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JinkoSolar overtook Trina Solar as top solar PV module shipment provider in 2016, says GlobalData

JinkoSolar Holding overtook Trina Solar in terms of solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipments in 2016, as the company had shipments of 6.6-6.7 Gigawatts (GW) of PV modules compared to Trina’s 6.3-6.55 GW, relegating it to second place, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.The company, which estimates that the global solar PV market...

A Peronist on the Potomac

A PRESIDENT is swept into office after whipping up a wave of grievance and resentment. He claims to represent “the people” against internal exploiters and external threats. He purports to “refound” the nation, and damns those who preceded him. He governs though confrontation and polarisation. His language is aggressive—opponents are branded...

The blacklisting of Venezuela’s vice-president

THE statement by the United States Treasury Department was blunt. It alleges that Tareck El Aissami, Venezuela’s vice-president, is a “prominent” drug trafficker, who amassed great wealth through his connections to gangs across Latin America, including Mexico’s vicious Zetas. Among the now-frozen American assets linked to him are three...

What to expect from Ecuador’s elections

WHEN Rafael Correa first ran for Ecuador’s presidency in 2006, supporters at his rallies brandished belts in homage to their candidate, whose surname means “belt” or “strap”. “Dale correa,” or “give them a whipping,” the crowds roared. It was a demand to punish what they regarded as the corrupt elites who had governed Ecuador...

Justin Trudeau charms Donald Trump

A good hombre, apparently GIVE Justin Trudeau credit for emotional intelligence. Paying his first visit to Washington after Donald Trump took office, on February 13th, the Canadian prime minister brought his host the perfect gift: a photograph of the president in his youth with Mr Trudeau’s father, Pierre, a glamorous prime minister of the 1970s....

Asia Pacific

​ChinaSavvy lands prestigious USD 1.3 million engineering contract to supply components for high-tech storage systems

Christopher Devereux, the Managing Director of ChinaSavvy today announced the company’s receipt of a USD 1.3 million order to supply components for high-tech robotic storage systems by Hamilton Storage, a global company with headquarters in Massachusetts, United States.ChinaSavvy is a British owned and managed engineering and manufacturing company...

Baird Capital expands in Asia

Baird Capital, the direct private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird), today announced that Andy Tse, CFA has joined the firm as a Partner to help lead its investment efforts in Asia. Tse is a member of Baird Capital’s global team working to identify and pursue investments in the technology & services sector.A veteran executive with more...

Modern Energy Management Hires Kyle Katoski For Business Development

Emerging market specialist boosts South-East Asian team as it ramps up for substantial growth in Pakistan, Vietnam and MyanmarModern Energy Management (MEM), a specialist in delivering project lifecycle certainty to renewable energy developers, financiers and investors, has announced the appointment of Kyle Katoski to the position of Head of Project...

Shahen N. Pradhan joins HSA Advocates as Associate Partner in the Disputes Practice

HSA Advocates (HSA) has roped in Shahen N. Pradhan as Associate Partner in the Mumbai office. Shahen joins to further strengthen the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice, and joins at a time when HSA is growing at a rapid pace towards achieving Vision 2021.Shahen was Principal Associate at J Sagar Associates (JSA). During his tenure at JSA, he was on...

Fidelity, Mercer and Pioneer top multi-asset tables

The fund managers have been performing well over three years, according to FN analysisRead More

Europe

Exclusive research reveals mass shareholder frustration post-Brexit

Nearly two million UK shareholders clueless on the value of their shares, ignored by the companies they back and trapped by lack of equity releaseNo transparency, no communication – mass frustration as UK shareholders let down by poor investor relationsAsset Match has surveyed 2,000 UK adults, revealing the widespread feelings of discontent being...

​Nearly half of UK investors POSITIVE about Brexit, two fifths fearful of Trump and a staggering 73% lack faith in Theresa May Seven million investors believe UK entrepreneurs will drive the economy back to strength

New research among 1,000 UK investors by IW Capital uncovers the true impact of 2016’s triple threat of political shocks and their direct effect on the UK investor community, finding: 2.21 million investors are entering 2017 with a greater risk appetite, thus seeking new investment classesOne in ten investors feel the shock political events of 2016...

​Pocket App develops new sales solution app for Jewson

Pocket App, the UK’s largest independent app developer, is delighted to announce the launch of a new sales tool application designed for Jewson, the UK’s leading supplier of sustainable timber and building materials.Already live and in use, the new mobile app will transform the service provided by Jewson’s sales teams across the UK. For both trade...

​Majority of UK accountants plan to leave their job

The latest data from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and recruitment specialist, Global Accounting Network, has found that 61% of UK-based qualified accountants plan on changing jobs in the next two years.By comparison, 35% of Ireland-based accountants plan of switching jobs during the same period.The survey, which collected...

M&A market in Central-Eastern Europe boasts its highest value since 2013 as well as attractive assets for 2017

UK and Asian investors increasingly active in the CEE regionAccording to the “Emerging Europe M&A report 2016/2017” published by CMSin cooperation with EMIS, M&A deals in Central-Eastern Europe peaked in value in 2016 at €86.7bn. This represents a 62% increase compared to 2015, and the highest result since 2013. With 1,985 transactions, the...

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Qaddafi Son Faces Criminal Trial in The Hague — if He Can Be Found

By NICK CUMMING-BRUCEFebruary 21, 2017GENEVA — Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, the son of Libya’s ousted dictator, should be turned over to the International Criminal Court to be tried on war crimes charges, the United Nations said on Tuesday, adding that he did not get a fair trial in Libya.But the question is, who will hand him over?A court in Tripoli,...

Zimbabwe’s Rulers Use a Monument’s Walls to Build a Legacy

By NORIMITSU ONISHIFebruary 21, 2017GREAT ZIMBABWE NATIONAL MONUMENT, Zimbabwe — Black Africans could never have built the Great Zimbabwe monument, or so the white rulers used to say.Clearly, it was made by the Phoenicians or other visitors from faraway places, they insisted. Never mind that archaeologists and carbon dating had confirmed the obvious:...

Afghanistan Police Surround Vice President’s House

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan soldiers and policemen on Tuesday surrounded the house of Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum in an apparent effort to arrest nine of his aides accused of kidnapping and raping a political opponent on his orders.The attempt to bring about the arrests came after the attorney general complained to police authorities that they...

Police in Afghanistan Surround Vice President’s House

By ROD NORDLAND and JAWAD SUKHANYARFebruary 21, 2017KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan soldiers and policemen have surrounded the house of Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum in an apparent effort to arrest nine of his aides accused of kidnapping and raping a political opponent on his orders.The attempt to bring about the arrests came after the attorney...

Millions in South Sudan in Urgent Need of Food, U.N. Warns

By JEFFREY GETTLEMANFebruary 20, 2017NAIROBI, Kenya — War and a collapsing economy have set off a famine in South Sudan, the United Nations announced on Monday, and millions of people are in urgent need of food.An ethnic conflict erupted three years ago in South Sudan, killing tens of thousands, driving millions from their homes and hindering delivery...