Canadian Solar ups revenue and shipment guidance for 2015

first_imgCanadian Solar ups revenue and shipment guidance for 2015The Chinese solar company revises fourth quarter and full year financial data for 2015, expects increase in module shipments and total revenue compared to previous guidance. February 16, 2016 Ian Clover Legal Markets Markets & Policy Share A strong end to the year has prompted China’s Canadian Solar to revise its revenue and module shipment guidance for 2015 upwards. The company said today that it expects actual shipment volumes and revenue for both the fourth quarter of 2015 and the full year to exceed prior guidance.According to Canadian Solar, module shipments for Q4 2015 will be in the range of 1,350 MW to 1,400 MW, up from a previous guidance of 1,300-1,350 MW. Taken over the year entire year, the company expects 2015 shipments to total between 4.63 and 4.68 GW, compared to earlier projections in the 4.15 to 4.2 GW range. The impact on revenue will be favorable. For Q4, revenue is now expected to reach somewhere between $1.02 billion and $1.07 billion, whereas the earlier forecast put that figure at somewhere between $930 million and $980 million. Gross margin will also be above guidance for the quarter, at around 13-15%.Revenue for the entire year, therefore, is expected to arrive at $3.35 billion to $3.4 billion. Previous guidance for the year, raised in November, suggested a figure closer to the range of $3.28 billion to $3.33 billion, up from $2.8 billion to $3 billion previously. Some 300 MW of module shipments, included in the shipment forecast, have not been recognized as part of the final revenue figure. “Our stronger-than-expected results reflect continued health and robust demand in the global solar market, combined with Canadian Solar’s Tier 1 position, strong bankability, increased sales in higher ASP regions and the benefit of favorable currency moves,” said Canadian Solar CEO and chairman Shawn Qu. The chairman added that Canadian Solar will continue to explore market opportunities that arise globally over the year, and expects solar’s influence on worldwide energy markets to grow and solar’ cost advantages converge with an increasingly renewables-friendly investment environment. Canadian Solar will publish its full financial results for 2015 and Q4 2015 on Thursday, March 10.Popular content ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Submarine cable to connect 10.5 GW wind-solar complex in Morocco to the UK grid Emiliano Bellini 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com UK-based Xlinks is planning to build 10.5 GW of wind and solar in Morocco and sell the power generated by the huge plant in the UK. 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Financial Awareness a key to safe Investment

first_imgIndia is the second most populated country in the world. It is also the fifth largest economy of the world. The population of India is around 1.3 billion The economy size is around 2.1 trillion India has an ambitious goal to reach 5 trillion economies in 2025. The main aim is to take its people out of poverty. The financial investment is one of the key element to reach the goal It is estimated around 68% of Indian earn less than $2 per day and from its around 25% earn less than $1.25.The demographic distribution of the population also showing around 70 per cent of the population lived in rural areas.According to a report of Standard and Poor in 2019, around 76% of Indian people lack financial literacy. It is clearly evident that people of India don’t have the idea of how to invest their hard-earned money in an effective and efficient manner. Most of the people also want to rich in a short span of time. This behaviours of Indian people attract many fraud investors to take advantage of this. Every now and then there are many money laundering scams in every region of India. The money laundering, money duping cases are quite common in the unorganized financial sector of India or otherwise know as shadow banking.The Government of India has established many financial regulatory bodies such as RBI, IRDA, PEDRA, SEBI to protect the general public from fraud investment.But can we trust say institution that comes under the purview of these organizations are fully protected?We may here consider the case of failure of two banks in recent times PMC bank and Yes Bank.Both the cases of bank failure deal by RBI.Yes Bank is a commercial bank and regulated by banking regulations act 1949. The customers face less litigation to receive their money The bank also protected by SBI.PMC bank is a co-operative bank and regulated by co-operative societies act. According to rule,a multi cooperative bank can not take the share of another multi cooperative bank. This lead to many delays in the distribution of money to the public and many financial troubles. Some people also commit suicide.The question is why it is still happening in 2020?The answer is quite simple lack of financial Awareness. Most people don’t know what type of organization is this? How it is regulated? Is it protected fully? Is the investment covered by insurance?Financial Awareness is the need of the hour Everybody should aware to manage finance safely and efficiently. RBI recently launch a program called National Strategy For Financial Education 2020-2025.This program 5 Cs strategy Content, Capacity, Community, Communications and Collaboration to strengthen the Indian financial system through financial inclusion. The digital India program also provides information in different languages which can reach to most of the individuals.The government also is making many efforts to protect hard-earned general public money. Now it is up to us how we can financially be educated to make our financial decisions most safely, effectively, efficiently manner. To make India to a 5 trillion economy a robust financial market is necessary for that there should be public trust in financial institutions.last_img read more

