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Norwegian bank DNB sells its share of Dakota pipeline funding | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian bank DNB (DNB.OL) has sold its share of loans funding the Dakota Access oil pipeline, it said on Sunday, ending its involvement in a project that has faced strong opposition from Native Americans and environmental groups.<p>FILE PHOTO - A view of DNB bank's local office in …

Native Americans

Baselworld 2017’s 16 Most Handsome Timepieces

With hundreds of brands showcasing at Baselworld, the Swiss luxury watch and jewelry fair that takes over the Basel convention center every spring, …

Luxury Lifestyle

Six Success Tips For International Networking Week -- Plus A Bonus

This is International Networking Week. I know – I’m excited too!<p>But before you head out, help me recognize two world-class leaders for first making networking a thing, and then for making it a big thing.<p>On February 23, 1905, lawyer Paul J. Harris got a handful of friends together and founded …

Networking

TrailStone buys Cargill's power and gas group: sources

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Commodities trader and investor TrailStone Group has purchased Cargill Inc's gas and power trading group, three sources familiar with the deal said this week.<p>The move, first reported by Sparkspread, comes amid a reshuffling in the power and natural gas industry as private equity …

Natural Gas

British renewables firms vying for $50bn of Saudi contracts

British renewables firms are preparing to compete for a multi-million dollar windfall by snapping up contracts to develop wind, solar and power storage projects in Saudi Arabia through the kingdom’s $50bn renewables drive.<p>Within weeks the world's largest producer of oil will launch a tender process …

Renewable Energy

Everything you need to know about corporate venture capital in Europe

Corporate venture capital (CVC) is an investment by a corporate (fund) into external startups in order to make a financial return or to gain a competitive advantage. CVC is a polarizing subject and opinions are divided. Fred Wilson from Union Square Ventures believes that it’s evil and corporates …

9 family-friendly adventures in Oman

From camel rides and storytelling to dhow trips and turtle power, Oman’s richest experiences and activities are fun and accessible for adventurers …

The 50 Best Mutual Funds and ETFs, Period

Use these to build your portfolio.<p>Last year, investing was like being the proverbial duck in the pond. On the surface, everything may have seemed …

Investing

From bust to boom: property funds' problem is now too much money flowing IN

Following the Brexit vote, multi-billion pound property funds were forced to cut the value of their portfolios or lock in investors to stem a tidal wave of outflows.<p>But in seven short months the situation has reversed.<p>Now, the £1.2bn Columbia Threadneedle UK Property is so much in demand that it is …

Investing

Record financing for SMEs in Europe

The European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund have said an unprecedented amount of money has gone into supporting small and …

Europe

Japan's Solar Boom Is Accelerating

The solar power boom in Japan accelerated dramatically last year, according to new data published last week by Japan’s Renewable Energy Institute.<p>Solar photovoltaics (PV) share of electricity production in Japan rose from only 2.7% in 2015 to a whopping 4.3% in 2016, according to the data, which …

Renewable Energy

Number Of Syrian Women Entrepreneurs Leaps As War Dismantles Barriers, Leaves Fewer Choices

The idea of an entrepreneurship movement in Syria defies belief, based on the photographs we see of decimated cities. But there are entrepreneurs at work, people and institutions supporting them, and based on a report by a Syrian working in Beirut, a counterintuitive trend: the rise of women …

Entrepreneurship

Why Populism Is Rising And How To Combat It

Readers relax, I’m not going to talk politics. I would however, like to discuss an old political phenomenon that is making headlines – the rise of populism around the world. Far from a one-off occurrence, it is an alarming trend that requires drastic action. We should not ignore populism, since it …

Political Science

Using Transparency To Build A Better Company

There’s a significant trend toward transparency in business, according to a recent article in the Boston Globe. Here are some of the examples the reporter cites:<p>A Boston-based company called Apptopia has a bank of monitors that are visible to all employees. The monitors show monthly revenues, …

Employee Engagement

On Experiencing The Failure Of A Billion-Dollar Clinical Program

The FDA has published a white paper entitled “22 Case Studies Where Phase 2 and Phase 3 Trials had Divergent Results,” the purpose of which is “to illustrate the ways in which controlled trials of appropriate size and duration contribute to the scientific understanding of medical products.” One of …

Biotechnology

Inside the D.C. Neighborhood That’ll Be Home to Both Trumps and Obamas

Kalorama offers peak city living<p>The Kalorama section of northwest Washington, D.C., has been in the news of late as the new digs for “first daughter” …

12 Delicious (and Unpretentious) Restaurants You Must Try

Sometimes amazing food is best enjoyed in a pair of jeans and sneakers.<p>Snagging a reservation at one of the finest restaurants in the world is an …

Food & Dining

One of limited edition models for the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe. Probably my favorite one. This is the Patek Philippe 6275 (6275G). It begins with a very attractive cushion-shaped 18k white gold case that has been attractively decorated with engravings. He movement is "all jumping" including the dead beat seconds, minutes, and jumping hours window. On top of that it is an hour striker sonnerie. Lovely piece from @ayyb55 #patekphilippe #dubaiwatchweek @dubaiwatchweek #ablogtowatch #watches

Where to Get the Perfect Bespoke Suit: A Brief History of Savile Row

<i>Wednesday,</i> Bloomberg Pursuits <i>profiled Patrick Grant</i><i>, the owner of Savile Row's Norton & Sons. For those who want to know more, here's a primer on the</i> …

Men's Fashion

Israeli Leviathan partners get up to $1.75 billion HSBC, JPMorgan financing

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The main Israeli partners developing the large Leviathan natural gas site said on Sunday they signed commitment letters with HSBC and J.P. Morgan for up to $1.75 billion (1.65 billion pounds) of financing.<p>FILE PHOTO - The HSBC bank logo is seen at their offices in the Canary …

Natural Gas

16 strange places to stay in the UK and Channel Islands

Italy’s Lesser Known UNESCO World Heritage Sites

From the awe-inspiring Dolomites to the fairy-tale village of Alberobello, discover Italy’s road less traveled.<p>Each year, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee convenes to discuss which cultural and natural sites around the world merit recognition for their “outstanding value to humanity,” a status …

Italy

10 of the World's Most Unusual Hotels

From a desert palace constructed of salt to an upcycled Boeing 727, these unique lodgings will redefine how you think of hotels.<p>Pack excitement and whimsy into your travels the moment you check in. At these 10 unique destinations, your hotel is the adventure. Sleep under the magical glow of the …

Northern Lights

16 countries that don't have an army

The 19 best Greek islands

Best Travel Destinations for July 2016

<i>Finally, what we’ve all been waiting for all year: summertime. With a more relaxed schedule – and attitude – hot, hazy sunny days, the kids out of</i> …

Cabo San Lucas

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

England's 27 most beautiful villages

Best rooftop bars in London

Madison<p>Head to Madison and enjoy one of the most popular views over London’s iconic landmarks. Dine at the glamorous restaurant or indulge in a drink …