Climate fund for poor nations vows to drive green Covid recovery

Typhoon Haiyan, the most devastating storm ever to make landfall in all of history, left buildings, homes, and businesses in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines wiped out in its aftermath.... Read more »

Saved by the pandemic?

A steel factory worker in Hung Yen, Vietnam. Huge investments now are needed to decarbonise shipping, aviation and industrial processes such as steelmaking. If we make the right choices... Read more »

Record 41.2% contraction plunges Singapore’s economy into recession

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s economy slipped into recession in the second quarter, contracting by a record 41.2% from the previous three months and is facing its biggest slump ever this year... Read more »

Analyst sees RM31 billion lost this year from dip in crude oil prices

Malaysia has a mature oil basin with higher production costs compared with Middle East producers, says an analyst. PETALING JAYA: An analyst in the oil and gas sector warns... Read more »

Coronavirus-induced oil price plunge is hurting the circular economy for plastic

Aveda products on sale in Singapore. The haircare brand claims to be a pioneer in post-consumer recycled packaging. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the price of recycled... Read more »

China factory activity dives to worst on record as virus paralyses economy

Workers move fabric rolls at a textile printing and dyeing plant in Hangzhou in eastern China’s Zhejiang province. China’s factories were dealt a devastating blow in February as the... Read more »

Food and beverage industry: no plans to totally discard plastic

In December 2019, Mondelēz trialled 100 per cent recyclable paper packaging in one of its products. The global food company said it is made of paper material that does... Read more »

From coal to renewables in China: solving the water stress-power plant mismatch

Seawater in an island in Zhuhai, Guangdong province in China is being desalinated using waste heat from diesel generators to produce fresh water. How can one of the world’s... Read more »

Aramco IPO proceeds to fund Saudi defence industry, economy

DAVOS: Saudi Arabia will pump the proceeds from last month’s listing of oil giant Saudi Aramco into the local economy over several years, including building up the domestic defence... Read more »

EYE ON THE BALL, MCMC SWINGS FOR THE FENCES WITH 5G

Al-Ishsal Ishak, third from right at the 5G media briefing which was also attended by the C-suite of most of the telcos. Despite the concern of some that Malaysia... Read more »