Climate Change: The Church of England's Mission to Change Investment

Climate Change: The Church of England's Mission to Change Investment

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 27, 2019

Investment professionals are increasing the pressure on big corporations to do more to combat climate change. A small, but influential investor, the Church of England has become a leader in the mission to save the environment through finance. By Tim Bartz more... Comment ]

'Chance of a Century': International Investors Flock to Tehran

'Chance of a Century': International Investors Flock to Tehran

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 02, 2014

Since the West reached a landmark deal with Iran on its controversial nuclear program late last year, many Iranians are hoping for an end to sanctions. Western companies are also gearing up do big business. By Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]


The Mideast's Awakening Energy Giant: Iraq Progresses toward a Future Built on Oil Wealth

The Mideast's Awakening Energy Giant: Iraq Progresses toward a Future Built on Oil Wealth

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 10, 2012

When the US toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, few people imagined that it would take another decade before the Iraqi oil industry was rebuilt. Now, progress is finally being made, and the country's massive reserves could bring untold wealth. But before that happens, Baghdad needs to improve security and get corruption under control. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Confusion at the Pumps: Big Oil's Strategy for Jacking Up Gas Prices

Confusion at the Pumps: Big Oil's Strategy for Jacking Up Gas Prices

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 05, 2012

Prices at German gas pumps oscillate wildly, sometimes changing several times a day. The rises and falls are far from random, however. Studies and market observers say it is an attempt by big oil to ratchet up the cost of a fill-up as high as possible. By Alexander Jung and Alexander Neubacher more... Comment ]


Berlin's Oil Bonanza: Hefty Gas Taxes Fill Up Germany's Coffers

Berlin's Oil Bonanza: Hefty Gas Taxes Fill Up Germany's Coffers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 05, 2012

Over half of the price of gas in Germany -- or roughly 40 billion euros each year -- goes straight into federal coffers. These taxes are steeper than almost anywhere else in Europe, but they don't go toward the environmental goals used to justify them. By Alexander Jung more... Comment ]

A World without Oil: Companies Prepare for a Fossil-Free Future

A World without Oil: Companies Prepare for a Fossil-Free Future

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 02, 2012

Drivers may hate rising gas prices, but some companies are delighted as they watch the oil price soar. Firms like BMW and Airbus which are leaders in fuel efficiency actually benefit from expensive oil. They are just two of a growing number of companies that are already developing technologies for a post-fossil-fuel world. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]