News tagged with investments

Putting a price tag on the 2 deg climate target

Addressing climate change will require substantial new investment in low-carbon energy and energy efficiency – but no more than what is currently spent on today's fossil-dominated energy system, according to new research ...

dateJul 02, 2014 in Environment
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How private funding influences GM research

Most of the debate around genetically modified (GM) foods has focused on health and nutrition, or the potential impact on the Australian agricultural industry. There has been less attention to the role of ...

dateJun 30, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Pseudo-mathematics and financial charlatanism

Your financial advisor calls you up to suggest a new investment scheme. Drawing on 20 years of data, he has set his computer to work on this question: If you had invested according to this scheme in the past, which portfolio ...

dateApr 10, 2014 in Mathematics
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Fairfax ups investment in troubled BlackBerry

Fairfax Financial Holdings is buying another $250 million of convertible debt in troubled Blackberry in what Fairfax's president says is a sign of confidence in the company's new management.

dateJan 08, 2014 in Business
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Chinese firm paid US gov't intelligence adviser

A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology ...

dateDec 06, 2013 in Business
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