Green Energy’s Hidden Impact on the Environment

Conventional energy sources such as coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear material have a substantial effect on the environment via the release of harmful greenhouse gases (GHG). Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Methane (CH4) account for over 90% of gases...

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Consolidating the Gold Market

A new theme has emerged in the gold (Au) market: an increase in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) business activities. The hope is that this may derail growing structural issues inherent to the sector which include the following: The industry is...

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How Texas will keep its heart of energy

If fracking does not recover from the oil price war and the slump in demand caused by Covid-19, renewable energy, wind and solar energy are potential investment beneficiaries. The renewables sector is attractive due to high and growing global demand...

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Will virtual doctors be a post-pandemic trend?

The Covid-19 pandemic has raised questions about mental health as a result of lock-down as well as the physical damage caused by the disease itself. This has been exacerbated due to the lack of access to in-person therapy and...

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UK’s Post-Brexit Tariff: Stimulus for Growth

The UK government’s new tariff, which will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff on 1 January 2021 on all imported goods is set to increase wine prices for consumers. Under the new tariff (UK Global Tariff, UKGT), wine from countries...

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UK confident COVID-19 tracking system will work to prevent a second wave

When Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, announced a Covid-19 track and trace system could be up and running by 1 June, health workers warned of a second wave should the system fail. James Brokenshire, junior Interior Minister in charge of...

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Three Key Trends in Renewables that Make Fossil Fuel Investing Trickier – A Global Outlook

Climate change has long superseded nuclear pollution as the key driver keeping renewable energy on the global agenda. Solar renewable energy has arguably been the greatest beneficiary of the climate change driver and remains the fastest growing source of...

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Ericsson raises 5G forecasts

Ericsson, a Swedish telecom equipment maker, announced it is raising its 2025 forecast 5G subscriptions globally to 2.8bn up 200m from 2.6bn on the back of the coronavirus pandemic. Telecoms is one of the few sectors, along with Healthcare and...

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ESG – 12 month read-through for small and mid-caps

A report from State Street Global Advisors (part of the trillion dollar club of leading asset managers that set terms for the rest of the investment industry) published towards the end of last year made some interesting points about...

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Has OPEC responded quickly enough to sinking oil demand?

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced a historic deal to cut production as The International Energy Agency expects oil demand to sink to the equivalent of at least a third of global supply (by 29m barrels...

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