In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many governments globally are looking at infrastructure investment as a key driver of economic growth in coming years. While China’s economy has recovered relatively well compared to other nations, the government is once again looking at infrastructure investment as a pillar for economic growth.
A roundtable hosted by ANZ and FinanceAsia highlighted emerging opportunities in an ever-wider variety of energy infrastructure projects across the region, led by an increasing focus on renewables amid the mantra of sustainability.
Increasing infrastructure capacity in Australia relies on improvements to the procurement process that will, in turn, foster innovation and best practice, said experts at a roundtable hosted by ANZ and FinanceAsia. More risk sharing and a greater focus on sustainability are among key goals.
With the pre-pandemic desire for uncorrelated returns intensifying amid the turbulence of 2020, there is an ever-sharper spotlight on infrastructure as it leverages trends across decentralisation, digitalisation, decarbonisation and democratisation, according to a roundtable hosted by ANZ and FinanceAsia.