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U.S. solar installations to fall more than expected in 2017

Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. solar installations will fall more than expected this year, according to an industry report released on Thursday, due to weakened demand for residential systems and delays on large projects over concerns that President Donald Trump will impose tariffs on imported panels, increasing costs.


BRIEF-Renesola Secures Financing From Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund For Poland Projects



Kremlin says Austrian gas accident underlines Gazprom's projects importance

MOSCOW, Dec 13 (Reuters) - The explosion, which rattled Austria's main gas pipeline hub and led to gas supplies disruptions in Europe, has underlined the need for Gazprom's gas projects, a Kremlin spokesman said on Wednesday.


World Bank says will cease financing upstream oil and gas after 2019

PARIS (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Tuesday it will no longer finance upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, apart from certain gas projects in the poorest countries in exceptional circumstances.


Sri Lanka, Struggling With Debt, Hands a Major Port to China

With many countries owing China for “One Belt, One Road” projects, some critics said Sri Lanka was setting a dangerous precedent of signing over territory.


France's AXA to step up investments in green projects to $11 billion by 2020

PARIS (Reuters) - French insurer AXA announced on Tuesday it would quadruple its investments in environmentally-friendly projects by 2020 to 9 billion euros ($10.60 billion) and disinvest further from the coal industry.


Apple's Ive returns to helm of design teams

(Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is returning to day-to-day management of the company's design teams after handing off managerial duties two years ago to focus on other projects, Apple told Reuters on Friday.


China warns of imminent attacks by "terrorists" in Pakistan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday warned its nationals in Pakistan of plans for a series of imminent "terrorist attacks" on Chinese targets there, an unusual alert as it pours funds into infrastructure projects into a country plagued by militancy.


Connecticut infrastructure funding in question: state report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Connecticut's infrastructure projects are in jeopardy after revenue that helps pay off the state's transportation debt has decreased and additional funding sources have not yet been identified, according to a report released on Thursday.


BRIEF-Spearmint Announces Private Placement To Further Multiple Projects



UPDATE 1-Chevron projects $18.3 bln spending budget, down 4 pct

HOUSTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Chevron Corp, the second largest U.S.-based oil producer, is budgeting $18.3 billion for capital projects next year, the company said on Wednesday, about 4 percent less than this year and lower for a fourth year in a row.


China's warm start to winter heats up Chinese steel, mill profits

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A warm start to the winter has boosted steel prices and margins for mills in China, the world's top producer, as the higher temperatures have allowed projects to proceed that would normally have come to a halt.


Data workers prove a rare resource for Barrick, fellow miners

TORONTO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Barrick Gold, the world's biggest gold miner, is staking new ground in a dogged push to overhaul its operations, seeking scarce artificial intelligence experts to oversee projects using technology for everything from exploration to robot-run mining.


UPDATE 1-Russian state fund RDIF plans to invest in Yandex taxi business

MOSCOW, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) plans to invest in Yandex's ride-sharing unit Yandex.Taxi and will partner with China's Alibaba in investing in other internet projects in Russia, the state fund's CEO said on Tuesday.


Saudi has completed main wave of arrests in anti-graft purge, minister says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has completed the main wave of arrests in its sweeping crackdown on corruption and is preparing to channel billions of dollars of seized funds into economic development projects, a Saudi minister said on Monday.


Sierra Leone "Peace Diamond" sells for $6.5 million at auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sierra Leone sold one of the world's largest uncut diamonds for $6.5 million at a New York auction on Monday to raise funds for development projects in the West African country.

Hollywood hit hard by sexual allegations

Several media projects have been canceled or suspended and these big stars have lost their jobs after allegations of sexual harassment and assault.


Climate activists delay U.S. gas pipeline approvals: regulator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - National environmental groups waging legal battles against energy projects are delaying approval of U.S. natural gas pipelines, a top federal energy regulator said on Thursday.


China pushing billions into Iranian economy as Western firms stall

ROME/ANKARA, Nov 30 (Reuters) - China is financing billions of dollars worth of Chinese-led projects in Iran, making deep inroads into the economy while European competitors struggle to find banks willing to fund their ambitions, Iranian government and industry officials said.


BRIEF-Midland And Altius Provide Update On Their Shire And Moria Projects



UPDATE 1-New vaccine, long-acting drug trials buoy hopes in HIV fight

* Projects backed by U.S. NIH and Gates foundation (Adds details on new drug trial)


Qatar sovereign fund may support Qatar Airways, local projects, CEO says

DOHA, (Reuters) - Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), one of the world's largest sovereign funds, may invest in local real estate development Katara and national carrier Qatar Airways as it supports local projects, its chief executive was quoted as saying.


