INDIAN MARKETS

Is Pakistan getting suckered by China in infrastructure costs

Pakistan is a basket case in terms of infrastructure like most of South Asia. Its citizens and industries to not get power, roads are in pathetic shape and the less said about ports and railways the better. Infrastructure construction is also rife with conflict of interests and corruption. Power is quiet expensive and governments have...

SOLAR ENERGY

Yet another major solar thin film technology player gives up and closes shop

TSMC gives up Thin Film The largest Taiwanese semiconductor company TSMC has also thrown in the towel with regards to solar thin film technology. After sinking in more than $300 million of investment and more than 6 years of R&D development, TSMC is going to shut down its CIGS efforts and get out of solar...

WIND ENERGY

With Sun Pharma money, will Suzlon finally turnaround?

Suzlon to turnaround Sun Pharma is India’s largest pharma company by value and one of the largest generic companies in the world. The company has grown at a rapid pace in the last few years and has been the poster child of India’s pharma industry, which has become a big success after India’s IT industry....

CLIMATE CHANGE

India doubles the tax on dirty Coal but no new concrete proposals on the existing plan of 100 GW Solar energy

India presented its budget for 2015-16 in which a number of proposals for propping up the infrastructure sector in India were announced, such as setting up a Rs.20000 crore fund to invest in infra equity. There were also plans to set up 5 more giant thermal power plants with a capacity of 20000 MW. However,...

GREEN STOCKS

Gujarat propels Solar Energy growth in India with new Policy

Gujarat Solar Policy 2015 The 2009 solar policy of Gujarat entailed installations of upto 1 GW with a total investment of INR 9000 crore. It is believed that the state alone has the appetite to install 10 GW of solar power. Hence the state’s new solar policy is out which will further encourage more solar...

WORLD ECONOMY & MARKETS

USA government slowly but surely increasing support to Solar and Wind power in a big way

The US government now promotes Solar & Wind Energy The USA government has been a laggard in supporting solar and wind power compared to other developed nations such as Germany and Spain. While the 30% investment tax credit has helped fuel solar power growth, there has been no big bang policy of pushing solar energy...

TECHNOLOGY

BlackBerry Has Disappointed For Too Long – Risk Reward Ratio Not Looking Too Good

BlackBerry BlackBerry (BBRY) has been a big disappointment for investors over the last three years. Despite period stock price bursts, the company fails to live up to investor expectations and the stock price falls back again. The company has been in the restructuring mode for a very long time now, as it looks to replace...