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July 29, 2015 BP is making the best of a bad situationSource: Reuters
BP is making the best of a bad situation. There is clear progress on bringing down costs and capital expenditure. But with the oil price at nearly a six-month low of $53 a barrel for Brent crude, it’s only going to get harder for...
Source: The Guardian
A short letter in Wednesday’s Financial Times makes for fascinating reading. Stimulated by Pearson’s sale of the FT to Nikkei, it poses profound questions about the nature of modern capitalism:
Chinese stocks will decline by an additional 14 percent over the next three weeks as the market demonstrates a trading pattern that mirrors the U.S. crash in 1929, according to Tom DeMark.
Engineering News - Let us get something îclear: profitî is good. In fact, profit as a motive is essential. Profit or loss is the final indicator of whether the people concerned are running a good operation. Imagine...
July 24, 2015 Three Post-Proxy-Season ThoughtsSource: Supra Business Advisor
For many companies, the period between Independence Day and Labor Day is a good time to absorb the lessons of the spring proxy season and to catch a corporate breath before the stretch run to the end of the year. With that in...
July 24, 2015 US Missed An Opportunity To Cut Carbon At Lower CostSource: Forbes
“As far as I’m concerned the renewables industry is built on the proposition that we should always do the most expensive thing first,” Rowe said at the Energy Thought Summit at Chicago’s Symphony Center. “Whereas a carbon tax or...
Some of the fundamentalists from both streets may bristle at the comparison, but the trend of incorporating environmental, social and governance (or "ESG") considerations into investment decisions seems to be spreading faster...
July 22, 2015 The Dodd-Frank Act at 5: Examining progress and pushbackSource: Devex Impact
Since officially being inked into U.S. law on July 21, 2010, as the most sweeping set of financial reforms since the Great Depression, the landmark bill’s efforts to promote good governance in developing countries have indeed...
Source: The Guardian
The Toshiba accounting scandal comes just six weeks after the introduction of a corporate governance code in Japan that was meant to pave the way to a more open dialogue between companies and shareholders.
July 20, 2015 Investors Follow Their ConscienceSource: Wall Street Journal
Investors have increasingly been putting their money where their values are. Some advocates argue that “socially responsible investing” not only helps society, but can help boost a portfolio as well.
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