Venezuela News

More Oil Spills to Come, Says Professor

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not simply a random accident. There will be more of these spills to come, as the days of easy oil are over, says an anthropologist at Washington University in …

Oil Rig Tragedies Shock Insurers, Destabilize Market, Says Willis

The U.S. Deepwater Horizon and Venezuelan Aban Pearl drilling rig losses have left upstream energy insurers with an unprecedented bill of $795 million within the space of a single month, destabilizing the market and driving up rates, according to a …

Oil Rig Tragedies Shock Insurers, Destabilize Market, Says Willis

The U.S. Deepwater Horizon and Venezuelan Aban Pearl drilling rig losses have left upstream energy insurers with an unprecedented bill of $795 million within the space of a single month, destabilizing the market and driving up rates, according to a …

Rich/Poor Rifts Stall Progress at UN Climate Talks

U.N. climate talks opened on Monday, exposing familiar rifts between rich and poor countries which delegates said were likely to delay a re-start of formal negotiations. The 185-nation Bonn conference, which will run until June 11, is the biggest international …

China and India Endorse Copenhagen Climate Change Agreement

China and India joined almost all other major greenhouse gas emitters on Tuesday in signing up to the climate accord struck in Copenhagen, boosting a deal strongly favored by the United States. More than 100 nations have now endorsed the …

Zurich Eyes Brazil Growth

Swiss Insurer Zurich Financial Services almost doubled its Initial Public Offering-related premiums in Brazil last year and is optimistic about its growth prospects, the company’s chief executive said Thursday. “The financial line, which would be inclusive of IPOs, is our …

Political, Financial Risk Levels Continue High in 2010, Says Aon

Political and financial instability remain a feature of the business landscape as a result of the recession, according to Aon Risk Services, the global risk management and insurance brokerage business of Aon Corp. The company launched its 17th annual Political …

Negotiations Falter at UN’s Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change

The United Nations’ Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change strained mightily and produced — a note. Co-authored by the United States and China as a last minute face saver, only five nations signed it. This wasn’t much, to say the least, …

Europe Feels Left Out in Cold on Climate Change Deal

It’s a climate deal that has Europe feeling left out in the cold. The continent that used to take the lead in advocating climate action is now taking the lead in climate complaining. And it’s not just upset with the …

U.N. Climate Talks End ‘With a Bare Minimum’ Agreement

U.N. climate talks ended with a bare-minimum agreement Saturday, Dec.19, when delegates “noted” an accord struck by the United States, China and other emerging powers that falls far short of the conference’s original goals. “Finally we sealed a deal,” U.N. …