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

November 12, 2012

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 investment from Chinese companies. This has turned to bitterness, like a liberating army becoming an occupying force. Even with struggling solar and wind sectors, China has become the dominant global...

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Currency Management: Minding the pennies and cents

November 6, 2012

Investment and Pensions Europe (IPE): 1 Nov 2012 01 Nov 2012 Pension funds are learning that currency costs need to be managed, writes Gerry O’Kane The world of currency strategy has recently had to welcome a new set of players – those offering greater certainty in pricing performance with their transaction cost analysis (TCA)...

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Forget the world as we knew it

November 6, 2012

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, disrupting the lives of millions while chalking up to USD45 billion worth of damage, and yet neither presidential candidate mentioned climate change or flagged it as a policy imperative. Throughout...

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Hong Kong-listed logging company continues global rape

September 7, 2012

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 of Liberia is simply the latest in a long list of allegations of corruption, tax avoidance and evasion and ecological terrorism against the company, which hides behind shady subsidiaries and...

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Disaster risk management – there’s an app for that!

August 21, 2012
Disaster risk management – there’s an app for that!

CleanBiz.Asia As CleanBiz Asia reported last week, the bodies of evidence that southeast Asian nations are facing ever-rising risks of natural disaster are again mounting.  Maplecroft’s second Natural Hazards Risk Atlas and the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012 highlight the risks that Asian cities and coastal areas...

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Time for India to face facts

August 2, 2012

Follow the money, CleanBiz.Asia August 2, 2012 To paraphrase wit and playwright Oscar Wilde: “To lose one grid, Mr Singh, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness”. For India’s Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, the power collapse of, eventually, three power grids over two days leaving more than 600 million...

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China CleanTech Index under-performs peers in June

July 13, 2012

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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Financial sector looks towards bridging loans

June 18, 2012

Bridging finance is on the rise. This short-term loan, designed to provide temporary financing (act as a bridge) until a more permanent form of lending can be organised, is becoming more common. It comes as no surprise to either individuals or businesses that obtaining loans has become fraught with difficulties. In spite of the...

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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...

Read more »

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...

Read more »

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,...

Read more »

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...

Read more »