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CommentWire
CommentWire

G20: additional funding will benefit Western European banks

Two of the most significant outcomes of the G20 summit in London were the tripling of the IMF's resources to $750 billion and an increase of $100 billion in the multilateral development banks' lending capacity. The increase in resources is a welcome boost to the global economy, but is especially beneficial for Western European financial firms with exposure to Central and Eastern Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Apr 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Australia: first home owner grant controversy continues

The Australian first home owner grant increase expires on June 30 and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has indicated to reporters that he does not plan to extend it, despite the urging of building industry associations to do so. Some economists argue that the grant only serves to artificially boost prices for first home buyers while not addressing core issues of housing supply and affordability.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Apr 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Bottled water: industry must react to Bundanoon ban

The rural town of Bundanoon, New South Wales, has voted to ban sales of bottled water from September. This measure comes after New South Wales' premier Nathan Rees banned the use of bottled water in government departments across the state. The industry has proved to be successful in Australia, but marketers must ensure that these incidents remain isolated if it is to survive.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jul 2009
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
Expert View
Expert View

India looking to global gas giants to help exploit untapped shale gas reserves

Due to the increased focus on natural gas resources across the globe and rising gas prices, the Indian government has announced plans to auction off shale gas blocks, in order to exploit its untapped reserves. The move will bridge the country's energy supply-demand gap, and will also reduce the pressure currently being placed on conventional sources of energy in India.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Oct 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

China leaps ahead in the green race through its 12th five-year plan

As part of its new five-year plan for 2011-15, China has announced that it will focus on the development of its renewable energy market. The plan aims to establish green energy as a key industry and to further reduce carbon emissions by 2015. Should China be successful, this will consolidate its position not only as a key player in climate policies, but also as a global leader in renewable power.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Dec 2010

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