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  • Asciano eyes Port of Newcastle | Business Spectator
    stories REVIEW Nokia Lumia 1520 The Nokia 1520 sports a number of key upgrades that bring it the Window s phone platform to parity with its Android competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Europe as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Asciano eyes Port of Newcastle 9 Dec 2013 7 23 AM DataRoom Politics Industries Construction and Engineering Infrastructure Group reportedly weighing expression of interest in 98 year lease You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Asciano Ltd will express its interest in the Port of Newcastle s long term lease before the 1000 AEDT deadline todat The Australian Financial Review reports According to the newspaper Asciano is weighing a bid alongside Japan s Marubeni Corporation while Deutsche Asset Wealth Management formerly known as REEF could join the consortium The auction is still only in its preliminary stages but potential buyers are required to express their interest in order to receive the sale documents New South Wales premier Mike Baird has previously valued the 98 year lease at 700 million The AFR reports the outcome of the bidding process will be known by the next NSW budget in May Print this page Related articles 13 Jan Telstra confirms sale of Sensis stake 13 Jan Saputo lifts WCB stake 13 Jan Glencore copper sale has ASX firms on alert 13 Jan DataRoom AM Sensis slice 13 Jan Telstra may sell Sensis for 3bn More from Business

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  • Phil Potterton | Business Spectator
    fated expansion into the US Given its history of disappointment a clean set of financial numbers is needed to restore confidence Politics Australian Election Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories REVIEW Nokia Lumia 1520 The Nokia 1520 sports a number of key upgrades that bring it the Window s phone platform to parity with its Android competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Europe as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Phil Potterton Keeping public transport on the rails Public transport in Australia is under pressure from underinvestment and increased patronage Scaling back new projects recycling capital and debt funding may provide the states with a solution by Phil Potterton 6 55am December 05 16 comments Search Markets Global Indices Index Last Chg Chg DOW JONES 16437 05 7 7 S P 500 1842 37 4 2 0 2 NASDAQ 4174 66 18 5 0 4 FTSE 100 6739 94 48 6 0 7 NIKKEI 15912 06 31 7 0 2 Hang Seng 22846 25 58 9 0 3 The Spectators Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership Barbara Lewis 11

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  • Qld govt cuts Aurizon stake | Business Spectator
    to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Europe as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Qld govt cuts Aurizon stake 3 Dec 2013 1 07 PM Politics Industries Construction and Engineering Infrastructure State govt sells down stake in rail freight company to less than 5 You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP The Queensland government has sold millions of Aurizon Holdings Ltd shares reducing its stake in the rail freight company to less than five per cent The Liberal National Party LNP government on Tuesday said it had sold 74 3 million shares worth 350 million in the formerly state owned coal and bulk freight rail business Aurizon former known as QR National was floated by the former Bligh Labor government in 2010 Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the government sold at 4 71 per share with the proceeds to be used to reduce state debt The Newman government is consistently reducing Labor s debt legacy which was set to peak at 85 3 billion in 2014 15 Mr Nicholls said We are also conscious to ensure our actions generate the best value for Queensland taxpayers In October last year the government was widely criticised for selling down the state s stake in Aurizon from 34 per cent to 16 per cent The LNP had previously attacked the Bligh government s decision to float the company Before the Labor sell off in 2010 Mr Nicholls said Queenslanders have been sold down the river by a premier and a treasurer desperate to sell at any price just to get their hands on some cash to meet spiralling debt payments But the LNP changed its position before the last

