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ADB works to ease risks for investors in infrastructure deals

Senior ADB official tells BT that project bonds are the 'big missing piece' in infrastructure financing in Asia

Tuesday's discussion panel comprised (from left): IE Singapore CEO and panel moderator Lee Ark Boon, senior director of the Public-Private Partnerships Group of the World Bank Group Laurence Carter, director-general of Private-Sector Operations in the ADB Michael Barrow and principal strategy officer of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Najeeb Haider.


PRIVATE investors remain averse to taking commercial and political risks in infrastructure projects, so multilateral development banks (MDBs) have to work a lot behind the scenes to cajole them to take part in these projects.

Michael Barrow, director-general of private-...