India Scraps Import Duty on Solar Modules

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:India has scrapped a duty on solar modules, making it easier to import the products after a sudden change in customs policy last year led to a logjam of shipments at Indian ports.Several consignments of solar modules, worth more than $150 million in total, were held up for more than three months at ports after Indian customs’ officials in August demanded that some of them be classified as “electric motors and generators” carrying a 7.5 percent import duty. Previously they were subject to no duty.The finance ministry reversed the policy last month, stating in a notice seen by Reuters that most solar modules should revert to their original classification and that no tax should be levied on them.Indian component makers have struggled to compete with Chinese companies such as Trina Solar and Yingli and have sought anti-dumping duties as well as long-term safeguards.But the logjam of shipments at ports posed a headache for solar power producers and threatened to delay Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan of nearly tripling the country’s total renewable energy capacity to 175 gigawatt (GW) by 2022.The plan has spurred foreign investment in the sector, with Japan’s SoftBank and Goldman Sachs among others investing in solar projects in India.More: Relief For Indian Solar Producers As Government Reneges On Import Duty India Scraps Import Duty on Solar Moduleslast_img read more

Dries Mertens bemoans missed chances against ‘not that good’ Arsenal

first_img Comment Mertens was annoyed Napoli were beaten by Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s 1-0 victory at Napoli ensured they booked their place in the semi-final as Unai Emery aims to win his fourth Europa League.The Gunners take on Valencia in the final four and could qualify for the Champions League if they win the tournament.Chelsea too remain in the competition after beating Slavia Prague 4-3 in a thrilling encounter at Stamford Bridge.The Blues won the tie 5-3 on aggregate and will face German side Eintracht Frankfurt after they knocked out Benfica.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Napoli were comfortably beaten by Arsenal over two legs (Picture: Getty)Dries Mertens believes Napoli failed to take their chances against an Arsenal side that is ‘not that good’.Arsenal dumped Napoli out of the Europa League on Thursday night thanks to a 1-0 win in Naples courtesy of Alexandre Lacazette’s first-half freekick.Napoli created opportunities in both legs of the quarter-final tie and Mertens revealed that at half-time his team were convinced they could punish Arsenal.‘The first 10-15 minutes, we had a few chances to score and that would’ve changed everything,’ Mertens told Sky Sport Italia.ADVERTISEMENT Coral BarryFriday 19 Apr 2019 7:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link684Shares Dries Mertens bemoans missed chances against ‘not that good’ Arsenalcenter_img Lacazette’s impressive free-kick gave Arsenal a win at Napoli (Picture: Getty)‘We conceded a goal and our heads dropped. We said in the locker room that we still believed, because Arsenal aren’t that good.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘There isn’t a real gap between us. We got it very wrong at the Emirates and that ruined everything.‘We weren’t well set out, Arsenal took advantage and we tried everything to make up for it, but they defended well.’ Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Gibbs focused on Gunners

first_img Press Association Despite being hampered by injuries and Arsenal signing Nacho Monreal in an £8.5million deal from Malaga during the January transfer window, Gibbs enjoyed a decent campaign for the Gunners, making 29 starts. The 23-year-old, however, was not part of Roy Hodgson’s squad for the end-of-season friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil. Gibbs maintains that even though all the international players will have one eye on the summer of 2014, that must go hand in hand with consistent performances at club level. Speaking in the official Arsenal magazine, Gibbs said: “It has been my best season so far. It is a stepping stone for me and now I just need to build and stay fit.” Left-back Kieran Gibbs will not let his own World Cup dreams get in the way of helping Arsenal’s quest to end their long trophy drought next season.center_img He went on: “I am sure I can do more for the (Arsenal) team. I was hopeful of getting into the England squad (this summer), but I was not called up. I will just relax now and make sure I prepare myself physically for next season, ensuring that I go into it with a clear head. I am really looking forward to it and hopefully we can all make it a special one.” Arsenal staged a remarkable recovery to overhaul Tottenham, having slumped as low as 10th following defeat by Swansea in December. Gibbs believes Wenger’s side must use their momentum to get off to a flying start when the new campaign opens, which will see the north London club face a crucial two-legged European tie in August. “The dramatic finale to the season made us even stronger, and we will be going into the new one head on,” said Gibbs, who was capped twice for the senior England side under former manager Fabio Capello. “We are aware that we need to produce next season and have to make sure we are confident about dealing with that expectation.” Arsenal are to be busy in the summer transfer window, with the confirmation of the free transfer of France under-21 attacker Yaya Sanogo set to be confirmed when his contract with Auxerre expires on July 1. Juventus’ purchase of Carlos Tevez is expected to leave Arsenal as the frontrunners for Real Madrid’s £25million-rated forward Gonzalo Higuain. Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini is another said to be on Wenger’s radar, although both the £20million-plus transfer fee and £100,000-per-week club wage package could prove a stumbling block, even though Arsenal have plenty of cash reserves to bolster the squad. Additional funds will, though, be freed up by the departure of more fringe players. Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner is reportedly in talks with Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt while Hannover are keen to make Johan Djourou’s transfer permanent after a loan spell last season. Morocco forward Marouane Chamakh, who failed to make an impact at West Ham, will also depart, with Spanish side Levante and former club Bordeaux both possible destinations. Arsenal had already confirmed Andrey Arshavin, Denilson and Sebastien Squillaci will all leave when their contracts expire at the end of this month. last_img read more

Sky Sports: Kolasinac in the Premiership?

first_imgOne of our Dragons, Asmir Begovic, could go to Stamford Bridge by the end of the transfer window, and instead of him another BH national team member – Sead Kolasinac could come to Chelsea.According to Sky Sports, Chelsea is planning to bring Schalke player.Kolasinac’s contract expires in the summer. Schalke has not persuaded him to extend the cooperation so far, but they do not have the intention not to sell him either.Will the leaders of ‘Miners’ resist the offer of Antonio Conte or they will risk that BH national team player leaves in the summer for free, remains to be seen. Chelsea is ready to allocate 5 million GBP at the moment.Kolasinac previously linked with Juventus and Liverpool.(Source: