Dow Could Still See 30,000

Dow Could Still See 30,000

Wall Street fell again on Monday while other global stocks mostly fell as a wave of fake news and misleading commentary about economic growth swept over investors. US President Donald Trump lambasted the Federal Reserve again, calling on the central bank not to raise interest rates a day before policymakers are due to meet. Markets […]

Travel News: Vietnam’s Cam Ranh is Growing

Travel News: Vietnam’s Cam Ranh is Growing

Vietnam’s Cam Ranh is soaring for the stars with Bangkok Airways emerging as the latest in a string of airlines to unveil a direct route to the pristine coastal destination. Starting Jan. 25, Bangkok Airways will operate four non-stop return flights weekly between Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and Cam Ranh International Airport on Monday, Wednesday, Friday […]

Asia Upbeat as Markets Open

Asia Upbeat as Markets Open

Asian markets mostly rose Monday as traders look ahead to a key meeting of the Federal Reserve, and a Chinese policy-setting conference this week. However, there is still caution on trading floors after Friday’s sharp sell-off fuelled by concerns over China’s economy, and despite a tweet from Donald Trump suggesting a trade deal could be […]

Dubai Attracts Global Investment

Dubai Attracts Global Investment

The Business Registration and Licensing, BRL, sector in the Department of Economic Development, DED, Dubai, has issued 1,748 new licenses during November 2018, as Dubai remained a destination of choice for investment in diverse business sectors.   Among the new licenses issued, 62.3 percent were commercial, 35.2 percent professional, 1.3 percent related to tourism, and […]

5G is Changing the World

5G is Changing the World

The recent diplomatic dust-up over Chinese telecoms company Huawei, one of the leaders in developing equipment for fifth-generation mobile networks, has demonstrated that this technology which promises to enable an internet of things and self-driving vehicles also poses risks. What is 5G, what will it be able to do, and what are the risks? What […]

Trump Brings Apple Back to USA

Trump Brings Apple Back to USA

US President Donald Trump thanked Apple chief Tim Cook on Friday after the tech giant unveiled plans for a $1 billion campus in Texas that is expected to create thousands of jobs outside its Silicon Valley base. “Thank you to @tim_cook for agreeing to expand operations in the U.S. and thereby creating thousands of jobs!” […]

French Economy in Meltdown, EU will Suffer

French Economy in Meltdown, EU will Suffer

A survey of French businesses on Friday indicated a major dip in activity linked to the month-long “yellow vest” protests ahead of a decisive weekend for the grassroots opposition movement and President Emmanuel Macron. The survey of businesses by the IHS Market research group indicated that output had contracted in December, underlining the economic impact […]

Yellow Vests Spark Global Protests Against Excessive Taxes

Yellow Vests Spark Global Protests Against Excessive Taxes

The “yellow vest” revolt in France over the high cost of living has sparked copycat protests abroad — as well a swarm of fake reports. AFP’s fact-checking service sorts the real from the imagined: – Copycat protests – The month-long French demonstrations, which have led to repeated rioting in Paris, have inspired protesters in a […]

Trump Winning in China

Trump Winning in China

President Donald Trump on Friday predicted a major US-China trade deal in the near future, saying that Beijing’s negotiating position had been weakened by the impact of the tariffs war between the world’s top two economies. “China wants to make a big and very comprehensive deal. It could happen, and rather soon!” Trump tweeted. His […]

What’s Making the Markets Nervous

What’s Making the Markets Nervous

Wall Street led stock markets lower across the globe on Friday after data showed weakness in the Chinese and eurozone economies, despite further indications Beijing and Washington might be moving to end their trade war. Signs of easing tensions had helped propel equities higher earlier this week, with both China and the United States seeming […]

North Korea Making Progress

North Korea Making Progress

South Korea is in close consultations with the United States and the United Nations to get sanctions exemptions ahead of a planned groundbreaking ceremony in North Korea for a joint project on connecting roads and railways over their border, the unification ministry said Friday. On Thursday, the two Koreas agreed to hold an event in […]

Canada has Damaged their Relationship with China

Canada has Damaged their Relationship with China

The arrest of a top Chinese tech executive at the request of the US has snared Canada in the middle of a major international dispute involving Beijing and Washington. Ottawa confirmed on Thursday that China had detained two Canadian nationals under what Beijing has said is suspicion of threatening its national security. That came nearly […]

