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  • Editor’s Picks / Yesterday at 23:36 GMT

    Solar energy's time in the sun may be at hand

    Reuters
    According to Deutsche Bank’s recent bullish report on solar power, unsubsidised rooftop solar power costs $0.08 – $0.13 per kilowatt hour (kWh) globally, which can be as much as 40% below retail electricity prices. Australia’s rate for solar power is $0.15/kWh, less than one-third of electricity’s average price there, making the country an exemplar of grid parity. In oil-rich countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, solar is still more expensive than the overall electricity price and in the United States, the levelised cost of solar energy is $0.17 per kWh, a penny cheaper than electricity’s average price. Deutsche Bank says: “In markets heavily dependent on coal for electricity generation, the ratio of coal-based wholesale electricity to solar electricity cost was 7:1 four years ago. This ratio is now less than 2:1 and could likely approach 1:1 over the next 12-18 months.”
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  • Article / Yesterday at 8:10 GMT

    From the Floor: Dollar ready for battle

    Managing editor, TradingFloor.com / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    From the Floor: Dollar ready for battle
    The dollar's rather down-in-the-doldrums performance for much of April may at last be about to become a thing of the past as a comeback on Friday could be the launching pad for something much more decisive, if US data doesn't disappoint.
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  • Article / Yesterday at 7:02 GMT

    Morning Markets: UK election enters last lap

    Deputy Editor / TradingFloor.com
    Denmark
    Morning Markets: UK election enters last lap
    The UK election will attract plenty of market attention this week. China's HSBC/Markit manufacturing PMI for April revealed weakness in this key sector. But the bad news conversely gave a boost to market expectations that Beijing would step in with stimulus moves, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index lifted on the news.
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  • Article / Yesterday at 6:58 GMT

    Saxo Trade Navigator: Monday, May 4

    Head of Equity Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Saxo Trade Navigator: Monday, May 4
    May 4, 2015: The Saxo Trade Navigator provides you with daily technical insight into a wide array of major instruments, ranging from FX to equities, commodities and bonds. With a host of various technical indicators such as pivot points, RSI and moving averages, the Saxo Trade Navigator can be used to spot daily trade ideas.
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  • Squawk / Yesterday at 6:18 GMT
    Technical Analsyt / commoditymarket2008 Advisory Services
    India
    SPOT GOLD HAS RESISTANCE 1188, HOLD ABOVE THEN 1194-1200 POSSIBLE & HAS SUPPORT 1178, HOLD BELOW THEN 1172-1166 POSSIBLE
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  • Squawk / Yesterday at 6:18 GMT
    Technical Analsyt / commoditymarket2008 Advisory Services
    India
    SPOT GOLD HAS RESISTANCE 1188, HOLD ABOVE THEN 1194-1200 POSSIBLE & HAS SUPPORT 1178, HOLD BELOW THEN 1172-1166 POSSIBLE
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  • Article / Yesterday at 5:21 GMT

    3 Numbers: Spain recovery in swing, EU confidence, US factory orders

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: Spain recovery in swing, EU confidence, US factory orders
    Signs of recovery are clearly visible in Spain – the latest evidence arrived with the first-quarter GDP report, which showed that Spain’s output grew 0.9% against last year’s fourth quarter. European investor confidence shows a similar upwards tick – but far more modest. Meanwhile, economists are looking for a Q2 rebound for US manufacturing.
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  • Editor’s Picks / Yesterday at 4:02 GMT

    Caution is the watchword for Asian central banks

    Nikkei Asian Review
    Emerging Asia is the envy of Europe. The IMF forecasts brisk GDP growth of 6.6% in developing Asia this year, compared with just 2.7% for central and eastern Europe. Yet what makes Asian growth economies all the more attractive for bond investors is that it is accompanied by sharp disinflation – and outright deflation in Thailand and Singapore – stemming mostly from the oil price collapse. Headline inflation is below target in almost all emerging Asian countries. This creates room for a further easing in monetary policy at a time when growth is slowing in several of the region's economies. Yet caution is the watchword for monetary policy in emerging Asia.
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