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Global listed infrastructure weathers rising equity markets

by Released | Jun 20, 2022

Recent performance has seen global listed infrastructure assets hold up relatively well as global equities sold off, consistent with a history of providing most of the upside in rising equity markets but offering protection from falling ones, according to portfolio manager Trent Koch, part of the global listed infrastructure team at First Sentier Investors.
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Local government pension scheme funds plan to increase their focus on local social investing

by Released | Jun 7, 2022

New research from Alpha Real Capital, the specialist manager of secure income real assets with more than £1 billion (€1.2 billion/$1.3 billion) invested in social real estate, reveals that 89 percent of Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) fund professionals in England and Wales said their funds are planning to increase their allocation to local social investments over the next few years.
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May job gains total 390,000

by Loretta Clodfelter | Jun 3, 2022

The U.S. economy gained 390,000 jobs in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent. In addition, the total job gains in April were revised upward to 436,000, while the March total was revised down to 398,000 jobs.
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Smart infrastructure goes mainstream

by Drew Campbell | Jun 2, 2022

Early adopters of smart infrastructure — sensors, the Internet of Things, machine learning and cloud integration — have been select cities and urban areas, but the trend is now reaching a global scale that includes all types of communities and is becoming a highly attractive opportunity for private capital as a result. R
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Global listed infrastructure asset class holds strong in April

by Kali Persall | May 19, 2022

The global listed infrastructure asset class remained resilient amid broad recent market turbulence, proving its ability to hold up relatively well as global equities sell off, according to a global listed infrastructure outlook for April published by First Sentier Investors.
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U.S. economy adds 428,000 jobs in April

by Loretta Clodfelter | May 6, 2022

The United States added 428,000 jobs in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the unemployment rate remains unchanged at 3.6 percent.
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Port Houston volume surge continues, fueling demand for industrial space

by Andrea Zander | May 4, 2022

Port Houston container volume increased 23 percent overall, with more than 900,00 container Twenty Equipment Unit (TEUs) moved through the public facilities over the first three months of 2022, its largest quarter ever by far, said Roger Guenther, executive director at Port Houston, in a release.
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Solar facility expansion continues throughout District of Columbia

by Kali Persall | May 3, 2022

Despite challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and other market fluctuations, RPS-certified solar facilities underwent a significant expansion last year, according to the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) Report for Compliance Year 2021, issued by the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia.
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Demand for data centers to remain robust

by Loretta Clodfelter | May 2, 2022

Demand in the data center sector is likely to remain elevated in the near term, according to Eddie Lowry, partner, data center sector team, with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.
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Global offshore wind energy to swell in coming years

by Kali Persall | Apr 25, 2022

The global offshore wind-energy market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 12.1 percent, with industry revenue to increase from $33.52 billion in 2021 to $89.76 billion by 2030.
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Inflation pressures to grow beyond 2022

by Kali Persall | Apr 22, 2022

Inflation concerns have been at top of mind for global investors and consumers alike in recent months, propelled by supply-side constraints in the face of strong demand and a slew of other economic factors.
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Renewable-energy prices skyrocket nearly 30% in one year

by Released | Apr 14, 2022

North American renewable energy developers are struggling to build solar and wind projects fast enough to keep up with demand because of the extremely difficult development landscape, according to a new report from LevelTen Energy, a provider of renewable-transaction infrastructure and operator of the world’s largest PPA marketplace.
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