J.P. Morgan rolls out digital model portfolio tool

first_imgRetail investors abuzz over ETFs and how that affects funds’ growth The new web-based experience also builds on J.P. Morgan’s announcement in December that it agreed to acquire 55ip in a deal that will expand access to model portfolios and automated tax technology. Advisers have the option to purchase models through 55ip, which provides access to 10 tax management-focused models. Assets in model portfolios are gaining traction as advisers continue to shift their value proposition from portfolio manager to financial wellness planner. Data provider Broadridge Financial Solutions estimates that model portfolios held a total of $4.1 trillion of assets in September, up from $3.5 trillion at the end of 2019. Adviser practices that use off-the-shelf model portfolios as their primary portfolio construction methodology had approximately $2.1 trillion in assets as of year-end 2020, according to data from Cerulli. J.P. Morgan Asset Management launched a digital tool via its U.S. funds website that allows any financial adviser to access and analyze 24 model portfolios by J.P. Morgan at no cost.  Once an adviser uses the tool to analyze which models work, they can click up to three of the models to compare them and get a side-by-side snapshot of information like basic performance, expenses and volatility, said Heather Beamer, head of U.S. portfolio insights at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. “If someone says, ‘I really like the JPMorgan Strategic 60-40 ETF model, I’d like to learn more,’ they can click an option to analyze or modify the model,” Beamer said. “Then at the end, they could generate an end client approved report through Finra and share it with the client.” J.P. Morgan gave InvestmentNews a demo of the new tool, which launched Tuesday. It operates in a similar manner to Amazon or any other e-commerce website: Users filter searches based on needs and are presented with customized results. For example, on the website the adviser can explore the different models and filter options based on a client’s profile — including their investment goals, risk tolerance and investment vehicles — and the tool automatically generates which models are suitable. All the models are built with J.P. Morgan Asset Management funds.Once a user chooses which models work, they can “subscribe” to the different models, which means they’ll receive an email notification of any changes in the portfolios that they’re tracking, said Ted Dimig, head of advisory at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The additional information sent directly to advisers when any tactical changes occur in the models is key, considering that advisers have struggled to adopt model portfolios despite the approach’s increasing popularity. So far this year, 2,000 advisers have run 17,000 analyses with J.P. Morgan’s models. “One of the bigger hurdles over time for advisers to get a bit more comfortable when it comes to model portfolios is making sure they know what’s going on and when it’s going on,” Dimig said. “So when they’re sitting across the table or across Zoom with a client, they can be in a position to articulate what’s going on to those end client accounts.” last_img read more

EU investment flows surge

first_imgInvestment in the US was, however, still substantially (22%) smaller than the total invested by US companies into the EU: €144.5 billion. Eurostat offered no explanation for the near-doubling in US investment. The figure in 2006 was €73.9 billion. Canada was also a major beneficiary of EU investors’ cash, attracting €58.3 billion in 2007, 94% more than in 2006.Switzerland was both the second-largest investor in the EU (up 61% on the year, to €29 billion) and the third-largest recipient of EU investment (up 48%, to €34 billion).Among the emerging economies, Russia (€17.1 billion), India (€10.9 billion) and Brazil (€7.1 billion) all received sizeable amounts of European capital, but China received a strikingly low €1.8 billion, roughly nine times less than Russia did. China’s figure was also less than one-third its 2006 figure (€6.0 billion). By contrast, India saw inward investment more than quadruple year on year (€2.5 in 2006).There were also a substantial inflow of cash into Europe from India (€9.5 billion) and – far less significantly – Brazil (€1.9 billion), but there was little inward investment from Russia (€1.0 billion) or China (€0.5 billion).Those figures were far smaller than EU states deposited in offshore financial centres (up 68%, to €84 billion) and received through them (327%, to €98 billion), underscoring that the origin of much of the investment in both directions is obscured by the use of intermediaries. Investment both into and out of the European Union rose sharply in 2007, with the US remaining by far the largest investor in the EU and the main recipient of European investment. Figures released today by Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office, show a 53% surge in the flow of investment from European Union countries to the rest of the world, and an even faster – 89% – inflow of investment. Overall, the EU remains a net exporter of capital, investing €420 billion and receiving €319 billion.A total of €112.6 billion, representing a quarter of the EU’s external investments, was invested by the EU’s 27 member states in the US, the principal market in which EU states, corporations and individuals invested. That figure was 43% higher than the €79.0 billion invested in 2006. A breakdown of investment within the EU indicates that France both invested more than any other EU state within the EU (€125 billion) and received more investment from other EU member states (€86 billion). The other main investors inside the EU27 were Germany (€71 billion) and Italy (€64 billion); while, after France, the Netherlands (€67 billion) and the UK (€49 billion) received the most investment. The most outward-looking investor in the EU27 was the UK, whose outflow of €121.2 billion accounted for 29% share of the EU’s total foreign direct investment. Luxembourg ranked second, with €78.3 billion invested outside the EU.The UK was also the largest beneficiary of inward investment from outside the EU, attracting a total of €87 billion, 27% of the total.last_img read more

