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Chinese renewable power giant builds global empire

Jan 8, 2017

Chinese renewable power giant builds global empire

Other investors are wary of Brazil, but when Duke Energy wanted to sell 10 hydroelectric dams there, a Chinese utility shrugged off the country’s economic turmoil and paid $1.2 billion to add them to an energy empire that stretches from Malaysia to Germany to ...

NOAA plans to open federal waters in Pacific to fish farming

Jan 7, 2017

NOAA plans to open federal waters in Pacific to fish farming

As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around the Pacific Ocean. The government sees the move toward aquaculture as a promising solution to feeding a hungry planet. But ...

Asahi Kasei might skip Mexico, opt for U.S. expansion instead

Jan 6, 2017

Asahi Kasei might skip Mexico, opt for U.S. expansion instead

Asahi Kasei Corp. is thinking of expanding its bases in the United States rather than starting up operations in Mexico, President Hideki Kobori says. “We’re considering expanding into Mexico, but depending on the course of events, expanding U.S. bases may be a better idea,” ...

| Jan 6, 2017

Nikkei falls further on yen's rise

The benchmark Nikkei average fell further on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, weighed down by selling from investors worried about the yen’s appreciation against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 66.36 points, or 0.34 percent, to end at 19,454.33. On Thursday, the key ...