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Infrastructure Insight brings you analysis of regional trends, regulatory changes, projects and investments plus competitive intelligence on the growth strategies of leading companies in the sector

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Industry Trend Analysis - Q&A: Trump's Infrastructure Plan Will Fail To Meet Goals - MAR 2018

Americas March 2018 / United States / Industry

President Trump's infrastructure plan will struggle to meet its ambitious targets. We do not expect Congress to support the level of federal funding proposed given the steep increase to the deficit as a result of the tax plan and budget. Whilst the plan contains several positive proposals to open up US infrastructure to further private participation, the ability to leverage over a trillion dollars in non-federal funding is not viable without a broader restructuring of US infrastructure funding from user fees and tax hikes - neither of which will be palatable to consumers or politicians.


Industry Trend Analysis - High Growth Potential Boosted By Rising Chinese Investment - MAR 2018

Asia Pacific March 2018 / Cambodia / Industry

We forecast that Cambodia will continue to be one of the fastest-growing construction markets in Asia over the coming decade. Already expanding from a low base, the market is further boosted by rising investment interest in industrial and commercial facilities as well as support from China for infrastructure development.


Industry Trend Analysis - NTV Acquisition To Strengthen Firm's Position In Italy And Europe - MAR 2018

Europe March 2018 / Italy / Industry

The recently announced buyout of Italian passenger rail operator Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori will boost the firm's ability to compete in the Italian and European rail markets. The involvement of US-based private equity fund Global Infrastructure Partners in the deal could signal a growing appetite from institutional investors for European rail assets.


Industry Trend Analysis - Education Initiative Highlights Growing Social Infrastructure Emphasis - MAR 2018

Middle East & Africa March 2018 / Saudi Arabia / Industry

The decision to initiate a wide ranging school construction programme highlights the growing Saudi emphasis on delivering the social infrastructure assets necessary to facilitate the shift to a knowledge based economy, even as we remain skeptical of the government's ability to meet the full scope of the country's wide-ranging and ambitious economic diversification agenda.