Logano outlasts rain, Keselowski for Watkins Glen Xfinity win

first_imgWATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Joey Logano reaffirmed his mastery of the road course at Watkins Glen International, but it took a three-wide restart late in Saturday’s Zippo 200 for the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford to get the job done.After winning his fourth straight NASCAR Xfinity Series pole at the 2.45-mile track, Logano took teammate Brad Keselowski and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Ryan Preece three-wide into Turn 1 after a restart on lap 75 of 82.RELATED: Results | Standings | Stage 1 results | Stage 2 resultsLogano’s move forced Keselowski wide and Logano cleared his teammate before the entry to Turn 2. But Keselowski wasn’t finished. He hounded Logano relentlessly until spinning in Turn 1 with two laps left.That gave Logano a comfortable margin, and he cruised to the finish line 3.362 seconds ahead of charging AJ Allmendinger, as Keselowski fell to 10th at the end. Allmendinger passed third-place finisher Justin Allgaier in the final corner to secure the runner-up spot.“That was all I had,” said Logano, who came to the green for the final restart with six-lap fresher tires than Keselowski. “He was definitely faster. I thought the tires would have been enough to be faster than him.RELATED: Logano celebrates 50th national series win “I had a good restart and got in front of him, and he dogged me. These Xfinity cars draft quite a bit down these straightaways, and it’s hard to pull away. It felt good to race each other really hard, so it’s cool to see Penske cars doing that.”The victory was Logano’s third in four races at WGI, his second in four starts this season and the 30th of his career, breaking a tie with Matt Kenseth for seventh on the all-time list.Preece came home fourth, his fifth top 10 and fourth top five in six 2018 starts. Aric Almirola completed the top five.RELATED: Cars race in the rainLogano won the race’s first stage before a rainstorm forced a change to rain tires. Allmendinger showed his road racing superiority by pulling away to win the second stage before the sun came out and dried the track.Allmendinger drew a one-lap penalty for sliding too far and pitting outside his stall during a fuel-only green-flag stop on Lap 52, but he fought back to finish second after two late cautions bunched the field.“Just a dumb mistake on my part,” Allmendinger said. “I was coming in for fuel there, and it was still a little bit damp on pit road… I rolled in and slid a little more than I expected and got the nose over the line, and they’d already started to refuel.“I just knew that, once we got the yellow, I was going to have to start roughing people up an driving up through there as hard as I could.”Christopher Bell fell short in his attempt to match Sam Ard’s series record of four straight victories. Bell recovered from a pass-through penalty (for crewmen over the wall too soon on a Lap 16 stop) and finished ninth.But Bell holds the series lead by 22 points over Cole Custer, who finished sixth on Saturday. Daniel Hemric (16th) is third, 23 points back, and fourth-place Elliott Sadler trials by 26 points.last_img read more

