Posts Tagged ‘investments’

US Hit Record $55.5B Renewables Investments In 2019

Dive Brief: The U.S. hit a record $55.5 billion in renewable energy investments in 2019, as overall global investments beat out 2018, thanks to a flurry of wind investments at the end of the year, according to a recent report. Worldwide investment hit $282.2 billion in 2019, up $2 billion since 2018, according to a BloombergNEF […]

Japanese investments in Israel surge in 2019

Japanese investments in Israel surged in 2019, with 53 new deals amounting to $815 million, according to data released by Harel-Hertz Investment House. This is the largest number of investments in deal terms since at least 2001, according to the data. In 2018, there were 28 deals valued at some $710 million, the data showed. […]

Episcopal Church officially bars investments in companies benefitting from the Israeli occupation

This week, the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church adopted a human rights investment screen related to Israel and Palestine and will sell its holdings in Motorola Solutions, Caterpillar, Inc., and the Israel Discount Bank. This is the latest step in response to a July 2018 General Convention Resolution (B016) which committed the Episcopal Church […]

Switzerland boosts investments and exports to Russia – envoy

   Export of Swiss goods to Russia surged over 10 percent last year, reaching nearly 80 percent of the pre-crisis levels, according to Tobias Privitelli, the deputy head of the Swiss diplomatic mission in Russia. The deputy ambassador added that Switzerland has been exporting vast volumes of pharmaceutical products, equipment and electronics. Mutual trade between […]

Oil Companies Will Be Bad Investments Within Five Years, Predicts Survey Of European Fund Managers

Oil Companies Will Be Bad Investments Within Five Years, Predicts Survey Of European Fund Managers Above Photo: Sun setting on oil pump jacks in 2012. Credit: Alfonso E. Perez-Gonzales, CC BY 2.0 Note: If we are going to save the planet, oil companies need to become bad investments in less than five years. KZ European fund managers are casting an increasingly […]

Liquid Gold: Foreign investments in Australian water entitlements

Our most precious resource. Photo: ABC Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth, and has decades of experience in managing water scarcity, which has allowed countries in our region to gain access to investment expertise and technology in resource management for a number of years. As an era of uncertainty regarding water supplies approaches, […]

Washington’s Africa Strategy: ‘Our investments – good & fair, Chinese and Russian – bad & predatory’

US President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton blasted Beijing and Moscow for pursuing “predatory practices” in Africa which “stunt economic growth” and “threaten the financial independence of African nations.” China uses “bribes, opaque agreements” to hold African countries “captive to Beijing’s wishes and demands,” while Moscow’s exploits are not much better, the official argued. But it is apparently […]

Israeli Government Provides Financial Safety Net for Investments In Settlements

The former Camp Gadi base in mid October, 2018.Gil Eliyahu Recently released Israeli documents show that Israel secretly funded an insurance company for settlers, in addition to planning for 20,000 new units in Ma’ale Adumim worth 3 billion shekels (over $800 million), an East Jerusalem settlement built on confiscated Palestinian land. In addition, settlement activity […]

Moody’s projects increase in foreign investments flowing into Russia despite sanctions

     Good financial results shown by Russian companies may facilitate the return of foreign investment to the country, Moody’s senior vice president Kristin Lindow told Sputnik news agency. “…Recent strong corporate profits quite naturally can result in repatriation of profits by foreign investors. Also, the cleanup that the CBR (Central Bank of Russia) has done […]

Disgraced CDC Director’s Tobacco Investments Overlap With Vaccine Investments

Next Story By the World Mercury Project Team WMP NOTE: After the recent media uproar about the CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald’s resignation, which focused on the inappropriateness of her ownership in tobacco stock, the WMP team decided to investigate further. What we uncovered is new technology that utilizes tobacco leaves to produce vaccines in a […]

Iran welcomes Russian companies’ investments in its energy and transport sectors

TASS– Iran invites Russian companies to invest in construction of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, the Bender-Abbas thermal power plant, and the Bafka-Kerman railroad, Speaker of the Majlis (Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Iran) Ali Larijani said in Moscow on Monday. Speaking at a meeting with Vyacheslav Volodin, Speaker of the State Duma (lower […]

Michigan students pass call to probe Israel investments

Nora Barrows-Friedman Activism and BDS Beat 17 November 2017 University of Michigan students react to a fellow student speaking in support of a resolution to investigate university investments, 14 November. (Twitter) The student government at the University of Michigan passed a resolution recommending the university’s governing body investigate its investments in Boeing, Hewlett Packard and United […]

Norway Reviews Ethics Of Energy Investments

Above Photo: From stopetp.org Google is blocking our site. Please use the social media sharing buttons (upper left) to share this on your social media and help us break through. The Council on Ethics for Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is assessing whether Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) violated the fund’s guidelines for responsible investment, reported Reuters today. Similar reviews […]

Mennonites latest US church to dump Israel-linked investments

Nora Barrows-Friedman Activism and BDS Beat 7 July 2017 Members of the Mennonite Church USA voted overwhelmingly in support of a resolution condemning Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights. (Mennonite Palestine-Israel Network) Members of the Mennonite Church USA voted overwhelmingly to condemn Israel’s military occupation and to support divestment from companies that profit from violations of […]

Iran MP: Tehran-Washington cooperation on Syria impossible

TEHRAN (ISNA)- An Iranian lawmaker reiterated that the country’s cooperation with the US on Syria is not possible. “Our stance on Syria with America’s are completely opposing; therefore, we cannot be in a same position with the US,” said Spokesman of Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Hossein Naqavi-Hosseini. He said that the […]

Lavrov: Russia demands Turkey withdraw troops from Iraq

Russian demands that Turkey withdraw its troops from Iraq, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday adding that Turkish actions are completely unacceptable. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – In December, Turkey deployed about 150 troops and 25 tanks to a base in the Iraqi Nineveh province, without Baghdad’s approval. Turkey said its troops had entered Iraq to protect Turkish instructors deployed at the […]

Rumor: After Dieselgate Disaster, VW Planning Big Move to Electric Vehicles

Rumor: After Dieselgate Disaster, VW Planning Big Move to Electric Vehicles May 30th, 2016 Via: Quartz: VW is in trouble. Its multi-year deception to hoodwink US environmental laws is costing it billions of dollars, in addition to inestimable public good will. Worse, the scandal […]

Has Monsanto Poisoned Most People In The United States

Print Friendly Above Photo: 93% of People in the United States Have Glyphosate in their System Glyphosate, the most used herbicide in the World, has been found in the urine of 93% of the American public during a unique testing project that started in 2015. Glyphosate, labeled a ‘Probable human carcinogen’ by the World Health Organization’s cancer […]

US missile site opens in Romania; Russia cries foul

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg tried on Thursday to reassure Russia as he spoke at a ceremony attended by US, NATO and Romanian officials at the Soviet-built base, located 180 kilometers (110 miles) southwest of Bucharest. The NATO missile defense site “in no way undermines or weakens Russia’s strategic nuclear deterrent. This site in Romania, […]

El Al captain indoctrinates the passengers, but only in Hebrew

The El Al captain addresses the passengers in Hebrew on a flight from Tel Aviv to Berlin. He explains the memorial plates for Jews who perished in the holocaust (made of brass, scattered along sidewalks) and rejoices over the existence of Israel, thanks to which we will not turn into memorial plates again. But he […]

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