Online

Online work is increasingly an important part of both my corporate and writing work. In terms of research and web site development details can be found in the Corporate section. This section contains work that is only published as an internet presence rather than in a publication and for more details of broadcasting work including helping launch CNBC Asia in Hong Kong and as a producer at the BBC take a look at this page.

FBI investigates reverse merger advisors

FBI investigates reverse merger advisors

CleanBiz.Asia, February 06, 2012 Problems for Chinese companies which listed on the US exchanges through reverse mergers, many of which are in the clean tech sector, are set to get worse. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun an investigation into the New York Global Group, which is known as taking Chinese companies public...

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Durban – the story so far

November 30, 2011 By: Gerry O’Kane CleanBiz.Asia Temperatures are already beginning to rise among delegates at the UN climate summit in Durban. While around the outskirts of conference generally “nice” and “positive” position papers were released, it was the news that Canada certainly won’t make any further greenhouse gas cuts and may even withdraw...

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Deforestation ‘extreme’ in Asia as questionable palm oil spreads

Date: November 28, 2011 By: Gerry O’Kane CleanBiz.Asia Four Asian countries have been named as being among the world’s worst perpetrators of deforestation. Indonesia, Cambodia, North Korea and Papua New Guinea were rated as being at ‘extreme risk’ with economic growth, poverty, corruption and the rise of biofuels being identified as being among the...

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Sustainable model being sought from traditional medicines

Sustainable model being sought from traditional medicines

CleanBiz.Asia, November 11, 2011 By: Gerry O’Kane There has been a flurry of announcements from the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) market, indicating a renewed interest in a “sustainable” goldmine that was worth about USD48.8 billion last year for China alone. One of the developments has been a new database from British researchers. Last week...

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China and India R&D spend continues to outstrip

October 28, 2011 By: Gerry O’Kane CleanBiz.Asia Implications in the cleantech war that is developing globally can be seen in the latest research into R&D investment and innovation. Research from consultants Booz & Company into the world’s top 1,000 spenders on R&D, show that while there had been recovery in spending by North American...

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That Burma dam story in full

Follow the Money Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 By: Gerry O’Kane One simply cannot ignore the Burma/China debate over the Myitsone hydropower plant project, which the Burmese president Thein Sein cancelled unexpectedly earlier this month. The story has the cynics guffawing in the aisles. On the one hand you have a Chinese state administration spluttering...

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A-Power trips up again over auditors

October 10, 2011 By; Gerry O’Kane CleanBiz.Asia One of China’s biggest wind turbine markers, US-listed A-Power Energy Generation Systems is still facing problems with its accountants. It turns out that BDO Daejoo LLC, which previously had agreed to act as its independent auditor, has resigned. In a swift move to overcome criticism its has...

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Multi-billion dollar Asian shark fin industry under pressure

Multi-billion dollar Asian shark fin industry under pressure

Date: October 05, 2011 By: Gerry O’Kane CleanBiz.Asia The seedy business of shark fishing is coming under increasing pressure in its own main market – Asia. It’s a business that could be worth over USD30 billion a year. The latest move against the business was the announcement of Singapore’s supermarket chain Cold Storage (a...

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Agri-business land grabs forcing poverty in millions

Agri-business land grabs forcing poverty in millions

September 28, 2011 By: Gerry O’Kane International charity and pressure group Oxfam has released a report highlighting the problems that a modern “land rush” is bringing to poor communities. Fingers have been pointed at palm oil corporations and agribusinesses as being primarily responsible for many of the land deals that have left local communities...

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Vietnam turbine deal has political ramifications

August 16, 2011 By; Gerry O’Kane CleanBiz.Asia The announcement of a new wind turbine deal in Vietnam might also highlight the ever-increasing tensions over the resources around the islands of the South China Sea. US-based Xzeres has announced a substantial wind power system order from an unnamed customer in Vietnam. The specialist in small...

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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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