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Energy divestment campaigns a 'red herring' - Shell CEO

May 21 2015 20:00

Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden has slammed as a "red herring" calls for investors to divest from energy companies as part of the fight against climate change.


US jobless claims up; four-week average lowest

May 21 2015 16:00

Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits have risen slightly more than expected, but the underlying trend suggests the labour market is tightening.


Global economy: Asia pin hopes on US economy

May 21 2015 13:28

Eurozone business growth has been weaker than expected and factory activity in Asia remained stuck in low gear, putting the onus squarely on the US.


US housing construction surges to 7-year high

May 21 2015 08:33

US new home construction has jumped to its strongest pace in more than seven years in April, leaving behind the winter slowdown.


Milking it: Israel leads the way in dairy tech

May 20 2015 10:45

Israeli dairy farmers have overcome setbacks by using technology and developing equipment to boost output, making Israeli cows the most productive in the world.


Greece says it will default in June without aid

May 20 2015 16:45

Greece cannot make an upcoming payment to the International Monetary Fund on June 5 unless foreign lenders disburse more aid, says a senior ruling party lawmaker.


UK households face less financial pinch - source

May 20 2015 16:15

British households were the most upbeat about their finances in over six years in May, but have turned pessimistic about the outlook for the coming 12 months.


EU fears of farming impact on its wildlife

May 20 2015 15:45

Around half of wild birds have a secure status as EU programmes to protect endangered species have boosted numbers, but some of their habitats are concerning.


Ripping the economic canvas

May 20 2015 11:20

Economies will stabilise only when interference with pricing stops, says Edward Ingram.


LA gives preliminary approval to minimum wage

May 20 2015 10:15

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to increase the minimum wage in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020, in a victory for labour groups.

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Global energy subsidies to hit $5.3trn this year

May 19 2015 18:40

The International Monetary has voiced alarm about energy subsidies across the world, saying they were expected to reach $5.3trn in 2015, more than government's budget.


Growing debate: Is nicotine all bad?

May 19 2015 20:00

The possibility that people can be addicted to nicotine, but not die from it, is at the heart of a growing debate in the scientific community.

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