1310 articles in Asia

Interest builds in rare New Zealand DBFO Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

The first sizeable PPP to emerge in the New Zealand water sector for more than a decade is generating considerable interest from the private water community. The prospect of co-financing from a local Maori tribe provides an interesting twist.

BEWG secures Australian growth platform Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

The purchase of Trility will give the Chinese group access to a mature contract portfolio with a high degree of revenue predictability. Not all the contracts are making money.

Seeing dollars and sense Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

Willy Yeo weighs in on the darker side of China’s One Belt One Road infrastructure vision.

Essel storms ahead in Indian water Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

Billionaire-backed project developer Essel has won a new PPP in PM Modi’s backyard. Suez and Earth Water Group veteran Vidyavathsal will be driving the water business.

Hyderabad’s water dreams held back by pumping costs Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

The water utility in India’s fifth-largest city is battling to grow both its water and sewerage coverage, even as power costs eat away at its revenues. NRW reduction will be key.

Chinese water returns to fashion in New York with Newater IPO Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

The arrival of a new industrial wastewater treatment technology specialist from China has been greeted enthusiastically by Nasdaq investors. Have New Yorkers’ views of the corporate governance risks in Chinese companies changed?

China’s new model for PPPs prompts BEWG to look for third-party financing Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Water treatment companies in China are transiting to “asset-light” strategies by using third-party financing to meet the heavy capital needs of ever larger PPP projects. The trend is pushing water companies to build their profit into construction and equipment contracts.

Hyflux mulls group split as financial losses grow Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Hyflux is evaluating options for the future ownership of the group. Could a spin-off of its consumer business be followed by a new financial partner for the infrastructure arm?

Dramatic drubbings Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Willy Yeo shares his views on the recent tumultuous events at two of Singapore’s leading water companies.

Asia Pacific water in brief Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Canadian engineer WSP Global has agreed to acquire New Zealand-based consultancy Opus International for NZ$263.2 million (US$191 million).