The Woman Trying To Shake Up Israel's Financial System
Israel is known for tech innovation, but its banks have a lot of catching up to do.
A Tech Veteran's Search For Green Fields
Ben Rosen has had several careers—technology analyst, early venture capitalist, entrepreneur—any one of which would have made him notable.
Nigeria's Missing Mobile Banking App
Every Month, Ifeyinwa Abel, the secretary of a Pentecostal church in Lagos, spends as much as a quarter of her salary sending money to pay for diabetes drugs to her mother 430 miles away in Abia Ohafia, a small agricultural village.
Paytm's Sharma Is Ready To Take On The World
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, 41, founded closely held One97 Communications and its brand Paytm (rhymes with ATM) almost two decades ago.
Big Money Takes A New Approach To Climate Change Activism
Earlier this year, one of Meryam Omi’s deputies at Legal & General Investment Management sat down with board members and managers from Exxon Mobil Corp. to discuss how the oil giant could address climate change.
Advances In Batteries Promise To Reinvent The Grid
From sun-blessed Australia to medieval European cities, researchers are obsessing over energy storage—the key to the triumph of renewables over conventional fuels
Aarhus, The World's Biggest Maker Of Wind Turbines!
Propelled by Europe’s remarkable shift away from fossil fuels, the Danish city of Aarhus is at the center of a booming renewable economy
How Nancy Pfund Became A Cleantech Guru
Nancy Pfund has been turning ideas into businesses for most of her life.
Fish Farms Are Now Hosting Almost 9% of China's Solar Power Panels
Workers at a solar farm outside Yueyang City on July 2. Panels are installed at a height that allows fishery vessels to pass underneath.
For Really Uncorrelated Returns, Try Investing In A Ghana Power Station
Investing in African power plants can boost returns, provide a hedge against global market shocks, and help lift people out of poverty, says Jerome Booth.
Coal Won't Die In Pakistan And China!
As this vast mine in Pakistan’s Thar Desert attests, the world’s No. 1 cause of carbon emissions will be a major source of electricity for decades, despite the outcry against it
The End Of The Hydrocarbon Era
Dustin Yellin, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist whose intricate 3D photomontages adorn the likes of New York’s Lincoln Center, wants to draw your gaze to climate change.
There Will Be Oil
On The Verge Of Becoming The World’s Newest Petrostate, Tiny Guyana Isn’t Ready For The Multibillion-dollar Windfall Heading Its Way. But Exxon Mobil Is
El Petro, Or What We Can Learn From Venezuela's Doomed Crypto-Petrocurrency
Shakespeare tells us, “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.
For TPG’s Jim Coulter and Jon Winkelried, radical change is an investing opportunity.They’re finding plenty of disruption in the economy, in their portfolio— and even in their firm
The Lawyer Who Helped Greece And Argentina Sees New Emerging-market Defaults Brewing
FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES facing down creditors, Lee Buchheit was the cavalry.
He Just Won't Stop Betting On A Crash
RUSSELL CLARK’S ENTRY into the high-stakes world of investing could hardly have been less promising.
For Meridiam's Thierry Deau, Assets Mean Airports And Tunnels
THIERRY DEAU’S ENGINEERING training in France led him early in his career to building government-funded infrastructure.
China By The Red Sea
Djibouti needed help. China had money. This is what happened next.
Natalie Jaresko: ‘Don't Waste A Crisis'
Natalie Jaresko, who’s helping manage Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy process, knows more than most about the risks government borrowers can face.
The Man Who Bet On Chinese Debt
When Chen Yang was fresh out of university, China’s government rarely failed to protect lenders and borrowers. Today, Beijing is allowing the bond market to grow up, forcing Chen and others like him to become experts in credit analysis.
The Bank Of Japan's Voracious Appetite Has Paralyzed The Government Bond Market
Japan’s Ministry of Finance went to the trouble of creating a cute little mascot to sell government bonds. But there’s only one buyer that counts: The Bank of Japan. That’s not about to change—despite rising criticism of current stimulus policies.
Issuers Trying To Mask Distress Can't Hide From Matt Fabian
THE $3.8 TRILLION U.S. municipal bond market is home to more than 50,000 individual issuers. That’s almost 10 times the number of corporations that sell debt.
How Poland's Private-debt Pioneer Made It Through The Country's Latest Crisis
RAFAL LIS ALMOST single-handedly created Poland’s private-debt market. In seven years he built his company, CVI Dom Maklerski sp. z o.o., into a 5.9 billion zloty ($1.5billion) boutique asset manager.
How 'Baby Bonds' Might Help Address The U.S. Wealth Gap
WEALTH INEQUALITY—and specifically the yawning racial wealth gap (the median black family has about one-tenth the net worth of a white household)—is a thorny challenge for U.S. policymakers. One solution increasingly discussed by progressive politicians but seen as lacking popular support would be for the government to pay reparations to black Americans for the wealth lost during generations of slavery and discrimination.
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Jeff Tannenbaum's Next Act Will Be Green
Jeff Tannenbaum made his fortune through investing; now he’s investing that fortune.
Yngve Slyngstad: “We Have A Higher Risk Tolerance”
Norway’s clout in financial markets far outweighs its economy, which is about a 10th the size of Germany’s.
After Grabbing FX Market Share, XTX Looks To Expand Its Electronic Empire
The biggest traders in foreign exchange gathered last May in a converted Victorian bathhouse in London.
The Eclipse Of Singapore's Stock Market
For the last five years, delistings have outnumbered listings. Does it matter? Not as much as you might think