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Oct 15, 2010

DealTalk: 5N Plus on First Solar’s radar as supply crunch looms

BANGALORE (Reuters) – Most of the world’s solar panels use polysilicon, but as the race heats up to find the most efficient and cheapest way to harness the sun’s energy, cadmium telluride (CdTe) and its biggest supplier, Canada’s 5N Plus Inc, are coming under the spotlight.

Given the emphasis on cheaper solar power, more companies plan to enter the thin-film market currently dominated by First Solar.

Oct 15, 2010

5N Plus on First Solar’s radar as supply crunch looms

BANGALORE, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Most of the world’s solar
panels use polysilicon, but as the race heats up to find the
most efficient and cheapest way to harness the sun’s energy,
cadmium telluride (CdTe) and its biggest supplier, Canada’s 5N
Plus Inc (VNP.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), are coming under the spotlight.

Given the emphasis on cheaper solar power, more companies
plan to enter the thin-film market currently dominated by First
Solar (FSLR.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

Oct 11, 2010

LDK, Canadian Solar signal strong demand

BANGALORE (Reuters) – Chinese companies LDK Solar Co Ltd and Canadian Solar Inc are increasingly upbeat about their shipment outlook, signaling a strong demand for solar products.

Sales of solar equipment have jumped this year as buyers rush to build projects ahead of declining subsidies in major European markets, including Germany — the world’s largest solar market — Italy and France, as governments pare back spending to support renewable energy systems.

Oct 11, 2010

LDK, Canadian Solar signal strong demand, shares up

BANGALORE, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Chinese companies LDK Solar
Co Ltd (LDK.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and Canadian Solar Inc (CSIQ.O: Quote, Profile, Research) are
increasingly upbeat about their shipment outlook, signaling a
strong demand for solar products.

Sales of solar equipment have jumped this year as buyers
rush to build projects ahead of declining subsidies in major
European markets, including Germany — the world’s largest
solar market — Italy and France, as governments pare back
spending to support renewable energy systems.

Oct 8, 2010

Records not enough for little master Tendulkar

By Adveith Nair and Krishna N. Das

Having dominated international cricket for over 21 years, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar sets a world record practically every time he steps out on a cricket pitch.

The second India-Australia test that begins on Saturday will be no different. Fans will be counting down the 27 runs the little master needs to become the first ever player to chalk up 14,000 test runs. Given his recent prolific form, it is more than likely the little master will reach that milestone in the southern Indian city of Bangalore with ease.

Oct 7, 2010

Zimbabwean cricket prepares for re-Flowering

While visa troubles managed to take some sheen off Grant Flower’s shock comeback to the Zimbabwe cricket team, fans around the world will tune in on Friday for what could be the dashing batsman’s first ever Twenty20 international, and the first step towards rebuilding a team that has spent six years in political and sporting wilderness.

The opening batsman, who was recently appointed player-batting coach, was held back at the airport in Harare because of problems relating to his travel documents. Flower, arguably one of the country’s best batsmen, was one of the many key players to have resigned following then-captain Heath Streak’s removal in 2004 amid a period of political turmoil, protesting political influence in team selection.

Sep 29, 2010

Realty firms sees firm IT sector demand

BANGALORE (Reuters) – Indian real estate companies Sobha Developers and Brigade Enterprises(BRIG.BO: Quote, Profile, Research) are seeing strong demand, driven mainly by a recovery in IT spending and rising wages for technology professionals.

The information technology sector, including giants Wipro Ltd(WIPR.BO: Quote, Profile, Research) and Infosys, typically accounts for a major chunk of total revenue at these real estate firms based in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

Sep 29, 2010

India realty sees firm IT sector demand

BANGALORE (Reuters) – Indian real estate companies Sobha Developers (SOBH.BO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Brigade Enterprises (BRIG.BO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) are seeing strong demand, driven mainly by a recovery in IT spending and rising wages for technology professionals.

The information technology sector, including giants Wipro Ltd (WIPR.BO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Infosys (INFY.BO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), typically accounts for a major chunk of total revenue at these real estate firms based in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

Sep 29, 2010

Reuters Summit-WRAPUP 1-India realty sees firm IT sector demand

BANGALORE, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Indian real estate companies
Sobha Developers (SOBH.BO: Quote, Profile, Research) and Brigade Enterprises (BRIG.BO: Quote, Profile, Research)
are seeing strong demand, driven mainly by a recovery in IT
spending and rising wages for technology professionals.

The information technology sector, including giants Wipro
Ltd (WIPR.BO: Quote, Profile, Research) and Infosys (INFY.BO: Quote, Profile, Research), typically accounts for a
major chunk of total revenue at these real estate firms based
in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

Sep 29, 2010

Sobha Developers to launch 12 mln sq ft

BANGALORE (Reuters) – Sobha Developers will launch about 12 million square feet of residential projects this fiscal year and has implemented selective price increases, a top official said.

“Prices have been stable. This quarter on, there have been selective price increases on some products,” Managing Director J.C. Sharma told the Reuters India Investment Summit on Wednesday.

    • About Adveith

      "I moved to Reuters' London bureau in February to cover green technology and UK utilities after a stint in Bangalore. In four years with Reuters, I have covered some of the biggest utilities and clean technology companies in the United States and Britain, from bureaus in London, Bangalore and, briefly, New York. I have also been a key part of two of the company’s biggest headline news operations – in Bangalore and London - since 2008, sending fast news alerts on the biggest companies on both sides of the Atlantic. I enjoy writing about sports, and occasionally contribute to Reuters' sports blog, ..."
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