BRIEF-Conquest Appoints Benjamin Batson As CEO



China's HNA CEO sees asset sales as part of adjustment - media

BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) - HNA Group CEO Adam Tan said the acquisitive company is making adjustments to conform with national policies, and has sold some investments and real estate projects to improve its liquidity, domestic media reported on Tuesday.


METALS-Shanghai nickel tumbles on doubts over steel demand

SYDNEY, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Shanghai nickel futures tumbled more than 2 percent in early trade on Tuesday as reforms in China threaten steel-intensive infrastructure projects.


METALS-London nickel skids, metals slip as investors cut risk

(Recasts, adds comment, updates details and prices) MELBOURNE, Nov 27 (Reuters) - London nickel led metals lower on Monday, as investors cut their exposure to risky assets as Beijing steps up a crackdown on shadow banking and other riskier forms of financing. China will check local governments' investment in railway projects, the state planner said on Friday, amid official concerns that breakneck infrastructure spending is racking up too much debt. "Today's selling is also a likely

Kushner, Jared

Jared Kushner’s Vast Duties, and Visibility in White House, Shrink

Once master of a seemingly limitless portfolio, the president’s son-in-law now focuses on his own projects as speculation mounts about his future.


BRIEF-Senator Minerals to acquire Keefe Lake uranium project

* ‍Subject to existing royalty rights, Keefe Lake projects holds a 100% interest in Keefe Lake uranium project​





‘The Shape of Water’: Meet Guillermo del Toro’s Favorite Creature

Doug Jones has had crucial roles in many of the director’s projects; this is the first time he’s been the star — and a romantic hero at that.


Sasol pulls plug on $13-$15 bln US GTL project, to divest from Canadian shale

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 23 (Reuters) - South African petrol-chemicals group Sasol has pulled the plug on all of its gas-to-liquids (GTL) greenfields projects including a U.S. one in Louisiana that carried a $13 billion to $15 billion price tag, the company said on Thursday.

Infrastructure (Public Works)

Trump Wants More Big Infrastructure Projects. The Obstacles Can Be Big, Too.

The president is pushing for repairs to the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, and he has promised to streamline government approvals. It still might not be enough.


BRIEF-Spectrum brands Q4 adjusted earnings per share $1.35

* Spectrum Brands Holdings reports solid fiscal 2017 fourth quarter results, announces projects Alpha and Ignite to further support long-term growth ambitions


Beijing hits brakes on subway boom over debt concerns

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has hit the brakes on subway projects in at least three cities and Beijing is asking others to slow down their plans, local governments and media have reported, indicating concerns over high debt from city-level infrastructure spending.


Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Wrapped Delights, Real and Imagined

A show in Brussels looks back at their projects, including some that never came off — like swathing skyscrapers in Manhattan.


Aramco plans to spend $300 billion over 10 years in upstream oil and gas: CEO

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco plans to spend close to $300 billion over 10 years in upstream oil and gas projects, Chief Executive Amin Nasser said on Monday.


Saudi Aramco signs engineering and construction deals worth $4.5 billion

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco signed agreements on Thursday worth $4.5 billion with firms from Europe, the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates for work on a range of oil and gas development projects, mostly aimed at boosting gas production.


Saudi Aramco signs $4.5 billion oil, gas deals

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco on Thursday signed agreements worth $4.5 billion with firms from Europe, the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates for oil and gas projects in the kingdom.


Turkey, France and Italy to strengthen cooperation on missile defense: sources

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey signed a letter of intent with France and Italy on Wednesday to strengthen cooperation on joint defense projects including air and missile defense systems, Turkish defense ministry sources said.


ConocoPhillips aims capex at $5.5 billion/year for rest of decade

NEW YORK (Reuters) - ConocoPhillips , the largest U.S. independent oil and natural gas producer, said on Wednesday it will spend an average of $5.5 billion annually for the rest of the decade on capital projects as long as oil prices stay above $50 per barrel.


ConocoPhillips aims to spend $5.5 billion/year for rest of decade

NEW YORK (Reuters) - ConocoPhillips , the largest U.S. independent oil and natural gas producer, said on Wednesday it would spend $5.5 billion annually for the rest of the decade on capital projects as long as oil prices stay above $50 per barrel.

