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  • Transpacific's NZ unit lures big buyers | Business Spectator
    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 Brussels 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 Transpacific s NZ unit lures big buyers 13 Nov 2013 3 54 AM Industries Transport and Logistics Private equity giants Blackstone Carlyle said to be interested in 739 million business 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 By a staff reporter Australian listed waste management provider Transpacific is fielding interest for its NZ900 million 739 million New Zealand devision from private equity firms Blackstone and Carlyle Group according to The Australian Sources told the newspaper Cheung Kong Infrastructure run by Asia s richest man Li Ka shing Japanese giant Orix and New Zealand s Infrafil were also among the suitors for the unit which was placed on the market last month Transpacific was also in talks about floating the business on the New Zealand Stock Exchange the same unnamed people told The Australian Print this page Related articles 13 Jan Transurban lifts Q4 toll revenue 08 Jan Australia Post sale has big backers 06 Jan Why a public asset sell off is on the money 02 Jan Wheels turn in online retail s favour 13 Dec Livestock giant Wellard mulls sale options

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  • NSW to take Newcastle port indications on Monday | Business Spectator
    stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels 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 NSW to take Newcastle port indications on Monday Brett Cole 12 Nov 2013 1 05 PM DataRoom Industries Infrastructure Transport and Logistics The busy port valued at 700 million is expected to attract Australian and Asian bidders 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 The New South Wales government will on Monday call for indications of interest from potential buyers of the Port of Newcastle an asset the state values at 700 million Australia s oldest port where coal exports represent 90 per cent of total throughput tonnage is expected to be sold before May in time to bolster the NSW budget The government wants to return to surplus by 2015 After indications of interest are received documents on the port s operations and finances will be sent out before indicative bids are called for most likely in January A short list of bidders will be then be decided Those making the shortlist will likely have until the end of March to make final offers Superannuation funds local infrastructure investors Japanese trading houses and Asian companies are expected to be among the indicative bidders for the port s 99 year lease Half the coal that passes through its facilities goes to Japanese power stations The NSW government will use 340 million from the proceeds of the sale of the port to invest in Newcastle That s on top of 120 million the state has committed to the revitalisation of the city s central business district The government is considering a light rail network for the Hunter region The use of the funds will be coordinated through the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund a capital pool that will have 690 million Morgan Stanley is managing the port sale on behalf of the state government and

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/11/12/dataroom/nsw-take-newcastle-port-indications-monday (2014-01-13)
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  • Asciano chair urges IR reform | Business Spectator
    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 Brussels 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 chair urges IR reform 12 Nov 2013 10 08 AM 2 Industries Transport and Logistics Broomhead says group is burdened by over regulation calls for flexibility 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 By a staff reporter Asciano Ltd chairman Malcolm Broomhead has called for changes to industrial relations laws saying the company is burdened by an over regulated environment Mr Broomhead voiced support for the government s review of the Fair Work Act to shareholders at the group s annual general meeting It is important to move toward appropriate change sooner rather than later Mr Broomhead said The focus of reforms should be on providing employers with greater flexibility in agreement making and the ability to work directly with their employees to agree and implement workplace agreements that meet both parties needs In addition the circumstances under which protected action can be taken also need to be reviewed Print this page Related articles 13 Jan Transurban lifts Q4 toll revenue 08 Jan Australia Post sale has big backers 06 Jan Why a public asset sell off is on the money 02 Jan Wheels turn in online retail s favour 13 Dec Livestock giant Wellard mulls sale options More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this