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  • Ample capital for infrastructure: BCA | Business Spectator
    EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Europe as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Ample capital for infrastructure BCA 29 Nov 2013 3 06 PM Industries Infrastructure Business group says govt needs a plan to channel untapped capital to projects You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP The federal government needs a plan to channel trillions of dollars of untapped private capital toward Australia s future infrastructure needs a leading business group says As the government considers setting a target for public private partnership investment the Business Council of Australia says releasing funding remains a key challenge There is ample private capital available to meet our infrastructure investment needs including a pool of superannuation funds expected to total 6 trillion by 2037 BCA chief Jennifer Westacott said in a statement But accessing this depends on a pipeline of suitable projects and the removal of investment barriers This might require governments to provide a stream of funding or share in the early stage risks with government s optimal role decided on a case by case basis Ms Westacott said A BCA commissioned report highlighted eight areas of reform including support for the coalition s idea to recycle funds from asset sales back into infrastructure spending The recommendations also support a system of governmental fund matching and tax incentives Where the real challenge lies is in creating the right policy and regulatory environment Ms Westacott said Her comments follow the release of an issues paper outlining the Productivity Commission s inquiry into public infrastructure The inquiry will look at the provision funding financing and costs of public infrastructure projects including roads bridges railways airports ports telecommunication networks and electricity and water utilities There is a view that there is underinvestment in public infrastructure due to barriers to project funding and financing as well as the costs of construction the paper reads Already

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  • Quebec fund eyes Qld Motorways | Business Spectator
    climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Europe as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Quebec fund eyes Qld Motorways Brett Cole 29 Nov 2013 12 42 PM DataRoom Mergers Acquisitions Industries Infrastructure The giant Montreal based fund that just bought a stake in Brisbane s port is eyeing up other Australian infrastructure deals You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec the giant Canadian fund with C 185 9 billion in assets says Queensland Motorways is a potential investment opportunity as it searches Australia for deals in the energy and infrastructure sectors Queensland Motorways could potentially be an opportunity for us Macky Tall senior vice president infrastructure at La Caisse told DataRoom But it s difficult to say as information is lacking at present The Montreal based fund on Thursday agreed to take a 26 7 per cent stake in Brisbane s port for an undisclosed sum The fund s current infrastructure portfolio is valued at 6 5 billion QIC Ltd has hired Macquarie Group Ltd and UBS AG to monetise its investment in Queensland Motorways which manages a 62 kilometre network of toll roads bridges and infrastructure including the Gateway CLEM7 tunnel and Logan motorways The Brisbane based fund which has 74 3 billion in funds under management purchased Queensland Motorways for 3 09 billion in May 2011 La Caisse has invested as much as 9 billion of equity capital in infrastructure investments since 1999 Tall said He declined to say how much La Caisse paid for its Port of Brisbane stake Australia is a market of interest for us he said adding JPMorgan Chase Co advised it on its Brisbane port investment He said La Caisse is reasonably confident of the long term prospects of the Australian economy and is confident there will be further opportunities for infrastructure investments here Roads ports as well as opportunities

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  • Infrastructure | Business Spectator
    recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Infrastructure CBH eyes GrainCorp terminals Wheat exporter says it would be interested in terminals if ADM forced to sell some GrainCorp assets 7 09am November 29 Govt unlikely to hit NBN deadline Report cites internal document showing 2016 deadline likely to be missed 6 44am November 29 6 comments Govt must consider tolls BCA Business group says unpopular policies needed to close productivity gap 3 38am November 29 3 comments Qld won t sell public assets Newman Premier refuses to take federal Treasurer s incentives without voter support 3 03pm November 28 The Distillery Elders grief Scribes examine departing Elders chief Malcolm Jackman s legacy and find a mixed record while Archer Daniels Midland is hoping its upscaled GrainCorp bid will sway Joe Hockey by The Distillery 6 57am November 28 2 comments Hockey offers privatisation bonus Treasurer offers incentives to sell assets states worried about debt ceiling 3 45pm November 27 5 comments ADM sweetens GrainCorp bid GrainCorp shares spike as American based suitor commits an extra 200m 12 29pm November 27 2 comments Big Australia Big deal Using overpopulation as a policy platform is far too shallow Planning for real cities is what Australia needs not misguided attitudes towards Johnny Foreigner by Rob Burgess 8 23am November 27 22 comments Infrastructure sector needs foreign firms Hastings Hastings backs criticism of Lend Lease Leighton Holdings dominance 3 59am November 27 3 comments RBA s Lowe urges tolls for infrastructure Tolls would help finance infrastructure boost productivity reduce cost of housing and improve living standards Lowe says 9 40am November 26 2 comments Steel firms rail against BlueScope OneSteel Coalition of 98 firms accuse BlueScope OneSteel of hurting competition 6 17am November 26 2 comments Aust infrastructure system slammed Local arm of Italian firm says system favours Leighton Lend Lease dominance 5 58am November 26 3 comments The Week in Stocks Investors piled back into defensive assets this week as the prospect of a reduction in Fed stimulus resurfaced by Kirstie Spicer 4 50pm November 22 States warm to asset sales Vic Labor s port sale proposal points to growing acceptance of privatisation 6 57am November 20 1 comment Vic Labor outlines election plan Opposition eyes East West Link options would sell Port of Melbourne 2 35am November 19 Half of Newcastle Airport may be sold A sale process may begin next year for the NSW airport although