Confidence in Japan Stops Falling

Confidence in Japan Stops Falling

Confidence among Japan’s biggest manufacturers was unchanged this quarter after slipping for three consecutive surveys, central bank data showed on Friday. The Bank of Japan’s Tankan report — a quarterly survey of about 10,000 companies — showed a reading of 19 among major manufacturers in its December survey. The reading was unchanged from the previous […]

Socialism Puts Europe Back in Crisis

Socialism Puts Europe Back in Crisis

Asian markets fell on Friday, putting the region on course to end a broadly positive week on a sour note, as traders took a step back and their profits off the table. There was also some unease after the head of the European Central Bank raised concerns about the growth outlook for the eurozone owing […]

Pierro will be a Hit at the Magic Millions Sale

Pierro will be a Hit at the Magic Millions Sale

A homebred for Bob and Sandra Peters, the Grant and Alana Williams trained filly Arcadia Queen (3f Pierro x Arcadia, by Redoute’s Choice) stamped herself as the find of the summer when powering clear to score a resounding victory in the $1million Group I WATC Kingston Town Classic at Ascot on Saturday. A brilliant winner […]

Magic Millions Hopefuls Head to Doomben Saturday

Magic Millions Hopefuls Head to Doomben Saturday

The build up to Magic Millions’ $10 million raceday intensifies at Doomben on Saturday with a string of feature races to be contested. While the depth of the fields is strong it could be the weather that is a major player with forecasts for South East Queensland predicting widespread rain. The listed Phelan Ready Stakes […]

Hong Kong Economic Outlook Positive

Hong Kong Economic Outlook Positive

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) today published its annual export forecast, saying it expects Hong Kong exports to increase 5% in value and 3% in volume in 2019. Meanwhile, the latest HKTDC Export Index for the fourth quarter of 2018, also published today, edged down slightly on the previous quarter, showing that exporters […]

Capitalism Makes Brazil an Attractive Investment Destination

Capitalism Makes Brazil an Attractive Investment Destination

Brazil’s central bank on Wednesday left its key interest rate at 6.5 percent, in its board’s last meeting before far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro takes office on January 1. The rate has been kept at that level since March, after several preceding cuts. Market analysts had expected it to remain untouched. The bank said in a […]

Asian Markets Rally as Trade Deal Looks Set

Asian Markets Rally as Trade Deal Looks Set

Asian markets enjoyed more gains Thursday as investors are cheered by the more conciliatory noises from China and the US on trade, while uncertainty over Brexit continued to pressure the pound. While the tariffs row between Beijing and Washington is far from being resolved, there is a lot more optimism on trading floors this week […]

Another Reason Europe Will Struggle in 2019

Another Reason Europe Will Struggle in 2019

Apart from excessive taxation, senseless levels of immigration and an undercurrent of Socialism, Europeans have more reasons to be concerned. A chapter of eurozone history will come to a close Thursday, with the European Central Bank widely expected to withdraw a key element of support for the economy while reassuring observers fearful of the growing […]

Huawei’s CFO Meng Released on Bail

Huawei’s CFO Meng Released on Bail

Update:  A Canadian court granted bail Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States’ request in a case that has set off a diplomatic furor among the 3 countries and complicated high-stakes US-China trade talks.   After 3days of hearings, a British Columbia justice granted bail of $10 million Canadian (US$7.5-M) to Ms. […]

Another Islamic Terrorist Attack on Christmas in France

Another Islamic Terrorist Attack on Christmas in France

At least three people have been killed and 12 others injured in a shooting incident in the northeastern French city of Strasbourg, close to one of the oldest and biggest Christmas markets in Europe. The suspect had engaged police in a shootout before fleeing the scene and is still on the run. According to some […]

Is Frexit on the Table?

Is Frexit on the Table?

The European Commission on Tuesday said Brussels will keep close watch over France’s new spending plans, a day after President Emmanuel Macron unveiled new measures to quell violent protests. But the Commission, the European Union’s executiuve arm, said it will give itself until the spring to analyse the French budget as concerns increase it may […]

African Gangs Run Riot in Melbourne

African Gangs Run Riot in Melbourne

African Gangs Run Riot in Melbourne African Gangs continue to terrorize the streets of Melbourne, Australia. Australia’s weak politicians continue to allow the imported criminals to behave as they please and Australian’s are getting fed up. Police are searching for a “gang of offenders” because they are not allowed to say African Gangs,  after two […]

