Awkward truths on UK campaign trail, Project financing for infrastructure development

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Awkward truths on UK campaign trail, Project financing for infrastructure development

Wednesday 20 November 2019 Vol.10 Ed.47.2

Commentary: Awkward truths on UK campaign trail

By John Nugée in London

When UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally succeeded in persuading parliament to allow him to call a general election, there was every expectation that the main battleground would be Britain’s departure from the European Union. That was Johnson’s hope, and his Conservative party had its slogan ready – ‘Get Brexit Done.’ The Conservatives are well ahead in opinion polls. But there are three awkward truths that may yet come back to haunt the prime minister and turn him out of Downing Street.

Read the full commentary on the website.

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Podcast: Project financing for infrastructure development

With increasing demand, infrastructure spending in Asia is expected to grow faster than countries’ funding capacity. Pablo Kang, senior executive at the office of the Pacific in Australia’s department of foreign affairs and trade, joins OMFIF’s Angelia Lee to discuss the main objectives of the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific, promoting sustainability and the key infrastructure development issues that countries in the region face.

Listen to the recording, or search for OMFIF on your smartphone’s podcast app.

 

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