Phil Murphy elected New Jersey governor, CNN projects

Democratic nominee Phil Murphy will win the New Jersey governor race, CNN projects.


Tanzania's Magufuli sacks officials who failed to recall public works budget figures

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked two senior officials late on Monday after they failed to recall immediately how much money was allocated by the government in their respective districts for public road construction projects.


China tests new dredger capable of South China Sea projects: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is testing a new dredger ship that will greatly enhance its land reclamation capabilities, a state media report said on Sunday, as the country continues to develop facilities in the South China Sea in a bid to strengthen its claims in the waters.


Critic’s Notebook: George Clooney’s Awkward White Guilt in ‘Suburbicon’

In his directorial projects, it seems that dignified is the only way Mr. Clooney wants to imagine black people.

Former gang member helps at-risk youth

Shanduke McPhatter grew up in the Brooklyn projects.


Turkey's Global Yatirim eyes green energy deals after London investment

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish investment firm Global Yatirim Holding will focus on renewable energy and infrastructure projects and look to buy an asset manager, its chairman said, as part of a shift in strategy since an investment from London-based fund Centricus.

United States Politics and Government

In Call With Times Reporter, Trump Projects Air of Calm Over Charges

President Trump said that he isn’t ‘angry at anybody’ and that investigations into his campaign’s links to Russia have not come near him personally.


UPDATE 1-Russia's Rosneft, Iran's NIOC agree to team up on oil and gas projects worth $30 bln

TEHRAN, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Russian oil producer Rosneft and the National Iranian Oil Company have agreed an outline deal to work together on a number of "strategic" projects in Iran together worth up to $30 billion, Rosneft's head Igor Sechin said on Wednesday.


UPDATE 2-Brazil's Mato Grosso lures UAE investors for road projects

SAO PAULO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Brazil's Mato Grosso state hopes to persuade funds and companies from the United Arab Emirates to invest in infrastructure projects, Governor Pedro Taques said on Tuesday at the launch of a program to grant licenses to build and operate roads there.


UPDATE 2-China's Sinopec mulls U.S. oil projects ahead of Trump's visit - sources

* Also assessing U.S. Virgin Islands refinery project -sources


UPDATE 1-China's Sinopec mulls U.S. oil projects ahead of Trump's visit - sources

* Freepoint, ArcLight in US trade delegation to China (Adds source comment, context, details)


China's Sinopec mulls U.S. oil projects ahead of Trump's visit - sources

SINGAPORE, Oct 31 (Reuters) - China's state oil major Sinopec is evaluating two projects in the United States that could boost Gulf Coast crude oil exports and also expand storage facilities in the Caribbean, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, with U.S. President Donald Trump set to visit Beijing next week.


Lightsource and Macquarie team up on Indian solar projects

LONDON (Reuters) - British solar power projects developer Lightsource Renewable Energy and Australian bank Macquarie will jointly fund the development of large solar power projects in India, the bank said on Monday.


BRIEF-Magnegas projects 2017 revenues to grow over 120 pct vs 2016

* Magnegas projects 2017 revenues to grow over 120% versus. 2016


CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Norway's wealth fund CEO says more banks to review CO2 footprint after BNP Paribas move

OSLO, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund expects more banks to address how their lending contributes to greenhouse gas emissions after BNP Paribas' decision to stop funding shale energy projects, the fund's CEO said on Friday.


Africa should create gas pricing index as demand rises - ministers

CAPE TOWN, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Africa should develop a gas pricing index based on the cost of electricity set midway between existing global benchmarks to ensure fairer pricing in new export projects on the continent, two African ministers said.


London comes to Macau as Las Vegas Sands revamps casino resort

HONG KONG, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Las Vegas Sands, the casino behemoth owned by U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson, said on Wednesday it plans to spend $1.1 billion on new projects in the world's largest gambling hub, including building a London-themed attraction.


UPDATE 1-TransCanada to sell solar assets, focus on C$24 bln capital program

Oct 25 (Reuters) - Canadian pipeline operator TransCanada Corp has agreed to sell its solar energy portfolio for C$540 million ($426 million) to focus on its C$24 billion worth of other core projects, including its recently purchased Columbia natural gas network, the company said on Wednesday.


Detroit City Council approves $125 million of bonds

(Reuters) - The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved nearly $125 million of bonds to finance road and other projects aimed at revitalizing neighborhood commercial corridors.


