When shareholders exacerbate their own banks' crisis
Banks are increasingly issuing 'CoCo' bonds to boost the levels of equity they hold. In a crisis situation, bondholders are forced to convert these bonds into a bank's equity. To date, such bonds have been ...
China's new 'Great Wall' not so great, hurting wetlands, economy
China's second great wall, a vast seawall covering more than half of the country's mainland coastline, is a foundation for financial gain - and also a dyke holding a swelling rush of ecological woes.
Financial planning gets a dose of virtual reality
Financial planning often involves lots of spreadsheets, pie charts and eyes glazing over.
Risk analysis for a complex world
Developing adaptable systems for finance and international relations could help reduce the risk of major systemic collapses such as the 2008 financial crisis, according to a new analysis.
Sony takes hard look at streaming after Taylor Swift snub
A Sony executive said Tuesday the firm was taking a hard look at music streaming services after pop star Taylor Swift yanked her songs from industry giant Spotify.
Spotify joins with Uber to bring music to shared rides
The world's biggest music streaming service Spotify will team up with US car-sharing start-up Uber to offer users personalised music during their rides, the Swedish company said on Monday.
Facebook preparing new website for office use
Facebook is preparing a new office version of its social networking site to compete with other sites like LinkedIn, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
Fauna & Flora International trials new approach to forest conservation
A new pilot project aims to put financial responsibility for conservation in the hands of the businesses that benefit from healthy ecosystems.
Valuable movies and valued movies may be two different things
Action movies may drive box office revenues, but dramas and deeper, more serious movies earn audience acclaim and appreciation, according to a team of researchers.
Startup measures movement in cells to improve cancer drug development
Officials at a life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation say their technology could help pharmaceutical companies find more effective drug candidates and improve the results of personalized cancer care.
NY Times narrows loss, sees progress in digital
The New York Times Co. said Thursday it narrowed its losses from the same period a year ago, while touting progress in its transition to a digital news operation.
Yelp acquires French rival Cityvox
The online review website Yelp announced Tuesday it had acquired French-based rival Cityvox in its latest overseas expansion.
Third parties play a key role to making buildings energy efficient
In a strategic plan for the municipality, the town council of Valladolid , in Spain, has given top priority to the renovation of its heritage buildings to achieve nearly zero energy districts. In one of its neighbourhoods, ...
Insider trading study shows stronger enforcement
The first major study of the enforcement of Australia's insider trading laws has shown the number of insider trading cases brought by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) is increasing, ...