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‘Total wideboys!' - emails show Taqa management's reaction to RockRose-Marathon deal

1 hour ago   |   Energy Voice

Court documents have revealed emails between Taqa senior management, who described RockRose's deal with Marathon Oil as their “worst fear”, calling the London-headquartered...
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Is AI the top technology trend for 2020? An Asian Development Bank Trade perspective for the next decade

Is AI the top technology trend for 2020? An Asian Development Bank Trade perspective for the next decade

11 hours ago   |   Trade Finance Global

We heard from Steven Beck, Head of Trade Finance at the Asian Development Bank, giving his musings on 2019, a year of uncertainty in trade, and what 2020 might bring for trade...
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Sabotage by Anastasia Nesvetailova and Ronen Palan review - the business of finance

23 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Is financial malpractice an aberration or built into the system? This is enraging, essential reading A decade ago the global economy was emerging from the biggest financial...
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Microsoft to invest $1bn in carbon-reduction technology

1 day ago   |   Energy Voice

Microsoft Corp. unveiled plans to invest $1 billion to back companies and organizations working on technologies to remove or reduce carbon from the earth's atmosphere, saying...
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Study: Oil firms pay investors more than they can afford

1 day ago   |   Energy Voice

The largest oil and gas companies for years have lived beyond their means and paid more money to investors than they can reasonably afford, according to a new report. The study...
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Local authority body calls for ‘fair' climate change funding

1 day ago   |   Energy Voice

Local authority body Cosla has called for “fair funding” to help councils tackle climate change. The group said a target agreed at Holyrood last year for Scotland to become...
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BCR's Michael Bickers: Will Supply Chain Finance Overtake Traditional Factoring in 2020?

BCR's Michael Bickers: Will Supply Chain Finance Overtake Traditional Factoring in 2020?

1 day ago   |   Trade Finance Global

Michael Bickers, MD, BCR Publishing walked us through the trends in supply chain and receivables finance in 2019, arguably one of the most uncertain in the last decade. In an...
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Goldman Sachs stresses that it decides who gets an Apple Card - after Apple's snub that it was 'created by Apple, not a bank'

Goldman Sachs stresses that it decides who gets an Apple Card - after Apple's snub that it was 'created by Apple, not a bank'

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

The slogan for Apple Card is "created by Apple, not a bank" - but Goldman Sachs decides who gets one, shoulders the risk of lending billions, and collects unpaid...
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Comment: Pearson's loss of top two bosses is a textbook mess-up

1 day ago   |   Evening Standard

Any student of Pearson's BTec course in business studies could tell you investing in a company where the chief executive and finance director just quit is a bad idea...
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Top deal maker to focus on future of M&A activity at P&J business breakfast event

1 day ago   |   Press and Journal

One of the north-east's top deal makers will address the future of the region's mergers and acquisitions market at a P&J event next month. Mike Beveridge, managing director of...
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A landmark lawsuit in which kids sued the US government over its...

A landmark lawsuit in which kids sued the US government over its contribution to climate change has been dismissed after a 5-year fight

In 2015, 21 young people sued the US government , alleging it was violating their constitutional rights by contributing to climate change despite knowledge of its dangerous... Read more ...

The Jonas Brothers' 'What a Man Gotta Do' music video is packed with hidden...

The Jonas Brothers' 'What a Man Gotta Do' music video is packed with hidden references. Here's every detail you may have missed

The Jonas Brothers released a new song called "What a Man Gotta Do" and shared an accompanying music video that has nods to three classic films: "Grease," "Say Anything," and... Read more ...

US housing starts reach highest level in 13 years after 'spectacular'...

US housing starts reach highest level in 13 years after 'spectacular' December surge

US housing starts soared nearly 17% in December to a 13-year high, according to a Friday release from the Census Bureau. The seasonally adjusted annual rate for home starts... Read more ...

The San Francisco Giants are hiring the first full-time female coach in MLB...

The San Francisco Giants are hiring the first full-time female coach in MLB history

Alyssa Nakken was hired by the San Francisco Giants as an assistant coach on Thursday, becoming Major League Baseball's first full-time female coach. Nakken, 29 was a... Read more ...

Joe Biden slams Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook for having too much power...

Joe Biden slams Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook for having too much power: 'I've never been a big Zuckerberg fan. I think he's a real problem'

Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg over misinformation on the platform and privacy concerns. "I've never been a big Zuckerberg fan. I... Read more ...

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here's what's going on. 1. China's economy grew at the slowest pace in nearly 30 years as Trump's trade war bites. The drop from 6.6% growth in 2018 reflected a raft of... Read more ...

Iran's supreme leader called Trump a 'clown' as he delivered Friday prayers...

Iran's supreme leader called Trump a 'clown' as he delivered Friday prayers for the first time in 8 years amid growing unrest over the Flight 752 disaster

Iran's supreme leader called Trump a "clown" and said the US president is preparing to stab Iranians in the back with a "poisonous dagger." Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led public... Read more ...

Man Utd eye transfer deal as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer identifies Ashley Young...

Man Utd eye transfer deal as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer identifies Ashley Young replacement

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is exploring the transfer market after losing Ashley Young to Inter Milan. Read more ...

Alphabet is now a trillion-dollar company

Alphabet is now a trillion-dollar company

Google's parent company Alphabet has reached a market capitalisation of a trillion dollars, becoming only the fourth tech firm to do so. The company follows in the footsteps of... Read more ...