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  • Significant benefits in Transurban's tunnel vision | Business Spectator
    perks and an expanded eastern seaboard presence 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 Transurban was probably always in the box seat to acquire Sydney s Cross City Tunnel and has made no secret of its interest in the troubled asset Now Scott Charlton has put his foot firmly on it Transurban announced today that it had paid 475 million to acquire Royal Bank of Scotland s 600 million of senior debt in the Cross City Tunnel which was placed in receivership earlier this year Transurban would pay a further 27 5 million to RBS over the next four years if CCT s traffic volumes materially outperform its base case assumptions RBS which like most of the big UK banks is still cleaning up its loan portfolios after the financial crisis owns all the senior debt in CCT so Transurban is now the only secured lender to the entity Having earlier declared its interest in acquiring the tunnel despite its disastrous history that puts it in the box seat in negotiations with the receivers KordaMentha Transurban said the receivers would be instructed to continue with the sales process for the tunnel a process in which it intended to participate The willingness of RBS to sell its debt at a discount to face value of between about 16 25 per cent and 20 per cent emphatically suggests there is no equity value in the Cross City Tunnel RBS Leighton Holdings and Eiser Infrastructure Partners paid about 300 million to buy CCT which originally cost about 1 billion to construct and finance according to Transurban out of its first receivership in 2007 Transurban has always been the most likely buyer for CCT which has been shunned by Sydney drivers from the moment it opened It never came within a ballpark of its overly optimistic traffic forecasts Transurban already has a significant portfolio of Sydney tollroad interests the M2 the Lane Cove Tunnel a 50 per cent interest in the M7 and a similar interest in the M5 It also owns 75 1 per cent of the Eastern Distributor which has been experiencing congestion There could be significant benefit in reduced traffic volumes if it could encourage greater use of the CCT There could also be cost synergies and wider network benefits for Transurban from adding the CCT to its Sydney portfolio Buying the debt at a discount means that the acquisition should be distribution accretive on a stand alone basis but that suggests there could be meaningful upside if it also emerges as the owner of the tunnel The CCT fits with Charlton s stated strategy of focusing on expanding within

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/11/11/transport-and-logistics/significant-benefits-transurbans-tunnel-vision (2014-01-13)
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  • QIC drops out of Port of Brisbane bidding | Business Spectator
    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 QIC drops out of Port of Brisbane bidding Brett Cole 7 Nov 2013 2 30 PM DataRoom Mergers Acquisitions Industries Infrastructure Transport and Logistics The Brisbane based investment fund and stake holder has failed to attract co investors needed for an offer on the 26 7 per cent share of the port being shopped by a New York based seller 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 QIC Ltd an investment firm with 74 3 billion in funds under management has abandoned efforts to acquire a majority stake in Queensland s biggest port after failing to persuade other investors to share the risk and reward of buying Global Infrastructure Partners shareholding in the port The New York based seller stands to make a return of at least 50 per cent on its investment after it paid 614 1 million for a 26 7 per cent stake in the port in November 2010 as did Brisbane based QIC and IFM Investors Ltd Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has a 19 9 per cent shareholding QIC and Melbourne based IFM have the right of first offer for the stake being sold by Global Infrastructure Partners an investment fund run by former Credit Suisse bankers IFM has made a bid though its value has not been made public Global Infrastructure Partners hired Morgan Stanley to see if it could get a higher price for its stake than IFM has offered The New York firm has seen the value of its investment climb in the three years since the state sold assets in the aftermath of the global financial crises but it has declined comment on what the stake is now worth The Queensland government sold the Brisbane port for 2 3 billion as part of a plan to fund other infrastructure projects The Port of Brisbane s owners have a 99 year lease to operate the port which has 29 operating berths and more than 7 200 metres of quay line This has attracted investment funds and infrastructure operators and investors from around the world to examine

