How to benefit from the strength of China and South East Asia this year

Investing in China and ASEAN countries

A common economic viewpoint seems to be that western economies will struggle as the ‘cost of living crisis’ continues to bite this year but China and the ASEAN-six will be the leading marketplaces for investment and economic expansion. By Jacquelene Pearson As more than 2 billion people recently celebrated the Luna New Year, some of … Read more

Reaching the global sweet spots

Everyone from the IMF down to the individual bank economist is telling us that 2023 will “feel like” a recession, but there will still be investors looking for sweet spots with safe returns; there will still be nations achieving above-par economic growth; and that means there are still many global-scale projects searching for safe, efficient and reliable funding.

Recession risks and rewards

Recessions can be rewarding times if you have the correct strategy

Pessimism abounds that the global economy will slip into recession but that doesn’t mean you need to delay projects or run and hide. By Ranjit Thambyrajah The biggest and best opportunities can arise during a recession if you have the right strategy. In the 1980s it was called being counter-cyclical. I’ve always called it making … Read more

Acuity Funding opens new International Desk

Acuity Funding has entered a new chapter in its journey as a global funding organisation with the announcement it has opened a new, Internal Global Desk. “As a member of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), Acuity is now perfectly positioned to deliver major funding across borders for new and existing clients ‘faster, … Read more

Public Private Partnership Pros and Cons

The idea of a corporation partnering with a government agency to build major public infrastructure is no longer new and it can result in excellent outcomes for the partners and end users but there are also some pitfalls to be aware of. By Ranjit Thambyrajah Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) may also be referred to as … Read more

Short-term is short sighted

Short-term is short sighted High inflation and rising interest rates may be dominating economic news headlines at the moment but they shouldn’t dominate your thinking when choosing the best way to finance a large-scale project. Inflation and interest rates do both undoubtedly have an impact on both the cost of borrowing and the cost of … Read more

How to finance a $50 million-plus project

Taking a big picture approach to how you fund a major project can give you greater awareness and control of your finances and lead you to think more creatively and effectively about how you use your resources. There are literally thousands of investors, organisations, funds and financiers willing to fund projects valued at $50 million … Read more