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Banks are wary of environmental risks, but a switch to green lending is not inevitable

Some of the world's biggest banks will make it increasingly difficult for companies involved in controversial industries to get funding for future projects. Growing environmental scrutiny is making it harder for lenders to finance polluting industries without suffering a blow to their reputation, but a continued focus on profit means improved lending for green ventures is far from guaranteed.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

BHP Billiton: mad dogs and aluminum

It's been a good week for BHP, which also managed to resolve a long-running pollution dispute and gain approval for another oil joint venture. Last year's merger has left the Anglo-Australian company in a strong position to invest in new markets and distance itself from old mistakes. If it carries on as it has, BHP is set for a strong future.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

China: metal price hike may lead to the development of more sustainable antimony mining

Global metal prices have risen by 150%, largely due to the closure of illegal antimony mines in China because of health and safety reasons, logistical problems and government intervention. While this may not be good news for traders, higher metal prices may incentivize China and other countries with rich reserves of antimony to mine the rare material in a more sustainable and safer manner.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Murchison Metals: launches bid for rival

The Japanese-backed Western Australian iron ore producer Murchison Metals has launched a hostile takeover bid for its main competitor Midwest, which is backed by Chinese interests, and comes in the wake of the western Australian government announcing a limited tender for building a port to ship iron ore. If successful, the deal is expected to provide substantial savings for the two companies.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Oct 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Transport and energy: gloomy announcements raise questions over supposed 'green shoots' of recovery

Declines in the Baltic Dry Index and international air cargo volumes, along with forecasts of weak crude oil demand until 2012, have raised questions over various claims of a quicker-than-expected global economic recovery. Despite the recent rally in the stock market brought on by these claims, these new announcements indicate that a full recovery is still a long way off.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2009

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