Inside the new Blockchain energy trading platform
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In this week's "Commodity in Chief," Bloomberg's Alix Steel talks with Anthony van Vliet, ING’s global head of trade and commodity finance.
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Offering a shared pot of €3.5 billion to start with, the newly-proposed football competition known as the European Super League would divvy up revenue among a smaller group of elite clubs. We tell you more. Also, we take a look at the French government's plan to aid farmers reeling from this month's cold spell.
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Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday.
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Nigeria has largest number of startups in Africa - Report: Richest Americans pay little in income taxes - European tableware makers take on China
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The US sanctions target officials from China's Hong Kong liaison office, which seeks to promote Chinese influence in the partly autonomous city.
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Managers in Germany are not feeling overly optimistic about the coming months, a major business confidence barometer shows. Two major concerns are clouding their outlook.
In an effort to stem incidences of business failures in the corporate polity, H. Michael & Co. founder Dr. Adeyinka Hassan in commemoration of its 10th anniversary put together a conference tagged: Corporate Governance and Enterprise Development Conference. The well-attended conference examined the imperatives of corporate governance for the success of business enterprises in Nigeria, creating economic stability and business sustainability.
The Social Democrats' narrow victory in Germany's federal elections suggests the country could be heading into a more progressive future. As coalition talks get started, business leaders want their priorities heard.
The standoff over migrants entering the EU between Minsk and Warsaw has hit local Polish businesses near the border, many reliant on tourism. With the winter coming and no end in sight to the crisis, DW visited the area.
Report: Africa to see less funding for fossil fuels - Nigeria introduces eNaira digital currency - Solar powered vehicles made in Germany?
Benefitting from soaring demand for online ads, Google's parent company Alphabet reported nearly $19 billion in profits between July and September, up 68 percent from the same period last year. Microsoft's earnings also beat expectations, while French consumers are gearing up for some price hikes at the bakery.
In this edition we explore how to reduce the carbon footprint of the blockchain, an underlying technology in which many cryptocurrencies are encrypted. The blockchain requires significant computing power and hence consumes a lot of energy, prompting a push to find ways to make it greener.
Bar owner Mohamed Lamin Mansaray told everyone to run away from his bar just before a fuel tanker exploded following a traffic collision, killing at least 99 people and injuring hundreds more on Friday (November 5) in Sierra Leone. The explosion destroyed Mansaray's business killing a staff member and destroying his home, which he had built for himself and his 10 family members. "We are getting into festive season....I have just purchased a brand new musical set, lots of drinks from the Sierra Leone brewery and chairs that worth about Le 270,000,000 (24,700 USD). Property that I have lost and one of my staff died”, said Mansaray while pointing at what is left of his business.
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From establishing special commissions to mounting public billboards, Africa has made strides in tackling corruption. But the problem refuses to disappear. We catch up with our correspondents in Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe on the battle against corruption.
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Organic farming is rapidly gaining momentum in East Africa given its importance in safe food production. In Uganda, particularly, there is a shift to organic pesticides and some farmers now use eggshells as an organic pest control for tomatoes.
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At a colourful and exciting new exhibition in the southwestern French city of Bordeaux, France's Catherine Deneuve glows in the dark and murdered US actress Sharon Tate fills a room like a goddess while her husband, director Roman Polanski, stares on. These artworks are part of a retrospective looking back at the Franco-American artist Nina Childress' 40-year career at the region's contemporary art centre, the Frac MÉCA.
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Zimbabwe loses 260,000 hectares of forest annually. Once a year, the group Friends of the Environment organizes a multi-day walk across the country, planting trees along the way.
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Several armored vehicles of the presidential fleet, stained with blood and riddled with bullets, could be seen near the president's residence on Monday morning after reports emerged that Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore had been detained at a military camp by mutinying soldiers. It was not immediately clear if Kabore was in the vehicle when the attack took place but residents of the president's neighborhood reported heavy gunfire overnight.
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For two years, Bulgaria has blocked North Macedonia's bid to open accession talks with the EU because of a historical row. But with new governments in Skopje and Sofia, there is hope that compromise can be reached.