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Ana Shell Fund starts cooperation with the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture

2014.11.04 Indonesia has the largest economy in Southeast Asia. One of the main factors spurring this growth is agricultural production. Being rich in natural resources, the country’s market is highly attractive to international partners. The recent decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin to block agricultural imports from countries that implemented sanctions against the Russian Federation…

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NRGLab Pte Ltd showcases new energy project

2014.10.27 Singapore-based NRGLab joined the National Oil and Gas Forum last week in Moscow. Organized by the Russian Ministry of Energy in cooperation with leading entrepreneurial and industrial groups, it was devoted to an evaluation of the Russian energy sector, as well as its goals and objectives. A specialized exhibition “Modern technologies and innovations in Oil…

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A green new deal for the economy

2014.07.17 A new report released by the World Bank has said something that many of us have been arguing for a long time – that dealing seriously with climate change will not damage the economy, as many sceptics claim, but will instead actually boost it. The Bank found that climate change mitigation and adaptation measures…

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Less Greenpeace, more green power

2014.06.27 Things are looking bad for the (once) highly-respected environmental NGO Greenpeace. Recent leaks have shown that their finance department basically doesn’t know what it’s doing, stories have come out that they lost $3m through speculating on currency markets (a particularly bizarre scenario considering the general left-wing dislike of corporations and financial institutions), and they…

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Ana Shell and Mr. Nursatyo Argo, Corporate Secretary of PT Pertamina

21st World Petroleum Congress

2014.06.23 Between the 15th and 19th June 2014 Moscow played host to the 21st World Petroleum Congress. Energy entrepreneur Ana Shell and representative of NRGLab Pte Ltd were in the city for a business trip at the time, and took the chance to visit this slick and well-organized event. The theme of this year’s event…

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The life and death of language

2014.06.05 Of all the things that matter to humans, language might be the most important – considerably more so that politics, race, or even money. Language is probably the most inherent part of human culture: it separates us from the animals but it also distinguishes us from each other and helps us form particular communities…

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A brighter future in China?

2014.05.15 This week has seen two important announcements from China – both of them pieces of legislation that are designed to protect the environment and the ecosystems that thrive in it. It seems that after many years of being criticized by the international community (sometimes unfairly, considering the record of many other countries on these…

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Education, economics, or exploitation?

2014.04.25 The New York Times has recently reported that British universities are facing a big problem – student enrolment is falling for the first time in years. Not among British students, who are still taking out their £9,000 loans to pay for tuition every year, having been told that you need a degree to get…

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