Dettori and Godolphin Star in Dubai

Dettori and Godolphin Star in Dubai

Al Maktoum Challenge Rd 1, 1600m (dirt) G2 Thursday’s eagerly anticipated first night of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival was officially highlighted by the dirt feature, the 1600m Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 sponsored by Mina By Azizi and won stylishly by Military Law. Ridden by Antonio Fresu, sporting the green and yellow […]

Biden Talks Covid19 but Does Nothing

Biden Talks Covid19 but Does Nothing

President Joe Biden warned on Friday that the number of coronavirus deaths in the United States was expected to surpass 600,000 and urged Congress to move fast on his $1.9 trillion plan to battle Covid-19 and provide economic relief to struggling Americans. None of the reporters mentioned Tara Reade. Tara Reade, who worked for the […]

EVgo IPO is Go

EVgo IPO is Go

California-based EVgo is set to join the parade of companies jumping on public equity markets following a transaction announced Friday to raise $575 million to accelerate the build-out of electric charging stations in the US. The transaction with Climate Real Impact Solutions will provide capital to EVgo to build thousands of new fueling stations as […]

Inside the US Housing Boom

Inside the US Housing Boom

Record low mortgage rates amid the coronavirus pandemic fueled a US housing boom last year, pushing existing home sales to the highest since 2006, according to a survey released Friday. Existing home sales totaled 5.64 million in 2020, 5.6 percent higher than in 2019, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) said. Even as prices rose […]

Blackrock Bets on Bitcoin

Blackrock Bets on Bitcoin

BlackRock, a global money management powerhouse, is opening the door to investing in bitcoin futures in a potential boost for all cryptocurrencies. BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, with $7.81 trillion in assets under management as of end-Q4 2020. Securities filings from the investment giant show at least two BlackRock funds may buy bitcoin, […]

Change the Way You Save Using Blockchain and DeFi

Change the Way You Save Using Blockchain and DeFi

If there’s one negative aspect to life at record low interest rates, it’s earning almost nothing on the cash you have saved at a bank. Certificates of deposit, or CDs, which require you to lock up savings for a predetermined amount of time offer slightly better interest rates, but not much better than the paltry […]

China is Booming

China is Booming

China’s per capita disposable income reached 32,189 yuan (about 4,961 U.S. dollars) in 2020, more than double the level in 2010, official data showed Tuesday. The figure represents a 2.1-percent year-on-year increase in real terms after deducting price factors, said Fang Xiaodan, an official with the National Bureau of Statistics. During the last 10 years, […]

So What is Bitcoin Worth?

So What is Bitcoin Worth?

After the latest wild ride took the poster child of cryptocurrencies above $40,000 before a stomach-churning plunge, the million dollar question won’t go away: how much is bitcoin actually worth? The virtual currency barrelled to new highs to rise more than 400 percent over the past year, before promptly sliding some 20 percent and then […]

Lady Solly Lands for Larneuk

Lady Solly Lands for Larneuk

Larneuk bred horses have been proving their worth over during 2020 and 2021 has started in style for farm located in Victoria’s Gooram Valley. Rocket Tiger set of a great deal of speculation after putting together 2 wins from 2 starts including a dominant win at Randwick that has generated a lot of talk about […]

Shalaa Produces Impressive Magic Millions Winner

Shalaa Produces Impressive Magic Millions Winner

The Shaquero win was champion trainer Chris Waller’s first in the coveted race and doubled as the biggest juvenile success of his illustrious training career. After beginning well from barrier one, the son of Shalaa was able to settle just behind the solid speed before Bowman presented him into clear running at the top of the […]

Magic Millions Record Breaking Yearling Sale

Magic Millions Record Breaking Yearling Sale

A colt by Yarraman Park Stud’s super sire I Am Invincible topped the Saturday night action as the Gold Coast Yearling Sale extended its record breaking form. Following the hugely successful $10.25 million The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday, the action switched back to the sales complex with three hours of sales action to […]

China Dominates IoT Market

China Dominates IoT Market

China will surpass the United States to become the world’s largest Internet of Things (IoT) market in 2024, according to an industrial report. The global IoT market is expected to reach a value of USD 1256.1 billion by 2025 from USD 690 billion in 2019 at a CAGR of 10.53%, during the period 2020-2025. … […]

US China Trade War Hurting Growth

US China Trade War Hurting Growth

Reducing tariffs on China by even a “moderate” amount would benefit the US economy, according to a study by a business council and an economics firm. The report released Thursday came as the United States awaits the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, who is expected to detail his trade policy the following day. […]