African Refugees Riot in Germany, Again

African Refugees Riot in Germany, Again

German police had to call in reinforcement, deploying scores of officers to quell mayhem in a reception center in country’s south, where a group of migrants faced off with security personnel. A row between migrants in one of the reception centers escalated into open violence early Tuesday as people living in the shelter attacked local […]

Venezuela Shows What Socialism Does

Venezuela Shows What Socialism Does

Venezuela’s National Assembly, an opposition-controlled legislative body, said annual inflation has reached 1,300,000 percent in November as the country struggles through its worst economic crisis ever. At the same time, the rate of monthly inflation has gradually decelerated during three months through November. According to the report by the National Assembly, the figure declined to […]

European Union has Failed

European Union has Failed

Policymakers at the European Central Bank will remove a key pillar of their support for the eurozone economy as planned Thursday, even while offering a gloomier outlook for the coming years, analysts expect. But with financial markets in turmoil over risks in Europe and beyond — from Brexit to an Italian budget row and Donald […]

Twitter Impose Islamic law

Twitter Impose Islamic law

When Canadian columnist Anthony Furey received an email said to be from Twitter’s legal team telling him he may have broken a slew of Pakistani laws, his first instinct was to dismiss it as spam. But after Googling the relevant sections of Pakistan’s penal code, the Toronto Sun op-ed editor was startled to learn he […]

Banyan Tree Vietnam is a Special Place

Ambitious plans to position Laguna Lang Co as one of Asia’s most far-reaching integrated resorts are ratcheting up with the official launch of the property’s exclusive Banyan Tree Residences. Unfolding over 280 hectares of prime oceanfront real estate in central Vietnam, the project is already renowned for its two award-winning resorts Banyan Tree and Angsana […]

Gunnevera Confirmed for Pegasus World Cup

Gunnevera Confirmed for Pegasus World Cup

Salomon Del Valle’s Margoth purchased a spot in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), confirming multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera for North America’s richest race Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Gunnevera, who finished third in last year’s Pegasus World Cup, most recently ran second in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 3. […]

Social Media is the King of News

Social Media is the King of News

Social media has overtaken print newspapers as a news source for Americans, researchers said Monday, highlighting the growing importance of services such as Facebook and Twitter as well as the troubled state of legacy news organizations. The Pew Research Center report found 20 percent of US adults say they often get news via social media, […]

Apple iPhone Sales will Suffer After China Ruling

Apple iPhone Sales will Suffer After China Ruling

A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement Monday. The statement said the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court had granted Qualcomm’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four subsidiaries of Apple, ordering them to immediately to stop […]

Terrorist Supporter Mogherini Plans on Breaching US Sanctions on Iran

Brussels will create an alternative payment channel to facilitate financial transactions between the European Union and Iran in the near future to bypass US sanctions, the EU’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, has announced. “I will expect this instrument to be established in the coming weeks before the end of the year as a way to […]

French President Emmanuel Macron Will Move France Further in to Socialism

French President Emmanuel Macron Will Move France Further in to Socialism

French President Emmanuel Macron will address the nation on Monday night to announce a series of “concrete” measures aimed at ending the protests over taxes and inequality that have rocked the country over the past three weeks. After already abandoning the anti-pollution fuel tax hikes that sparked the protests, what else can he do to […]

Robert Mueller Tried to Blackmail Witnesses

Robert Mueller Tried to Blackmail Witnesses

Jerome Corsi has sued Robert Mueller and a handful of federal agencies for allegedly attempting to blackmail him into lying about being a middle man between Wikileaks and the Trump campaign. Corsi, the former Washington bureau chief of Alex Jones’ controversial site, InfoWars, filed a lawsuit on Sunday which claims that special counsel Robert Mueller […]

Europe Shows it is Anti-Democracy

Europe Shows it is Anti-Democracy

The UK is free to unilaterally revoke a notification to depart from the EU, the European Court has ruled. The judicial body said this could be done without changing the terms of London’s membership in the bloc. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) opined in a document issued on Monday that Britain can reverse Article […]

Socialist EU Has Failed France

Socialist EU Has Failed France

Shops shuttered in the run-up to Christmas, chaos on the roads: France’s “yellow vest” protests are dealing a blow to the economy which the finance minister says is no less than a “catastrophe”. As riots flared in Paris on Saturday, Livio Forte, a tourist from New York, could only watch on as police trucks lined […]

Musk is Right About the US Securities and Exchange Commission, But he Still Will Not Win

