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See Which Countries Are Falling Behind On Climate Change

Under the Paris Agreement, 190 countries and the European Union pledged to take steps to hold the global temperature rise to less than 2C (3.6F) from preindustrial levels—and preferably 1.5C.

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Bloomberg Markets
October - November 2021

Billionaires Vie for the Future of Brazilian Finance

An escalating battle between two billionaires is upending the financial community in São Paulo, Latin America’s wealthiest city.

8 mins read
Bloomberg Markets
October - November 2021

Ford Foundation's Darren Walker: ‘We Have to Get Uncomfortable'

DARREN WALKER, 62, disrupted his Wall Street life more than 25 years ago when he left what is now UBS Group AG to volunteer at a school and eventually pursue a career in community development and philanthropy. Since 2013 he’s been at the pinnacle of the philanthropic world as president of the Ford Foundation, created by the family of automaker Henry Ford during the Great Depression to advance human welfare.

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Bloomberg Markets
October - November 2021

Fueling the Ener Transition

I MAY BE BIASED, but some of the most important research and data on the Bloomberg terminal lies in one of its lesser-known functions: {BNEF }

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Bloomberg Markets
October - November 2021

Dig Into Analysts' Estimates for Disruptive Companies

THE PANDEMIC ERA generated a whole wave of disruptive companies as it accelerated the introduction of new products and services in areas including artificial intelligence, digitization, electronic payments, online meeting platforms, and virtual currencies.

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Bloomberg Markets
October - November 2021

Climate Risks Come for Sovereign Credit

FOR YEARS climate scientists have warned about the ferocious wildfires and hurricanes that are now overwhelming many communities. Today alarms are ringing about a related financial danger: risks lurking within government bonds, the biggest part of the global debt market.

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Bloomberg Markets
October - November 2021

Responsible-Investing Pioneer Lydenberg Says ESG Needs An Upgrade

STEVE LYDENBERG’S passion for social change was inspired by anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, consumer boycotts, and the movement to divest from apartheid South Africa. But he didn’t take to the streets. Instead, Lydenberg turned to the world of finance to help catalyze societal change.

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Bloomberg Markets
October - November 2021

Engine No. 1's Grancio: ‘People Will Appreciate an Economic Argument'

ENGINE NO. 1 sent shock waves across corporate America in May when the fledgling investment firm won a boardroom battle with Exxon Mobil Corp., securing three seats on the oil and gas giant’s board after purchasing only about $40 million of its stock.

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Bloomberg Markets
October - November 2021

Find Out Which Companies May Ramp Up Payouts After Covid

AS THE PANDEMIC DISRUPTED business last year, many companies cut or suspended dividends. Which will boost their payouts when economies pick up again?

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Bloomberg Markets
October - November 2021

Get Into the Minds of Central Bankers as They Navigate Shocks

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED how central bankers forecast the impact of shocks on the economy?

4 mins read
Bloomberg Markets
October - November 2021

Power Position

The carbon markets have created an unlikely alliance between environmental activists and financial speculators like Ulf Ek, a veteran of notorious energy-trading companies Enron and Amaranth

9 mins read
Bloomberg Markets
August - September 2021

Next-Generation Battery Engineer Says Breakthroughs Are Coming

ABOUT EVERY EIGHT minutes in Venkat Viswanathan’s laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University’s mechanical engineering department, two robots—Otto and Clio—complete an experiment that could help accelerate breakthroughs in lithium-ion batteries.

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Bloomberg Markets
August - September 2021

The Prince of Oil

Saudi Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, the most powerful man in oil, navigates unruly OPEC+ nations, huge swings in price and production—and the end of fossil fuels

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Bloomberg Markets
August - September 2021

Carlyle's Goyal Brings India Lessons to Infrastructure, Energy Investing

POOJA GOYAL, 41, brings a unique personal insight to Carlyle Group Inc., where she leads the renewable and sustainable energy team and co-heads the infrastructure group.

7 mins read
Bloomberg Markets
August - September 2021

Auf Wiedersehen, Klimakanzlerin

As she leaves office, Angela Merkel, hailed for her pioneering global leadership on climate change, stands accused at home of not moving fast enough

10+ mins read
Bloomberg Markets
August - September 2021

China Redraws the Energy Map

CHINA’S OUTSIZE energy needs and its reliance on overseas suppliers have underpinned its foreign policy for decades. Now those needs are changing.

