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Businesses need to assess and disclose climate change risks

Extreme weather events not only disrupt the economy but have a major impact on the operating and financial performance of businesses worldwide. However, risk management and disclosure of climate risks can only take place when the risks are defined.

Keystone XL Pipeline may fail due to commercial pressure

The decision to carry on with construction of the Keystone XL pipeline is still up in the air, according to TransCanada, the company behind the pipeline.

Ways to strengthen Canada's methane emissions rules

The deadline has passed for public input into the methane emissions rules proposed by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). A number of organizations and investors have urged the ECCC to address critical weaknesses in the regulations.

Tech and Wall Street team up with U.S. shale oil companies

Continued worries over a global oversupply have knocked about 10 percent off U.S. crude futures this year, even though a deal had been reached with OPEC to curb production. But that hasn't stopped U.S. shale firms from pumping even more oil.

U.S. shale goes into overdrive as funds pull back from Permian

Production rose again in the Permian Basin in May this year. And while not a surprise, some investors are pulling away from the boom, fearful that shale will become a victim of its own success.

Kinder-Morgan in talks with investors on Trans Mountain pipeline

Vancouver - Institutional investors, as well as major Canadian pension funds and private equity firms, have begun talks with Kinder-Morgan as the company tries to raise the $5.2 billion for the expansion of its Trans Mountain Pipeline project.

Snapchat tries convincing investors it can be the next Facebook

Snapchat is trying to convince potential investors that one day it will become the next Facebook and it will be as popular as the social networking site.

American natural gas companies are struggling with oversupply

The past year has been rough for the oil industry. That’s especially the case for American natural gas (shale) providers. While the S&P 500 is flat on the year to date, natural gas companies are faced with big losses in light of low oil prices.

$386m missing as Hong Kong Bitcoin exchange closes

Over $386 million has allegedly been stolen by Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange MyCoin as it closed down this week, leading to claims that the company is withdrawing funds owed to over 3,000 investors.

Mobile rewards platform Freecharge raises $80m in funding

Mobile transactions firm Freecharge has raised $80 million from new investors to help fuel its growth. The company enables users to get free rewards such as food or entertainment by simply paying phone bills through its mobile app.

Investors object to Darden's sale of Red Lobster chain

Orlando - Hedge fund investors in Darden Restaurants objected Friday to a proposed deal to sell the Red Lobster restaurant chain to an investment group.

Singapore-based companies sell at record pace to investors

Singapore-based companies are seeing a huge surge in purchases of public businesses as take-private transactions have hit a record $7.94 billion in the four months to April 2014.

Indian rupee surges on hope of political stability

Mumbai - India's currency hit its strongest level in 2014 on Tuesday as hopes grew that a stable and business-friendly government would soon be elected, prompting foreign money to flow into markets.The currency has gained more than two percent since the start o...

Buffett fails to dispel investor angst over succession plan

Warren Buffett is seeking to reassure shareholders about how his Berkshire Hathaway Inc <BRKa.N> will perform in the decades after he steps down or dies, but remains as vague as ever ...

Satellite group Thuraya hunts for partners after mobile growth

Dubai-based satellite communications company Thuraya is looking for partners to continue its expansion after its strategy of targeting the mobile phone sector helped to boost revenue by 15 percent last yea...

With new features coming, investors remain split on Twitter

After the company issued its first earnings report on Wednesday, coming off a record high quarter and announcing new features on the horizon, financial analysts remain split on Twitter's value.

Op-Ed: Mexico opens state-controlled oil sector to foreign investors

For the first time in 75 years, foreign investors will be allowed to join with Pemex, Mexico's state-run energy giant, to explore and extract oil and gas, taking a share of the profits, as well. With the opening of relations with Russia, is this all?

In tough economy angel investors still itching to help startups

Chicago - In this tough economy, there are still venture capitalists and investors looking to spend a portion of their money on the next big startup. Trying to connect an entrepreneur and an investor can be quite a difficult step.

George Soros tells investors to play it safe

George Soros had some advice to give to investors who are thinking about making quick money through financial markets. He said “it’s better to do nothing at all then to keep losing money.”

Op-Ed: The SEC, disclosures, and a corporate culture with no obligations

The US is decades behind the rest of the world in terms of corporate disclosures. The idea of regulated disclosures to the SEC is now cranking itself up into a stupor from its formerly comatose condition, thanks to the 2008 crash.

US stocks remain nearly unchanged

New York - US markets remained nearly unchanged, with only slight dips on Thursday. Still, ongoing concerns about the housing and mortgage markets continued to impact investors.

Breaking: Details of Google's $1.65 Billion Purchase of YouTube Emerge

Founders, Financial Backers and even Employees share in huge stock rewards.

Police accuse Oakville man of $8M fraud

He's 25, a CEO, and now wanted by police.

US Central Bank Surprises Economists With Big Interest Rate Cut

WASHINGTON (voa) - After nearly one year of holding interest rates steady, the U.S. Federal Reserve Wednesday cut short term rates by a bigger than expected one half of one percent. It was a move intended to stun the financial markets and stimulate...

Top US Treasury Official Remains Optimistic About Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON DC (voa) - The U.S. industry group, the National Association of Manufacturers, has heard from a top Bush administration official on economic prospects. The group met in Washington Wednesday to assess the recovery from last year's economic sl...

Major Stock Markets Rose Past Key Psychological Hurdles

NEW YORK (voa) - World stock prices surged Tuesday in a sweep from the Asian markets to Wall Street. In many cases, major stock markets rose past key psychological hurdles. In New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average made its seventh biggest poin...

Japan's Stock Market Plunge Worries Investors

TOKYO (voa) - Worries about a new banking crisis in Japan are mounting because of significant losses in the Japanese stock market this week. The key market index has dropped to lows not seen in nearly two decades. Japan's benchmark Nikkei index fell...

World Stocks Tumble As Investors Worry About Corporate Corruption

WASHINGTON (voa) - Stock markets have taken a tumble around the world, triggered by a three day sell-off on Wall Street where analysts say investors remain worried about a series of corporate corruption scandals, and that more corporate bad news is yet...

Merrill Lynch Assures Investors Their Money is Safe

NEW YORK - If you look at the way the financial system has shown its resilience in the last 5 or 6 days it is quite extraordinary. The Bond Markets opened in 48 hours, and now the Stock Exchange has re-opened. All the securities firms and banking i...
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