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Industry Trend Analysis - Federal Gov Support To Drive Passenger Rail Growth - SEPT 2016

Americas September 2016 / United States / Industry

The rail industry will experience strong growth in the coming years as a large number of high-value passenger rail projects continue to advance through the project pipeline, with federal funding and loans playing a critical financing role. The recent lending of USD2.5bn for high speed rail improvements to Amtrak from the Department of Transportation is a clear sign of unwavering federal support under the Democratic administration, which we expect to continue with a Clinton victory in November.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Australia Nixes China Power Deal, Indicating Possible Policy Shift - SEPT 2016

Asia Pacific September 2016 / Australia / Industry

The recent block of the leasing of NSW power utility Ausgrid over security issues, will weigh heavily on the outlook for future Chinese investment in Australian infrastructure, and resultantly the financing availability for projects. This risk is one we have previously highlighted, and the decision, could signal a shift in policy away from privatizations on the back of the July federal elections.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Sanctions Won't Impact Mining Sector Materially - SEPT 2016

Europe September 2016 / Russia / Industry

While EU and US imposed-sanctions have had little impact on either production or cash flow of Russia's mining operators, rouble weakness will continue to support miners' profit margins and supported production growth.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Port Upgrades Supporting Construction Industry Recovery - SEPT 2016

Middle East & Africa September 2016 / Ghana / Industry

Investment into port infrastructure will support construction industry growth over the first half of our forecast period, as Ghana works to position itself as the gateway to West Africa. Within the Sub-Saharan Africa regional context, the country benefits from a comparatively cost-effective and straightforward process of importing and exporting goods, boosting its overall trade competitiveness.

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