1326 articles in Asia

Cents and serendipity Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

In the second part of his Hyflux series, GWI’s Willy Yeo looks in depth at Tuaspring and what happens next for the company and its creditors.

Marubeni seeks to bolster its water operating credentials Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

The Japanese trading house is looking to convert its three existing concession businesses into regional hubs, and boost the transfer of technical know-how across the globe.

Hyflux reaches breaking point as it files for court protection from its creditors Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

As its creditors close in, orders fall away, and existing plants are placed under new scrutiny, erstwhile water industry darling Hyflux has turned to the High Court of Singapore to buy it some more time. It is not just Olivia Lum’s legacy that hangs in the balance.

Freestyle Technology reviews its fundraising options after Korean successes Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

As Australia’s Freestyle Technology finds traction deploying its IoT-enabled smart water metering platforms in South Korea, it is gearing up to expand elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region, writes Carole Ann Goldsmith.

Asia Pacific in brief Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

Vietnam has replaced its 2015 decree on PPPs with a new edict, increasing the minimum private investment to 20% of the equity in a PPP project, and removing the process for securing ‘investment certificates’.

Debt and destiny Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

GWI’s Willy Yeo explores the story of Hyflux’s rise and fall, and assesses its future prospects.

Vietnam utility privatisation begins to hit its stride Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

The privatisation of Vietnam’s water sector has accelerated rapidly in the past two years. With local players filling the market, GWI’s Malin Hedlund asks where the foreigners are.

New body to run A$2bn Aussie water fund Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

Australia’s new Regional Investment Corporation will manage A$2 billion of federal funds earmarked for water infrastructure to support agricultural and regional development. A need to match funds at a local level means the private sector will be expected to contribute.

AIIB sets out its stall for blended finance Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

The risk-averse AIIB has not yet invested money directly into water or wastewater treatment projects, instead opting to channel money via infrastructure funds. Another low-risk strategy on the cards is to provide on-lending mechanisms for commercial banks.

ReNu Energy secures capital commitment to expand wastewater portfolio Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

The Australian project developer wants to grow big quickly. CEO Craig Ricato tell GWI how his new financial backer will make it a reality.