Big Banks Bet on Better 2021

Big Banks Bet on Better 2021

Large US banks reported Friday a mixed fourth quarter to conclude a turbulent year, but expressed optimism about 2021 thanks to the coronavirus vaccine and additional fiscal stimulus. JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo all modestly lowered their reserves set aside earlier in the pandemic when coronavirus shutdowns prompted the banks to establish huge provisions […]

The Victorian Cluster that is Good News

The Victorian Cluster that is Good News

Victorian Sire Cluster based at Larneuk is on fire at the moment. Yesterday one of Australia’s best up and coming Jockeys Ben Allen rode one to victory and the other to an impressive 2nd at Yara Glen in Victoria. Wednesday, January 13 Yarra Glen: Bet365 Odds Protector Mdn, 1514m 2 of 8: Buble Boy (ex: […]

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For those who prefer reading on mobile, we have Telegram channels that will allow you to receive updates, announcements, and links to our stories straight to your mobile device. Join Us on Telegram Telegram is like a whole world. Where each group can have countably endless members, from all parts of the world. Our Telegram […]

Corporate America Now Controls the White House

Corporate America Now Controls the White House

In the President’s final days in office, the biggest names in American business are in all out war with the US President and the Republican Party over accusations that events on Capitol Hill last week were a result of the President and the Party inciting the seizure last week on the US Capitol. While Corporate […]

China Economic Data

China Economic Data

PMI 1. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index In December 2020, China’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) was 51.9 percent, down by 0.2 percentage point from last month, which was above the threshold for ten consecutive months, indicating that the manufacturing industry continued to recovery steadily. In terms of enterprise scale, the PMI of large enterprises was […]

Boeing 737 Crashes 62 People On Board

Boeing 737 Crashes 62 People On Board

Boeing 737 has Crashed 62 People On Board There were 56 passengers and six crew members on board. Flightradar24 said that Flight SJ182 “lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than one minute, about 4 minutes after departure from Jakarta”. Jakarta Provincial Fire and Rescue Service announced on its Twitter account that searchers […]

Big Tech Declares War on the First Amendment

Big Tech Declares War on the First Amendment

The First Amendment provides that Congress make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting its free exercise. It protects freedom of speech, the press, assembly, and the right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. But Big Tech is more powerful then any Government and they have decided otherwise. Twitter Twitter […]

London Covid-19 Out of Control

London Covid-19 Out of Control

As of January 6, there were 7,034 Covid-19 patients at the city’s hospitals, with 908 of them on lung ventilation, the mayor’s office revealed. The accelerating spread of the illness has put additional pressure on other emergency workers as well, with the city’s Ambulance Service now taking up to 8,000 emergency calls a day, compared […]

Bitcoin Explodes

Bitcoin Explodes

#Bitcoin has exploded in 2021 today breaking $41000 and still going strong. Bitcoin closed up 1,416.629 at 41,188.879. Volume was 62% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 289% wider than normal. Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected […]

Some 2021 Regional Economic Outlooks

Some 2021 Regional Economic Outlooks

The year of 2021 will be critical for the whole world that is struggling to end the COVID-19 pandemic and committed to addressing its long-term impacts. The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the world economy, disrupted globalization, amplified unilateralism and accelerated a crisis in international cooperation. To tackle those challenges will not be […]

Leveraged Cloud Computing ETFs $CLDL $CLDS

Leveraged Cloud Computing ETFs $CLDL $CLDS

Direxion launched the Daily Cloud Computing Bull and Bear 2X Shares ETFs (Tickers: CLDL/CLDS). The Funds seek to achieve 200%, or 200% of the inverse, of the daily performance of the Indxx USA Cloud Computing Index. The Indxx USA Cloud Computing Index provides exposure to domestic companies that deliver cloud computing infrastructure, platforms, or services. […]

Earnings and Jobs Hit by Virus in December

Earnings and Jobs Hit by Virus in December

The latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch benchmark report reveals the effect of increasing COVID-19 cases on small businesses in the U.S. The Jobs Index shows a slowing of 0.24 percent in December to 94.06, a decrease of 4.18 percent from the year prior. A decline in weekly hours worked and hourly […]