Sierra Leone to auction multi-million dollar diamond to benefit poor

Ramat Gan, ISRAEL (Reuters) - Sierra Leone hopes to raise millions of dollars for development projects by auctioning a huge uncut diamond, believed to be one of the world's largest, in New York in December.


Rule changes to spur French wind power projects within months: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - France will propose rule changes within six months that will remove administrative hurdles and speed the development of onshore wind power projects, its junior ecology minister said.


BRIEF-Honeywell to grow dividends at pace equal to or greater than earnings post 2018 - Conf Call‍​

* Honeywell says intend to undertake additional restructuring projects in Q4, enabled by lower effective tax rate


South Koreans' support for nuclear projects deals blow to government energy plan

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean public support for nuclear power on Friday sucker punched a government policy to steer the country away from nuclear-generated electricity as Seoul said it would bow to a demand to resume construction of two new reactors.


UPDATE 3-S.Koreans' support for nuclear projects deals blow to government energy plan

* KEPCO jumps nearly 6 pct after survey results announced (Recasts, adds comments)

Nuclear Energy

South Korea Will Resume Reactor Work, Defying Nuclear Opponents

The decision to restart two stalled projects reverses a campaign promise by President Moon Jae-in and disappoints supporters seeking a phaseout of nuclear power.


EU looks for 'big pot of money' to handle migration

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will promise during talks in Brussels "sufficient and targeted funding" for migration projects in Africa and elsewhere, according to a draft statement that shows they have yet to put their money where their mouth is.


BRIEF-Radcom projects about $9.6 mln in ‍​revenue for the quarter ended September 30

* Says projects that its estimated, unaudited revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 was approximately $9.6 million ‍​


BRIEF-Canadian Solar partners with Menora Mivtachim on solar projects in Israel

* Canadian Solar partners with Menora Mivtachim to invest in solar power projects in Israel

Musk, Kimbal

Kimbal Musk Wants to Feed America, Silicon Valley-Style

Trying to improve the nation’s diet, he’s hatching food projects the way his brother, Elon, launches rockets — and drawing some friendly fire.


Australia shuns clean energy target in policy overhaul

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's government on Tuesday rejected calls to set a clean energy target, instead scrapping aid for renewable projects and adopting a fuel-neutral energy policy that it said could keep the country's lights on and cut power prices.





Construction starts on New Jersey bridge, a step to fixing region's rail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Construction began Friday on New Jersey's Portal Bridge, a key step forward for one of the nation's most critical infrastructure projects, but there was continuing uncertainty about its future funding.


BRIEF-Gold Reserve provides October Venezuela update

* Gold Reserve Inc - reports that Siembra Minera project has received two important permits to advance mining projects


Total's solar units win tender offers for projects in France

PARIS, Oct 12 (Reuters) - French oil and gas company Total said on Thursday that its solar subsidiaries - Total Solar and SunPower - had won tenders in France for solar projects which will bolster its expansion into renewable energy.


MMG is China's preferred developer of overseas mines - CEO

MELBOURNE, Oct 12 (Reuters) - MMG Ltd, the international mining unit of state-owned China Minmetals Corp, has become China's preferred developer of overseas mining projects after it was selected in a trial, MMG's chief executive said on Thursday.


BNP Paribas stops funding shale energy firms, boosts green projects

Oct 11 (Reuters) - BNP Paribas, France's biggest listed bank, said on Wednesday it would no longer work with oil and natural gas companies that primarily do business in shale or oil sands as it plans to boost support for renewable energy projects.


U.S. Treasury dashes hopes for near-term World Bank capital hike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Treasury official dashed hopes for a World Bank capital increase in the near term, saying the multilateral lender first needs to review its balance sheet to ensure resources are going to countries and projects that need them most.

Building (Construction)

Square Feet: In the Heart of Milwaukee, a Gleaming Tower Leads an Urban Renewal

After the opening of Northwestern Mutual’s new headquarters, other projects are sprouting up everywhere in the city’s center.


BRIEF-Medtronic to establish innovation center in Chengdu

* Medtronic-‍within five years of operation, projects an annual training capacity of approximately 7,000 healthcare professionals at Chengdu Center​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


BRIEF-Clearford announces extension of convertible debenture and Ontario projects update

* Clearford announces extension of convertible debenture and Ontario projects update


Russian and Saudi state funds in $100 mln infrastructure deal

MOSCOW, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund signed an agreement on Thursday to invest up to $100 million in transport projects in Russia.


