Bloomberg: China Needs Turbine ‘Commando Teams’ to Beat a Wind Power Deadline

With just two weeks to go before a year-end deadline for subsidies, China’s massive utilities are pulling out all the stops to finish offshore wind projects on time.

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The Texas Tribune: Winters get warmer with climate change. So what explains Texas’ cold snap in February?

It was the coldest February Texas had seen in more than four decades, and the sustained blast of arctic air knocked out much of the state’s power grid for several days, causing hundreds of deaths and billions of dollars in damage.

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The Wall Street Journal: Explore the Top 250 Best-Managed Companies of 2021

The Management Top 250 ranking, developed by the Drucker Institute, measures corporate effectiveness by examining performance in five areas: customer satisfaction, employee engagement and development, innovation, social responsibility and financial strength.

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CNBC: ‘One of two extremes’: Chile set for its most divisive election run-off since returning to democracy

Voters in Chile face an era-defining choice. The presidential run-off on Dec. 19 will see citizens of Latin America’s small but wealthy Andean nation cast their ballots in favor of one of two outsider candidates promising to chart wildly different paths.

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Reinsurance News: Verisk’s Sequel launches new distribution solution

Insurance software specialist, Sequel a Verisk Business, has announced the development of a new solution designed to simplify the distribution of standalone products and delegated authority business.

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IR Magazine: Comment: How IR can drive your ESG reporting journey

It's no surprise that most companies are struggling to make sense of the increasing web of interconnected ESG disclosure frameworks, standards, codes and rules.

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CNBC: ‘One of two extremes’: Chile set for its most divisive election run-off since returning to democracy

Voters in Chile face an era-defining choice. The presidential run-off on Dec. 19 will see citizens of Latin America’s small but wealthy Andean nation cast their ballots in favor of one of two outsider candidates promising to chart wildly different paths.

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ABC News: Burkina Faso's prime minister is fired amid growing violence

Burkina Faso’s prime minister has been fired amid escalating jihadi violence that’s killed thousands and displaced more than 1 million people.

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PropertyCasualty360: U.S. pet insurance market is ripe with opportunity

While pet insurance penetration remains relatively low in the United States, the market has grown substantially over the last few years and will likely present new opportunities to insurers as it continues to mature.

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The Wall Street Journal: Volunteer Fighters Raise Stakes in Ethiopia’s Bitter Conflict

They call it the citizens’ army. Across Ethiopia, thousands of men and women are quitting their jobs to enlist with the country’s armed forces, as rebels from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front have threatened to invade the capital, fanning fears that a simmering conflict will spiral into full-blown civil war.

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Reuters: China's Nov copper imports rise to highest since March

China's copper imports in November rose 24.3% from the previous month to their highest since March at 510,402 tonnes, customs data showed on Tuesday, as demand increased after the easing of a power crunch that had dented industrial production.

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Insurance Journal: Business Moves

Verisk Analytics, the global data analytics firm, acquired Huntersville, North Carolina-based Data Driven Safety to expand its automobile insurance underwriting data business. 

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CNBC: Bitcoin miners say they’re helping to fix the broken Texas electric grid — and Ted Cruz agrees

The Texas power grid is struggling with fluctuating energy prices and sporadic service, but the state’s growing bitcoin mining community believes it can help fix it.

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Law360: Uncertainty Makes Insuring 3D-Printed Construction Tricky

Contractors are increasingly using additive manufacturing, which is better known as 3D printing, in construction projects, and although experts believe the use of this novel building technique may create cost savings...

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International Travel & Health Insurance Journal: Can Artificial Intelligence Demystify Medical Underwriting?

For travel insurance sellers the world over, capturing the business of customers in less-than-perfect health – that’s most of us – is a serious endeavour.

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