Elon Musk Worlds Richest Man

Elon Musk Worlds Richest Man

Elon Musk has shown a knack for captivating an audience beyond investors and science geeks. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @elonmusk The brash Tesla CEO, now the world’s wealthiest person following the electric automaker’s meteoric rise, was the quintessential Silicon Valley disruptor — except he no longer lives in California. The […]

Civil War: Patriots Prepared to Fight Back Against ANTIFA and BLM, Democrats Scream

Civil War: Patriots Prepared to Fight Back Against ANTIFA and BLM, Democrats Scream

Civil War #ANTIFA #BLM #PATRIOTS #DEMOCRATS There were no winners on Capitol Hill yesterday as Patriots stormed the seat of Government as their calls for an investigation of Voter Fraud were continually ignored. ANTIFA, BLM and the Democrats raised the temperature of American Politics and it is not about to cool off anytime soon. ANTIFA […]

Unemployment Remains an Issue in USA

Unemployment Remains an Issue in USA

The United States saw 787,000 new applications for unemployment benefits in the final week of 2020, the Labor Department said Thursday, indicating layoffs remain widespread months into the coronavirus pandemic. The total was just 3,000 less than the previous week, seasonally adjusted, but still nowhere near the record-low unemployment seen before Covid-19 broke out in […]

2021 Lionfish Festival

2021 Lionfish Festival

2021 Lionfish Festival May 15-16 in Destin; vendors and divers wanted The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is excited to announce the 7th annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival May 15 and 16 at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village in Destin. Come out and celebrate the fight against invasive lionfish […]

Alibaba and Tencent Suffer from US Attack

Alibaba and Tencent Suffer from US Attack

#Alibaba #Tencent #PresidentTrump $BABA $TCEHY Shares in China’s two biggest companies Alibaba and Tencent tumbled in Hong Kong Thursday in response to the media reports that the Trump administration plans to press ahead with a ban on Americans investing in them. e-Commerce titan Alibaba sank more than four percent and internet powerhouse Tencent shed 3.3% […]

Apple Set to Rally

Apple Set to Rally

Apple on Wednesday said a dizzying $1.8 billion was spent on digital goods and services at its App Store between Christmas Eve and the end of December. Word of the stellar holiday week at the exclusive gateway onto Apple devices comes as the iPhone maker defends itself against concerns that its control over the App […]

Ford Sales Falter

Ford Sales Falter

Ford sales have slowed, the company reported a drop in fourth-quarter US auto sales Wednesday, citing the extended effects from a Covid-19 production shutdown that hit the supply of their most popular vehicle in the American market. Inventories of the F-150 pickup truck have suffered due to “lingering effects of the Q2 coronavirus production stoppage,” […]

Taibah Valley Blockchain

Taibah Valley Blockchain

Nisbah Capital, the blockchain subsidiary of Saudi Arabia-based Taibah Valley will join the Tezos ecosystem as a corporate baker, the first in the Middle East region. It also has added the Tezos blockchain to its blockchain lab projects as part of its initiative to create the biggest blockchain community in the MENA region to support […]

Launch of Digital Week 2021: Southeast Asia

Launch of Digital Week 2021: Southeast Asia

Launch of Digital Week 2021: Southeast Asia February Virtual Conference Calling all Cloud enthusiasts! W.Media is gathering ASEAN’s best and brightest for a 4-day virtual conference to cover everything from datacenter deployment to digital banking. From 23-26 February, network with 7000+ Senior IT Leaders across the Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, and Thailand markets. Digital […]

Tesla on Way to a Trillion Dollar Valuation

Tesla on Way to a Trillion Dollar Valuation

Electric carmaker Tesla closed trading on Wednesday with a market value topping $700 billion for the first time. The latest surge means the company is worth more than General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen combined. Tesla’s share price ended with a gain of 2.8 percent to $755.98 for a total value of […]

Bitcoin is a Long Term Buy

Bitcoin is a Long Term Buy

Bitcoin is a Long Term Buy Short Term:             Overbought Intermediate Term: Bullish Long Term:               Bullish The next big news for crypto currency will be sovereign wealth funds and governments. Will they be ready to make a public investment into crypto next year?  It’s actually technically already happened, albeit not directly. The Norwegian Government Pension […]

Trump supporter SHOT Video

Trump supporter SHOT Video

Trump supporter SHOT during Capitol breach, now in critical condition A young woman was just shot in the neck right besides me in the Capitol Building pic.twitter.com/hLQo4IP8J1 — Tayler Hansen (@TaylerUSA) January 6, 2021 The unidentified woman appears to have been attempting to enter the Senate chamber with other protesters. Capitol Police on the other […]

