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Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

What problems does Uber currently face?

Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

Social network participation among Fortune 500 CEOs Positive trends point to a US embrace of solar power

Energy

Energy Second-quarter profits at oil giant BP have almost halved in a year, following a plummet in global oil prices and weak refining margins

BP profits down as low oil prices continue to sting

Second-quarter profits at oil giant BP have almost halved in a year, following a plummet in global oil prices and weak refining margins

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Energy ExxonMobil's bid for control of InterOil has made it an intriguing three-horse race, with Total and Oil Search the other two players

ExxonMobil enters bidding war for InterOil

ExxonMobil’s bid for control of InterOil has made it an intriguing three-horse race, with Total and Oil Search the other two players

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Energy As the surge in sustainable energy continues, solar power is spearheading the market – making room for new, innovative platforms

Three solar energy innovations that could change the world

As the surge in sustainable energy continues, solar power is spearheading the market – making room for new, innovative platforms

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Energy India's new solar power agreement with the World Bank paves the way for the developing nation to lift ever more citizens out of poverty and meet climate targets at the same time

India signs $1bn solar energy deal with World Bank

India’s new solar power agreement with the World Bank paves the way for the developing nation to lift ever more citizens out of poverty and meet climate targets at the same time

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Energy Propane has been in increasingly abundant supply in the US, leading to a boom in its export

US propane exports tipped for record year

Propane has been in increasingly abundant supply in the US, leading to a boom in its export

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Energy Consumer electronics are in for their biggest shake-up in a very long while, with modular technology poised to change everything we know about gadgets

Modular devices will revolutionise the electronics industry

Consumer electronics are in for their biggest shake-up in a very long while, with modular technology poised to change everything we know about gadgets

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Energy Increased domestic oil production has led to a sharp decline in US demand for African oil. With many African states dependent on exporting oil, new markets in the east are being desperately sought

African oil firms desperately seek new buyers

Increased domestic oil production has led to a sharp decline in US demand for African oil. With many African states dependent on exporting oil, new markets in the east are being desperately sought

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Energy Energy storage is fast finding favour among savvy investors, and looks like it could revolutionise the energy landscape

Energy storage could be the bridge that eases the transition to renewables

Energy storage is fast finding favour among savvy investors, and looks like it could revolutionise the energy landscape

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Energy An internal price on carbon could bring an end to 20 years of ‘dithering’ on climate change and – according to some – change the world

Carbon pricing might be just in time to save the world

An internal price on carbon could bring an end to 20 years of ‘dithering’ on climate change and – according to some – change the world

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Energy Canada is showing the rest of the world the way forward in terms of carbon transformation. One firm in particular, Ingenuity Lab, is turning threat into opportunity through technology

Ingenuity Lab looks to transform carbon into useful substances

Canada is showing the rest of the world the way forward in terms of carbon transformation. One firm in particular, Ingenuity Lab, is turning threat into opportunity through technology

Energy ACS explains how digital channels can allow utilities to enact lightning-fast decisions and keep consumers engaged

Digital channels allow utilities firms to redefine customer engagement

ACS explains how digital channels can allow utilities to enact lightning-fast decisions and keep consumers engaged

Energy With Germany and Portugal exceeding expectations to run on renewable energy alone for long stretches, Europe can establish itself as a beacon of sustainability for the world

Europe leads the way in renewable energy provision

With Germany and Portugal exceeding expectations to run on renewable energy alone for long stretches, Europe can establish itself as a beacon of sustainability for the world

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