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How developing economies can get more out of their infrastructure budgets

How developing economies can get more out of their infrastructure budgets

Governments in developing economies often lack the capacity to conduct thorough reviews of proposed capital projects. A streamlined approach can identify those ready for funding. »

5 Facts on Business Rescue in the SA Construction Industry

5 Facts on Business Rescue in the SA Construction Industry

Hogan Lovells, partner and business rescue and insolvency expert, Alex Eliott, has recently discussed the topic of successful business rescue in the construction industry with Engineering News Online. Here are the most important take-outs. »

What you need to know about Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS)

What you need to know about Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS)

INFOGRAPHIC: On Wednesday, 24 October 2018 the Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will be tabling the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS). We have complied an inforgraphic on what  HardHat Professionals should know about the  the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) »

How is the Infrastructure Investment Landscape Changing?

How is the Infrastructure Investment Landscape Changing?

Infrastructure has been a rock of stability for investors, generating consistent inflation-indexed returns even during tough economic times. With construction soaring in both emerging markets and developed economies, the value of privately-owned infrastructure assets—those not traded on public exchanges—rose from approximately $99 billion in 2007 to about $418 billion by June 2017. »

How is Technology Changing the Infrastructure Asset Value?

How is Technology Changing the Infrastructure Asset Value?

Many long-term investors, including the most experienced players, have not yet determined how technology advances will affect demand for infrastructure. Here is what they need to know: »