Investors are finally set to gain access to more than $33 billion of ether this week under a planned revamp of the blockchain. A new software upgrade to the Ethereum blockchain, dubbed Shapella, will let market players redeem their “staked ether” – coins they have deposited and locked up on the network over the past […]<
The Fintech reckoning was bound to happen. The industry has been growing steadily since the 2008 financial crisis, but the COVID-19 pandemic was the leading enabler of forced integration into a fragile economic situation. The quicker they climb, the harder they fall. Financial technology (Fintech) has been a growing industry since the late 1960s, even […]
Global investments in energy transition technologies must more than quadruple annually to stay in line with commitments made under the Paris climate accord, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said on Tuesday. Investments in renewable energy technologies reached a record of $1.3 trillion last year but that figure must rise to around $5 trillion annually […]
Meta Platforms on Thursday voiced its strongest criticism to date of a push by EU telecoms operators to get Big Tech to foot additional network costs, saying this would not solve their financial problems and also ignores tech companies’ hefty investments. Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, Telecom Italia and other operators have lobbied for two decades […]
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Thursday that she is open to trade conversations with Chinese officials, but the Biden administration would defend U.S. interests and was focused on investments to compete more effectively with China. In prepared testimony before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Tai said that U.S. legislation to enable investments in […]
As SVB Financial Group wrestled with a capital shortfall and the prospect of a downgrade to its credit rating last week, it went to Goldman Sachs Group Inc and worked out an unusual two-part plan, according to people familiar with the discussions. The investment bank would buy a $21.5 billion bond portfolio from SVB to […]
Zara owner Inditex’s spring-summer 2023 collection has flown off the shelves over the past six weeks, the fast-fashion retailer said on Wednesday, in a sign that sales are keeping pace after a strong 2022. Inditex has extended its lead over Swedish rival H&M, in part thanks to a less price-sensitive customer base. As the cost […]
Billions of dollars in clean energy incentives are poised to speed investment on American soil while putting the European Union’s energy transition at risk by luring away money and talent, executives at the CERAWeek energy conference said this week. U.S. President Joe Biden’s landmark Inflation Reduction Act climate package was signed into law last year […]
The Treasury Department is preparing a new program that could prohibit U.S. investment in certain sectors of adversarial nations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday citing copies of reports provided to lawmakers on Capitol Hill viewed by the newspaper. The Biden administration’s work on the new rules would in practice largely deal with U.S. […]
The head of European planemaker Airbus criticized the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act on Tuesday, saying the law could make it more difficult for the European Union to accelerate its own decarbonization efforts. Airbus Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said the law, which boosts U.S. investment in renewable energy products, “is destabilizing the level playing field” between […]
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