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/11/7/dataroom/qic-drops-out-port-brisbane-bidding (2014-01-13)
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  • Transport and Logistics | Business Spectator
    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 Transport and Logistics QIC drops out of Port of Brisbane bidding The Brisbane based investment fund and stake holder has failed to attract co investors needed for an offer on the 26 7 per cent share of the port being shopped by a New York based seller by Brett Cole 2 30pm November 07 Atlas Iron Brockman could lose Port Hedland berth Two miners pressured by WA govt to develop port allocation 6 47am November 07 Mining slowdon hits Downer EDI Maintenance and engineering firm maintains flat guidance as rail business adjusts 11 46am November 06 Amcor to acquire 2m shares Packaging company to acquire stock on market for employee share plan obligations 10 46am November 06 Leighton Boral win 700m JV Construction groups ink 7 yr contract to improve Sydney roads 1 01pm November 04 G4S rejects Charterhouse bid British security services firm rejects bid for unit of its business 11 59pm October 28 Asciano warns of slower growth Bushfires sluggish economy hit rail and port operator guidance maintained 11 16am October 25 Tata Steel to supply British rail Indian steel giant to supply UK Network Rail for at least five more years 5 30am October 22 Transpacific appoints new CEO Robert Boucher to replace Kevin Campbell after approval of working visas 9 15am October 11 Panama Canal boosts US LNG to Asia Expansion of canal to allow US gas to reach Asia more quickly cheaply 6 44am October 08 Schott upbeat on Moorebank plans Chair says private sector could finance Sydney area freight terminal 5 20am September 27 Aurizon pauses stake sale plans Rail operator shelves plans amid weakened appetite in coal infrastructure 6 09am September 26 Breakfast Deals Clipped wings AustralianSuper s Sydney Airport bid has been grounded and Etihad Airways ups its stake in Virgin Australia by Alexander Liddington Cox 7 38am September 16 Paul Little won t re join Toll board Former chief executive leaves company due to other commitments 4 28am September 04 Scurrah to join DP World report Departed Aurizon exec set to become CEO of Aust s second largest ports operator 7 49am September 02 High Speed Rail better than flying Tiger The government s original evaluation of fast rail assessed it against the price of an air fare from Tiger for 6am More realistic assumptions show fast rail will pay its way by Patrick Hearps Gerard

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  • Transport and Logistics | Business Spectator
    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 Transport and Logistics Transurban lifts Q4 toll revenue Group says M5 project is on schedule and on budget set for completion this year 9 09am January 13 Australia Post sale has big backers David Mortimer Graeme Samuel show support for govt sell off report 4 52am January 08 4 comments Why a public asset sell off is on the money Increased competition from the private sector weakens the argument for public ownership of Medibank Private and Australia Post and strengthens the case for giving those companies access to capital to pursue higher returns by Stephen Bartholomeusz 1 23pm January 06 56 comments Wheels turn in online retail s favour Toll and Linfox are looking to challenge Australia Post s dominance in parcel delivery The see growth moving from bricks to clicks by Robert Gottliebsen 6 41am January 02 24 comments Livestock giant Wellard mulls sale options The Perth based conglomerate is evaluating a partial sale or restructure after it swung to loss by Amanda Saunders 12 03am December 13 Qld govt could lease two ports Premier flags long term leases says state s energy assets are not for sale 3 33pm December 03 2 comments McAleese shares rise 7 5 per cent on ASX debut Shares in the transport and logistics company gain after an IPO that was beset by tragedy by Brett Cole 3 52pm November 28 Quebec fund buys Port of Brisbane stake Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec agreed to a 26 7 per cent stake in the port by Brett Cole 10 39am November 28 IPO fatigue claims first victim Fund managers have given the cold shoulder to the 510m float of BIS Industries raising the risk that other IPOs may also be shelved in coming weeks by Amanda Saunders 6 15pm November 27 BIS pays 30m for transport company Ahead of its planned listing next month the mining logistics company is bulking up by Bridget Carter The Australian 9 54am November 25 Is Australia ready for the Internet of Things While we flounder with our broadband options the global market is getting more connected than ever The inability of our political and business leaders to invest and collaborate could cost us dearly by Paul Wallbank 10 34am November 18 9 comments Australia s 2023 boom has begun Australia s biggest non mining industry growth industry is becoming apparent and it will be fuelled by retail disruption by Robert Gottliebsen 7 18am November 18 56 comments US Postal Service posts steep loss Postal Service reports net loss for seventh straight year 8 12am November 16 US Postal Service posts steep loss Postal Service reports net loss for seventh straight year 8 12am November 16 Elon Musk s electric dreams His prized Model S is feeling the heat but Tesla chief

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  • Business TV | Business Spectator
    unseasonably cold winter The taper will go ahead but there may be some bumps in the labour market recovery Markets ASX ASX Indices Major ASX stocks Markets Spectator Currency ETFs Latest stories Scoreboard Dollar bounce US payrolls figures came in well below expectations on Friday while the Australian dollar is back to US90 cents Value Investor QBE is still at a premium There is potentially more fallout to come from QBE s ill 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

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/businesstv?destination=node/12705 (2014-01-13)
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