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  • Article / 09 February 2016 at 10:38 GMT

    Vestas lifts dividend as Q4 beats consensus

    Consulting editor / TradingFloor
    Norway
    Vestas lifts dividend as Q4 beats consensus
    The world's biggest wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, posted a higher-than-expected increase in fourth-quarter earnings, forecast record revenues for 2016 and raised its dividend, providing a rare sunbeam amid the general gloom in the stock markets. Vestas shares leapt 7% on the announcement.
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  • Trade view / 29 January 2016 at 15:31 GMT
    Medium term

    #SaxoStrats: M&A speculation a tailwind for Vestas

    Head of Equity Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Reports that Germany's Siemens could bid to acquire Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa have ignited speculation that a deal could trigger wider consolidation in the wind turbine manufacturing industry, with GE seen as a possible bidder for Denmark's Vestas. This creates a trading opportunity in Vestas shares.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 18 December 2015 at 2:01 GMT

    Paris pact pursues common good, sends market signal

    Nikkei Asian Review
    The Paris accord is a triumph for the environment and for multilateralism, says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It is a health insurance policy for the planet. For the first time, every country has pledged to curb their emissions, and act internationally and domestically to address climate change. Together, countries have agreed that, in minimizing risks of climate change, the national interest is best served by pursuing the common good. I believe it is an example we could follow across the political agenda. The Paris Agreement gives markets the clear signal they need to scale up investments that will generate low-emissions, climate-resilient development.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 02 December 2015 at 22:56 GMT

    Investors flee fossil fuels, but banks pour cash into coal

    Business Spectator
    Institutional investors are fleeing fossil fuels even as some major banks pour money into coal, according to UN climate conference reports. Climate campaigner 350.org said in a statement “that investors are reading the writing on the wall and dramatically shifting capital away from fossil fuels and towards clean, renewable energy". At the same time, a separate report said banks were ploughing hundreds of billions each year into coal mining, with investments in renewables trailing far behind. The 12-day UN meeting, which kicked off with a summit of 150 world leaders, is tasked with beating back the threat of climate change and helping poor countries cope with its impact.
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