Musk is Right About the US Securities and Exchange Commission, But he Still Will Not Win

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, openly derided the Photo by cdorobek [/caption]in an interview aired Sunday, having settled fraud charges with the regulatory agency over an errant tweet. “I want to be clear. I do not respect the SEC — I do not respect them” he said in an interview on the CBS network […]

Canada The Loser in Huawei Case

Canada The Loser in Huawei Case

China on Saturday summoned the Canadian ambassador over the “unconscionable and vile” detention of telecom giant Huawei’s chief financial officer in Vancouver, state media reported, in Beijing’s latest angry response to the hot-button case. Meng Wanzhou has been held since December 1 in Canada on an American extradition request and faces US fraud charges related […]

China Economic Update

China Economic Update

China’s trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record $35.6 billion in November, official data showed Saturday, as exports across the Pacific remained strong despite a raft of US tariffs while imports shrank. Relations between the world’s top two economies continue to be tense despite a trade war truce struck between US President […]

The Uber IPO

The Uber IPO

Ride-share company Uber quietly filed paperwork this week for its initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported late Friday. The move comes one day after rival Lyft launched the process to take the company public with a stock offering. The Journal, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter, said that Uber could go public […]

MBH Corporation PLC (M8H.DU) Focus on Small Business for Big Success

MBH Corporation PLC (M8H.DU) Focus on Small Business for Big Success

MBH Corporation PLC (M8H.DU) Focus on Small Business for Big Success MBH will use the Agglomeration model to turn small business acquisitions in to a large successful company. For MBH to achieve its economic objectives, it will identify and acquire good, well run, profitable and debt free small businesses. Unlike traditional models, MBH are neither […]

Taxation and High Minimum Wage Killing Australia

Taxation and High Minimum Wage Killing Australia

Taxation and High Minimum Wage Killing Australia Australia’s economic growth stalled in the third-quarter of the year with consumer spending running out of steam as house prices fell further, official data showed Wednesday. The G20 economy grew a meagre 0.3 percent between July and September, the slowest rate in two years and far below market […]

Victory for Trump as China Moves on IP Cheats

Victory for Trump as China Moves on IP Cheats

China announced Tuesday stiffer punishments for serious infringers of intellectual property — including barring them from buying real estate or going on expensive holidays — as Washington clamours for action on the issue following a trade war truce. The National Development and Reform Commission, China’s state planner, along with 37 government departments, released a joint […]

Socialism May End as Rebellion in France Continues

Socialism May End as Rebellion in France Continues

The French government on Tuesday backed down on planned fuel tax hikes in a bid to draw the heat out of fierce protests that have escalated into the deepest crisis of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. The concessions, coming after an earlier 500-million-euro ($570 million) relief package for poorer households, mark the first time 40-year-old Macron has […]

EU Tells UK they can Ignore Democracy

EU Tells UK they can Ignore Democracy

The UK has the power to unilaterally stop the Brexit process, the EU’s top legal advisers have said, contradicting statements from London that Article 50 could only be stopped with agreement of all 27 EU member states. The Advocate General, in a report prepared for the European Court in Strasbourg, stated that the UK could […]

Spain Rejects EU Immigration Policy on Refugees

Spain Rejects EU Immigration Policy on Refugees

The wave of right-wing resurgence that has flooded Europe following the refugee crisis has reached Spain. An upstart anti-immigrant party has entered the parliament in Spain’s Andalusia and might yet become a kingmaker. Spain’s most populous region and one of its economic powerhouses, Andalusia held parliamentary elections this past weekend. Although the vote was technically […]

Euro Crisis Continues

Euro Crisis Continues

EU finance ministers struggled to agree reforms to better fight against a financial crisis early Tuesday, with negotiators still at the table after more than 12 hours of talks. “There are a lot of subjects and all of them are difficult,” a European source told AFP on condition of anonymity, adding that a final news […]

Australian Dollar: Interest Rates on Hold

Australian Dollar: Interest Rates on Hold

Australian Dollar: Interest Rates on Hold Australia’s central bank kept interest rates at a record-low on Tuesday as a drop in house prices accelerated as the country stagnates. Borrowing costs have stayed at 1.50 percent since they were last cut in August 2016, when the economy was transitioning away from an unprecedented mining investment boom. […]

