Transportation Infrastructure

  • Cyber attack

    Damage from hackers at a German steel mill is only the second known instance of physical harm from a cyberattack. Wired reports.

  • Medicins Sans Frontieres health workers at an isolation camp in Liberia during the visit of the UN Ebola systems coordinator, Aug. 23, 2014.

    Ebola is wrecking years of health and education work in Sierra Leone and Liberia, forcing many charity groups to suspend operations or re-direct them.

  • Vladimir Putin

    The Russian railway's death toll is part of life under Putin, as the country sometimes fails to provide basic infrastructure despite prospering over the past 14 years.

  • Thousands of demonstrators march against the 173-mile Interoceanic Grand Canal that they say will negatively impact the environment, communities and Nicaraguan sovereignty, in Managua, Nicaragua December 10, 2014.

    Skepticism is growing over a $50 billion project to build a canal across Nicaragua, a project spearheaded by a little-known Chinese businessman.

  • Wind power station, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

    Germans have welcomed renewable energy, even as electric bills doubled. But enthusiasm appears to be waning with a plan for high-voltage transmission lines. The New York Times reports.

  • Framework for compromise on Capitol Hill

    Former Gov. Ed Rendell, (D-Pa.), and Sara Fagan, former White House political director, debate whether the Republicans can break the gridlock in Congress next year, as President Obama comes into the final stretch of his presidency.

  • Premature for BOT to cut rates now: Expert

    Unless there are further delays to the government's infrastructure projects, a rate cut by the Bank of Thailand on Wednesday will surprise markets, says Paul Gambles, Co-Founder of MBMG Group.

  • A worker is shown in a factory in Yiwu, China, Feb. 18, 2014.

    With disappointing economic data chasing China into the new year, HSBC is cutting its growth forecasts, citing five key themes for the economy.

  • Some of Wall Street's biggest players are ready to write billion-dollar checks to finance a nearly $16 billion Gulf Coast natural-gas project.

  • Phase out gas tax; Need infrastructure bank: Pethokoukis

    Debating whether the gas tax should be raised, with CNBC contributor James Pethokoukis and Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania.

  • Obama talks taxes, oil and more

    Steven Rattner, Willett Advisors chairman, shares his thoughts on President Obama's remarks on Wednesday to top executives about tax reform, infrastructure investing, oil's slide and the fallout of gridlock.

  • Pres. Obama: Votes on gas tax really tough

    President Obama responds to wide concern over deteriorating US infrastructure of highways and bridges, and whether there's an opportunity for bipartisan success.

  • CAT CEO's simple math: 3% growth equals jobs

    Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman & CEO, explains how infrastructure and education can drive growth and create jobs.

  • 35 new cities join 100 Resilient Cities network

    Michael Berkowitz, President at 100 Resilient Cities, a $100 million project, describes challenges faced by Asian heavyweights India and China in managing infrastructure.

  • Time to hike gas tax?

    Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform, and former Gov. Ed Rendell, (D-Pa.), debate whether now is the right time to raise the Federal gas tax in order to finance the rebuilding of the nation's crumbling infrastructure.

  • Pro: Early stages of global infrastructure build

    Topping the benchmark, Josh Duitz, Alpine Funds, explains why investors should own infrastructure plays around the world via AIFRX.

  • Who benefits from Indonesia's fuel subsidy cut?

    Sarina Lesmina, Head of Research for Indonesia at CLSA, says the cut in fuel subsidies will likely boost infrastructure, which will benefit cement producers and the construction sector.

  • French Fin Min: We support G-20's infrastructure plan

    Michel Sapin, Finance Minister of France, says investments in infrastructure will enable the country to stimulate and "deeply modernize" its economy.

  • What's on the agenda at the G-20 Summit

    The promotion of global growth, along with an infrastructure initiative, will be top priorities at the G-20 Summit, says Steve Ciobo Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Australia.

  • Construction in the inner Mongolian city of Ordos.

    China's economic risks may keep market watchers up at night, but at least one analyst believes the bugbears are reasons to be bullish.