Patriots Seize US Capitol

Patriots Seize US Capitol

US Capitol Patriots have breached the protective barricade around the US Capitol as the joint session of Congress convened to count electoral votes that would officially make Democrat Joe Biden the next president despite widespread accusations of voter fraud. Images from inside the US capitol are showing what appears to be an armed stand-off between […]

Where is China Heading

Where is China Heading

China’s central bank outlined key policies and tasks for 2021 during an annual work conference held in Beijing. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said Wednesday in an online statement released after the meeting that it would adhere to the general principle of pursuing progress while ensuring stability, and offer effective financial support in accelerating […]

China Thrives on Tax Cuts

China Thrives on Tax Cuts

China Thrives on Tax Cuts The epidemic-induced lockdowns loomed over China’s economy in the first half of 2020, but with quick emergency response and government-aided stimulus package, the country’s economy roared back. Massive tax cuts and increased government spending have helped the economy recover faster. The market is also closely watching over the country’s fiscal […]

China Continues Green Push

China Continues Green Push

China’s delayed carbon trading system will start operating in February, the environment ministry has said, as the world’s biggest polluter takes steps towards decarbonising its economy by 2060. The ministry issued rules on Tuesday allowing provincial governments to set pollution caps for big power businesses for the first time. Firms can buy the right to […]

US Employment Guarantees More Stimulus

US Employment Guarantees More Stimulus

US Employment, US private employment fell 123,000 in December, according to private data released Wednesday, a worrying sign for the economy as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. It was the first decline since the early weeks of the Covid-19 outbreak, and payroll services firm ADP said most of the damage was in large firms with more […]

Greenbriar Capital Corp. (TSXV: GRB) (OTC Pink: GEBRF) News

Greenbriar Capital Corp Appoints Paul M. Morris as CEO of Sage Ranch Greenbriar Capital Corp. (TSXV: GRB) (OTC Pink: GEBRF) (“Greenbriar”) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Paul M. Morris, as CEO of Sage Ranch and to be the main principal executive officer representing Sage Ranch in the community and beyond including communicating […]

2021 World Economy Returns to Growth

2021 World Economy Returns to Growth

The 2021 World Economy is on track to grow by 4 percent in 2021, assuming vaccination for COVID-19 becomes widespread throughout the year, the World Bank Group said in its latest Global Economic Prospects released on Tuesday. “The global economy appears to be emerging from one of its deepest recessions, and beginning a subdued recovery,” […]

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Will Decide the Politics of Executives

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Will Decide the Politics of Executives

Apple is making environmental and social values factors it will weigh when calculating bonuses for top executives, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday. The change taking effect this year is intended to motivate Apple executives “to meet exceptionally high standards of values-driven leadership in addition to delivering strong financial results,” the Silicon Valley technology […]

General Motors (NYSE:GM) Outlook Positive

General Motors (NYSE:GM) Outlook Positive

General Motors (NYSE:GM) Outlook Positive General Motors (NYSE:GM) reported Tuesday an annual drop in US auto sales despite a strong fourth quarter that reflected a surprisingly robust recovery from the disruption of Covid-19. The biggest US automaker cited continued consumer hunger for pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles and other large cars, enabling GM to score […]

Covid19 Vaccine Rollout Falters

Covid19 Vaccine Rollout Falters

Covid19 Vaccine Rollout Falters Should Covid-19 boosters be delayed? Could the dose levels be reduced by half, and would mixing and matching shots made by different makers work just as well? These are questions now facing governments around the world as vaccine rollout falters and the coronavirus continues to rage, spurred on by new variants […]

US Manufacturing Increased

US Manufacturing Increased

US Manufacturing Increased The resurgence of Covid-19 in the United States did not hold back factories in December, which saw activity grow faster than expected, according to an industry survey released Tuesday. The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) manufacturing index rose to 60.7 percent last month, defying forecasts that it would decline slightly as the […]

Yangtze River Economic Belt

Yangtze River Economic Belt

Since China made the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt a national strategy, the country has shown firm determination in enhancing the ecological protection of its “mother river” and facilitating green, sustainable and high-quality development. The sprawling economic belt covers 11 provinces and municipalities from west to east, with Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan and Chongqing […]

