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Startup measures the risk climate change poses to real estate

Investors are turning to a new breed of high-tech start-ups that can measure the risk climate change poses to real estate — from an hour to decades into the future.

U.S. cannabis investors need to keep an eye on banking access

U.S. Federal regulations currently prevent banks from building relationships with cannabis businesses in legalized states.

Yield Growth registers CBD oil lip glosses with Health Canada

Vancouver - Yield Growth Corp. has announced that its subsidiary Urban Juve has registered for sale with Health Canada three lip glosses containing cannabis sativa hemp seed oil extracted using Urban Juve’s proprietary patent-pending technology.

Aurora Cannabis sales strong even as losses balloon

Canadian cannabis producer, Aurora Cannabis posted a fiscal second-quarter loss of C$237.8 million on revenue of C$54.2 million, compared with year-earlier profits of C$7.7 million on revenue of C$11.7 million.

Investors urge fast-food giants to root out climate risks

More than 80 investors with $6.4 trillion (£5trn) in assets under management have told six of the world’s largest fast-food companies to urgently tackle climate and water risks in their supply chains.

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.
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