A Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle on the production line of the company’s plant in Aichi, Japan. Photo: Bloomberg A Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle on the production line of the company’s plant in Aichi, Japan. Photo: Bloomberg
A Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle on the production line of the company’s plant in Aichi, Japan. Photo: Bloomberg
Neil Newman
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Neil Newman

It’s a gas: with Saudi Arabia, Japan and China pivoting to clean hydrogen, should Hong Kong be next?

  • The Saudi economy is exposed. Its near-total dependence on the high price of crude oil to keep the plates spinning requires it to diversify
  • Japan may have solved the problem for them, working to develop a clean, efficient hydrogen society. But is it for everyone?

A Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle on the production line of the company’s plant in Aichi, Japan. Photo: Bloomberg A Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle on the production line of the company’s plant in Aichi, Japan. Photo: Bloomberg
A Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle on the production line of the company’s plant in Aichi, Japan. Photo: Bloomberg
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Neil Newman

Neil Newman

Neil Newman is a thematic portfolio strategist focused on pan-Asian equity markets. Experienced in the major global financial centres of Tokyo, London and New York, he is a regular commentator on commercial investment strategies that suit constantly changing investor trends. He is a long-term resident of Hong Kong.