Tag: investment


Energy & Utilities


Timor-Leste International Investment Conference Highlights

On Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th of June 2016, Trade Invest Timor-Leste in partnership with Informa Australia held their first International Investment Conference in Dili, Timor-Leste. The objective of the conference was to welcome international and Timorese investors to highlight business opportunities in the different sectors of the Timorese economy and discuss the current reform…

4 Jul 2016, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

Metallurgical Coal Market Outlook with CRU Group

For a few years, Metallurgical Coal was a very attractive commodity for investors and mining companies. As rapid demand growth met with supply disruptions in Australia, the prices for metallurgical coal rose at very high levels. For a couple of years, prices were two to three times of the production costs for some companies. The…

5 Jun 2014, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

WA mining engineering construction shifts to production

Western Australia's mining engineering construction has been a major component of the country's resources boom in recent years. At its peak in 2012, one-third of all spending in WA's economy was on capacity expansion such as new mines and equipment. However, as Australia moves back a step from these lofty heights, it is important for…

10 Feb 2014, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

ARA calls for more rail engineering investment

Road congestion could drop by as much as 60 per cent by investing more money in rail engineering projects, an industry organisation has claimed. Research commissioned by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) suggested rail investment would be significantly cheaper than road-building initiatives and would achieve the same results. The data showed rail would cost 57…

3 Feb 2014, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Close-up: David Humphrey

“It is estimated that Africa will need to invest at least US$100-billion in the next decade to upgrade its infrastructure, if it is to realize the economic growth potential presented by its existing newly found vast mineral and other natural resources, such as coal, iron ore, oil and gas”, says David Humphrey, Global Head of…

16 Jan 2014, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

Rinehart pulls trigger on Roy Hill project

Gina Rinehart has reportedly ramped up major construction on the Roy Hill iron-ore mining project, resulting in a massive influx of workers at the site. There are now estimated to be 1,700 people at the Pilbara project, despite Rinehart not having final approval on deals over the debt package used to fund development, The West…

16 Jan 2014, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

Mining supercycle ‘still going strong’

Australia's mining boom is not over, new research has revealed, although the market will undergo changes in the near future. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) described the country's resources performance over recent years as a "supercycle", with incredible demand from China and other emerging markets driving iron ore, base metals and coal. However, a report…

11 Dec 2013, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

The future of Victorian freight rail

Victoria has made clear its aims to position itself as Australia's freight and logistics capital, releasing a multi-billion dollar framework strategy for the state. Published earlier this month, The Freight State highlighted how the state government intends to generate between $19 billion and $23 billion each year, while creating thousands of jobs. Premier Denis Napthine…

30 Aug 2013, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

Private equity’s evolving landscape in the mining industry

The volatile nature of commodities, the scale and political risk of mining projects and a two-tier capital environment has led to the decreased reliance on traditional financing mechanisms.  As a result, it is expected that more junior and mid-tier exploration and production companies will turn to private equity (PE) to finance growth. It is being…

3 Jul 2013, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

NSW budget 2013 a turning point for rail

By Peter Koning - Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in New South Wales It's Budget time again and for a short period, our newspapers are full of stories of new dawns or broken promises.   Commentators from all sides of the political spectrum have taken turns to praise or dismiss the myriad…

26 Jun 2013, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Announcing the Northern Territory Transport Infrastructure Summit 2013

Transport infrastructure – A critical component in unleashing The Territory’s potential Delivering and maintaining reliable transport infrastructure is crucial in supporting the NT’s booming agricultural, mining and tourism sectors. The importance of transport to the region was solidified in the recent budget handed down by the Territory Government –  allocating $320 million to transport infrastructure…

19 Jun 2013, by Test1 Test1

Planning & Design

Social Finance: Sustainable growth that benefits everyone

The global financial crisis has a created both financial burdens and social burdens for governments in many developed countries.  We had the chance to catch up with Michael McMillan CFA, Director, Ethics and Professional Standards, CFA Institute – USA and speak to him about how government can best support social finance projects, how projects can attract investment and…

17 Jun 2013, by Test1 Test1