Archive for February, 2009
Rating Update - Banks - Asia Pacific The economic outlook for the Asia-Pacific region is becoming increasingly dire as the impact of the global financial crisis continues to exceed earlier expectations. (more...)
Friday the 13th usually means scary, like when Applied Materials announced that it doesn't expect any more solar contracts. The Valentines love factor must be a stronger pull though, especially for BrightSource Energy as it closed a 1.3-gigawatt SoCal Edison deal. Read more...
Congress just passed the FINAL version of the economic recovery bill. And guess what? $500 million for green jobs training is included in the package! This is a huge victory. And together, we've been fighting for it for more than a year. Read more...
Chinese New Year greetings to all our members and subscribers. ASrIA was founded to provide a resource for our members and the wider investment community on sustainable investment. Now, at a time of economic turmoil there is growing evidence that sustainability oriented investors face both great opportunity as well as challenges, and that [...]
TODAY'S HEADLINES: - DECOUPLING WASTE FROM GREED, COUPLING EFFICIENCY WITH NEW ENERGY - MORE NEWS, 2-11 (BETTER PLACE GETTING BIGGER; BIG UTILITY IN WAVE ENERGY TEST; WIND NEEDS EDUCATORS; OFFSHORE ENERGY) YESTERDAY: - RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY STANDARD (RES) = RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARD = RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD (RPS) - MORE NEWS, [...]
Go Between 118 is dedicating a special section to a UN event, the International Review Conference on Financing for Development that took place in Doha from 29 November to 2 December 2008. The aim is to help inform continuing discussions and maintain momentum around Doha’s follow-up initiatives, including the decision to hold a UN Conference at [...]
Although the macro economic environment continues to display signs of weakness, many of the sentiment measures analysts use such as TED spread and consumer confidence, show improvement. The US yield curve has moved to an "incredibly positive reading, says research firm Cannacord Adams. Many analysts are looking for recovery to begin in the second [...]
Banks U.S. Bank Earnings Follow Innovest Predictions, ESG Factors Key Driver of Performance At a time when the world is reevaluating what a bank is worth, intangible drivers of performance, including risk management, quality of lending and the trust of depositors, are becoming the key determinants of a bank’s intrinsic value. In December, [...]
TODAY'S HEADLINES: - EVERYBODY LOVES NEW ENERGY - MORE NEWS, 2-13 (MOTLEY FOOL ON NEW ENERGY MARKET; WIND LIKES STIM; NATIONAL NEW ENERGY FEED-IN; VOLT IS COMING) YESTERDAY: - DOES BIG NEW ENERGY NEED BIG NEW TRANSMISSION? - MORE NEWS, 2-12 (COAL FIGHTS DIRTY, TOO; GREEN WORK CAN SAVE TENN; BELIEVE THIS GUY?; BETTER BIOFUELS FROM GM? [...]
Recession Watch "When will this recession end?" This is the question most on our clients' lips. Read more...