TransCanada abandons pipeline projects after green push

(Reuters) - TransCanada Corp finally abandoned construction of its controversial Energy East pipeline on Thursday, taking a C$1 billion blow and handing environmental groups a major victory in efforts to hamper Canadian oil development.


UPDATE 2-TransCanada abandons pipeline projects after green push

Oct 5 (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp finally abandoned construction of its controversial Energy East pipeline on Thursday, taking a C$1 billion blow and handing environmental groups a major victory in efforts to hamper Canadian oil development.


TransCanada to abandon Energy East and Eastern Mainline projects

Oct 5 (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp said on Thursday it would abandon its Energy East and Eastern Mainline pipeline projects, following tough review by Canada's energy regulator.


BRIEF-TransCanada announces termination of Energy East pipeline and Eastern Mainline projects

* TransCanada announces termination of Energy East pipeline and Eastern Mainline projects


Mexico seeks partners for three new Pemex oil tie-ups

MEXICO CITY, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Mexico will offer the rights to partner with state oil company Pemex on three major projects on Wednesday, one in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and two more onshore, the latest step in opening country's oil and gas industry.


Divided U.S. solar sector spars over trade relief at hearing

(Reuters) - U.S. solar manufacturers on Tuesday asked federal trade officials to impose tariffs on cheap foreign-made panels, clashing with companies who rely on those products to build low-priced projects that can compete with gas and coal.


RioCan pipeline can offset planned $1.6 billion property sales -CEO

TORONTO, Oct 2 (Reuters) - RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, Canada's largest property trust, has sufficient development projects in its pipeline to offset its planned C$2 billion ($1.6 billion) sale of shopping malls, its chief executive officer said on Monday.


UPDATE 1-Russian Sept oil output stays at low for the year

* Output at foreign-led projects fell month-on-month * Russian oil output down 3 pct from Oct 2016 (Adds detail) By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Russian oil output stood at 10.91 million barrels per day (bpd) in September, unchanged from August and staying at a low for the year, Energy Ministry data showed on Monday after output was disrupted by maintenance works at some sites. In tonnes, total output in the month of September reached 44.639 million versus 4


BRIEF-Azure Roof Power wins 20 MWs of solar rooftop projects for Indian Railways

* Azure Roof Power to expand electrification of Indian Railways


Post office workers grow vegetables, breed chickens on Paris rooftop "farm"

PARIS (Reuters) - An urban agriculture initiative to make Paris more environmentally sustainable, mainly through farming on the capital's rooftops, has been such a success that the mayor is unveiling a new round of projects this week.


BRIEF-‍Amazon Studios closed exclusive first-look production deal with Casey Affleck's Sea Change Media

*‍ Amazon Studios closed exclusive first-look production deal with casey affleck's Sea Change Media, 2-year deal will cover film & tv projects​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (


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French state bank BPI to fund projects in Iran, CEO tells paper

PARIS, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Bpifrance, the country’s state investment bank, will finance investment projects of French companies in Iran from 2018, granting up to 500 million euros ($598 million) in annual credits, its CEO said in a newspaper interview on Sunday.


UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 21

Sept 21 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 3 points at 7,274.6 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * ANGLO AMERICAN: Volcan Investments, the family trust of the chairman of diversified miner Vedanta, on Wednesday said it was increasing its stake in Anglo American but did not intend to make a bid for the entire company. * HOCHSCHILD MINING: Precious metals miner Hochschild Mining Plc is doubling down on efforts to find early-stage mining projects


UPDATE 1-Miner Hochschild boosts hunt for acquisitions -executive

AREQUIPA, Peru, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Precious metals miner Hochschild Mining Plc is doubling down on efforts to find early-stage mining projects to acquire and is open to deposits that depart from its focus on silver and gold, the chief executive said on Wednesday.


China to halt new projects in pollution 'red zones'

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will halt major projects in regions with high levels of pollution, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Wednesday, underscoring an environmental crackdown that is starting to hit business around the country.

Lady Gaga manages image in Netflix's 'Five Foot Two'

Backstage looks at celebrities are fraught with peril -- especially one as aware of the image she creates and projects as Lady Gaga. That's why a feature-length Netflix documentary devoted to a year in her life, "Gaga: Five Foot Two," never quite feels as spontaneous or illuminating as the access would suggest, unless you're totally gaga about Gaga.


UPDATE 1-Congo's Gecamines to set new rules on mining proceeds

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Congo's Gecamines will implement new controls to "hold its partners accountable" in copper and cobalt projects, the state miner said on Tuesday.