Business & Economy

IEA: Positive future for gas in Asia and Europe’s energy mixes

July 4, 2014
2014.07.04 As both economies and populations grow worldwide, the demand for energy continues to increase. In order to strengthen their energy security, many countries turn to the diversification of their energy mix. However, as environmental concerns grow, the impact the energy sources chosen have on global emissions is also a key concern. Across Europe and

Ignoring the past for our own convenience

July 2, 2014
2014.07.02 We spend so much time focusing on the problems of the present day that it can be very easy for us to ignore the past, and to ignore the historical actions and events that have led us to the situation of inequality and injustice that we face today. But as the famous saying goes,

Less Greenpeace, more green power

June 27, 2014
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

Women and the world economy

June 24, 2014
2014.06.24 In many countries, public debate about gender equality focuses mainly on women’s access to oppositions and high-powered career opportunities. But the “glass ceiling” is only a small part of the issue. The broader question is whether women have the same opportunities as men to participate in labor markets in the first place. In other

Chaos and capitalism not so good for Iraq

June 24, 2014
2014.06.24 And so it goes: years after George W Bush stood on that battleship and proclaimed Mission Accomplished, Iraq is once more teetering on the edge of a chaos that many hoped was fading. All the attempts at nation-building, at creating a unified police force and army, of building up a native political establishment –

21st World Petroleum Congress

June 23, 2014
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

Energy dependency is a problem for us all, not just Ukraine

June 23, 2014
2014.06.23 The news from Ukraine these days just seems to get worse and worse for the country. Military planes are being shot from the sky by rebels, the eastern half of the country is still trying to secede (despite Russia not being quite so vocally supportive anymore), and the Crimean region seems to have been

Ana Shell Media Press presents: POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia

June 20, 2014
2014.06.20 Ana Shell Media Press is pleased to be a media partner of PennWell Corporation and support POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia. POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia, the region’s premier conference and exhibition for all aspects of the power generation industry, will return to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 10-12 September 2014, at

Bursting the housing bubble

June 17, 2014
2014.06.17 To read the newspapers in the UK, you might think that the housing market is both the most important thing in the country, and something that is of innate benefit to all citizens. There is constant jubilation over rising house prices, and that seems to be about the most important thing to publications like

World Cities Summit and Singapore International Water Week 2014: Common challenges, shared solutions

June 14, 2014
2014.06.14 Since 2010, the World Cities Summit (WCS) has brought together political and industry leaders in Singapore to discuss the challenges of urbanization, to learn from each other’s expertise and experiences in developing solutions that affect millions of lives, and to foster relationships across the sectors, with eyes always towards the future. This year’s WCS