Know why: Bringing the balance between environment and energy into focus

Annual Report

2014 was a year in which knowing more —who, what, why and how — was critical to informed decision making and successful outcomes. Explore our 2014 Annual Report.

Perhaps nowhere is the importance of “knowing why” more apparent than in the interplay of world energy markets and the increasing urgency of climate and environmental issues. See how through context, connection and insight, we help professionals know why changes are occurring in world energy, identify and develop alternatives, and monitor the environmental impacts of energy: (more…)

The need to know: Explore our 2014 Annual Report

Annual Report

Our customers participate in the most important conversations in a fast and complex world every day. As professionals, they navigate markets, risks and regulations; shape and manage legal systems and tax jurisdictions; protect innovations; and drive scientific discovery. Their work is important and their decisions matter. And common to them all is the need to know.

Professionals today need more. More than information, data and news. More than speed. More than mobile access. They need insight, analysis and context. Solutions that simplify, clarify and deliver competitive advantage, providing confidence to act on what they know. And millions of professionals from every part of the global economy rely on Thomson Reuters for what they need to know to understand critical issues, solve tough problems and adapt to dynamic change.

During 2014, the risks of global fraud and rising terrorism; the multi-stage recovery of world markets and the opening up of China; the significant shift in oil prices and increasingly urgent focus on climate change and energy alternatives; and the economic and social impacts of an aging world population and Alzheimer’s disease were just a few of the challenges and opportunities facing our world. It was a year in which knowing more — who, what, why and how — was critical to informed decision making and successful outcomes.

Explore our 2014 Annual Report – Know which includes the Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion and Thomson Reuters Foundation annual reports.

Wait, What? Episode 5: I was going to go out, but I got lazy

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In this installment of “Wait, What?” your hosts tackle the question of whether technology makes us lazy or not. They cover everything from grocery delivery services to texting at the dinner table. Jason, Rob and Matt spend quite a bit of time in this episode discussing whether people are productive when they work from home and the effects that “work” phones and tablets have on work/life balance. The talk evolves (or maybe devolves) into a discussion of the person who “invented” the wheel and how that may have affected life at home.

We’d like to keep the show as interactive as possible, so please send in your feedback, thoughts, and show ideas. Also, you can reach the team on Twitter: Matt Angelicola (@MattAngelicola), Joe Harris (@Jwh37), Rob Russell (@batogato) and Jason Thomas (@jasonthomas). We’re also on iTunes – just enter “Legal Current” in the search box.

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Asylum seekers boom – Graphic of the day

An estimated 866,000 asylum-seekers lodged claims in 2014, a 45% rise from the previous year and the highest figure since the start of the war in Bosnia. Wars in Syria and Iraq drove the number of people requesting asylum in industrialized countries to a 22-year high, appealing for Western nations to open their doors to more refugees. Today’s graphic shows the top 20 origin countries for asylum applications and the top 20 countries receiving asylum applications.

Asylum seekers

Would you like infographics like this on your website, blog or other social media? Contact us and visit our Reuters Agency blog for insights and discussions on the changing media industry.

Modern slavery UK: The campaigner

Britain’s Home Office (interior ministry) estimates there were up to 13,000 victims of slavery in Britain in 2013. Victims were most often from Albania, Nigeria, Vietnam and Romania. In this video, Chloe Setter of ECPAT UK, a charity working with child victims of trafficking, describes the plight of Vietnamese children who are trafficked to Britain for cannabis cultivation.

Read the full story on trust.org.

Journalist spotlight: Jonathan Allen on his Hillary Clinton charity scoop

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Last week, Reuters reported exclusively that despite Hillary Clinton’s promise in 2008, her family’s charity has not published a complete list of donors since 2010. At the outset, the Clinton Foundation did indeed publish what they said was a complete list of the names of more than 200,000 donors and has continued to update it. But in a breach of the pledge, the charity’s flagship health program, which spends more than all of the other foundation initiatives put together, stopped making the annual disclosure in 2010, Reuters found. The story, by Reuters correspondent Jonathan Allen, was widely cited by press, including Drudge Report, Fox News, CNBC, NBC News, Washington Post, Business Insider, New York Magazine, Breitbart, Vanity Fair, Real Clear Politics, Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, among many others. In a Reuters Best: Journalist Spotlight Q&A, Jonathan offers a behind-the-scenes look at how he scored the exclusive.

Q. How did you get started on this story? What went into nailing the scoop? (more…)

Is luxury earnings growth sustainable? – Graphic of the day

In the past quarter, luxury stores reported a slowdown in sales and gave a cautious outlook for 2015. Still, when looking at projections for the current period it is evident that despite the slowdown, a few are still poised for growth – slower, but growth nonetheless.

luxury earnings growth

Read Jharonne Martis exclusive report on Alpha Now as she delves further into this topic.

Modern slavery UK: The law enforcer

In this short video Detective Inspector Jim Faulkner of the Greater Manchester Police talks about Operation Retriever, dedicated to uncovering and tracking down on human trafficking and modern slavery in Rochdale. The program could provide a template for similar operations around the UK. The Home Office (interior ministry) estimates that there were up to 13,000 victims of slavery in Britain in 2013.

Read the full story on trust.org.

Trends in deal making – Q1 review

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Global merger activity is off to the best annual start since 2007 as deal making momentum has carried into this year, powered by strong activity in the telecom, healthcare and real estate sectors and a record start for Asia Pacific M&A. As the bond markets continue to await policy changes from central panks and world stock markets move in and out of record territory, what will 2015 bring for deal makers and investors?

Join us for our compliemntary webcast with experts Matt Toole, Head of Deals Intelligence, and Jeff Goldfarb, US Editor, Reuters Breakingviews, for a closer look at the trends that are driving global deal making this year.

Our session will highlight the following topics: (more…)

Churchill behind bars

Pretoria office

Reuters Pretoria Office in 1900

Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister and Second World War leader, died 50 years ago in January. He was 90. Throughout his long life he was to be caught up in war and the threat of war. Late in 1899, when he was 25, he became a prisoner of the Boers. Hostilities in the Boer War (1899-1902) were conducted very differently from the way they were to be some 15 years later. Reuters also saw itself differently. Our archive tells us more…

The two independent Boer republics were situated in the south-eastern part of Africa. War with Britain broke out on October 12, 1899. Churchill became a war correspondent for The Morning Post of London at the high salary of £250 per month. Some weeks later he accompanied a scouting expedition in an armoured train. Film buffs will recall this episode from the film Young Winston. Captured by the Boers, he was imprisoned in a POW camp in Pretoria, capital of the Transvaal (Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek). As a prisoner, he received two telegrams from his American mother, making use of Reuters private telegram service: (more…)