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  1. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Foreign wind power firms struggle to succeed in China

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:42am by Eric Ng

    ... the deputy general manager of Sino-foreign joint venture Shanghai Electric Wind Energy/Siemens, said at last week's China Wind Power conference. "After a round of expansion speed and volume ... industry profits during 2012 and most of last year. Danish turbine maker Vestas saw its mainland market share drop to 3.2 per cent last year from 23.6 per cent in 2006, while at Spain's Gamesa ...

  2. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Hedge funds pick wrong in oil bet

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:42am by Bloomberg

    ... wrong in oil bet Hedge funds rushed back into oil too quickly, boosting bullish bets amid a rebound last week, only to then watch surging US crude supplies push prices back to a two-year low. ... stored more oil and supplied less to the market last month, according to a source familiar with the country's oil policies. While supply grew, global consumption would increase this year ...

  3. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Hong Kong property tycoon betting big on solar rebound

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Hong Kong and New York Property tycoon betting big on solar rebound A Hong Kong property tycoon has spent the past year accumulating stakes in failing solar companies, piecing ... soaking up the overcapacity. Installations in China alone reached 12 gigawatts last year as the country became the biggest solar market, and may exceed that this year. Global installations ...

  4. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Titan's white knight GZE orders six drilling rigs as part of expansion

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:19am by Eric Ng

    ... trade route running from China through Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean to Europe, was proposed by President Xi Jinping last year. GZE, whose turnover jumped to over 100 billion yuan (HK$126 billion) last year from 18.8 billion yuan in 2010 as trading volume and business scope expanded, is deploying its resources into upstream development. Of the six drilling rigs it ordered, two ...

  5. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Beijing warned not to cut wind power tariffs

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:41am by Eric Ng

    ... prices by an average of 6 per cent. Lower prices were proposed last year after sharp falls in turbine prices cut operating costs, but did not happen amid opposition from wind farm developers ... 21 per cent last year to 2.05 billion yuan (HK$2.59 billion) on the back of a sharp drop in income from carbon reduction credits and higher maintenance and operating costs. Profit fell 6.8 ...

  6. Business - Companies - ENERGY

    Hot summer sees Hong Kong lead way in CLP electricity sales

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 02:08pm by Sophie Yu

    ... in the international and domestic markets this year. The on-grid tariff rates of CLP’s coal-fired projects in mainland China have been reduced since last month, but the company said the impact was “more than ...

  7. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Oil demand to grow at slowest rate in 5 years

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... Brent futures have plunged 20 per cent this year, sinking below US$90 a barrel last week amid speculation that oil cartel Opec will refrain from supply curbs needed to tackle a glut caused ...

  8. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Huaneng Power jumps on 9.27b yuan deal with parent firms

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 02:43pm by Eric Ng

    ... that the transactions would augment Huaneng Power's earnings per share by 7 per cent after finance costs, from its recurring net profit of 11.89 billion yuan last year. The transaction prices implied ... high [return rates compared to] the industry average," he wrote, adding the Wuhan project paid very little tax last year but paid tax amounting to 25 per cent of its profit in the first ...

  9. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Saudis avoid 1980s mistakes to halt oil price fall as glut builds

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 11:54am by Reuters

    ... they are doing now”. Last week, Saudi officials briefed oil market participants in New York on the kingdom’s shift in policy, making clear for the first time that Saudi is prepared to tolerate a period ...

  10. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    China's top power equipment makers look to clean energy to fuel growth

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by Eric Ng

    ... by the brokerage to see its gross profit margin in that business fall to 18 per cent in the three years to 2016, from 22 per cent in 2012 and 20 per cent last year. Dongfang, Shanghai Electric Group ... cent last year. It estimated Dongfang's coal-fired equipment sales would peak this year at 27.4 billion yuan (HK$34.6 billion), before falling 11 per cent next year and a further 18 per ...




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