UK listed companies failing on carbon footprint reporting

10 November, 2010 UK-listed companies are failing to meet guidelines from government on how to monitor their greenhouse gas emissions, according to Deloitte. The business advisory firm’s analysis of 100 UK listed companies, randomly selected, reveals that none were adequately addressing the environmental impact of their operations. The survey showed that 57% of companies reported carbon emissions to some degree but not effectively. Only 37% provided statistics on how much Read more [...]

Companies slam EU lawmaker move on rating agencies

By Huw Jones LONDON | Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:11pm IST LONDON (Reuters) - A bid by EU lawmakers to increase competition and transparency among credit rating agencies would backfire and damage companies, bodies representing debt issuers and corporate treasurers said on Thursday. The European Parliament's economic affairs committee votes on Monday to centralise supervision of the sector from January under the new European Securities and Markets Authority. Read more [...]

Buy A-Shares, Short H-Shares as Prices Drop, Credit Suisse Says

November 17, 2010, 8:33 PM EST By Anna Kitanaka Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Investors should buy A-shares and short-sell the H-shares of some dual-listed companies in China, such as Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. and Jiangxi Copper Co., Credit Suisse Group AG said. The mainland China-listed A share prices of some companies are undervalued compared with their Hong Kong-listed H share prices, wrote analysts Peggy Chan and Vincent Chan Read more [...]

Listed companies in buying spree

When the company is in total control it makes better plans Share buy-back is one of the methods being adopted by local companies in the quest to raise capital for re-establishing their businesses. Economic analysts who spoke to the Sunday Times said when shareholders gain total control, they become better placed to make investment decisions and this increases their level of determination in running the company. "When a company is in total control of its shares the shareholders are Read more [...]

FIIs increase holdings in Indian companies

FIIs increase holdings in Indian companies Foreign investors are on an aggressive buying mode in Indian markets; park a record $28 billion so far this year BY Siddharth Kumar Delhi Confirming the trend of rising investment in the Indian stock market, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) increased their holdings in about 500 companies during the September quarter, up 7 per cent in comparison to the first quarter of the current fiscal. Read more [...]

Three businesses short-listed for IOM Newspapers technology excellence award

Date Posted: 18/Nov/2010 11:06By: Bill Dale  THREE companies which have used technology to enhance their businesses have been nominated for this evening’s IOM Newspapers Awards for Excellence at the Villa Marina.   Manx Independent Carriers, Strix Ltd and Intelligence Ltd have been short-listed for the award which is sponsored by Collins Stewart.   Manx Independent Carriers uses a bespoke technology system for tracking parcels and freight, approved by major global companies such as UPS, Fedex Read more [...]

MTN in Top 100 JSE-listed companies

Press Release-- Africa’s leading telecoms operator MTN Group has been placed joint 20th in the Top 100 JSE-listed companies for its Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) 2010 report. The CDP is the only international source of carbon-related business information, and is utilised by institutional investors with over US$64 trillion assets under management.This is the first time that MTN has compiled a comprehensive and transparent report about its carbon (CO2) footprint. The report details how MTN is Read more [...]