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IT is a calm and cool morning in Bali after three days of continuous rain. Sitting on the terrace facing the swimming pool and the ocean with a cigar in hand, one can easily forget that there is a world full of problems awaiting on the other side.
FRANKFURT: Just weeks after Christine Lagarde became the eurozone’s first female central bank chief, neighbouring Britain has chosen to stick with what it’s only ever known for economic policy: men in charge.
LONDON: Climate envoys from almost 200 nations have gathered in Madrid for two weeks of talks organised by the United Nations. The ambition at COP25 is to build on the four-year-old Paris Agreement, at which governments pledged to limit fossil-fuel pollution, by reviving a corner of the market in carbon pollution credits.
In the hours before climbers were permanently barred from Uluru, the world-famous red sandstone monolith that rises from the heart of Australia, the line to ascend it snaked for hundreds of feet – past a sign posted by its aboriginal owners noting that the site is sacred, and requesting that visitors refrain from climbing it.
HONG KONG: After its success distributing Beyond Meat Inc.’s mock beef patties in Asia, start-up Green Monday has a new food challenge: convince Chinese consumers to try its lab-grown meatless pork.
BIG Data was introduced in the mid-2000s when there was a realisation that traditional Business Intelligence tools could not manage the size and complexities of data generated from Web 2.0. Big Data has since generated a lot of excitement and some have even touted it as the silver bullet required to end world hunger.
SEVERAL months ago, I had the precious opportunity to enjoy breakfast with Michael Moritz (chairman of Sequoia Capital), Douglas Leone (global managing partner of Sequoia Capital), and Shailendra Singh (managing director of Sequoia Capital) in Singapore.
KOTA KINABALU: Palm oil is getting a bad press in Europe as there is an effort to protect Europe’s own seed oil market, United Plantations Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Carl Bek Nielsen said.