Infrastructure is the nexus for so many of the world’s ambitions and demands. Unlocking future economic growth, creating jobs and sustaining income streams for each of our own retirements, infrastructure offers opportunity, change and risk. This is evident from the topics we explore in this inaugural edition which covers:
- A new solution in funding infrastructure: the role of institutional investors in the future of project finance
- The new OECD proposals on tax planning and their likely impact for global infrastructure projects
- Practical techniques for resolving China’s outbound infrastructure disputes
- The development pipelines and some innovative funding solutions for infrastructure in Latin America and Africa
- The recent release of the European Commission's investment plan for Europe, and what it means for infrastructure development in Europe
- Islamic or Sukuk financing of infrastructure
- Waste and the circular economy ‘revolution’ – what does this mean for the future of waste processing in Europe?
- The changing role of ECA financing in the development of energy projects
- Breaking the resource curse – what export restrictions on raw materials in Africa mean for investing in Africa’s process sector
- Sharing mining infrastructure – the challenges and opportunities for shared use of infrastructure in the African mining sector.
Such is the depth and breadth of the industry, that in designing this publication the challenge was not finding sufficient content but deciding what to leave out.
Consequently this will be the first of many editions. We hope you find this resource useful, and would appreciate your thoughts on how we can improve on it in the future.