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CommentWire
CommentWire

Wessex Water: less of a bargain in the long term

After months of wrangling, Azurix has secured the sale of its Wessex Water subsidiary to YTL of Malaysia for GBP1.24 billion after increasing its offer to bondholders for the third time. YTL is one of several companies looking to pick up UK water firms 'on the cheap' as tightening regulatory controls depress stock values. However, their long-term attractiveness could be questionable.

Published By Datamonitor
09 May 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Water management: risks and opportunities

Water is increasingly becoming a critical business resource, with new estimates suggesting that, by 2030, the volume of the global water market could be a thousand times bigger than that of oil. While the simultaneous fall in water supplies will leave governments and corporations around the world needing to consider their water risk exposure, many business opportunities will also arise.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Aug 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Water Disclosure Project launch: managing the energy-water nexus is vital

Backed by 137 institutional investors representing $16 trillion in assets, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has launched a new program designed to assess the risks and opportunities associated with the water consumption of the world's 500 largest companies. As 90% of global freshwater is used for food and energy production, utilities need to proactively manage water as a core asset.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Nov 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Water 'footprinting' will set new standards in the food and energy industries

While engineering firms with innovative solutions will benefit from the growing scarcity of drinking water, most companies will struggle to adapt to ever more stringent regulation. Building on lifecycle analysis, forward-thinking firms are working toward a standard for water 'footprinting' that will allow food and energy players in particular to show their sustainability credentials.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Aug 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Volatility in global commodities markets drives spend in risk management IT

Analysts expect that increased volatility in commodities markets globally will drive spend in risk management IT. However, commodities present their own unique characteristics that must be observed, making it fundamental for IT vendors looking to capitalize on the opportunity to have a full understanding and appreciation of the underlying physical market and of their potential client's business.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2008
Expert View
Expert View

Vietnam's energy industry is luring foreign investment

In the past month, Vietnam has experienced an extraordinary raft of investment in major energy projects. The government has in recent years been very open to foreign capital and has already developed a strong banking sector. Now it is the turn of the energy companies and Vietnam is managing this new market very effectively, both in terms of sustainability and investment.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Nov 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Vestas in talks with Mitsubishi over possible strategic alliance

A strategic alliance between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy could result in Mitsubishi acquiring a 20% stake in Vestas and gaining a foothold in the European offshore market while providing finance and expertise that Vestas requires. A full takeover of the Danish company cannot be ruled out.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2012
CommentWire
CommentWire

Venezuelan oil: China loan demands illustrate weaknesses of resource nationalism

Having all but spent the original agreed-upon $8 billion loan, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has asked China to advance a further $12 billion for future oil contracts. While Venezuela is indeed short of cash and struggling to maintain its 'development fund', the move can be interpreted as Mr Chavez's political agenda subverting positive economic development.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Mar 2010
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Utility challenges: effective billing is crucial to cost-to-serve base

Published By Datamonitor
29 Sep 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Utility call centers: next stop India

Published By Datamonitor
09 Mar 2001

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