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September 2016

14
Sep

Stranded Assets and Potentially the Next Economic Shock

THE ECONOMIC CYCLE I subscribe to the 18-year economic cycle theory. I studied Behavioural Finance during my MBA and then completed my Thesis on The Cycle of Investor Emotions. As such, bearing in mind that we remember the last 3 years most clearly, it is no surprise to me that reliably, about every 7 years we (the human race) get

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13
Sep

The Old Carbon Dog Is being taught a Few New Tricks and it is still, in 350’s Opinion: The Most Effective Solution

90 steps forward, two steps back With the flagship markets of the EU and California in difficulties, advocates of carbon trading are pinning their hopes on a slew of new markets, particularly China and Canada. Graham Cooper reports: December’s Paris Agreement on climate change action gave a shot in the arm to advocates of emissions trading. Of the 188 national

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13
Sep

China and US ratification ‘could see climate deal start this year’

China and the US have ratified the Paris climate deal, raising the possibility that it could come into force as soon as this year. The two countries said they had ratified the deal on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Hangzou, China, in which green finance has featured prominently on the agenda. The landmark Paris agreement has no official

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13
Sep

Profile: Actis on why renewables make sense in emerging markets

The private equity firm has found that when it comes to making energy investments in emerging markets, clean energy is the way forward. Peter Cripps reports More than 80% of Actis’ latest energy fund is invested in renewables. This is not because the $1.2 billion fund, which is now fully allocated, has an environmental mandate – in fact, the fund

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