INDIAN MARKETS

Masala Bonds – Are they worth the yield?

Masala Bonds After Dim Sum bonds, it is the turn of the Masala Bonds to make a mark in the international markets. Masala bonds are normal bonds which are denominated in Indian rupees. They are good from the perspective of the issuer, as it takes away the foreign exchange risks and also allow them to...

SOLAR ENERGY

Vietnam and Thailand Solar Cell makers make hay while US duties shine, but for how long

Solar Cells in Thailand and Vietnam One of the major reasons why Taiwanese solar cell companies made a sharp comeback after the prolonged solar downturn in 2012, was the anti-dumping duties imposed on Chinese made solar cells by USA government. This forced the Chinese solar panel producers to source Taiwanese made solar cells to allow...

WIND ENERGY

India develops the World’s first “Solar and Wind mixed use Farms” policy to promote combined development

Solar and Wind mixed use Farms policy in India While most of the large countries have separate polices for the development of wind and solar resources in the country now, there is no country which has a policy to promote the development of a hybrid solar wind mixed use farms. India has an ambitious target...

CLIMATE CHANGE

The Effect of Global Transport on Climate Change

Global Transport & Climate Change Global Transport unsurprisingly is a prominent contributor to global emissions and pollution. The majority consists of the movement of cars and light-duty trucks, and the remaining from trains, ships, airplanes among other vehicles. The majority of greenhouse gases and CO2 emissions are the result of the combustion of petroleum based...

GREEN STOCKS

Which states are the Most Friendly towards Rooftop Solar in India – State Policies and Achievements

Rooftop Solar Policies in different States in India A target of 40,000 MW of rooftop installations by 2022 has been finalised by India and according to estimates ~70% of the buildings in India are yet to be constructed by 2030, which shall further widen the scope of solar rooftop deployment across India. Currently only less...

WORLD ECONOMY & MARKETS

Solar Panel Prices in 2016 from now on depends mainly on Chinese demand trajectory

Solar panel Prices Solar panel prices have come under pressure in the last couple of months, with the revision in the feed in tariffs for solar projects in China. China has become the biggest demand source for solar panels accounting for 30% of the global demand. While other countries continue to be a stable market...

TECHNOLOGY

Luxury/ Expensive Smartphones in India – Top Picks 2016

The Indian Smartphone Industry – 2016 India has become the second largest market for smartphones, beating USA. India has a large growing population, with increasing demand for smartphones. India has a huge potential for this industry, with the smartphone penetration still below 30%. Samsung was the largest vendor for smartphones in India. Micromax, Lenovo, Intex...