Steve Earle Honors Son Justin Townes With ‘J.T.’ Tracks On Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ [Watch]

first_img[H/T Rolling Stone] Steve Earle made his second appearance on Rolling Stone‘s virtual In My Room series on Tuesday, where the singer-songwriter paid tribute to his late son Justin Townes Earle with a trio of tracks from J.T. Released on January 4th, which would have marked Justin’s 39th birthday, J.T. features Earle’s renditions of 10 songs recorded by his son and one original.Prior to his performance, the patriarch of the Earle family gave some background on the events surrounding his son’s death for the first time since Justin died on August 20th of a probable drug overdose. Steve unequivocally stated that 2020 was the worst year of his life, “and that’s saying something. I’ve kind of done some self-inflicted stuff, I’ve had some bad years of my life.”Of his grieving process following Justin’s death, Steve said,But the only thing I knew to do was make a record, and people have asked me ‘that must have been incredibly hard to do’ but the truth is I think the best I’ve been since this happened is when we were actually making the record. I don’t know how to explain it, but that’s just what I do. It’s just a way for me… cathartic, I’m not sure if that’s the word, I think it’s just a way for me to say goodbye and a way for me to make sure that I was giving him his due because we do the same thing. And just like every other record, I made this record for me. And it’s dedicated to Justin and his memory, but it happened because I needed to do it.Steve chose “They Killed John Henry” for the first song of his In My Room session. Off 2009’s Midnight at the Movies, Steve said that he was always jealous of this song because somehow he had never recorded his own version of the classic John Henry folk song, an unbelievable feat for an outlaw country artist with nearly 40 years in the business. Next came arguably Justin’s most celebrated song, “Harlem River Blues”. Steve noted that this was the first song his son ever played on national television—on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2011, backed by a young guitarist named Jason Isbell—and one that Steve himself performed earlier this month on Jimmy Kimmel Live.Finally, Steve Earle closed his In My Room session with his lone original track on J.T., “Last Words”. The song recounts his final conversation with Justin on the phone, which ended with the two of them saying that they loved each other. Steve wrote the song three days after Justin died and it serves as a fitting eulogy to a talented songwriter and, more importantly, a loving son.Watch Steve Earle’s second appearance on the In My Room virtual performance series from Rolling Stone.Steve Earle – In My Roomlast_img read more

San Francisco Sues Dodgers for Bryan Stow’s Hospital Bills

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco is seeking $1.2 million from the Los Angeles Dodgers in federal Bankruptcy Court to recoup unpaid medical costs for Bryan Stow, a Giants fan who was severely beaten by rival fans in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. The city’s effort – spelled out in recent court filings – follows the Stow family’s lawsuit against the Dodgers in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claiming that lax security and other problems contributed to the March 2011 attack after an Opening Day game.Click here to read the full story.last_img read more

SGA introduces new organizational structure

first_imgMajor changes are in the works for next year’s Student Government Association (SGA) at Saint Mary’s. Senior Emily Skirtich, SGA chief of staff, introduced the new structure in a slideshow presentation Monday night. “We’ve broken up [SGA] to cover all aspects of student life,” Skirtich said. “We don’t want to have the power consolidated in one place.” The voting body will be restructured into five councils and one senate.  The updated SGA will have a minimum of 15 new elected positions under the new Student Senate, comprised of four rising seniors, four rising juniors and four rising sophomores, in addition to three first year students who will be elected next fall.  “[SGA is] a small, sample population of the student body,” Skirtich said. “That’s why we broke it up by class — to get fair, objective representation.” Senators’ responsibilities will include voting on the SGA budget and approving legislation for the Student Activities Board, Residence Hall Association, Student Diversity Board and Class Boards.   Senior Liz Busam, SGA executive treasurer, said the Senate’s job will be to effect change on campus.  “The job of the Senate is to be a governing body that is able to pass legislature and make changes,” Busam said.  SGA will include a six-branch split of executive powers, run under the direction of the student body president and vice president, as well as the vice presidents of internal and external affairs and finance, respectively.  The Council of Activities, Council of Class Boards, Council of Committee Chairs, Student Academic Council and Council of Clubs will also offer new opportunities for student involvement. The new Council of Committee Chairs offers a minimum of 30 new appointed positions for students.  Ten committee chairs are being proposed to SGA on Wednesday, including a Committee for Social Concerns, an International Committee, a Committee of Food Services, a Sustainability Committee and a Committee of First Year Concerns.  “I think the new structure will really help the flow of information from those who make the decisions down to those who are affected by them,” Busam said. “Overall it’s going to benefit the student body and make everything we do more efficient.” The student body president and the vice president of internal affairs choose the committee chairs. Each committee chair will have the power to appoint a minimum of two and a maximum of five members to their committee. “You have a voice and an opinion in a lot of the big issues that are going on around Saint Mary’s.” Skirtich said. “It’s really increasing student participation … Our old structure just wasn’t serving all the purposes that 2012 necessitates. I think it’s important for future posterity and for future Belles. It’s a step towards a better student government.” The Student Academic Council will be comprised of academic representatives chosen by the educational departments to serve as liaisons between those departments and the student body. The Council of Class Boards will contain the president and vice president for each class of Saint Mary’s students, as elected by the students. The Council of Activities also has elected positions, and contains the offices of Resident Hall Association president and vice president, the Student Activities Board president and vice president and the Student Diversity Board president and vice president. The Council of Clubs will include the presidents, vice presidents, and treasurers of the approximately 80 clubs on campus.  “We’re trying to streamline a lot of our efforts, collaborate forces and operate more efficiently,” Skirtich said.  Informational meetings will be held for those interested in running for next year’s student government positions Feb. 15 and 16 at 6 p.m. in the student government office of the Saint Mary’s Student Center.last_img read more

