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LUXEMBOURG

Mittal asks Europe to cut energy prices

LUXEMBOURG: The head of steel manufacturing company ArcelorMittal on Wednesday (8 May) called on European decision-makers to cut energy prices to make the steel sector more competitive as the group faces another tough year owing to slumping demand for the material.

9 May 2013

LUXEMBOURG

Waste not, want not

LUXEMBOURG / JOHANNESBURG, SA: Companies often blindly continue with existing practices just because they are the norm, rather than carefully deliberating how little they may actually contribute and how much money may be wasted in the process.

By Therese Meyer 24 May 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Renewable M&As market rallies

LONDON, UK: North America's switch on to energy efficiency has driven their position in the global renewable M&A market in the last 12 months, and could act as a driver for the region to become the dominant renewables market within three years, according to new analysis by PwC. In Europe, however, regulatory uncertainty clouds European deals.

29 Mar 2011

UNITED STATES

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011