Australia Puts an End to Privacy

Australia Puts an End to Privacy

Australia Puts an End to Privacy Australia’s two main parties struck a deal Tuesday to pass sweeping cyber laws requiring tech giants to help government agencies get around encrypted communications used by suspected criminals and terrorists. The laws are urgently needed to investigate serious crimes like terrorism and child sex offences, the conservative government said, […]

Swiss Government is Putting Special Focus on Blockchain

Swiss Government is Putting Special Focus on Blockchain

Swiss Government is Putting Special Focus on Blockchain First Infrachain conference focused on the public sector and infrastructure 250 participants attended Infrachain 18, the first blockchain conference focused on the public sector and infrastructure. Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer welcomed the conference attendees at Stade de Suisse in Bern, stating that: “Switzerland has a great hand […]

Trump is Consolidating the US Economy

Trump is Consolidating the US Economy

New Orders, Production, and Employment Growing Supplier Deliveries Slowing at Slower Rate; Backlog Growing Raw Materials Inventories Growing; Customers’ Inventories Too Low Prices Increasing at Slower Rate; Exports and Imports Growing Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November, and the overall economy grew for the 115th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives […]

A New French Revolution Against Socialism

A New French Revolution Against Socialism

A New French Revolution Against Socialism President Emmanuel Macron was elected on a promise to burnish France’s image on the global stage, but as shops and hotels counted the costs Monday of rioting over the weekend, many fear they won’t have much to cheer for Christmas. Violent anti-government protests on Saturday engulfed chic Paris shopping […]

America Loves Donald Trump

America Loves Donald Trump

Global equity markets soared Monday after China and the United States clinched a trade war truce, while oil prices surged on expectations of a big production cut. In midday deals, Frankfurt stocks were rebounding strongly, up 2.3 percent. London charged 2.0 percent higher and Paris gained 1.2 percent. European traders took their cue from Asia, […]

US China Trade War Eases: Buy these Stocks

US China Trade War Eases: Buy these Stocks

US President Donald Trump boasted Monday that US relations have taken a “BIG leap forward” with his meeting in Argentina with President Xi Jinping. “Very good things will happen. We are dealing from great strength, but China likewise has much to gain if and when a deal is completed. Level the field!” he said in […]

O’Lonhro and Larneuk Back in the Spotlight

O’Lonhro and Larneuk Back in the Spotlight

O’Lonhro and Larneuk Back in the Spotlight O’Lonhro and Larneuk are back in the Spotlight after the Larneuk bred and raced O’So Hazy was recognized for an outstanding season by being named Southern District Racing Association (SDRA) Horse of the Year. With a career record of 18:5-3-4 and Prize Money $231,370 the O’Lonhro mare finished […]

US China Trade Talks Move to G20

US China Trade Talks Move to G20

US President Donald Trump jets into Argentina on Thursday for a G20 summit, keen to do battle with China on trade and sharpening his rhetoric against Russia over Ukraine. The weekend summit is confronted with increasingly dire warnings, by the International Monetary Fund among others, of the potential harm faced by the world economy from […]

Fusion Appoints New General Manager at Fusion Resort Phu Quoc

Fusion Appoints New General Manager at Fusion Resort Phu Quoc

Fusion Appoints New General Manager at Fusion Resort Phu Quoc Industry vet Peter Neto has signed up for a second tour with wellness-inspired hospitality group, Fusion, and for another stint in the emerging tourist destination of Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Neto’s most recent role was as GM of The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort in Malaysia […]

Billy Slater Saddles Up for Magic Millions January 2019

Billy Slater Saddles Up for Magic Millions January 2019

Billy Slater Saddles Up for Magic Millions January 2019 Recently retired Rugby League superstar Billy Slater has signed as an Ambassador for the 2019 The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival. Slater, a former trackwork jockey for trainer Gai Waterhouse, will play in the Celebrity v Jockeys game ahead of fellow Magic Millions Ambassadors Zara Phillips […]

Magic Millions Racing Women Ignites Global Surge in Female Participation

Magic Millions Racing Women Ignites Global Surge in Female Participation

Magic Millions Racing Women Ignites Global Surge in Female Participation In just seven years, Magic Millions Racing Women (MMRW) has inspired thousands of women around the world to become actively involved in thoroughbred horse racing and has injected millions of dollars into the industry. Nearly 1000 horses have been registered over seven years for the $500,000 […]

