Namibia Power Corp (NamPower) plans to raise NAD5 billion (USD496 million) to fund the expansion of its transmission networks and power generation over the next five years, according to the firm's managing director.
According to Speedtest.net, 30 countries including Moldova and Uruguay have faster Internet than the United States. Google Inc. has began building its fiber network in Kansas. A nationwide Google Fiber rollout, however, may cost USD1 billion.
US-based Archer Daniels Midland Company has increased its offer for agricultural firm Graincorp Ltd by USD200 million to reinforce Australia's agricultural infrastructure through rail enhancement projects.
Greenko Group said it had completed Matrix, its fourth wind farm located in the state of Karnataka. Greenko is a renewable power company based in India backed by the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore.
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Monday including Greece banking, Fiat, BOFA, Mechel, Saputo, RBS, Lohmann, Carlyle Group, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Kuwait Airways, Dubai Holding, SunEdison, Blackstone, Greece National Bank, IMG Worldwide, KKR, Babcock, AMR, Orrick, BAC and Fisker Automotive.
The Malaysian consortium made up of Sime Darby Property, SP Setia Bhd and the Employees Provident Fund, have secured GBP790 million in syndicated funding to acquire the Battersea Power Station in the United Kingdom.
President Michael Sata's drive to upgrade the country's rough roads, which often become impassable in the rainy season, is popular with many Zambians like Moyo. But foreign investors, who must partly fund such ambitious schemes, are less keen on his costly promises and very public dust-ups with business.
The Galeao airport in Rio de Janeiro was sold to Odebrecht and its partner Changi Airports International for USD8.3 billion, a value almost four times the minimum bid.
The New York governor announced that the state is investing USD225 million in clean tech startups Soraa and Silevo to build two research and development facilities in Buffalo.
Williams Partners LP has secured an approval from the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) for its USD300 million Transco pipeline expansion, which is part of Transco's USD2.2 billion expansion program.
Thailand is ready to launch a BHT2 trillion infrastructure investment project in 2014, which could potentially boost the country's economy after a slowdown this year.
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Wednesday including Telefonica Deutschland, Devon Energy, Metro AG, Devon Energy Corp and others
Texas-based Endeavor Energy announced that it has inked a joint development agreement with Joule Africa to construct the USD500 million Bumbana Phase II Power Project. Endeavor Energy obtained a USD100 million funding from private equity firm Denham Capital.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch or BofAML has topped Citibank and Morgan Stanley in executing deals in India for the past 11 months, completing transactions worth USD 7.96 billion.
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Tuesday including Nokia, IntercontinentalExchange Group, Goldman Sachs and others.