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How Mobile Payments Benefit Small Businesses

Mobile Payment

Mobile payments are the way of the future when it comes to how a consumer pays for services or goods. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, then you need to think of a way to configure your business to accept mobile payments.

Lighter Touch Leads To Higher Profit Margins

Small Business Profit Margin

Lenders are squeezing credit due to the fallout from the sub prime lending scandal but the effects are being felt across the land as businesses in need of a cash injection are in many cases unable to raise the necessary funds.

Beijing's Pollution Alarms Neighbors

The good news for the Chinese leadership is that their fiscal policies have paid off, producing both the world's second largest economy and the globe's leading creditor nation in less than a generation.

Can Leak Detection End the Pipeline Impasse?

Pipelines used to be things that were just built without blinking. It is said that there are enough pipelines now in the US to encircle the Earth 25 times with enough left over to also tie a bow around it.

Kenyan Oil, Hot and Getting Hotter: Interview with Taipan's Maxwell Birley

Kenya has become the hottest oil and gas venue in East Africa since big discoveries were made in the country's virgin oilfields last April. All eyes are on Kenya in 2013 to see how quickly--and economically they can develop those discoveries into production.

2012's Top 5 Oil & Gas Plays

2012's Top 5 Oil & Gas Plays

2012 has been a stellar year for oil and gas. From East Africa to North America, new technology, major new discoveries, an unparalleled appetite for exploration and a metamorphosing perception of risk have changed the playing field.

Will Regulators Damn Keystone XL?

Starting Tuesday, U.S. regulators will hold regular meetings on oil and natural gas pipeline safety standards. A series of pipeline issues, ranging from a deadly gas pipeline explosion in California, to a massive oil spill in Michigan, have brought pipeline safety to the forefront of the American energy debate.

Keystone XL: Welcome to the Proxy Energy War

Keystone XL: Welcome to the Proxy Energy War

Now that elections are over, everyone is waiting for a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, but it's not so easy amid the atmosphere of protests that have even traditionally oil-friendly Texans putting up a fight.

Ukraine Crushed in $1.1bn Fake Gas Deal

Ukraine Crushed in $1.1bn Fake Gas Deal

Certainly the folks at Gazprom are having a good snicker, reveling in the mockery that has been made of what should have been a landmark Ukraine-Spain gas deal that would have loosened Russia's gas grip on Kiev.

Shale Gas Will be the Next Bubble to Pop

The "shale revolution" has been grabbing a great deal of headlines for some time now. A favourite topic of investors, sector commentators and analysts – many of whom claim we are about to enter a new energy era with cheap and abundant shale gas leading the charge.