What’s Hot in China for 2021

What’s Hot in China for 2021

What’s Hot in China for 2021 Optimism built up in the Chinese market at the beginning of 2021, with its stocks climbing and its currency gaining strength. China’s stock market headed into the new year on an upbeat note, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rising 1.6 percent during the first two trading days. The […]

The EV Market is Going Mainstream

The EV Market is Going Mainstream

Norway has become the first country in the world where electric cars account for more than half of new registrations, according to figures published Tuesday by an industry group. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic delaying the release of several new models, electric vehicles accounted for 54.3 percent of the new car market last year, up from […]

Samsung dominates Smartphone market Apple a distant second

Samsung dominates Smartphone market Apple a distant second

Samsung dominates Smartphone market Apple a distant second Samsung Electronics is expected to remain the world’s top smartphone producer this year, a report showed on Tuesday, though its market share is likely to go down as other brands will ramp up production with the recovery of mobile demand. Global smartphone production was projected to increase […]

Vaccine Priority Groups UK

Vaccine Priority Groups UK

Vaccine Priority Groups Principles guiding the prioritisation of the vaccine include scientific evidence, ethics and deliverability. Science should provide the evidence and data on risk of COVID-19 severe morbidity and mortality for different population groups, which underpins prioritisation decisions. From an ethical perspective, prioritisation should maximise benefit and reduce harm, be fair and transparent, and […]

Blockpass, Chainlink Blockchain KYC

Blockpass, Chainlink Blockchain KYC

Blockpass, Chainlink Blockchain KYC Blockpass is excited to reveal its mainnet launch as a data provider on the Chainlink Network – the most widely used decentralised oracle solution in the blockchain ecosystem. This groundbreaking integration will result in Blockpass, via our own Chainlink node managed by LinkPool, providing seamless and secure on-chain KYC data across […]

Redsun Services Upgraded (HKG:1971) Target $8.80

Redsun Services Upgraded (HKG:1971) Target $8.80

Redsun Services Upgraded (“Redsun Services” or the “Group”; stock code: 1971), a fast-growing comprehensive community services provider focused on the Yangtze River Delta, has earned CCB International’s optimistic view accolade owing to a recent M&A that will strengthen its Central China and Non-Residential Exposure. The Group has also been given a “Buy” rating by CCB […]

Elon Musk and Telsa

Elon Musk and Telsa

After shares rocketed higher in 2020 on surging auto deliveries, Tesla enters 2021 with plenty of momentum even as its vision of taking electric cars mainstream remains a ways off. Elon Musk and Telsa The auto industry disruptor led by Elon Musk wowed Wall Street yet again over the weekend, reporting annual car deliveries of […]

Asian Markets Retreat

Asian Markets Retreat

Asian markets mostly fell Tuesday following a sharp pullback on Wall Street as investors were spooked by a coronavirus surge, new lockdowns, a slow vaccine rollout and uncertainty over US Senate elections. While analysts are broadly upbeat about the long-term outlook this year, the nascent inoculation programmes have yet to have an impact, meaning the […]

China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom Rally as Expected

China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom Rally as Expected

The New York Stock Exchange abandoned plans to delist three state-owned Chinese telecom companies on Monday, reversing a decision that further dented already strained relations between the world’s two superpowers. In a brief statement, the stock exchange said it “no longer intends to move forward with the delisting action” for China Telecom, China Mobile and […]

Brexit is Going Smoothly

Brexit is Going Smoothly

Goods flowed smoothly across the Channel between Britain and France on Monday, the first working day since the completion of Brexit last week. Nearly 3,000 trucks have passed through the Channel Tunnel from France to Britain since the UK left the EU customs union and single market at midnight on December 31, in the final […]

Socialism Bites it’s Sponsor, Google Gets a Union

Socialism Bites it’s Sponsor, Google Gets a Union

Socialism Bites it’s Sponsor, Google Gets a Union Employees at Google and other units of parent firm Alphabet announced the creation Monday of a union, stepping up a period of socialist activism targeting Silicon Valley giants. The Alphabet Workers Union, affiliated with the Communications Workers of America, aims to represent well-compensated tech workers as well […]

Tesla on Target to $1000

Tesla on Target to $1000

Tesla delivered a record number of cars in 2020, the company said, just narrowly missing its half a million target for the year. The pioneering high-end electric vehicle maker delivered 180,570 cars to customers and produced 179,757 in the fourth quarter of the year, it said in a statement Saturday. Tesla’s previous record was 139,300 […]

China Mobile Communications, China Telecommunications Corp and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited are a Buy

