For Vladimir Putin, coronavirus offers a diplomatic opening and outsized PR dividends
April 15, 2020

(CNN)Russian President Vladimir Putin knows how to make a very small investment for an outsized public-relations gain, and the Covid-19 pandemic has been no exception.

It was a from-Russia-with-love moment: The New York air traffic controller thanked the Russian Continue reading

Christine Lagarde under fire for ECB coronavirus response
April 10, 2020

Comments from central banks chief labelled a catastrophic failure by eurozone economist

European Central Bank boss, Christine Lagarde, has come under fire after she refused to echo her predecessor and say the bank would do whatever it takes to protect Continue reading

Enable raises $13M to help distributors, manufacturers and retailers manage rebates
March 27, 2020

Enable, a U.K. startup that has developed a cloud-based “rebate management solution” to help distributors, manufacturers and retailers manage rebates, is announcing $13 million in Series A funding.

The round is led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from Sierra Continue reading

Berlin venture studio Merantix raises $27M fund to concentrate on AI startups
February 21, 2020

Berlin-based Merantix, a venture studio that specifically concentrates on building “AI companies,” says it has raised a new €25 million fund ($27 million). Anchor investors include Trusted Insight, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, as well Continue reading

US and Europe clash over climate crisis threat on last Davos day
February 5, 2020

US Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin downplay risks posed by climate emergency

The US and Europe have clashed over the threat posed by global heating as Donald Trumps finance minister downplayed the risks of a climate crisis during the final session Continue reading

Greta Thunberg tells world leaders to end fossil fuel madness
January 28, 2020

Failure to end investment would be a betrayal against life itself, say climate activists

Greta Thunberg and fellow youth climate campaigners are demanding that global leaders immediately end the madness of huge ongoing investments in fossil fuel exploration and enormous Continue reading