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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Smaller rise in power rates next year, says CLP

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Smaller rise in CLP power rates as coal prices fall More than two million power users in the New Territories and Kowloon can expect a smaller tariff rise next year than had been forewarned, CLP Power says. Any gentler increase in charges would be because of what the electricity supplier said was a "notable drop" in international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573748/smaller-rise-power-rates-next-year-says-clp
  2. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Coal prices set to stay low on mainland China for next 12 months

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by Eric Ng

    ... increasingly likely that 'king coal' will lose its crown," ratings agency Standard & Poor's said in a report. S&P projects the mainland's coal demand growth to stay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1575682/coal-prices-set-stay-low-mainland-china-next-12-months
  3. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Gas distributors fall on imminent price increase

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 11:24am by Eric Ng

    ... pass-through to end-users,” they said. “A similar success rate may not be warranted this time with weaker industrial demand.” They noted industrial natural gas demand grew only 9 per cent year on year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1572706/gas-distributors-fall-imminent-price-increase
  4. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Mainland China oil majors expected to unveil mediocre profits

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by Eric Ng

    ... the companies involved and the rate of their profitability. CNOOC is also expected to see year-on-year improvement in second-half profit after exceptionally bad second-half results last year because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1570852/mainland-china-oil-majors-expected-unveil-mediocre-profits
  5. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    China's power producers recoup past losses on economic shifts

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 12:31pm by Eric Ng

    ... power demand growth from the economic rebalancing, which together brought down coal prices, said ratings agency Moody's. Coal prices were expected to stay low in the next 18 months, ... generation would not change for years, while their profits had been under pressure from higher interest rates since last year, Moody's said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1568203/generators-shares-rise-speculation-cuts-power-price-will-be
  6. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Ruentex pact paves way for Sinopec retail spin-off

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:40am by Eric Ng

    ... in participating [in the stake sale] and have made contacts with us," Sinopec said. Ratings agency Standard & Poor's estimated the sale would raise 80 billion yuan (HK$100.5 billion) to 100 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1565713/ruentex-pact-paves-way-sinopec-retail-spin
  7. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Deutsche Bank lends US$1b in Japan solar gold rush

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... are staying." Deutsche Bank declined to disclose the interest rates for the solar loans. The average new lending rate in Japan was a record-low 0.779 per cent in May, data from the central bank showed. ... deflation has lowered interest rates in Japan. The benchmark 10-year yield has dropped 24 basis points to 0.555 per cent since December 2012 when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power calling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1549940/deutsche-bank-lends-us1b-japan-solar-gold-rush
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong business groups give thumbs down to electricity imports from mainland

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:38pm by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... with the body's draft position. One member said the import option was clouded with many uncertainties, such as how to keep up the city's top-rated reliability of supply after connecting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535266/business-groups-give-thumbs-down-electricity-imports-mainland
  9. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Fixed prices for output from offshore wind farms hailed

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:59am by Eric Ng

    ... and Belgium. Offshore projects cost twice as much to build as onshore ones and are more challenging technically, which means they require higher power prices to achieve the same rate of return. Power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1536514/fixed-prices-output-offshore-wind-farms-hailed
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong split over whether to import more power from mainland China

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... might compromise the city's system, which rates well in studies of reliability and consistency, surpassing other financial centres like London and New York. They say they expect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535230/hong-kong-split-over-whether-import-more-power-mainland-china

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