China Mobile Communications, China Telecommunications Corp and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited are a Buy

Shares in China’s big three state-owned telecom companies slid in Hong Kong Monday during the first day of trading since the New York Stock Exchange announced it was delisting the firms. Friday’s move by the NYSE seeks to comply with an order by outgoing US President Donald Trump barring investment in firms with ties to […]

China is Still a Growth Story

China is Still a Growth Story

China’s foreign trade, with its “dark horse” performance in 2020 amid a pandemic-induced global recession, is expected to further stabilize in 2021, Reuters said in a recent analysis. Quoting several economic experts, the British news outlet wrote in its Chinese online edition that China’s foreign trade is expected to sustain due to an early recovery […]

Oil Price to Remain Low

Oil Price to Remain Low

Members of the OPEC group of oil producers and their partners will meet via videoconference Monday to decide production levels for February, which it hopes to continue boosting. The OPEC+ ministerial meeting comes after the Covid-19 pandemic tanked the market for crude in 2020. Despite a slight recovery of prices towards the end of last […]

Bitcoin and Stocks Rally in Asia

Bitcoin and Stocks Rally in Asia

Optimism about the economic outlook in 2021 helped Asian investors kick off the new year Monday on a positive note, as hopes surrounding the rollout of coronavirus vaccines offset a frightening surge in infections. With uncertainty over Brexit and a new US stimulus gone, sights are now on the economic recovery from the calamity that […]

Inside the China EU Deal

Inside the China EU Deal

China and the European Union (EU) on Wednesday announced they have completed investment agreement negotiations as scheduled. The long-awaited result, which came after 35 rounds of negotiations in the course of seven years, is a milestone in EU-China relations and is expected to inject new vitality into the pandemic-battered global economy, European experts, officials and […]

Tokyo Sells Off as Virus Emergency Looms

Tokyo Sells Off as Virus Emergency Looms

Tokyo stocks began the new year in volatile form, starting the Monday session up but quickly sinking on reports Japan may call a state of emergency over surging coronavirus cases. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index started the first trading day of the year up 0.53 percent but within an hour it was down 1.07 percent, […]

Singapore Economy Shrinking

Singapore Economy Shrinking

Singapore’s economy suffered its worst ever annual contraction in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic hammered the city-state’s vital trade and tourism sectors, official data showed Monday. But the 5.8 percent decline was not as bad as feared — official forecasts had predicted a fall of up to 6.5 percent — as economic activity picked up […]

UK Struggles with Covid-19

UK Struggles with Covid-19

Another 57,725 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, marking the highest daily increase in coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in the country, according to official figures released Saturday. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 2,599,789, the data showed. Another 445 have died within 28 days of […]

China Telecom Corporation Ltd., China Mobile Ltd. and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd

China Telecom Corporation Ltd., China Mobile Ltd. and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd

The United States’ act of abusing national security to suppress Chinese enterprises is inconsistent with market rules and will weaken the confidence of all parties in the U.S. capital market, a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Commerce said Saturday. The spokesperson made the remarks in response to the New York Stock Exchange’s announcement Thursday to […]

Early Treatment Key to Coronavirus

Early Treatment Key to Coronavirus

A peer-reviewed updated summary of COVID-19 early-treatment best practices was published Wednesday morning, in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, an interdisciplinary scientific, open access journal. This international collaboration — comprised of physicians, like lead author Peter McCullough, MD, courageously treating patients despite the prevalence of “therapeutic nihilism” among government agencies like the NIH and FDA — outlines […]

US Advances Big Brother Monitoring

US Advances Big Brother Monitoring

Another bit of privacy has been stolen by a new law requiring disclosure of owners of US shell companies used to hide billions of dollars. The Corporate Transparency Act was included in the US defense appropriations bill passed into law by Congress late Friday, overriding President Donald Trump’s veto. The law forces “beneficial owners” behind […]

China and Russia Extend Ties

China and Russia Extend Ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday that he stands ready to maintain close contact with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in various forms in a bid to lead their countries towards deeper comprehensive strategic coordination and practical cooperation in various fields. Xi made the remarks when exchanging New Year congratulations with Putin, adding that in […]

What are Chinese President Xi Jinping’s expectations for 2021

2021, a year that marks the beginning of China’s new five-year plan period and the 100th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), is knocking at the door. What are Chinese President Xi Jinping’s expectations for 2021, especially after the country’s hard-won achievements in 2020? Clues can be found in his New Year address. 2021: ‘Striving […]

