South Australia is fueling energy storage investment

Enlarge / An employee working for the manufacturer of solar batteries, Sonnen GmbH, in the Bavarian village of Wildpoldsried in southern Germany is pictured on July 5, 2016. (credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images) In September, South Australia confirmed a plan to set up an AU$ 100 million (USD $ 72 million) fund to help households purchase […]

An investment company is going bananas after saying it’s spinning off its crypto-mining business to position for a ‘bitcoin recovery’ (DPW)

Stephen Lam/Getty Images The investment company DPW Holdings has announced plans to spin off its crypto-mining business, Super Crypto Mining. It says it will pay a special dividend to shareholders of at least 80% of Super Crypto’s common stock. DPW says the spin-off will position Super Crypto for a “bitcoin recovery.” DPW shares spiked more […]

China's ‘One Belt, One Road’ global investment plan mapped out

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Belt and Road initiative, proposed by Chinese authorities in the autumn of 2013. The ambitious project is aimed at creating infrastructure networks linking Europe, Asia and Africa. So far, the challenging project has attracted around 100 countries across three continents. The new infrastructure project links Asia, Europe, […]

Investment platforms vie to capture a share of global remittances

IN 2016 AYO ADEWUNMI, a Nigerian-born agricultural trader living in London, bought a five-hectare farm in his homeland. It has produced little since. “I am not in the country, so I have to rely on third parties. It’s just not good enough,” he says. Mr Adewunmi has since discovered another, potentially more satisfactory way to […]

Does ethical investment withhold capital from those that most need it?

WHAT DOES ESG stand for? To most people it refers to the environmental, social and governance standards that guide a growing number of ethical investors. But Charlie Robertson of Renaissance Capital, an investment bank, reckons ESG risks becoming code for something else: an excuse for investors to put all of their money in Scandinavia. Prosperous […]