Infrastructure

Google Hosts Its Annual I/O Developers Conference

Greene Touch Empowers Google Dealing With Home Depot

Google has been witnessed to expand its client service network under the direct leadership of former VMWare co-founder Diane Greene. Google Cloud Platform has announced winning Landing Home Depot as its client. The deal is expected to get formally announced on Wednesday.

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Aerial View Of The CTA Green Line Route

China’s State Backed CRR Corp. Unit Bags $1.3 Billion Chicago Rail Car Contract

Chicago Transport Authority has planned to replace 2,600 age old rail cars with 846 units of 7000-Series cars. CTA has awarded the $1.3 billion deal, the largest purchase in its history to a unit of CRR Corp. on Wednesday. Chinese companies have been awarded the second major deal following $567 million contract to supply trains for Boston’s subway system.

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Olympics Day 13 - Women's Football 3/4 Play Off - Match 25 - Canada v France

InstarAGF closes initial fundraising of C$372 million for new infrastructure fund

InstarAGF Asset Management announced the initial closure of its C$372 million fundraising for InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund. The fund aims to purchase power, social and civil infrastructure assets and amenities with ecological downside protection.

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Gas storage facility

U.S. ready to help Hungary build energy independence: diplomat

The United States is willing to help Hungary and other European countries build energy infrastructure to reduce its dependence on Russian oil and gas, U.S. Chargé d'Affaires in Budapest André Goodfriend has told Nepszava newspaper.

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China's President Xi Jinping

China commits $45.6 billion for economic corridor with Pakistan

The Chinese government and banks will finance Chinese companies to build $45.6 billion worth of energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan over the next six years, according to new details of the deal seen by Reuters on Friday.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

U.S. eyes China partnership on Africa power - sources

The United States is considering partnering with China on improving electricity in Africa and the proposal could be part of bilateral discussions when President Barack Obama visits Beijing next week, two sources involved told Reuters.

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France

South Africa signs nuclear agreement with France

South Africa has signed a nuclear power agreement with France, the government said on Friday, three weeks after it reached a similar deal with Russia as part of Pretoria's first tentative steps towards building up to 9,600 MW of nuclear power.

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Dawei, Southern Myanmar

Thai junta says will help kick-start stalled Dawei talks

Thailand will revive talks with Japan and Myanmar aimed at kick-starting the floundering multi-billion dollar Dawei Special Economic Zone in Myanmar, a junta spokesman said on Thursday.

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

Chinese premier to attend Europe summit, sign Russia rail deal

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will attend a summit of European and Asian leaders on a trip starting next week that will also include a visit to Germany and the signing of energy and high-speed rail deals with Russia, the government said.

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British architect Norman Foster

Architect Norman Foster and Carlos Slim's son-in-law win Mexico City airport design bid: source

Renowned British architect Norman Foster and a son-in-law of Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim have won a design contract for a new $9.15 billion airport for Mexico City, a source familiar with the decision said on Tuesday.

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Sipho Maseko

South Africa's Telkom takes second shot at IT firm BCX, offers $256 million

South African telecommunications company Telkom (TKGJ.J) made a second stab at buying IT infrastructure firmBusiness Connexion (BCXJ.J) with a 2.7 billion rand ($256 million) offer, seven years after competition concerns scuppered its first bid.

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

China cements deal with Kenya to fund railway construction project est. $3.8 billion

Sunday Kenya made an agreement with China to finance 90% of the 609.3 kilometer railway project in Nairobi with cost estimate of SH 327 billion or $3.8 billion.

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Google Inc

Google to shell out $207M for Dublin data center expansion

Mountain View, US-based search giant Google will shell out $207.7 million (€150 million) to expand its data center in Dublin Ireland to beef up its revenue generation through its cloud services.

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General Electric (GE)

GE unit to invest $24M in Welspun's solar power project in India

GE Energy Financial Services announced that it will invest $24 million in Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt Ltd's solar power project in Neemuch, India to help more people in the country have access to renewable energy.

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Wind farm

La Caisse pours C$42M into Quebec wind energy project

Montreal, Canada-based institutional fund manager La Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec poured C$42 million into the Parc des Moulins wind far in Quebec as part of its bid to generate long-term returns for its clients.

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