Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.

2008 West
DIAMOND SPONSOR:
Data Direct
SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Red Hat
The Opening of Virtualization
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
User Environment Management – The Third Layer of the Desktop
Cordys
Cloud Computing for Business Agility
EMC
CMIS: A Multi-Vendor Proposal for a Service-Based Content Management Interoperability Standard
Freedom OSS
Practical SOA” Max Yankelevich
Intel
Architecting an Enterprise Service Router (ESR) – A Cost-Effective Way to Scale SOA Across the Enterprise
Sensedia
Return on Assests: Bringing Visibility to your SOA Strategy
Symantec
Managing Hybrid Endpoint Environments
VMWare
Game-Changing Technology for Enterprise Clouds and Applications
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts

2008 West
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Appcelerator
Get ‘Rich’ Quick: Rapid Prototyping for RIA with ZERO Server Code
Keynote Systems
Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of Rich Internet Applications
GOLD SPONSORS:
ICEsoft
How Can AJAX Improve Homeland Security?
Isomorphic
Beyond Widgets: What a RIA Platform Should Offer
Oracle
REAs: Rich Enterprise Applications
Click For 2008 Event Webcasts
SYS-CON.TV
Today's Top SOA Links


EU ProSun Applauds Launch of EU Investigation Into China's Illegal Solar Subsidies

BRUSSELS, November 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The European Commission formally accepted EU ProSun's anti-subsidy complaint against China filed on 25 September, and will launch an investigation today. EU ProSun represents the majority of EU solar industrial production. Milan Nitzschke, President of EU ProSun, said: "The European Commission has made a landmark decision today to scrutinize the many ways that central and local government bodies of the People's Republic of China dish out illegal subsidies to their solar manufacturers." 

Today's decision follows the launch on 6 September of an EU investigation into destructive dumping by Chinese companies who are selling solar products far below their cost of production. Chinese solar companies are making enormous losses, but are not bankrupt because they are bankrolled by the state. China's biggest solar manufacturer Suntech lost over US$1billion in 2011 but even ramped up production in 2012.  Another leading Chinese company LDK lost US$254 million in the second quarter of this year alone, and was reported in the media as "Now Officially a Chinese State-Owned Solar Enterprise" following massive state intervention. 

"It is significant that this ray of hope from Brussels for the survival of the European solar industry comes one day after the Obama administration sent a clear signal that the U.S. will no longer tolerate unfair solar competition from China. Following the mountain of evidence from the U.S. investigation that China is guilty of granting massive illegal subsidies, we are confident that the EU will quickly impose substantial countervailing duties of its own," said Nitzschke.

Yesterday the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) unanimous final finding was that illegally subsidized and dumped Chinese imports of crystalline silicon solar cells and panels have materially injured manufacturers.  The [6-0] vote by the ITC will activate final anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duties on Chinese imports that the U.S. Department of Commerce issued in October, ranging from a combined rate of about 24 percent up to more than 250 percent, depending on the company. The decision is the final step in the trade case investigations, among the biggest brought by the U.S. against China, filed in October 2011.

Massive subsidies and state intervention have stimulated overcapacity more than 20 times total Chinese consumption and close to double total global demand. Hence, more than 90% of Chinese production had to be exported. Furthermore, EU ProSun estimates that Chinese companies are selling solar products in Europe at 50% below their full cost. Irrational overproduction and predatory pricing on this scale cannot generate profits.

"Chinese state banks have pumped cheap money into what should be bankrupt companies who have then flooded the EU market with dumped solar products.  Just one state bank of many, the China Development Bank, gave €33 billion in cheap credit lines to 12 Chinese solar companies since 2010. Chinese cities such as Wuxi have propped up lossmaking local solar manufacturers with billions of euros to keep them exporting to Europe.  Our technologically advanced solar industry can compete with any free market company in the world but not the People's Republic of China.  The EU must act now to stop illegal Chinese subsidies to save European jobs, and what remains of our manufacturing industry. Given the speed with which China is taking over the European solar market, we call on the EU to accelerate its investigation so that measures can be imposed at the earliest date possible," concluded Nitzschke.

For further information:  Site http://www.prosun.org

About PR Newswire
Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Web 2.0 Latest News
There are a variety of opinions on the seriousness of Heartbleed being put forth ranging from "it's not the end of the world" to "the sky is falling, duck and cover." Usually the former cites the relatively low percentage of sites impacted by Heartbleed, pegged at about 17% or 500,000 ...
HTML5 is still one of the most discussed topics amongst us technical types. The key challenge, however, has remained unanswered for a long time. How do you effectively wrap HTML5 for use in native mobile applications? Unfortunately I do not have a universal answer, but I do have a s...
If the CEO of the company has anything to say about Lenovo's standing in the PC industry, the company won't stop until massive growth is achieved. In a series of recent buying sweeps, Lenovo has bought Motorola Mobility for a whopping $2.91 billion from Google and also acquired the ser...
Zetta.net is an enterprise-grade backup and disaster recovery provider. We have been in business for over five years, and we have over 800 enterprise customers and managed service providers (MSPs) that use or resell our product, as is the case with MSPs. In terms of the IT challenges,...
What is the “3rd Platform” of IT? It comprises of the cloud, mobile, social, and big data products. According to IDC, “3rd Platform technologies and solutions will drive 29 percent of 2014 IT spending and 89 percent of all IT spending growth”. Much of that growth will come from the “ca...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021




SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
ADS BY GOOGLE