Jim Condos named head of national organization

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos was sworn in today as the President of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), at their summer conference in Philadelphia. NASS is the nation’s oldest, non-partisan professional organization for state officials. Condos will serve the one year-term ending July 2019.As a member of NASS, Secretary Condos has been very active in promoting voter participation and election cybersecurity. He has testified before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence(link is external) and the U.S. Senate Rules & Administration Committee(link is external) on behalf of NASS to discuss what the states are doing to protect elections from cyber threats and attacks. Secretary Condos previously served on the NASS Executive Board as President-elect and Treasurer.Vermont Secretary Jim Condos and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson.”I am honored and grateful to my peers for their confidence in me to lead the Association, particularly as we approach this important election cycle,” said Condos. “We have a lot of work to do and I look forward to collaborating with Secretaries of State, nationwide, to increase voter access to the ballot box and to protect the integrity of our elections by fending off cyberattacks on our democracy from our foreign adversaries.”Secretary Condos will be replacing Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, who has served as NASS President for the last year. Said Condos, “I want to thank Secretary Lawson for her tremendous leadership as President. It has been an honor to serve on the Executive Board under her stewardship, and I’m incredibly grateful for her exceptional guidance turning the many challenges we have faced this year into opportunities to grow our work and better serve our constituents across the country.”“Secretary Condos and I have worked closely alongside each other on the Executive Board this past year, and I think he will serve the organization well as President,” said Secretary Lawson. “I have been impressed with his collaborative nature working with our peers from both red and blue states. Our strength as an organization rests within our ability to work across the aisle in a non-partisan manner, and I believe that Secretary Condos will carry this work forward with excellence.”Condos has served as Vermont’s Secretary of State since January 2011, and is the fourth Vermont official to lead NASS as President since its founding in 1904. Vermonters who previously held the post of NASS President are: Deborah Markowitz (2006-2007), James H. Douglas (1986-1987), and Howard E. Armstrong (1956-1957).Source: Secretary of State 7.16.2018last_img read more

Iberoamerican Championships and congress held in Merida, Mexico

first_img Related This past weekend, the Iberoamerican Triathlon Association held its congress meeting, as well as the Iberoamerican Championships in the Yucatan Peninsula in Merida, Mexico.During the Congress, which was chaired by the President of the Spanish Federation, José Hidalgo, delegates addressed many challenges and opportunities for the future of triathlon in Latin America, as well as upcoming projects that will take place throughout 2016.It was also agreed the host city for the next Iberoamerican Championships will be Cuba for medium and long distance races. Puerto Rico will host the next congress and the Latin American Championship in 2017.ITU notes that it is ‘extremely proud that our counterparts at the Mexican Federation have taken on this important leadership in the Latin American area.’ This is a joint effort between ITU, the Spanish Federation and the Mexican Federation. The conference in Merida represents the culmination of this work.After an important day of debate among congress deleates, races were held on Sunday. The day of competition started at 07:30 with the start of male and female elite competition. Only half an hour after they competed, more than 1,500 people participated across various age groups in the open competition.ITU adds that it was most exciting to see the large number of women taking part in the different events, which in some cases exceeded 40% of race participants.‘The growth of women’s triathlon in Mexico has been so successful that in some races, more than 51% of the entries are women. This is something the entire triathlon family should be proud of.’www.triathlon.orglast_img read more