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Can Xinhua Put Its House in Order?

By Bill Alpert

May 28, 2007 12:01 am ET

WITHIN MOMENTS OF MY ASKING Xinhua Finance about its key executive Shelly Singhal earlier this month, the Chinese company shot me his resignation announcement. It wasn’t even a finished press release. Singhal’s history of promoting stocks that turned out to be multinational frauds had made him appear a strange choice to be running the merger activities of Xinhua Finance — which aspires to be China’s financial information and media leader, while also owning a bunch of U.S. investment research shops….

There’s a Bubble Forming in Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Stocks

By Bill Alpert

July 24, 2020 4:52 pm ET

Wall Street discovered hydrogen this year. It has been around for 13 billion years, but the big bucks earmarked for green-energy projects, and a fresh craze for shares of companies aiming to make hydrogen-fueled trucks, have raised the investment profile of all things connected to this ubiquitous gas

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