CNPV passes international standards

CNPV Solar Power SA, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, has passed the OHSAS 18001 international standards for occupational health and safety after auditing by TUV Rheinland. CNPV continues to charge through the certifications accreditations as part of its commitment to business excellence. Barely pausing to breathe, determined to succeed, the Company continues […]

J-REP expands partnership with Nippon Express in Japan

J-REP, a specialist provider of Japanese logistics solutions, majority owned by Macquarie Goodman Japan Pte Ltd, has commenced the refurbishment of an existing 15,586 sqm warehouse and construction of a new 17,523 sqm logistics facility for Nippon Express in Moriya City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan (“J-REP Logistation Moriya”). J-REP is refurbishing an existing warehouse and developing […]

Smart science behind mass production of elite carbon-eating pine trees

A Rotorua, New Zealand company has developed the technology to quickly sprout entire forests of superior, carbon-capturing pine trees that have high disease resistance and grow faster and straighter than other trees. As a result, thanks to years of careful research, Forest Genetics CellFor Ltd is poised for significant growth producing high quality pine trees […]

Airbus speaking of a stretch version of the super jumbo

While Singapore Airlines has been busy showing off its new A380 super jumbo, the giant’s manufacturer, Airbus, already is speaking of a stretch version of the plane that would even further expand the number of seats on offer. Even before the A380 tOOK to the skies on a commercial basis, Airbus chief operating officer John […]

Are your products getting to their market?

By Richard Maino Despite the best efforts of an international naval police force patrolling the Gulf of Aden and nearby seas, gangs of ruthless criminals can still capture highly valuable cargo ships and hold them to ransom. Most vessels hijacked by the modern pirates in the busy shipping lanes off the coast of Somalia have […]

Power lifting partnership provides energy generators with a model of crane safety and maintenance

As one of the powerhouses of Asia-Pacific economic growth, Thailand invests heavily in electricity generating capacity to service its burgeoning major industries, including automotive and electrical manufacturing and tourism. The country, which has the second largest economy in South-East Asia after Indonesia, plans to increase total generating capacity from about 30,000 MW in 2009 to […]

Latin America must see China as a trade threat, as well as a partner

Major Chinese investment in Latin America is now a regular event: Sinopec’s $7.1bn investment in Repsol’s Brazilian unit is just the latest example. Such deals are rightly celebrated with fanfare in Latin America. However, the long-run effects are uncertain – especially given that Latin American exports are losing badly to their Chinese counterparts in world […]

Large growth in equities for Chinese high net worth individuals

The share of total funds that Chinese high net worth individuals hold in equities is set to increase strongly, according to the latest research. Chinese high net worth individuals (HNW) currently hold a lower proportion of fund in equity compared to peers in the Asia-Pacific region. Datamonitor research* shows that this will change, with strong […]

Global materials handling leaders focus on Chittagong

The historic port of Chittagong on the Bay of Bengal is undergoing a renaissance as-infrastructure and economic development in the region drive rapidly expanding trade volumes through this major-export/import centre of Bangladesh. The bustling city of 3.5 million-has seen container volumes treble to more than a million containers a year over the past decade as […]

Flydubai secures aircraft financing

Flydubai, Dubai’s first low cost airline, has announced aircraft financing worth more than US$750m in deals with GECAS (General Electric Capital Aviation Services) and BBAM. The financing will take care of the next nine aircraft flydubai is due to receive and secures all the airline’s financing requirements until June 2011. Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of […]