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Argentina at Mercy of Debt Markets to Fund Reforms, Macri Says – Bloomberg – 08/11/2017

Argentina’s ambitious reform plans will be vulnerable to global debt markets in the coming years, said President Mauricio Macri, who gave his clearest indication yet that he will seek a second term to fulfill them.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/11/08

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Moody’s downgrades Nigeria’s sovereign issuer rating to B2 with a stable outlook – Moody’s – 07/11/2017

Moody's Investors Service has today downgraded the Government of Nigeria's long-term issuer and senior unsecured debt rating to B2 from B1 and the senior unsecured MTN program rating and the provisional senior unsecured debt rating to (P)B2 from (P)B1. The rating outlook remains stable.

Source:  Moody's, 2017/11/07

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Unscheduled Moody’s visit points to certainty of downgrade – Business Day – 09/11/2017

SA maintains a negative outlook because the country’s politics remain a concern, Moody’s 2018 Sovereign Outlook shows

Source:  Business Day, 2017/11/09

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In 2017, Investors Can Either Buy Bubbles or Be Left Far Behind – Bloomberg – 09/11/2017

A portfolio stuffed with allegedly over-inflated assets would have returned more than 120 percent so far in 2017, trouncing the S&P 500 Index and underscoring the challenge for investors facing a plethora of pricey securities.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/11/09

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COP23 – German negotiator will try to keep Turkey on side – Clean Energy Wire – 06/11/2017

German-Turkish relations might be at a low-point in many respects but when it comes to climate politics, Germany will try to keep the country on side during the COP23 summit in Bonn.

Source:  Clean Energy Wire, 2017/11/06

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In the Country Where Coal Is King, a Battle With the EU Looms – Bloomberg – 05/11/2017

The buzzword in the Brussels energy and climate bubble is 450, a number that is dividing European Union lawmakers and making coal-dependent Poland fume over upcoming reforms to the world’s biggest carbon market.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/11/05

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Emerging Markets Clean Energy Investment – ClilateScope 2016 – 06/11/2017

Since 2010, emerging markets have accounted for a larger share of global clean energy investment than the rest of the world. But from 2015 to 2016, these countries recorded their deepest year-on-year decline ever, in dollar terms. This analysis reviews clean energy financing in 106 emerging market nations and explores why capital flows appear to [...]

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2 Reasons Solar Is Booming in Trump Country: Price and Energy Independence – Inside Climate News – 06/11/2017

Here's how solar companies like Silicon Ranch are helping drive renewable energy expansion in the conservative South.

Source:  Inside Climate News, 2017/11/06

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Oil eases from 2-1/2 year highs, focus on Saudi tensions – Reuters – 06/11/2017

Oil settled lower on Tuesday after rising to the highest since July 2015 the previous day, while tension flared between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and the Saudi crown prince tightened his grip on power.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/11/06

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The mosquito has left the room and it is not something to be happy about

 

The mosquito has left the room and it is not something to be happy about

Last October, a group of entomologists from the Krefeld Entomological Society near Dusseldorf published a new study, where they announced an observed 75% decline in flying insects’ biomass over 27 years, in Germany’s protected areas. In about 3 decades, ¾ of [...]

By |November 8th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , |