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Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) [300750:CH] announced on February 25 to invest up to RMB10.5bn in the expansion project of its new energy vehicle (NEV) battery production lines in Jiangsu Province, as reported by Sina on the same day. Notably, this is the...

Zu Bin, chairman of state-backed power generator State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) has announced plans to invest RMB115bn in the next five years to push forward the company’s green transportation system development, as reported by Caixin on February 27. Specifically, the company targets to introduce...

Executive Summary EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) will become effective on March 10th, 2021. SFDR will also affect all asset management and advisory firms globally, including those in APAC and China who either: 1. have UCITS products;2. provide advisory services to EU asset managers or asset...

South Korea’s sovereign wealth fund Korea Investment Corp. (KIC), with USD183.1bn worth of assets under management (AUM), cut its coal stock exposure in the US, as reported by The Korea Herald on February 17. Despite this, KIC’s investments in US-listed coal shares are still more...

China’s state-backed oil and gas firm Sinopec [SNP:US] announced plans to build 1,000 hydrogen refueling stations in China in the next five years, marking a significant increase from the 27 pilot stations the company owned as of the end of 2020, as reported by Caixin...

State-owned financial institution China Central Depository & Clearing Corporation (CCDC) recently held a conference, where its research and development (R&D) center proposed the concept of substantive green bonds and promote such bonds in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), as reported by JRJ.com on...

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