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July 22, 2011

Welcome to financial-journalist.co.uk. This site simply acts as a shop window of writing, research, broadcast production and general project work. I am available for interesting projects, especially as a financial specialist, at realistic rates. More recently I have also been invloved in innovation projects, clean and green business and technologies, but normally with a...

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Rapacious neighbors still trying to grasp Burmese energy

August 15, 2013

Follow the Money: CleanBiz.Asia Questions over the future of Burma’s energy policy are arising yet again. Not only has Thailand’s energy minister denied that bribes have been given by the state oil company PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) but China has stepped up its...

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China getting serious about concentrated solar power

August 5, 2013

China looks set to step up its interest in concentrated solar power (CSP) by commissioning US company BrightSource Energy as a technology supplier to the first commercial-scale CSP project to be undertaken as part of the US–China Framework for the Ten-Year Cooperation on Energy...

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Foreign firms face environmental whip first

August 2, 2013

Follow the Money: CleanBiz.Asia The crack of China’s environmental whip was heard across the foreign investment community when BMW was told to pick up its environmental game. “Drinking polluted...

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Malaysian planters launch PR drive over SE Asia haze

July 23, 2013

Malaysian oil palm plantation companies are taking a softly, softly approach on ASEAN’s efforts to get Indonesia to ratify and enforce the new Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution. In...

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Softbank’s fuel cell move highlights upswell in Asia

July 22, 2013

The announcement of Japan’s telecom and Internet giant, Softbank, signing up with US-company Bloom Energy to distribute stationary fuel-cell technology belies a cleantech sector that is quietly flourishing in...

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Courts get tough on polluters but officials need re-education

July 18, 2013

As a web of official crossed-lines continues to permeate China’s pollution policies, environmentalists are taking heart in some serious sentences for pollution handed down by courts across Guangxi Zhuang...

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China’s battle with water pollution is up-hill all the way

July 12, 2013

As the debate over revisions to China’s Environmental Law rumbles on, new incidents of groundwater and river pollution pour out of the Chinese media on a near daily basis....

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Europe’s Pension Consultants: Filling the M&A gap

May 28, 2013
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The high margins available from corporate activities appear to be a thing of the past, but Gerry O’Kane finds consultants benefiting instead from the increasing complexity of the pensions...

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China’s battle with water pollution is up-hill all the way

As the debate over revisions to China’s Environmental Law rumbles on, new incidents of groundwater and river pollution pour out of the Chinese media...

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China’s energy strategy will make waves for years to come

Follow the money, CleanBiz.Asia The economic turmoil of the financial crash saw China being feted as a white knight with drawbridges being lowered to...

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Currency Management: Minding the pennies and cents

Investment and Pensions Europe (IPE): 1 Nov 2012 01 Nov 2012 Pension funds are learning that currency costs need to be managed, writes Gerry...

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Forget the world as we knew it

Follow the Money, CleanBiz.Asia It was like an elephant in the corner of the room. Hurricane Sandy came roaring through the Northeast United States,...

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Hong Kong-listed logging company continues global rape

CleanBiz.Asia Malaysian logging group Samling, has been accused of using illegal logging permits to give it access to pristine forests in Liberia. The case...

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