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French highways are indeed being privatised right now (see my post below). The State and the banks are rubbing their hand. The former hopes for big money to ease the budget deficit dilemma, the latter are definitely going to make big money out of loans to potential buyers lacking deep-pockets.

On one big motorway, APRR, the French are even going to have a private foreign owner on board, Macquarie, the first private airport operator worldwide, who has also acquired Chicago Skyway (real toll road) at the end of last year.

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill

by Agnes a Paris on Thu Jan 19th, 2006 at 08:58:08 AM EST
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