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January 4, 2016 China Halts Stock Trading After 7% Rout Triggers Circuit BreakerSource: Bloomberg
The worst-ever start to a year for Chinese shares triggered a trading halt in more than $7 trillion of equities, futures and options, putting the nation’s new market circuit breakers to the test on their first day.
January 4, 2016 Top 10 Movers And Shakers In Sustainability 2015Source: Huff Post
The conversation around sustainability changed in 2015. Proponents of climate action shifted focus to the financial, health, and social costs of not doing anything, and people are listening. As communities around the world...
January 4, 2016 Year of Twists Leaves S&P 500 Investors Right Where They StartedSource: Bloomberg
After enduring the worst selloff in four years and volatility not seen since the financial crisis, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index ended 2015 just fractionally below where it began, down 0.7 percent at 2,043.94. The decline,...
December 31, 2015 4 Myths About How to Deal With Climate Change EffectivelySource: Huntington Post
HONG KONG -- The world recently agreed to a new climate framework, and opinions flooded in immediately. Views crossed the spectrum from Jeffrey Sachs, who called Paris "an act of true global cooperation of historic significance,"...
December 31, 2015 Stock futures little changed on last trading day of 2015Source: Reuters
U.S. stock index futures were little changed in subdued trading on the last day of the year, with the S&P 500 holding on to a small gain for the year.
December 31, 2015 Will the ASEAN Economic Community be a bang or a bust?Source: CNBC
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will come into effect Thursday and holds immense potential for the region. However, the full-scale of implementation is far from complete
December 30, 2015 2016 will be a year of living dangerously for the global economySource: The Guardian
Economic forecasting is a mug’s game. One thing that has been learned from the financial crisis and Great Recession is that even those equipped with the most sophisticated models get it wrong, sometimes spectacularly.
December 30, 2015 The Top 5 Corporate Sustainability Stories of 2015Source: Forbes
2015 was a roller-coaster year for business and sustainability around the globe, with Google, Unilever, Tesla and Shell making headlines. Momentum built from the , through the Sustainable Development Goals and ended with the...
December 30, 2015 California's Ongoing Drought Puts 58 Million Trees In DangerSource: Nature World News
New laser-imaging tools from Carnegie Institution for Science's Airborne Observatory (CAO) combined with satellite data reveal the devastating impacts of California's ongoing drought. Since 2011, nearly 888 million trees have...
December 30, 2015 Oil rebound fizzles, sending global shares lowerSource: Reuters
Global stock markets fell on Wednesday as oil prices slumped back toward 11-year lows, sapping investors' appetite for risky assets and hurting the shares of mining and energy companies.
December 29, 2015 Can Sustainability Pros Break Out of These Six Silos?Source: Triple Pundit
Silos occur naturally in organizations, and companies struggle to get information out of a silo and into a broader organization. A lack of information on sourcing, for example, can cause a company to wake up one morning and find...
December 29, 2015 Higher Rates Will Dominate Markets in 2016Source: Fox Business
Will the Federal Reserve’s decision in December to start raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade help deflate the same stock market bubble the central bank has been accused of helping to inflate over the...
December 29, 2015 Tech giants spot opportunity in forecasting China's smogSource: Reuters
Air pollution in China could be big business. Two of the world's largest technology firms, IBM and Microsoft, are vying to tap the nascent, fast-growing market for forecasting air quality in the world's top carbon emitters
December 29, 2015 Oil down 3 percent; Brent near 11-year low as oversupply worries returnSource: Reuters
Oil fell more than 3 percent on Monday, with global benchmark Brent back near 11-year lows as last week's short-covering dried up and players worried that crude prices had more room to swoon in the new year.
December 28, 2015 Prospects For The Oil Market - What Is Market Structure Telling Us As We Head Into 2016?Source: Seeking Alpha
It has been a rough year for the energy markets in 2015. Crude oil opened in January of this year at over $50 per barrel on the active month NYMEX crude oil futures contract
December 28, 2015 19 for ’16: Biggest sustainability hopes for 2016Source: GreenBiz
Now, for the next installment of our three-part VERGE series, we asked VERGE leaders a second question: "What’s your biggest hope for sustainability technology in 2016?"
December 28, 2015 Federal Reserve Interest Rate Hike Expected to Make Minimal Impact on the Middle MarketSource: The Middle Market
The Federal Reserve’s move to raise its benchmark interest rate for the first time in nearly 10 years isn’t expected to have much of an effect on middle-market M&A activity, but subsequent rate hikes could.
Source: The Guardian
Scientists say flooding in Britain, record US temperatures and Australian wildfires linked to El Niño making effects of man-made climate change worse
December 24, 2015 Oil falls to $37, near 11-year low as rally fizzlesSource: Reuters
Oil edged lower to around $37 a barrel on Thursday, nearing an 11-year low reached this week, as oversupply pressured the global market despite signs of tightening in the United States.
U.S. stock futures edged lower Thursday, putting the market on track to break a three-day winning streak but still finish higher for the holiday-shortened week.
Source: The Guardian
For years, consumers have propelled the push for sustainability. But if the market turns its attention elsewhere, will companies stay the course?
December 24, 2015 California snowpack above average for this time of yearSource: CBS News
FRESNO, Calif. -- The Sierra Nevada snowpack measured above average for this time of year, but it's not enough to make a dent in California's stubborn four-year drought, state water managers said Wednesday.
December 23, 2015 Poll: Post Paris Deal, Most Republicans Back Action on Climate ChangeSource: NewsWeek
A majority of U.S. Republicans who had heard of the international climate deal in Paris said they support working with other countries to curb global warming and were willing to take steps to do so, according to a Reuters/Ipsos...
December 23, 2015 Consumer, business spending support U.S. third-quarter growthSource: Reuters
The U.S. economy grew at a fairly healthy clip in the third quarter as strong consumer and business spending offset efforts by businesses to reduce an inventory glut, underscoring its resilience despite a raft of headwinds
December 23, 2015 Tracking What Cities Are Doing About Climate ChangeSource: Next City
A historic accord was signed earlier this month at COP21, with world leaders signing on to slow climate change. In addition to promising to cut emissions, all signatories agreed to report their progress through newly established...
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