Thursday 5 May 2016

Half of leading investors ignoring climate change

Almost half of the world's top 500 investors are doing nothing to address climate change through their investments, a study showed on Monday. A report by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP), a not-for-profit organisation aimed at improving the management of climate cha


Rising oil prices throw lifeline to shale producers

Brent prices for 2017 ended trading above $50 per barrel on Wednesday for the first time since mid-December following the largest and most sustained rally in prices since the oil slump started. The average for the 12 futures contracts expiring in 2017, called the calendar strip,


Mideast funds reduce cash as markets find floors

Middle East fund managers are reducing their cash holdings and building back long positions in equities and fixed income because of signs that markets have bottomed out, a monthly Reuters poll shows. During the previous six months, many managers retreated into cash because of sli


Is death reversible?

We are repeatedly told through the medical establishment that brain death is “irreversible” and should be considered the end of the line. Or is it? Two biosciences companies are studying a clinical intervention in the state of death. Bioquark, a company focused on the


Smartphone market shrank for first time in Q1

Global shipments of smartphones shrank 3 per cent in the first quarter from a year earlier in the market's first year-on-year contraction on record, researcher Strategy Analytics said on Thursday, reflecting growing strains on the industry. Strategy Analytics said in a statem

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