Larneuk’s Exciting Young Stallion Cluster

Larneuk’s Exciting Young Stallion Cluster

Larneuk’s Exciting Young Stallion Cluster by Kristen Manning Larneuk’s exciting young stallion Cluster is off and rolling with his very first runner – the promising Gee Gees Darl – recording such a gutsy victory at her Hobart debut on Saturday. First catching the eye when fetching $45,000 at the Tasmanian Magic Millions where she was […]

Blockchain Platform to bring Mobile Gaming Content to Millions of Unbanked Consumers

Blockchain Platform to bring Mobile Gaming Content to Millions of Unbanked Consumers

ALAX taps DCore’s Blockchain Platform to bring Mobile Gaming Content to Millions of Unbanked Consumers ALAX, a Hong Kong and Geneva based global mobile games distribution platform that connects game publishers with mobile gamers worldwide, has announced its strategic move to DECENT’s customizable blockchain, DCore. DCore is a blockchain technology capable of processing over 2,000 […]

VenVici Ideally Located in the Belt and Road Initiative

VenVici Ideally Located in the Belt and Road Initiative

VenVici Ideally Located in the Belt and Road Initiative This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Belt and Road initiative, proposed by Chinese authorities in the autumn of 2013. The ambitious project is aimed at creating infrastructure networks linking Europe, Asia and Africa. VenVici is a crowdsourcing specialist company that uses a proprietary system […]

Cluster Set to Continue the Fastnet Rock Legacy

Cluster Set to Continue the Fastnet Rock Legacy

Cluster Set to Continue the Fastnet Rock Legacy 1st Season Victorian Sire, Cluster (Fastnet Rock x Tarcoola Diamond (Last Tycoon)) has had an impressive debut as a sire with his very 1st runner winning in impressive fashion in Hobart. Gee Gees Darl won clearly over 1000m, she was a $45,000 purchase by Paul and Elizabeth […]

PWC Champion and Corporate Change

PWC Champion and Corporate Change

PWC and Power2Motivate have signed a groundbreaking partnership to launch a behavioral change solution under the name of “PWC Champion” that brings the most comprehensive value of employee engagement and real-time performance improvement across the entire working environment. “PWC Champion” aims to inspire well-being, loyalty and team building among employees by developing programs that focus […]

Oceanco’s 109m/357ft ‘Project Bravo’

Oceanco’s 109m/357ft ‘Project Bravo’

Oceanco’s 109m/357ft ‘Project Bravo’ was launched on 17 November 2018. Bravo is a prime example of Oceanco’s new wave of forward-thinking yachts. With her naval architecture by Lateral Naval Architects, exterior design and layout by Nuvolari Lenard and interior by Reymond Langton Design, Bravo is unlike any preceding Oceanco. She is the first Oceanco to […]

UnionPay Expand in Asia

UnionPay Expand in Asia

Sri Lanka has become a new market where UnionPay is rolling out its mobile payment service. After the launch of UnionPay QuickPass service in the country this August, UnionPay QR code payment service will be accepted soon. Today, UnionPay International (UPI) announced its collaboration with Cargills Group, the largest Retail & FMCG group in Sri […]

Amazon Cashes In on HQ

Amazon Cashes In on HQ

As the winners of the biggest corporate prize in decades — the new Amazon headquarters — relished their victory, debate was still raging over the billions of dollars in incentives offered to attract the fast-growing US technology colossus. The new Amazon “HQ2” with an estimated $5 billion investment creating 50,000 new jobs will be split […]

China and Twitter

China and Twitter

Despite being blocked in China, Twitter and other overseas social media sites have long been used freely by activists and government critics to address subjects that are censored on domestic forums — until now. As Beijing presses a campaign to throttle any remaining voices that stray from the Communist Party narrative, it is extending its […]

Indonesia Moves Against Gay Citizens

Indonesia Moves Against Gay Citizens

Indonesian Budi Ahmad used to live openly as a gay man without fear of becoming a target for violence in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation. Not any more. The country of 260 million is in the grip of a moral panic, with critics saying the vulnerable LGBT minority is being used as a political punching […]

Apple Faces a New Reality as Smartphones Saturate World

Apple Faces a New Reality as Smartphones Saturate World

What is next for the smartphone, which has become the hottest-selling consumer device around the world in just over a decade? Even as top makers like Apple and Samsung unveil new handsets with new features and improved performance, smartphone sales have flattened with most major markets largely saturated. The next catalyst for smartphones could be […]

