Infrastructure Insight

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 - DAPL Start-Up Boosts Crude Export Potential - APR 2017

Americas March 2017 / United States / Industry

A recovery in Bakken oil production will increase downside pressure on WTI prices, widening the spread to Brent. Additional barrels from the US Gulf Coast will be exported, heading to the Asian, and to a lesser extent, European markets.


Industry Trend Analysis - Belt & Road Asia: Engagement Contingent On Market Characteristics - APR 2017

Asia Pacific March 2017 / Asia / Industry

The Belt & Road initiative will facilitate increased investment in infrastructure across Asia as it seeks to improve East-West trade links. The impact will not be uniform across the region, with location, characteristics of the infrastructure market and openness to Chinese investment all dictating the pace and focus of Belt & Road investments.


Appendix - Belt & Road Europe: Transport Investment To Link Region With China - APR 2017

Europe March 2017 / Europe / Industry

As the key centre of demand along burgeoning overland East - West trade routes, Europe will be second only to Asia as an investment destination in the context of China's Belt & Road initiative. In line with China's goal of facilitating the movement of commodities and consumer goods across Eurasia, the rail sector will be the primary beneficiary of the Chinese investment influx.


Industry Trend Analysis - Downstream Investment Reinforcing Positive Growth Story - APR 2017

Middle East & Africa March 2017 / Iran / Industry

A recent raft of high value investment pledges targeting Iran's vital refining sector provides support to our positive construction growth outlook and affirms the growing prominence of Asian investors in post-sanctions Iran.