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Why foundations are spending more to save the planet

Philanthropic foundations from across the United States and around the world plan to spend $4 billion over the next five years to fight climate change – the largest climate-related philanthropic commitment ever made.

Insight into Alphabet and Amazon third-quarter earnings Special

Alphabet and Amazon have both reported healthy third-quarter earnings. What does this mean for digital advertising? Analysis is provided by Investing.com Senior Analyst, Clement Thibault.

Saudi crown prince to make first speech since Khashoggi murder

Apo - Saudi Arabia's crown prince is scheduled to address an investment forum in Riyadh Wednesday, his first public speech since the murder of critic Jamal Khashoggi plunged the kingdom into crisis.

Smiles, selfies as Saudi crown prince attends investment forum amid 'crisis'

Apo - Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince appeared Tuesday at a glitzy investment forum boycotted by a host of global business leaders, as the petro-state admitted it is facing a "crisis" after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi hosts investment conference despite Khashoggi fallout

Apo - Saudi Arabia kicks off an investment summit Tuesday despite a wave of cancellations from policymakers and business titans, but Turkey's threat to reveal the "naked truth" over critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder is hanging over the gathering.

Saudi scrambles to host conference after Khashoggi fallout

Apo - Saudi Arabia scrambled Monday to prepare for an investment summit after a string of cancellations from global business titans, with Turkey's threat to reveal the "naked truth" over critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder casting a fresh shadow.

Saudi to host 'Davos in desert' despite outcry over slain journalist

Apo - Saudi Arabia will host a key investment summit on Tuesday, overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw.

GE prepared to invest $300 million in new CEO

GE has a $300 million bet on its new CEO and the performance that the board hopes he will deliver. The new CEO is Larry Culp and success for Culp could deliver considerable share benefits.

Saudi Arabia plans to build 'Riviera of the Middle East'

Apo - Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) announced plans Wednesday for a luxury tourism destination on its northwestern coast, the latest in a series of mega projects as the oil-reliant kingdom seeks to diversify.

Digital transformation market to hit $431.71 billion by 2021

A new market review estimates that the growing expansion in business-led digital transformation will grow the global value to $431.71 billion by just 2021. The main drivers are advancements in ICT and embedded systems.

Is now the time to invest in drones?

As companies are increasingly turning towards drone technology to solve big and small problems, considerable investment is being made in drone startups. The market now generates billions in revenue.

New Scaleup Generator website aims to boost growth

Bristol - Engine Shed has lanced the Scale Up Generator website, in partnership with West of England Growth Hub. This is designed to help a growing companies find the business and technical support they need to grow faster and bigger

Successful funding for Israeli technology scale-ups

One area where a number of technology startups have achieved scaleup success is Israel. The country has seen considerable growth in terms of the number of technology firms and inward investment into these companies.

Public finance for energy in Africa focuses on fossil fuels

A recent analysis shows the majority of public aid for energy projects in Africa has been channeled into fossil fuels, causing some to accuse governments of jeopardizing clean energy development to ensure their own financial gain.

New startup attempts to make cryptocurrency easier: Interview Special

Paris - Paris-based startup, Tempo, has launched a payment network that simplifies the exchange process from cryptocurrency to fiat money. Anthony Barker, CTO of Tempo explains more.

Why Microsoft stock is good for tech investment Special

Microsoft's stock has risen in the U.S. following the company reporting its report its fourth-quarter earnings. The company is one of the few to keep the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the green.

Saudi replaces chief executive of NEOM mega city

Apo - Saudi Arabia has replaced the CEO of its NEOM mega city project less than a year after the unveiling of the $500 billion venture billed as a regional Silicon Valley.

Beijing hails Portugal's openness to Chinese investment

Lisbon - Portugal is a country "open" to Chinese investment and could play a "constructive" role in economic relations between China and the European Union, the foreign minister of the Asian economic powerhouse said Friday.

New savings account aimed at millennials

The company Wealthsimple has launched a new savings account. This is the product from the company outside of its core business of investing. The account is aimed at the tech savvy consumer.

Foreign investments in France hit 10-year high

Paris - The number of foreign investment projects in France reached a 10-year high last year, the latest spot of encouraging news for President Emmanuel Macron as he tries to make the country a more business-friendly destination.

Oil to solar: Saudis push to be renewable energy powerhouse

- Saudi engineers whip up a simulated sandstorm to test a solar panel's durability at a research lab, the heart of the oil-rich kingdom's multibillion dollar quest to be a renewable energy powerhouse.

Canada to invest $15 million investment in top AI entrepreneurs

Toronto - Ontario's 2018 budget includes an investment of $15 million over three years in NextAI, a NEXT Canada program that brings together AI entrepreneurs.

Cryptokitties just got $12 million from Andreessen Horowitz

Cryptokitties, one of the first successful games on blockchain, just raised $12 million from investors at Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures.

Millennials are seeking non-traditional banking

A wake-up message for banks: if you want to remain competitive you need to embrace digital multi-channels and appeal to tech-savvy millennials.

LNG shortages possible by mid-2020s without new investments

More than $200 billion of investment in liquefied natural gas (LNG) is needed to meet a boom in demand by 2030, Royal Dutch Shell, the world’s top LNG trader, said on Monday.

Canada's Supercluster plan includes plant-based protein farmers

Prairie farmers in Canada who grow rather than raise protein sources are poised to break into the mainstream with new research and investment opportunities - made available through the government's Supercluster Initiative.

Chinese billionaire sees baguette goldmine in French fields

Thiel-sur-acolin - In the peaceful French village of Thiel-sur-Acolin, retired farmer Marc Bernardet is ambivalent about having a Chinese billionaire for a neighbour.

Interview: How to invest wisely in the digital age Special

Personal finance is on the top of many people’s minds. While the digital era provides more opportunities for investment, making the wrong choice can be costly. Wealthsimple Dave Nugent, Head of Investments, gives some advice.

Mylo, a fintech app that invests Canadians spare change

Toronto - The Montreal-based fintech app Mylo makes investing more affordable by rounding users purchases up to the nearest dollar and investing the spare change.

Significant corporate investment in 3D printing

Many technology companies have shifted focus to artificial intelligence, automation to advanced materials. These areas are of importance, yet other corporations have chosen to make 3D printing the priority.
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