Biden and Xi send clean energy shares on a roll

US clean energy shares climbed at the end of last week after Democratic presidential candidate Joe…

‘Game-changing’ supercapacitor wins ICAP backing

‘Supercapacitor’ is not a word in every car buyer’s vocabulary yet but, like the catalytic convertor…

Airbnb hires Apple vet in run-up to IPO

Airbnb has hired iMac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch designer Sir Jony Ive to help create…

US Retail Sales and the Revenge Shoppers

Yesterday, the US Commerce Department reported that US retail sales in September had significantly exceed expectations…

Philippines re-energises South China Sea dispute

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the lifting of a six-year-old  ban on oil and gas…

Zoom Zapps into Zoomba

On Wednesday Zoom unveiled plans for its new third-party app integrations, dubbed ‘Zapps‘. Zoom has been…

‘Green’ ESG funds outperform S&P benchmark

Nine of the 10 largest US mutual and exchange traded ESG funds outperformed the benchmark Vanguard…

New US sanctions push Iran east and south

New US sanctions were today expected to be slapped on more than two dozen people and…

Airtel teams up with Amazon in race for India’s $7bn cloud computing market

Bharti Airtel has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide cloud computing solutions for…

Secondary Hang Seng listings open new front in US-China trade war

China’s largest online retailer JD.com will tomorrow become the latest in a growing roll call of…

Israel sucked into US-China trade war while India waits in the wings

US-China trade war: Israel has turned down a Hong Kong firm’s $1bn investment bid for the…

Gulf’s sovereign wealth funds snap up US stocks

The sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia (PIF) and Qatar (QIA) are planning to capitalise on…

Boom time for domestic tourism?

Domestic tourism: At first sight, logic would suggest that those countries who have led the race…

Charter rates soar as supertankers drafted in to solve oil glut

Charter rates: In normal times a collapse in oil prices may have seriously negative implications for…

Huwaei wins Russian 5G contract as Trump pushes Xi and Putin into each others’ arms

Huawei is to build Russia’s first 5G wireless network after it struck a deal with MTS…

Fears of trade war and slowdown in recovery with US set to slap $60bn tariff bill on China

Fears of a trade war and a subsequent downturn in the global economy grew  this week…

EU accused of appeasing Trump with May 12 nuclear waiver looming for Iran

The EU should be pushing the US to abide by the terms of the nuclear agreement…

A clash of symbols: Li pledges to open China up to foreign ownership as Trump slaps on steel import tariffs

Within days of US President Donald Trump declaring his intention to impose tariffs on steel imports, …

Exxon withdrawal and CEFC chief’s fall from grace double whammy for Rosneft

In what can without exaggeration be described as a bad day at the office,  Rosneft was…

German opposition to Nord Stream 2 grows while  Morawiecki warns of “war”

German energy consumers may end up picking up the cost of a €2.7bn gas pipeline extension…

Branson brings hyperloop to India

The journey time between Mumbai and the university town of Pune could be slashed from three…

Apple’s Chinese data centre to open in 2020

Apple’s Chinese $1bn data centre should be up and running by 2020, sources close to the…

‘The dogs bark, but the caravan keeps going’ – Putin dismisses Kremlin list

  The US Ministry  of finance on Monday published its so-called ‘Kremlin list‘ of 210 Russian government…

Ukraine hires Washington lobbyists to help block NS2 pipeline

Ukraine’s state-owned oil and natural gas company Naftogaz has hired a a firm of political consultants in…