7 mins read
Bloomberg Markets
August - September 2021

Clean Start

FOR ENVIRONMENTALISTS, climate change advocates, and public-health experts, the only good news on coal has been about the industry’s demise.

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Bloomberg Markets
August - September 2021

Last Flicker

FOR 35 YEARS coal burned at the Somerset power plant, a 675-megawatt facility on the banks of Lake Ontario in New York.

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Bloomberg Markets
August - September 2021

South Africa Faces an Energy Dilemma

POWER FAILURES have become routine in South Africa. At the same time, the country wants to wean itself off the coal that generates more than 80% of its electricity and makes it the world’s 12th-biggest source of greenhouse gases.

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Bloomberg Markets
August - September 2021

Use Natural Language Searches To Find Bonds, Analyze Relative Value, And Identify Liquidity

THE CREDIT OUTLOOK for most energy companies started improving in November thanks to rising oil prices, declining inventories and accelerating economic recovery around the world.

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Bloomberg Markets
August - September 2021

The New Economics

Policymakers learned the lessons of 2008 and deployed a wider set of tools to help repair the damage from Covid. They know how to create a recovery, but can they manage the boom?

10+ mins read
Bloomberg Markets
June - July 2021

‘Look Where We Were and Where We Are Now'

IT LOOKS LIKE a woman’s world on the 29th floor of Tamkeen Tower, where a call center for Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Statistics overlooks the beige sprawl of Riyadh. Past frosted glass doors, the few men to one side of the room are vastly outnumbered by female colleagues sitting at desks spread across the office.

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Bloomberg Markets
June - July 2021

You Have to Be Prepared to Act

To repair the economic damage wrought by the pandemic, Freeland says she’s using lessons from her journalism career and the collapse of the Soviet Union

10+ mins read
Bloomberg Markets
June - July 2021

Tracking Vaccinations

WHEN IS ALL THIS going to be over?

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Bloomberg Markets
June - July 2021

The U.S. Can't Afford a Tax Policy That Punishes Wealth

HIS CRITICS AND supporters agree: President Joe Biden’s tax plans are radical. He wants a substantial increase in U.S. public spending and means to pay for it by raising taxes on the rich, in particular by almost doubling the top tax rate on investment income. Unsurprisingly, the idea seems to be playing well in opinion polls. It would be odd if the promise to lift up the poor and middle class at the expense of the top 3% was unpopular. The question is whether it’s smart.

7 mins read
Bloomberg Markets
June - July 2021

The Death Cross

In South Korea, living alone and childless is becoming a way of life—with dramatic consequences for one of Asia’s most successful economies

7 mins read
Bloomberg Markets
June - July 2021

Stay on Top of Deal Developments With These Automated Stories

DEALMAKING JUST HAD the best first quarter in more than 20 years. Global mergers-and-acquisitions volume hit $1.1 trillion in the January-through-March period, and the number of deals—14,852—was the highest recorded in any quarter since Bloomberg started compiling deal data in 1998. While M&A soared in every region, North American acquirers led the way, racking up $568 billion of transactions.

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Bloomberg Markets
June - July 2021

The Bahamas' Central Banker Explains Why Its ‘Sand Dollar' Led the Way

THE BAHAMAS BECAME a global leader in e-money last year when it launched one of the world’s first central bank digital currencies— the “sand dollar”—beating China’s “digital renminbi” to the market by six months.

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Bloomberg Markets
June - July 2021

Saving Youngstown. Again

One U.S. president after another has promised to turn this Rust Belt city around. Now Joe Biden is planning to steer millions of dollars in federal funding to revive manufacturing. So where are the jobs?

10+ mins read
Bloomberg Markets
June - July 2021

Poverty Soars in the World's Most Unequal Region

THE COVID-19 pandemic has sent a wave of poverty racing across Latin America, deepening declines that began over the past decade and consigning millions to lives of deprivation.

7 mins read
Bloomberg Markets
June - July 2021

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