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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.

Canada's small mineral miners will benefit from EV battery boom

The developers of Canadian lithium and cobalt mines are in a perfect position to benefit from a round of investments from the makers of electric vehicles and the batteries that power them.

Morgan Stanley launches robo-advisor to attract young investors

Morgan Stanley's announced a new "robo-advisor" service to help young investors get started with small portfolios. The fully automated system is accessed online and comes with several customisation options. It was built entirely inhouse by Morgan Stanley.

JPMorgan investment chief: 'Market correction will be painful'

Daniel Pinto, the head of JPMorgan Chase's dominant investment bank, told research analysts from Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods that the markets are too complacent right now, and we could be in store for a painful correction.

Community solar projects — Gaining consumers' confidence

Consumer interest in solar power, and in particular, community solar, is rapidly increasing, however, many people are still straddling the fence. What is holding many people back from taking the plunge?

Bill Gates boosts Energy Department's endangered ARPA-E program

On September 12, the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $82 million in early-stage research in concentrating solar power and power electronics would be made available, despite Trump's 2018 budget request that the DOE's ARPA-E be eliminated.

Energy storage — The need for reliable software modeling tools

One of the biggest issue facing grid-based energy storage today is its availability and one of the reasons it hasn't taken off at a more rapid pace is the bankability of energy storage technology.

3M partnership will use drones for wind turbine maintenance

Santa Cruz - To reduce wind turbine downtime that can affect annual energy production, 3M has announced an agreement with Camp Six Labs to apply 3M products to wind turbine blades using soon-to-be-developed robotic applicators.

Op-Ed: The real drivers behind the clean energy revolution

The transformation from what had been considered tried and true methods of producing the energy that powers our world into cleaner and less-polluting forms of energy production has truly been remarkable. But what has driven this energy revolution?

Tackling the opioid crisis through innovative technology

In response to the opioid crisis and the escalating number of overdoses from prescription medicines, heroin and opioids in the United States, innovators and tech companies are using technology to create solutions.

Snap shares fall below $15 after underwriters downgrade stock

Snap's stock hit a new all-time low today as it fell to just $15 per share. Investors are increasingly anxious that Snapchat won't be able to sustain its meteoric growth as the competition from apps like Facebook and Instagram steps up.

Crowdfunding is growing beyond tech, but is it really the future?

Crowdfunding sites are all the rage right now. Kickstarter and Indiegogo have given start-ups a new way to gain exposure and lift their brand off the ground. The approach is also revolutionising established industries though, from real estate to banking.

Renewable energy gaining more traction and investors in U.S.

Renewable energy has taken off across the globe, and while renewables were considered a risky investment at first, bold advancements in technology have resulted in the generation of clean power into homes and businesses, and investors are taking notice.

Renewable energy jobs could offset loss of jobs in coal industry

Abu Dhabi - The Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released its yearly report on the worldwide growth of renewable energy jobs last week. Globally, 9.8 million people are now employed in the industry.

Madrid woos separatist Catalonia with 4.2 bn-euro investment

Barcelona - Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy pledged Tuesday to invest 4.2 billion euros ($4.6 billion) in Catalonia by 2020 as a battle for hearts and minds rages between Madrid and regional authorities that want independence.

Snapchat in trouble as stock flounders after IPO

Snapchat is suffering on the stock market in the days after its initial public offering. This week, shares tumbled 12 percent as analysts remain concerned about the platform's future. The company may never be profitable and growth is stalling.

School makes millions from Snapchat investment

Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California made a wise investment a few years ago: its investment in Snap, the company behind Snapchat. The canny decision has raised millions for the school.

To Russia with love: Trump's dreams of Kremlin might

Washington - In 2013, Donald Trump appeared poised to conquer a new frontier: Russia.His Miss Universe beauty contest was taking place in Russia's capital and he thought it would seal a connection with its president, Vladimir Putin.
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