Brexit Nears as EU Faces Revolt

Brexit Nears as EU Faces Revolt

Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday faced her divided ministers as negotiators scrambled to secure a divorce agreement with the European Union and anxiety mounted over the risk of a no-deal Brexit. May said Monday her government was working “extremely hard” to save a deal, telling officials of London’s financial district that negotiations “are now […]

Ecommerce Singapore 21 Nov at Marina Bay Sands

Ecommerce Singapore 21 Nov at Marina Bay Sands

Retail and digital experts, investors, tech experts and 200 CXOs from some of the biggest brands will come together on 21 Nov at Marina Bay Sands, aiming to empower business leaders with the latest business and consumer strategies and uncover how technology is fundamentally transforming the e-commerce, startup and retail ecosystem in Southeast Asia (SEA). […]

Goldman Sachs in Hot Water in Malaysia

Goldman Sachs in Hot Water in Malaysia

Goldman Sachs “cheated” Malaysia, leader Mahathir Mohamad said, after two former bankers from the Wall Street titan were charged over a scandal that allegedly saw billions looted from state coffers. The US Justice Department unveiled criminal charges this month against ex-Goldman bankers Tim Leissner and Ng Chong Hwa, accusing them of working with a Malaysian […]

Singapore Invest $5b in Private Equity and Infrastructure

Singapore Invest $5b in Private Equity and Infrastructure

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today initiatives to enhance private markets financing channels, including a programme to place up to US$5 billion for management with private equity (PE) and infrastructure fund managers. 2   Mr Peter Ong, MAS Board Member and Chairman of Enterprise Singapore, highlighted the new initiatives at the Global Investor Summit […]

Major Blockchain Deals in Hong Kong

Major Blockchain Deals in Hong Kong

Success Dragon proposes change of company name to ezBlock Capital International Holdings Limited, To reflect diversification into fintech and blockchain Service agreement concluded with Tencent-backed Linklogis for its blockchain-based supply chain financing platform, Followed by purchase of trade receivables through Qianhai Finanical Assets Exchange to tap cross-border fintech opportunities Success Dragon International Holdings Limited (“Success […]

Nothing to Justify Oil Price Rally

Nothing to Justify Oil Price Rally

Nothing to Justify Oil Price Rally OPEC on Tuesday trimmed its global oil demand forecasts for this year and next, as kingpin Saudi Arabia tries to cut output to bolster prices in a weakening market. In its latest monthly report covering October, OPEC said demand is expected to increase 1.5 million barrels per day (mbd) […]

Target 150 Nonsurgical Stem Cell Facelift

Target 150 Nonsurgical Stem Cell Facelift

Target 150 Nonsurgical Stem Cell Facelift The Target 150 stem cell facelift is a complete facial rejuvenation procedure that does not involve surgery. The procedure avoids any incisions and helps in the lifting of the skin itself. The main function is to restore both the youthful contour and shape of the face. Another goal is […]

Singles Day Sales Proves the Value of V-MORE

Singles Day Sales Proves the Value of V-MORE

Singles Day Sales Proves the Value of V-MORE Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has smashed records for its Singles Day, the world’s biggest 24-hour shopping event, despite an ongoing trade war with the US and waning domestic interest in the event. The 2018 edition of the 11/11 Singles Day brought in a record $30.8 billion (213.5 […]

Terry Evans Expanding Tuncurry Stable

Terry Evans Expanding Tuncurry Stable

Terry Evans Expanding Tuncurry Stable Local trainer Terry Evans has been busy of late with an influx of new horses and more are on the way. The stable has purchased 2 tried horses at recent sales and has a good cross section of 2yo’s by sires like Sizzling, Cluster and Al Maher. For next year […]

2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale

2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale

2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale Record support from breeders across Australasia has led to Magic Millions cataloguing a record number of lots in a star studded catalogue for the 2019 Gold Coast Yearling Sale. A mouth watering line up of 1,122 lots have been confirmed by vendors for the first five days of the […]

Italy Moving Closer to EU Exit

Italy Moving Closer to EU Exit

Italy’s populist government was set Tuesday to defy the European Commission, preferring to risk financial sanctions than revise its big-spending budget. The coalition had been given time to change its 2019 plans but insists an anti-austerity approach will help kickstart growth in the eurozone’s third largest economy, and consequently reduce the public debt and deficit. […]

China Backed Trade Coming in 2019

China Backed Trade Coming in 2019

A China-backed bid to complete the world’s largest trade deal — without the United States — was pushed back to next year after Asia-Pacific trade ministers failed to agree key terms at a Singapore summit. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), covering half the world’s population, is billed as an antidote to Donald Trump’s “America […]