China and Europe Move Closer Together

China and Europe Move Closer Together

The European Union and China on Wednesday approved “in principle” a major investment pact that Brussels hopes will open up lucrative opportunities, despite concerns about Beijing’s rights record. EU chiefs Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel agreed with China’s President Xi Jinping to wrap up seven years of painstaking negotiations during a video conference […]

Bitcoin Booms and Blockchain is the Future

Bitcoin Booms and Blockchain is the Future

Big investors added $11.5 billion in bitcoin over the previous three months. Analysts say that institutional investors, such as Paul Tudor Jones and Stanley Druckenmiller, have been driving bitcoin’s record run but that is just part of a boom the world is yet to see. We are slowly moving to Blockchain based platforms through Digitization […]

Archdiocese of New York Bells Toll to Mourn Lost Souls

Archdiocese of New York Bells Toll to Mourn Lost Souls

#RingNYBells #FarewellBells #NYChurchBells The Archdiocese of New York announces that on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 12pm all of the churches throughout the archdiocese, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral, will join together in ringing their bells to remember and honor the 322,000 lives lost to COVID-19 this year in the United States.  The ringing of the bells is […]

Knut Haanaes 2 Reasons Why Companies Fail and How to Avoid Them

Is it possible to run a company and reinvent it at the same time? For business strategist Knut Haanaes, the ability to innovate after becoming successful is the mark of a great organization. He shares insights on how to strike a balance between perfecting what we already know and exploring totally new ideas — and […]

Eduardo Briceño: How to Get Better at Things

Most of us go through life trying to do our best at whatever we do, whether it’s our job, family, school or anything else. I feel that way. I try my best. But some time ago, I came to a realization that I wasn’t getting much better at the things I cared most about, whether it was being a husband or […]

Home Price Gains Remained Strong In October

Home Price Gains Remained Strong In October

S&P Dow Jones Indices today released the latest results for the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released today for October 2020 show that home prices continue to increase across the U.S. More than 27 years of history are available for these data series, and can be accessed in […]

China’s Cryptocurrency the Digital Yuan

China’s Cryptocurrency the Digital Yuan

— China’s digital yuan, although still being piloted, promises to include more people in this fast-developing digital era, making daily life easier and digital payment more secure. — Unlike non-bank payment platforms that require users to link bank accounts, a digital wallet could be opened with any unique personal identification such as a driver’s license […]

Graphcore Might be a Hot 2021 IPO

Graphcore Might be a Hot 2021 IPO

Graphcore – maker of the Intelligence Processing Unit which is a new type of microprocessor specifically designed to support artificial intelligence workloads – announced today that it has raised $222 million in a Series E funding round that values the company at $2.77 billion post-money. The new investment will be used to support the company’s […]

Asian Markets Follow US Higher

Asian Markets Follow US Higher

Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday following a record-breaking lead from Wall Street as investors cheered the passage of a huge US stimulus bill, which has helped temper fears about surging coronavirus infections and a new, fast-spreading strain of the disease. With Donald Trump’s decision to sign off on the $900 billion rescue package and a […]

VidyCoin Released by Vidy

VidyCoin Released by Vidy

Vidy, the world’s first blockchain-powered decentralized video ad network, has launched its own crypto assets, called VidyCoin. Vidy’s Founder and CEO, Patrick Colangelo said, “At Vidy, we put the power of your data and earning potential back on your hand. So, users can earn money while watching video and surfing the web, right at home.” […]

Optimism for U.S. Stocks Among Retail Investors

Optimism for U.S. Stocks Among Retail Investors

TradeStation Securities, Inc. (“TradeStation”), a Monex Group company and award-winning* broker-dealer, today announced the results of the twenty-eighth Monex Global Retail Investor Survey. The survey, which gauges customer sentiment based on answers to specific questions from a random sampling of customers of Monex, Inc., TradeStation, and Monex Boom Securities (H.K.) Limited reveals high expectations for […]

AI, 5G, deep learning, and biomedical electronics

AI, 5G, deep learning, and biomedical electronics

AI, 5G, deep learning, and biomedical electronics are reshaping industries and experiences in the semiconductor industry. To address these key trends, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) will host the 2021 International Symposia on VLSI Technology, Systems and Applications (VLSI-TSA) and Design, Automation and Test (VLSI-DAT) on April 19-22, 2021 at the Ambassador Hotel, Hsinchu, […]

