Infrastructure: The roots of growth for emerging markets “When you don’t invest in infrastructure, you are going to pay sooner or later“ –      Mike Parker Infrastructure, in general, defined as the set of interconnected structural elements that provide framework supporting an entire structure of development. A well-knit and coordinated system of transport plays an important […]

HSBC’s Wealth & Personal Banking division Closes India’s largest distributor of Mutual Funds HSBC has closed down its wealth and personal banking division due to growing customer backlash. Note Asset Management Companies in India are poor performers charging very high expense fees. They mainly depend on distributors to sell mutual funds to retail investors who […]

1. Chinese Solar Companies make inroad into the Pakistan solar market 2. Japan to go from 4 GW in 2012 to 34 GW by 2020 and 100 GW by 2030 3. Georgia Power fights hard to protect its monopoly from a solar startup 4. Solar Panels survive the New Jersey Storm 5. Greece joins Czech […]

Europe’s biggest solar project Desterec looks doomed with one of its founding member companies Siemens abandoning solar energy for good. Siemens facing lower margins and revenues had strategically decided to retreat from solar energy. Note Siemens was strong in solar thermal energy technology after it bought Solel Energy. However the company was not getting any […]

                Wind energy, with an average growth rate of 30%, is the fastest growing source of renewable energy (RE) in the world. India has long played an important role in the world’s wind energy market and is the fifth largest wind power producer in the world (Source: Indian […]

An Introduction to India’s Perform-Achieve and Trade (PAT) mechanism Image Source: The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), released by the Prime Minister on 30th June 2008, recognizes the need to maintain a high growth rate for increasing the living standards of the vast majority of people and reducing their vulnerability to adverse impacts […]