Antony Currie has more than a decade of experience as a financial journalist, having worked with Euromoney since 1996, most recently as a U.S. editor. He has worked on assignments in the major financial centres of Europe and the US and written stories on capital markets, global economies and the investment banking industry. He holds a bachelor's degree in German language and literature and a master's degree in politics and international relations from the University of Bristol.
Extreme weather and wildfires underscore the threat of rising greenhouse-gas emissions. White House obstructionism at the global climate conference isn’t helping. But 2019 will bring more investor activism, broader funding options, better data and more realistic carbon prices.
Detroit is selling its first bonds since taking back full financial control from the state. The city that went bankrupt in 2013 now has balanced budgets, higher tax revenue and a surplus. But issues like blight and a crumbling school system present tricky speed-bumps to negotiate.
The $52 bln carmaker’s second-in-command Dan Ammann is taking the wheel at Cruise, the unit that makes self-driving vehicles. The ex-Wall Streeter is the right person to whip it into shape and prepare for a possible IPO. But GM boss Mary Barra is losing her chief problem solver.