2020 Global Top 500 Cities

2020 Global Top 500 Cities

What effect has the global COVID-19 had on the brand value of the world’s greatest cities? To discover this, an analytical report of the Global Top 500 Cities was compiled by Global City Lab and released on Dec. 28, 2020 in New York. The report declares New York to be the world’s most valuable city, with […]

TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) Raises $3.3b

TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) Raises $3.3b

TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) (“TAL” or the “Company”), a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, today announced that a group of investors has agreed to invest an aggregate of $3.3 billion in the Company through private placement, of which $2.3 billion is in convertible notes (the “Convertible Notes Portion”), and $1 billion is […]

US M&A activity to accelerate in 2021 and beyond

US M&A activity to accelerate in 2021 and beyond

– Stronger than expected rebound in US M&A value since July 2020 likely to continue into 2021. – Despite a pandemic-fueled M&A decline in the first half, 2020 ranks 6th for largest US transactions’ value in the post global financial crisis 2007-2008 period. – COVID-19 has accelerated the urgency for digital transformation, a key driver […]

Inside the $900 Billion Stimulus Package

Inside the $900 Billion Stimulus Package

The $900 billion stimulus package aimed at bolstering the US economy during the coronavirus pandemic was signed into law by President Donald Trump on Sunday, freeing up the funds after a week of doubts. Here are the main points: – Households – The poorest households will receive a check of $600 per adult and per […]

Statement from Cardinal Dolan on the Covid-19 Relief Bill

Statement from Cardinal Dolan on the Covid-19 Relief Bill

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, released the following statement today following President Trump’s signing of the Covid-19 relief act. “A Christmas season thank you to our elected officials – the House, the Senate, and the President – for passing the urgently needed Covid-19 relief act, which will help to protect all Americans, especially […]

Siamese Asset PCL (SET:SA) (SA.BK) Looks Like a Winner

Siamese Asset PCL (SET:SA) (SA.BK)  Looks Like a Winner

Siamese Asset PCL (SET:SA) (SA.BK) is moving ahead to expand investment following its listing on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), in a bid to become a leading integrated real estate developer in Thailand, fulfilling customer demand for residences and for long-term investment, and promoting continuous growth, despite the national economy in a slowdown mode. […]

BREXIT is ON

BREXIT is ON

The European Union gave the green light on Monday to its post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, clearing the way for it to come into effect in the New Year. The British parliament will have to ratify the deal later this week, but Brussels will apply it provisionally, cushioning the economic shock of the divorce. […]

U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ:USAU) Looks Like a Buy

U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ:USAU) Looks Like a Buy

– 176.8 meters (600 feet) of continuous gold, copper and silver mineralization with an average gold equivalent grade of 1.003 g/t – Hole CK20-02c drilled from the same pad as CK20-01c, northerly and perpendicular to 01c – Thicker, similar grade mineralization relative to CK20-01c, starting from surface U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ:USAU) (the “Company”), a gold […]

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) Solar Comes to Thailand

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) Solar Comes to Thailand

Hitachi Capital (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi Capital Corporation, Hitachi Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and SANTEC POWER SOLUTIONS CO.,LTD. entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Three companies will encourage installation of the commercial solar self-consumption equipment within Hitachi Group in Kingdom of Thailand (Thailand), based on MOU. As […]

Asia Rally’s as US Prints More Money

Asia Rally’s as US Prints More Money

Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as US President Donald Trump signed a massive coronavirus relief bill, boosting positive sentiment despite ongoing concern over a new strain of Covid-19. Under pressure from all sides, Trump signed the stimulus bill worth $900 billion late Sunday in the United States, having delayed doing so for nearly a […]

Octopus Ventures Invests in Altitude Angel

Octopus Ventures Invests in Altitude Angel

 Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, today announced it raised a further £4m ($5.3m US) from one of Europe’s largest VC investors, Octopus Ventures. The latest fundraising concludes Altitude Angel’s series A round, led by Octopus Ventures and existing investor Seraphim Capital. It also brings the total invested in Altitude […]

Beijing’s Zhangjiawan Design Town

Beijing’s Zhangjiawan Design Town

An innovation center and Beijing Future Design Park were inaugurated on Thursday in Beijing’s Zhangjiawan Design Town, as part of the city’s efforts to create a highland for cultural creativity and design services in its sub center. Now the innovation center is home to 106 companies in the fields of innovative design and urban technology […]

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