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Pot-infused beverage market could hit $600 million by 2022

With recreational cannabis already legal in Canada, and more states in the U.S. opting to legalize the product, the interest in cannabis-infused alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks is on the rise.

Funding the next stage of growth in the cannabis industry

For cannabis companies looking to profit from this rush, the time is now to get the right capital in place to meet the coming market demand explosion.

Only two major oil companies disclose their carbon emission plans

Only two companies among the 10 biggest oil and gas producers globally have disclosures that allow investors to see and track how their carbon emissions will decline over time.

Oil sands companies turn down the tap as oil prices remain down

Alberta - Western Canadian oil is still selling at a steep discount, with prices dipping to new lows on Thursday. With no immediate relief in sight from a collapse in Canadian oil prices, Alberta oil sands companies are beginning to turn down the taps.

Motivational factors for investors in startups revealed

What factors do investors weight up when deciding to put money into a startup? New research shows fear of missing out is a key motivators for investors to invest early to startups with a disruptive vision. But how much they give depends on other risks.

Pot investors from Canada are being banned from entry into U.S.

For years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been given the discretion to question Canadians entering the U.S. about their marijuana use. Now, cannabis legalization in Canada, the U.S. is focusing on the whole industry, including investors.

This week saw some big funding rounds across all sectors

The past seven days saw some truly massive funding rounds across all sectors. From a new way to sell property to an insurtech startup, here are three big winners from this week.

SpinLaunch wants to slingshot small rockets into space

Sunnyvale - A Silicon Valley startup has devised an ingenious way of sending rockets into space. Dubbed SpinLaunch, the company wants to blast tiny payloads into orbit atop miniature rockets.

With Aurora Cannabis acquisitions — bigger may not be better

Aurora Cannabis has been on a buying spree. With its recent acquisition of MedReleaf, Aurora is now the largest marijuana company in the world. But its rapid growth and non-stop acquisitions are raising red flags for investors.

Kinder Morgan halts non-essential spending on pipeline

Kinder Morgan Limited (KML) on Sunday suspended all non-essential activities and related spending on its $7.4 billion oil pipeline expansion project in the face of mounting legal challenges from British Columbia.

Auction of oil-drilling tracts in Gulf was a big bust for Trump

The Trump administration heralded the government’s sale last month of U.S. drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico as the "largest in US history" and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke called it a "bellwether" for America's offshore energy future.

Investors back away from Canadian oilpatch stocks despite growth

Canada's oil and gas producers are between a rock and a hard place - even though prospects are looking brighter for the sector as commodity price increases drive higher profits. But investors continue to shy away from Canadian energy stocks.

China's timeless mom-and-pop investors 'endure' as stocks gyrate

Much of China's stock trading is conducted remotely via high-tech systems in banks and brokerages or on mobile phones, but the country's masses of mom-and-pop investors still cling to older ways.

Aurora Cannabis to buy CanniMed Therapeutics for C$1.1 billion

Toronto - Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. agreed to acquire CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. in a sweetened C$1.1 billion ($852 million) cash-and-stock deal, creating the world’s largest marijuana producer by market value.

Oil hovers near $70 highs while U.S. and Canada output increases

Oil prices started the week just below $70 on Monday, pressured by a rising U.S. rig count, even as the price of crude continues to hover near record three-year highs.

Tax cut plan will give big growth boost to automation companies

President Trump's plan to cut corporate taxes will only add more fuel to the rally in the shares of automation companies on Wall Street, according to fund managers.

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...
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