the Constitutional Council.

Investors hit pause as Indian elections loom

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is perceived as a reformer that helped lure foreign capital into India's infrastructure sector, but experts believe the market will remain attractive even if the incumbent PM suffers an electoral defeat.

India’s Adani outbids AMP, NIIF to win second bundle of airports

The infrastructure conglomerate emerged as the winner of a 50-year concession for six airports located in state capitals and densely-populated areas in the country.

Western Australia launches ‘simpler and lower-risk’ land registry auction

The state government is privatising the digital functions of Landgate, excluding manual processing, to make the asset more attractive to investors.

Australia’s inconsistent interventions could have severe consequences

The country’s regulators have stepped in again to criticise privatisation processes – but singling out private investors while governments escape censure is bad for everyone.

India to privatise six major airports by March

The hubs are in major cities and have seen double-digit growth in the past five years.

VIDEO: ‘UK private sector to be more involved in refinancing’

Nicky Morgan MP, chair of the Treasury Select Committee, offers thoughts on the future of private finance in the UK, Brexit and gender diversity.

Atlantia director resigns over ‘inappropriate’ bonus pay-outs

Lynda Tyler-Cagni wanted to suspend bonuses for staff following the Morandi bridge disaster, but Atlantia said it was unable to do so, citing legal grounds.

First State Super: ‘We can’t hide behind our managers’

The $67bn Australian superannuation fund has pursued a hybrid investment strategy since appointing Mark Hector as portfolio manager in 2014. After deploying its largest equity cheque, we find out what the future holds.
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