The SoftBank IPO

The SoftBank IPO

Telecoms giant SoftBank will list shares in its Japanese mobile unit next month in a sale that could raise over $21 billion and be one of the biggest tech IPOs in years. The IPO will help raise funds for the company as it increasingly transforms into an investment firm, ploughing money into a broad range […]

Singapore Business sans Borders

Singapore Business sans Borders

Singapore Business sans Borders The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) are partnering with six private sector partners to create a Proof of Concept (“POC”) hybrid business data and digital solutions hub.  The initiative will leverage on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to facilitate the internationalisation and digitalisation of Small and Medium-sized […]

Singapore to Become a Global Hub of Cryptocurrencies

Singapore to Become a Global Hub of Cryptocurrencies

Singapore to Become a Global Hub of Cryptocurrencies The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) have successfully developed Delivery versus Payment (DvP)1 capabilities for the settlement of tokenised assets across different blockchain platforms2. This will help simplify post-trade processes and further shorten settlement cycles. 2     The DvP prototypes, developed with technology partners […]

Singapore FinTech Festival

Singapore FinTech Festival

The third edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival will kick off tomorrow in Singapore. With over 250 speakers, 450 exhibitors, 16 international pavilions and close to 40,0001 participants expected, this year’s event promises to be the biggest FinTech event in the world to date. 2018 Festival Highlights 2.     Held at the Singapore Expo, the Festival […]

Minorities Destroying Democracy in Australia

Minorities Destroying Democracy in Australia

Minorities Destroying Democracy in Australia The political focus on minority interests in Australia is destroying democracy as politicians scramble to appeal to those groups. The amount of money being wasted on minorities by the government in staggering. The cycle is pathetic, speak out against minorities the media will beat you, become pro-minority and the media […]

Australia is Hiding Hate Crimes and Terrorist Attacks by Africans and Muslims

Australia is Hiding Hate Crimes and Terrorist Attacks by Africans and Muslims

Australia is Hiding Hate Crimes and Terrorist Attacks by Africans and Muslims Another hate driven terrorist attack in Melbourne today, this time by an African Muslim. The exact same group of African Muslims that do not exist according to the Government and Media. The media are already trying to dismiss this as a “Lone Wolf” […]

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) Invests in Vietnam

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) Invests in Vietnam

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) announced today that it has acquired 36.38% of the shares in Viet Hydro Pte. Ltd. (Viet Hydro), the majority shareholder of Lao Cai Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company (Lao Cai Renewable Energy), from InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd. (InfraCo Asia), a company of the Private Infrastructure Development Group […]

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Come Racing in Queensland with Bryan and Daniel Guy

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Come Racing in Queensland with Bryan and Daniel Guy

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Come Racing in Queensland with Bryan and Daniel Guy With week one down since the record prize money increase in Queensland the benefits of these increases are now clear for all to see. These increases have returns more funds to more participants then ever before and has made […]

Australia: Media Control Shrinks

Australia: Media Control Shrinks

A landmark merger between Australian broadcaster Nine Entertainment and venerable newspaper group Fairfax won regulatory approval Thursday, clearing the way for the creation of a media giant across television, print, video streaming and digital. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the deal, announced in July, “was not likely to substantially lessen competition in any […]

No Fear of Fed Rate Hike

No Fear of Fed Rate Hike

No US economists believe the Federal Reserve will raise the all-important benchmark interest rate on Thursday but they are watching closely for any signals about how concerned the central bankers are about rising prices. With the economy growing strongly and wages at long last starting to increase after years of robust job creation, central bank […]

Godolphin Set to Continue Win Streak at Flemington

Godolphin Set to Continue Win Streak at Flemington

Another multi-national G1 Godolphin challenge is in the making when Blair House and It’s Somewhat tackle Saturday’s G1 LKS Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington. In an open race, the Godolphin pair have strong prospects of adding another top-level victory to a spring collection that includes some of Australia’s best races. Blair House (William Buick) is yet […]

Lane’s End Farm stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast

Lane’s End Farm stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast

Lane’s End Farm today announced the 2019 stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast. Champion Older Horse elect Accelerate capped off an incredible 2018 season, which included five Grade 1 wins, with a thrilling victory in the GI Breeders’ Cup Classic. Accelerate bested 10 Grade I winners in his Classic victory, earning […]

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