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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

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Energy China has ordered the closure of 104 coal power plants, in line with a push to meet emissions targets. However, it must tackle unregulated industry to become truly green

China announces closure of 104 coal-fired power plants in line with renewables push

China has ordered the closure of 104 coal power plants, in line with a push to meet emissions targets. However, it must tackle unregulated industry to become truly green

Energy Argentina has agreed a $15bn investment deal with companies to boost production in Vaca Muerta, in return for lower labour costs and greater subsidies

Argentina joins oil and gas companies to invest in multi-billion-dollar shale bounty

Argentina has agreed a $15bn investment deal with companies to boost production in Vaca Muerta, in return for lower labour costs and greater subsidies

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Energy China already far outstrips the US in terms of its investments in renewable energy, and is now stepping up investments in a bid to dominate in the global renewables boom

China poised to dominate in renewable energy with ‘going global’ strategy

China already far outstrips the US in terms of its investments in renewable energy, and is now stepping up investments in a bid to dominate in the global renewables boom

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Energy In the vacuum created from fragmented global politics, businesses are pouring in billions to stop the earth from warming

As global politics abandons the climate, business is stepping in

In the vacuum created from fragmented global politics, businesses are pouring in billions to stop the earth from warming

Energy Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau have moved to ban oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans ahead of Trump's inauguration in January

Obama bans Arctic drilling

Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau have moved to ban oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans ahead of Trump’s inauguration in January

Energy Saudi Aramco announces plans to install its first wind turbine in Saudi Arabia, which will be up and running by January 2017

Saudi Aramco and General Electric announce joint wind turbine venture

Saudi Aramco announces plans to install its first wind turbine in Saudi Arabia, which will be up and running by January 2017

Energy Paris, Madrid and Athens have all joined Mexico City in its bid to reduce air pollution and improve health by banning diesel vehicles

Major cities seek to ban diesel cars by 2025

Paris, Madrid and Athens have all joined Mexico City in its bid to reduce air pollution and improve health by banning diesel vehicles

Energy Chinese investors have backed the development of Malaysia's Kuala Linggi International Port, hoping to capitalise on increasing congestion in Singapore

China invests $3bn in Malaysian port

Chinese investors have backed the development of Malaysia’s Kuala Linggi International Port, hoping to capitalise on increasing congestion in Singapore

Energy The International Energy Agency (IEA) forecast that global oil demand will continue to rise beyond initial industry predictions

IEA predicts oil demand will not peak by 2040

The International Energy Agency (IEA) forecast that global oil demand will continue to rise beyond initial industry predictions

Energy Energy security is an increasingly important factor in foreign investment. What is considered a welcome foreign contribution now may change over time

Energy security is important – should it be risked for short-term savings?

Energy security is an increasingly important factor in foreign investment. What is considered a welcome foreign contribution now may change over time

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Energy Kenya’s move to start drilling and exporting oil will provide a much-needed revenue source, while avoiding the dreaded resource curse

Could oil put the ‘resource curse’ on Kenya?

Kenya’s move to start drilling and exporting oil will provide a much-needed revenue source, while avoiding the dreaded resource curse

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Energy Since the start of the shale boom, the US has transitioned from major energy importer to exporter, with worldwide repercussions

US oil exports could dramatically change the crude game

Since the start of the shale boom, the US has transitioned from major energy importer to exporter, with worldwide repercussions

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