Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, land, Water and Forest: 28 October, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. Singapore boosting efforts to develop clean energy: http://www.straitstimes.com/business/singapore-boosting-efforts-to-develop-clean-energy
  2. India asks rich nations to come out with a clear roadmap on climate finance: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/developmental-issues/India-asks-rich-nations-to-come-out-with-a-clear-roadmap-on-climate-finance/articleshow/49553461.cms
  3. Masala bond’ to fuel India’s green energy ambitions: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/3/4dff77c6-7c98-11e5-98fb-5a6d4728f74e.html#axzz3pr68DEUL
  4. 220 MW Solar Power Project Planned In Myanmar: http://cleantechnica.com/2015/10/27/220-mw-solar-power-project-planned-myanmar/
  5. Jiminy Peak Resort and Nexamp launch largest community solar power project in northeast: http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2015/10/jiminy-peak-resort-and-nexamp-launch-largest-community-solar-power-project-in-northeast.html
  6. Hindustan Power achieves boiler light-up for Anuppur thermal power project: http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20151027/2711806.html
  7. Nashik-Pune highway blocked as NTPS employees demand starting of 660 MW power project: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-nashik-pune-highway-blocked-as-ntps-employees-demand-starting-of-660-mw-power-project-2139069
  8. COAL WILL REMAIN KEY PART OF ENERGY MIX: http://www.minerals.org.au/news/coal_will_remain_key_part_of_energy_mix
  9. Arch Coal shares hammered as company gives up on debt swap: http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/arch-coal-shares-hammered-as-company-gives-up-on-debt/article_3920e1c2-ae51-5e41-8667-aadafaae88d9.html
  10. Pressure on PM over coal: http://www.theland.com.au/news/agriculture/general/news/pressure-on-pm-over-coal/2746607.aspx
  11. Will more World Bank lending equal less poverty?: https://www.devex.com/news/will-more-world-bank-lending-equal-less-poverty-86533
  12. India Moves Up in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business List: http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-ranks-130-in-ease-of-doing-business-report-jumps-12-spots-1237167
  13. Australia Coal Mining: Prime Minister Turnbull Brushes Off Call For Ban: http://www.ibtimes.com/australia-coal-mining-prime-minister-turnbull-brushes-call-ban-2157974
  14. Call for use of Thar coal in power projects: http://www.dawn.com/news/1215598/call-for-use-of-thar-coal-in-power-projects
  15. New Thermal Project to Power-up Telangana: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/New-Thermal-Project-to-Power-up-Telangana/2015/10/27/article3099488.ece
  16. Debt continues to weigh down India’s top conglomerates:http://www.livemint.com/Companies/ny8WpQMe9LES9vpdFciVKI/Debt-continues-to-weigh-down-Indias-top-conglomerates.html

B.IFIs

  1. AFRICA FINANCE CORPORATION (AFC) GETS NEW FINANCIAL SERVICES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SANJEEV GUPTA: http://venturesafrica.com/africa-finance-corporation-afc-gets-new-financial-services-executive-director-sanjeev-gupta/
  2. In A Kenyan Forest, A World Bank-Backed Project Threatens A Way Of Life: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/in-a-kenyan-forest-a-world-bank-project-threatens-a-way-of-life_562a3b35e4b0aac0b8fc876d?section=india&adsSiteOverride=in
  3. Japan offers to fund Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: http://indiatribune.com/japan-offers-to-fund-mumbai-ahmedabad-bullet-train-project/
  4. Greenway mooted for Mumbai-Nagpur E-way: http://www.freepressjournal.in/greenway-mooted-for-mumbai-nagpur-e-way/
  5. Poorest Asian nations need development reboot, says ADB study: http://www.publicfinanceinternational.org/news/2015/10/poorest-asian-nations-need-development-reboot-says-adb-study
  6. AIIB’s Jin visited Japan quietly in 2014, still hopes it will join bank: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/10/27/business/aiibs-jin-secretly-visited-japan-june-2014/#.VjCj0X4rLIU
  7. ADB signs $30m fund for transport projects: http://www.thedailystar.net/business/adb-signs-30m-fund-transport-projects-162871
  8. RBI allows up to 74 pc foreign investment in DEN Networks: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/RBI-allows-up-to-74-pc-foreign-investment-in-DEN-Networks/articleshow/49542999.cms?
  9. World Bank, IMF should reflect rise of developing economies: India: http://www.firstpost.com/business/world-bank-imf-should-reflect-rise-of-developing-economies-india-2486138.html
  10. World Bank wants to fund big development projects in Bangladesh: http://bdnews24.com/economy/2015/10/27/world-bank-wants-to-fund-big-development-projects-in-bangladesh
  11. Regional energy project gets 2 million euro funding: http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2015-10-28/193881/
  12. Japan’s Marubeni to start construction on $2bn power project expansion in Indonesia: http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsjapans-marubeni-start-construction-2bn-power-project-expansion-indonesia-4701356
  13. AIIB head vows to be clean, lean and green — and fast: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b6f95846-7b0d-11e5-a1fe-567b37f80b64.html#axzz3pr68DEUL

C.Land, Water & Forest

  1. Opinion: Forestry industry integral to economy, environment: http://edmontonjournal.com/business/energy/opinion-forestry-industry-integral-to-economy-environment
  2. District collector, Ahmedabad, assured Dholera farmers of updating land records; 22 months on there is no movement: http://counterview.org/2015/10/27/district-collector-ahmedabad-assured-dholera-farmers-of-updating-land-records-22-months-on-there-is-no-movement/
  3. Odisha to make fresh bid for Niyamgiri mining: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/odisha-to-make-fresh-bid-for-niyamgiri-mining-115102701317_1.html
  4. China’s One Belt and One Road – Quo Vadis?: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/chinas-one-belt-and-one-road–quo-vadis.aspx?pageID=238&nid=90370

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