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‘Green Swan’ Climate Event Could Trigger Global Financial Crisis, BIS Warns

‘Green Swan’ Climate Event Could Trigger Global Financial Crisis, BIS Warns

A swan swims amid a cyanobacteria bloom at the Baltic Sea coast at the Sund Promenade Stralsund, Germany, 27 August 2013. Blue-green algae blooms occur mainly in the summer months at high water
Another Country May Return to Haunt Trump

Another Country May Return to Haunt Trump

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Free Markets Made Davos. Now Governments Are Crashing the Party

Free Markets Made Davos. Now Governments Are Crashing the Party

In a memorable exchange at Davos last year, tech billionaire Michael Dell was explaining how higher taxes on the rich had never done much good anywhere, when he was contradicted. Actually, said Erik
Johnson Stays Away From Davos to Push Populist U.K. Agenda

Johnson Stays Away From Davos to Push Populist U.K. Agenda

As the global rich gather in Davos, Boris Johnson is reminding voters in Britain why he called his new administration the “people’s government.”
Lebanon to Release Protesters Detained After Night of Riots

Lebanon to Release Protesters Detained After Night of Riots

Lebanon's public prosecutor ordered the release Sunday of more than 30 people detained the previous evening, according to the National State News agency, in the worst day of violence since protests
Some Strategists Say Get Ready for ‘Peak Decade’

Some Strategists Say Get Ready for ‘Peak Decade’

Amid the Alpine peaks of the Swiss resort of Davos in the week ahead, politicians, investors and executives will be busy debating whether we are witnessing peaks in key drivers of the world economy.
Xi’s Wider Fight With U.S. Only Just Beginning After Trade Deal

Xi’s Wider Fight With U.S. Only Just Beginning After Trade Deal

In a letter read out during Wednesday’s trade deal signing at the White House, Chinese leader Xi Jinping asked U.S. President Donald Trump to take steps to “enhance mutual trust and cooperation
Even Under Trump, U.S. Renewable Investment Hit a Record in 2019

Even Under Trump, U.S. Renewable Investment Hit a Record in 2019

The U.S. renewable energy industry doesn’t seem to take much notice of President Donald Trump’s views on green energy and climate change as investments surged to a record last year.
Merkel Slugs It Out With State Leaders in German Coal Exit Talks

Merkel Slugs It Out With State Leaders in German Coal Exit Talks

A meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany’s coal-producing states dragged on well into the night in an attempt to accelerate the country’s phaseout of the dirty fossil fuel.
Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan Agree to U.S.-Brokered Deal Over Nile Dam

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan Agree to U.S.-Brokered Deal Over Nile Dam

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan said they reached an agreement on the operation of a giant dam on a Nile tributary, a sign of easing tensions in the region.
Norway Government Crisis Brews Over ISIS Prisoner Return

Norway Government Crisis Brews Over ISIS Prisoner Return

Norway’s government risks splitting after a coalition partner threatened to pull its support over the repatriation of a woman who joined Islamic State in Syria.
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Brussels Edition: Turning Up the Heat on China

Brussels Edition: Turning Up the Heat on China

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Drones Target Polluters in One of Europe’s Smoggiest Places

Drones Target Polluters in One of Europe’s Smoggiest Places

Krakow was one of the most choked-up urban areas on the continent. The Polish city has become ruthless in its fight for clean air.
Japan Cabinet Star Set to Make History With Paternity Leave

Japan Cabinet Star Set to Make History With Paternity Leave

Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi, a public favorite to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is set to be the country’s first sitting cabinet member to take paternity leave, a decision
Who’s in Charge in Venezuela and What May Come Next

Who’s in Charge in Venezuela and What May Come Next

Once one of Latin America’s richest countries, Venezuela has been laid low. Power, water and gasoline shortages have become an everyday occurrence across the country as hyperinflation hastens an
Bankers Flooding JPMorgan Event Bemoan San Francisco Squalor

Bankers Flooding JPMorgan Event Bemoan San Francisco Squalor

Hotel rates of $2,000 a night. Meeting-table rentals costing $150 an hour. Swank parties held steps from people bundled in sleeping bags on the street.
A $7 trillion Wall Street powerhouse is finally matching its climate-change rhetoric with action

A $7 trillion Wall Street powerhouse is finally matching its climate-change rhetoric with action

Sustainable investment may have just hit its tipping point, with a $7 trillion asset management giant making a series of promises.
EU Court Criticizes Hungary’s Attack on Foreign-Funded NGOs

EU Court Criticizes Hungary’s Attack on Foreign-Funded NGOs

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban suffered a setback in his clash with the European Union over democratic norms as an adviser to the bloc’s highest court slammed his crackdown on foreign-funded
Child-Slavery Appeals by Nestle, Cargill Draw Supreme Court Inquiry

Child-Slavery Appeals by Nestle, Cargill Draw Supreme Court Inquiry

The U.S. Supreme Court signaled interest in giving companies a broader shield from lawsuits by victims of overseas atrocities, asking the Trump administration for advice on a case stemming from child