Creating partnerships between governments and multilateral
development banks (MDBs) and expanding the local currency
financing market are necessary to drive more private capital to
finance infrastructure projects in Asia.
"There remains a shortage in
equity capital and large institutions that gather
capital and allocate it in a proper way into
(Sujoy Bose, National Investment and Infrastructure
Panellists at the FT-AIIB summit on October 23 in Hong Kong
believe that the infrastructure sector will be growing given
the fiscal stimulus that Asian governments are pushing forward
as the US-China trade war intensifies.
For developing countries, risk of project overruns,
disputes, difficulties in land acquisition and changing tariffs
are common risks that keep investors away from infrastructure
"Many of the risks originate in government action and/or
inaction and it doesn’t make sense for the private
sector to cover for these," said Joachim von Amsberg, vice
president, policy and strategy...