Blackrock ‘low carbon’ ETF raises record $1.25bn

A new ‘low-carbon’ ETF set up by Blackrock last week became the biggest launch in the…

Ark’s Space ETF goes stellar

A new space ETF which tracks US and global companies engaged in space exploration and innovation…

China-Iran deal adds new dimension to Middle East chess game

China-Iran deal. Billions of dollars of Chinese investment could be heading Iran’s way after the two…

Record wind turbine orders defy COVID gloom

Driven primarily by some frenetic activity in the US and China as well as the relentless…

Vineyard Wind to breathe life into US clean energy sector

The 800 MW $3bn Vineyard Wind 1 Massachusetts offshore project edged closer to obtaining US Government…

US-Iran diplomatic madrigal begins with Nimitz withdrawal

Joe Biden's administration withdrew the USS Nimitz from the Gulf this week - but it has…

Fink pushes climate change policy up the corporate agenda

larry Fink's annual letter  to investors and captains of industry will have pushed climate change up…

Ball in Biden’s court, says Rohani ten days after final Trump sanctions

Rohani tells Biden to review US policy to Iran and latest Trump sanctions on metals and…

High-voltage transmission to turn Big Apple green

bidding opened last week for several high-voltage transmission projects to New York City from clean emergy…

Trump fires parting shot with US-Taiwan detente call

Trump's parting shop is to lift US-Taiwan restrictions - and to irritate Beijing

SK and Plug Power in hydrogen JV

The SK Group, South Korea’s third-largest conglomerate, has agreed to invest $1.5bn in US-based hydrogen fuel…

Trans Adriatic Pipeline opens, NS2 stalls

After four and a half years in construction, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) last week began…

Covid Vaccine Boost for a Moderna World

For a second successive Monday morning, the world awoke to heartwarming Covid vaccine news.    At…

EV industry passes new milestone as Tesla joins S&P

Tesla gave electric vehicle (EV) companies and their shareholders a fresh boost today when it was…

New RCEP Free Trade Agreement sets Biden Asian poser

As yet, not many people are familiar with the acronym RCEP, but they may well soon…

NYC paves way for e-scooter sharing but SoftBank bets on Europe

November is turning out to be a good month for the nascent e-scooter sharing market. Late…

Biden’s $2trn boost for US clean energy industry

With Joe Biden set to take over occupation of the White House next January, the US…

Markets get high on cannabis

Although the much anticipated Democratic ‘blue wave’ failed to materialise in last week’s US presidential elections,…

Emerging markets root for Biden in US elections

As they wait for the results of tomorrow’s US elections, most investors and business communities in…

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…