SmartPlanet stories about the organizations, technologies, policy and infrastructure that facilitate the movement and management of money.
No matter how globalized or 'flat' we get, there's risk associated with overseas transactions, and this risk is reflected in the cost of exporting.
December 3, 2009 2:03pm |
The German beer industry is worried that natural gas extraction could ruin the purity of German beer.
38 | May 29, 2013 6:42am |
A new white paper commissioned by the American Institute of Architects points out the advantages of raising money from "the crowd" to finance bridges, skyscrapers, and other large projects.
3 | February 5, 2013 6:33am |
New study from HfS Research and KPMG International finds few plans to cut back on outsourcing any time soon; more IT, finance and HR to be contracted out.
37 | January 28, 2013 9:10am |
MEXICO CITY -- Philanthropy, meet venture capital. In Mexico, investments that offer a tangible social benefit are a growing market.
1 | May 22, 2013 3:00am |
While investment in clean energy projects took a dive in many developed countries, it hit a record high in China, according to a year-end report by research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
11 | January 14, 2013 10:43am |
The San Francisco-based predictive service wants to bring to your schedule what Mint brought to your finances: sanity.
December 17, 2012 6:30am |
DOHA -- Developed nations industrialized, then realized the harm. New emissions guidelines threaten emerging economies' success. Will one help the other?
15 | December 12, 2012 12:00am |
Biomedicine is a significant growth sector in the U.S. economy, providing evidence that advocates are using to encourage government investment.
June 12, 2013 8:02pm |
Stick a fork in U.S. nuclear power. With four plants closing this year and more to come, the dream of electricity "too cheap to meter" is dead.
88 | June 12, 2013 1:41am |
Government grants are financing research into using algae harvesting technology as a new approach to radiation remediation.
November 13, 2012 7:40pm |
Google CEO Larry Page says that Glass privacy concerns will blow over in the same way that smartphone cameras worries did.
3 | June 7, 2013 5:26am |
Fresh-faced grads and young professionals are bypassing Wall Street for a chance to work at a tech startup.
April 29, 2013 8:37am |
Jason Reed left a job in finance to make T-shirts. Now his Los Angeles-based brand can't fill orders fast enough.
5 | October 9, 2012 6:19am |
You can get some of the benefits of solar power without having to install panels on your house. Collective ownership is an alternative means of financing renewable energy projects by incentivizing...
October 9, 2012 10:07pm |
A start-up has introduced analytics tools that it says will help businesses communicate more effectively in global markets and identify which countries to prioritize.
June 5, 2013 9:09pm |
Walmart doesn't pay its workers well and taxpayers are picking up the tab.
45 | June 5, 2013 4:00am |
Many banks are wary to finance renewable energy projects, and that hesitation can stall or even stop new projects. Insurers have stepped in to help mitigate the risks and establish the appropriate...
4 | September 17, 2012 9:22pm |
Some lucky employees have traded in their offices for swimming with sharks and being inventive with bacon.
June 3, 2013 2:03am |
A new financial tool called a "social impact bond" promises to change the future of development. Will malaria-prone Mozambique illustrate the benefits of investing over donations?
4 | April 16, 2013 3:00am |