Kathrine Richter

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Europe

Leaked document reveals UK Brexit plan to deter EU immigrants

Exclusive: Home Office paper sets out detailed proposals including measures to drive down number of low-skilled migrants from Europe<p>Read the full document 10 key points from the Home Office document<p>Britain will end the free movement of labour immediately after Brexit and introduce restrictions to …

In the heart of the #Estonianmafia (part 2): Movers and shakers of the startup ecosystem

During the Soviet times Telliskivi, a part of Tallinn, was a “forbidden city“. Only the best scientists, engineers and researchers were allowed to …

Forbidden City

Donald Trump believes manufacturing equals prosperity. Our data analysis proves him wrong

We collected years of data for every state and province in North America, and the conclusion is clear: US president Donald Trump’s belief that manufacturing equals prosperity doesn’t hold up.<p>As Trump tells it, it was the migration of American factories overseas that snatched middle-class existence …

Manufacturing

Turkey Chooses Sides in Gulf Conflict as Erdogan Defends Qatar

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lined up behind Qatar in its feud with Saudi Arabia and regional allies, offering to mediate a resolution of …

South Asia

The 27 most important finance books ever written

With that in mind, we've highlighted 27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>Many of these books show up time and again in lists of books recommended by the pros themselves.<p>Topics covered include everything from the most important principles of investing to inside stories of the worst …

Investing

The economist behind Universal Basic Income: Give all citizens UBI to help combat a 'neofascist wave of populism'

He described a growing class of "precariat" workers, alienated by a western political agenda which had, since the 1970s, promoted market-led competition above job security. Real wages across the west had stalled for decades and "flexible" work was becoming the norm, leaving many millions around the …

Income Inequality

Technology killed manufacturing jobs; trade is what will bring their replacement

Welcome to the new world order. After years of liberalization, globalization is in retreat. Populist political victories and backroom deals to<p>strongarm encourage firms to keep manufacturing jobs at home are our new realities.<p>One could argue the revolt is deserved. Proponents of globalization …

Economics

Diamonds convert nuclear waste into clean batteries

Nuclear waste is normally a major environmental headache, but it could soon be a source of clean energy. Scientists have developed a method of turning that waste into batteries using diamond. If you encapsulate short-range radioactive material in a human-made diamond, you can generate a small …

Should Elon Musk Explain Climate Change to Donald Trump?

More than 7,500 people have signed a Change.org petition to have Silicon Valley titan Elon Musk diplomatically knock some science into …

Elon Musk

These futuristic streetlights are powered by foot traffic and solar panels

As the world grapples with how to wean ourselves off of fossil fuels, one New York-based startup has a novel idea for powering …

It’s Hard To Tell Whether Trump Supports Renewable Energy — And That May Not Matter Much

Donald Trump called renewable energy “really just an expensive way of making the tree-huggers feel good about themselves” in his 2015 book, “Crippled …

Every single major political risk event in Europe in the next 5 years — in one chart

Britain voted to leave the European Union, Donald Trump won a shock victory in the US Presidential election, populism has spread like wildfire in Europe, and in just under three weeks Italy goes to the polls to vote in a referendum on electoral reforms that is widely seen in a vote on Prime …

Europe

Pro-Russian candidates win presidential votes in Bulgaria and Moldova

Voters in Bulgaria and Moldova elected pro-Russian populist presidents on the weekend, adding to mounting concern about Western unity following Donald Trump’s victory in the US election last week.<p>Rumen Radev, a former air force general who openly opposes EU sanctions against Russia, swept to …

Trump victory won’t halt the U.S. clean energy boom

<i>Dan Woynillowicz is policy director and Merran Smith is executive director of Clean Energy Canada, a national climate and energy think tank based at Simon Fraser University's Centre for Dialogue.</i><p>If you work in clean energy, chances are your inbox and Twitter feed have been overwhelmed with stories …

The EU is really annoyed with Boris Johnson and Britain as Brexit talks approach

The UK foreign secretary was invited to attend a meeting of his European counterparts on Sunday night, to discuss the shock election of Donald Trump and the implications it could have for the 28-nation bloc.<p>However, Johnson didn't attend the meeting because he didn't deem it necessary. The former …

Boris Johnson