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August 11, 2015 The Real Reasons Google Will Become AlphabetSource: Forbes
Google just renamed itself Alphabet, creating a holding company that includes the search company (Google) and a bunch of others that no one could figure out why it was doing
August 10, 2015 World Bank: clean energy is the solution to poverty, not coalSource: The Guardian
It is the development conundrum of our era. Extremely poor people cannot lift themselves out of poverty without access to reliable energy. More than a billion people live without power today, denying them opportunities as...
August 10, 2015 Think the world’s getting worse? Think again, says economistSource: Reuters
Turn on the news or listen to doom-mongers in politics and the media, and you could be forgiven for thinking the world is a more violent and unequal place than ever, but according to economist Max Roser, we’ve never had it so...
August 7, 2015 The Shale Patch Faces RealitySource: Bloomberg
Not long ago the oil industry looked like it had dodged a bullet. After the worst bust in a generation cut crude prices from $100 a barrel last summer to $43 in March, the oil market rallied. By June, prices were up 40 percent,...
August 6, 2015 With Puerto Rico bond risk, look here: ExpertSource: CNBC
As Puerto Rican debt grows even riskier, investors looking for high yield should seek out individual projects or sectors, a top municipal bond analyst said Wednesday
August 5, 2015 The Winners And Losers Of Free Market CapitalismSource: Forbes
Everyone knows there are winners and losers when capitalism is functioning at its best. Capitalist hardliners say that “the winners are those who are honest, industrious, thoughtful, prudent, frugal, responsible, disciplined and...
August 3, 2015 Brazil: From Bad to Worse?Source: The Market Mogul
Recently, Standard & Poor’s indicated that it is considering removing Brazil’s coveted investment-grade credit status on its long-term sovereign debt. In the company’s statement on Tuesday, it has revised the outlook on Brazil’s...
China’s pledges to prop up the stock market are unwise. It didn’t have to be this way – if only the country’s authorities had been able to resist the lure of inflating asset prices. That’s a challenge few governments have met.
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:
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