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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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Women and the world economy

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…

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Chaos and capitalism not so good for Iraq

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 –…

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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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Asean power week

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

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…

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Bursting the housing bubble

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…

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2014-06-14 - WCS SIWW CESS 2014 - 25 - WCS opening ceremony PM Lee Hsien Loong

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

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…

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Aid for the poor or for the rich?

2014.06.11 Good news for once! British foreign aid has finally reached the 0.7% mark! As you will no doubt know, there has been a longstanding target encouraged by the UN Development Programme to encourage rich countries to give 0.7% of their GDP as foreign aid to help poorer countries overcome their disadvantages and improve the…

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Has carbon trading failed?

2014.06.07 News reports suggest that Australia could become the first country to shut down its carbon trading scheme, essentially giving polluting industries the green light to continue with business-as-usual. The point of the carbon trading law was to put a minimum price on the emission of carbon dioxide, a kind of subsidy-in-reverse on industries and…

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