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China CleanTech Index under-performs peers in June

The China CleanTech Index has reported an 8.1 per cent loss in June, a worse performance than all its benchmarks and it was down 10.8 per cent for the year. Only days after Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported  that China was driving global growth in the clean energy sector with a 92 per cent...

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China’s solar industry: a fine state of affairs

2011 was a rough year for China’s solar power manufacturing industry and has been seen to come home to roost in the recent round of 4th quarter result announcements. Gerry O’Kane has been sifting the figures and looking at developments in the solar market to asses their prospects. March saw a flurry of news...

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China CleanTech Index dropped 48 percent in 2011

China CleanTech Index dropped 48 percent in 2011

CleanBiz.Asia, January 17, 2011 By: Gerry O’Kane While recent share news saw some of China’s solar companies making gains in recent days, the China CleanTech Index lost 48 percent of its value during 2011. The terrible performance was reflected in monthly December loss of 9.4 percent, compared with a 0.2 percent loss for the...

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Follow the Money: Dodgy dealings damage prospects for China cleantech hopefuls

Follow the Money Cleanbiz Asia.com June 19th, 2011 The advance of China’s clean and green firms on international stock markets is facing a spirited defence from independent financial researchers, fund managers and regulators. Like all Chinese companies considering an IPO, they are likely under increased scrutiny as a litany of allegations of fraud and...

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The revolution feeding equity risk appetite

FT Mandate, November 2005 Equity derivatives have made massive progress in traditionally untapped markets partly due to institutions having to reduce their equity allocations but not wanting to. Gerry O’Kane charts the rise of the asset class and provides an insight into the different types of products on offer. It is always bad for...

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Personalities delay integration

FT Mandate 4 June 2001 Clearing and settlement Cries of “The Swiss are coming” in the Euroclear offices would doubtless conjure images of its arch-nemises, Andre Lussi and Werner Seifert. Even insiders at Lussi’s Clearstream regard Mr Seifert an arrogant man, even though Mr Lussi is no shrinking wall-flower. The Luxembourg authorities’ investigation into...

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Tackling state firms is the key

Financial News 14 December 98-3 January 99 The government’s priority is to develop its equity markets, writes Gerard O’Kane The recent low volumes on China’s equity exchanges in Shanghai and Shenzhen are a poor reflection of just how active the nation’s power brokers have been in reforming China’s financial institutions and markets. Foreign observers...

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The Y2K Investment Bomb

Benchmark, Fourth Quarter 1999 London, Friday December 31, 1999: 17.10pm: James Bufton-Tufton, head dealer at Securities 2000, looks panicked as a call light begins flashing on his desktop satellite phone – it’s the satellite line from Jakarta. The office stops. He reaches across and flicks the switch, “Yes.” “Hidiyat, here in the Jakarta office,”...

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Tackling state firms is the key

Financial News 14 December 98 – 3 January 99 The government’s priority is to develop its equity markets, writes Gerard O’Kane The recent low volumes on China’s equity exchanges in Shanghai and Shenzhen are a poor reflection of just how active the nation’s power brokers have been in reforming China’s financial institutions and markets....

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The Year of Living Dangerously

Banking World Hong Kong January 1998 Finally, after years in a spending blow-out, Korea finally got the bill By Gerry O’Kane The Korean banking sector has had a tough year, no getting away from it. And non-performing loans threaten to mount like Everest as exposure to the chaebol overwhelms loan portfolios. Add to that,...

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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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