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  • Infrastructure | Business Spectator
    Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Infrastructure Super funds chase asset sales Large super funds look to accelerate pace of govt privatisations report 3 42am January 09 8 comments Labor urges transport rethink Oppn says PM has made strategic error by eschewing funding for public transport 1 34pm January 08 20 comments Govts stare down 64bn windfall Infrastructure Australia analysis shows earnings potential of asset sales report 6 13am January 08 36 comments Buckley to quit as Cardno CEO Michael Renshaw will replace Andrew Buckley in top job from March 1 10 47am January 06 JP Morgan Lazard to assess Qld infrastructure assets State govt hires firms for scoping studies to prepare two port assets for potential sale by Brett Cole 11 53am December 30 Queensland Motorways bids due Feb 7 QIC hopes to close the sale of Queensland Motorways by the end of April by Brett Cole 2 23am December 27 APA sweetens Envestra bid Gas infrastructure business looks to take full control of Envestra with 2 2bn bid 9 46am December 17 Leighton Mirvac JV for Perth City Link Development represents 40 per cent of 5 2 billion WA project 4 52am December 16 QIC to chase 5 5bn trade sale Super fund manager to pursue sale over IPO for Queensland Motorways by Bridget Carter The Australian 2 44pm December 15 Qld seeks advisers on power port assets The state government will select investment banks and legal firms to conduct scoping studies for its electricity and port assets by Brett Cole 5 34pm December 13 First bids for Qld Motorways due in January The winner of the auction of 62 kms of roads and bridges will probably be announced in April by Brett Cole 4 55pm December 13 2 comments Negotiating a net gain for NBN Co and the telcos Renegotiating deals with Telstra and Optus may not be so difficult for NBN Co With the value of the copper network already set the parties will be focused on the less contentious issue of its lease or sale by Stephen Bartholomeusz 1 15pm December 13 18 comments Transurban to make QML bid report Toll road group may team with Australian Super in Queensland Motorways auction 4 37am December 13 Turnbull dodges the worst from a damning NBN review The Coalition s strategic review vindicates Malcolm Turnbull s plan to make the most of existing networks and save taxpayers an absurd expense But his credibility now hangs on the delivery by Stephen Bartholomeusz 12 35pm December 12 80 comments APA upgrades earnings guidance Gas infrastructure company increases EBITDA forecast by 2 on strong H1 performance 9 56am December 11 WA eyes Western Power windfall Western Power which owns and

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  • Lloyd's chooses first female CEO | Business Spectator
    competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Europe as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Lloyd s chooses first female CEO 17 Dec 2013 1 47 AM Industries Insurance Lloyd s of London chooses Inga Beale to succeed Richard Ward You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AFP Lloyd s of London the 325 year old insurance group announced on Monday the appointment of its first female chief executive industry veteran Inga Beale Lloyd s said British national Beale would succeed Richard Ward who is stepping down after eight years at the helm Beale 50 takes over in January Ward had announced in July that he would leave the top post I am absolutely delighted that we have appointed Inga as chief executive Lloyd s chairman John Nelson said in a statement She has 30 years experience in the insurance industry Her CEO experience underwriting background international experience and operational skills together with her knowledge of the Lloyd s market make Inga the ideal chief executive for Lloyd s Beale joins Lloyd s from reinsurer Canopius where she is chief executive She said of her appointment Lloyd s is already an international leader but this unique market has an extraordinary opportunity to increase its footprint and to cement its position as the global hub for specialist insurance and reinsurance Print this page Related articles 10 Jan Value Investor QBE is still at a premium 10 Jan

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