Fake News is About to Get Worse

Fake News is About to Get Worse

If you see a video of a politician speaking words he never would utter, or a Hollywood star improbably appearing in a cheap adult movie, don’t adjust your television set — you may just be witnessing the future of “fake news.” “Deepfake” videos that manipulate reality are becoming more sophisticated due to advances in artificial […]

African Gangs Terrorize Melbourne Children, Politicians Silent

African Gangs Terrorize Melbourne Children, Politicians Silent

African Gangs Terrorize Melbourne, Politicians Silent Australia’s imported African Gang Crime Wave continues while the Politically Correct Media join with the Left Wing Politicians to hide the facts from the Australian Public. Again this morning a Group of 30 Africans Refugees attacked and robbed 2 Australian kids 14 and 17 at a bus stop in […]

$16 million Pegasus World Cup an International Hit

$16 million Pegasus World Cup an International Hit

$16 Million Series Televised to National, International Audience Saturday’s blockbuster $16 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series program of 12 races at Gulfstream Park featured some of Thoroughbred racing’s biggest human and equine stars performing before a live, national and international audience. A total of 143 horses were entered, an average of 11.9 starters […]

Jorge Navarro, Gulfstream Park’s Champion Hit 1000 Wins

Jorge Navarro, Gulfstream Park’s Champion Hit 1000 Wins

Jorge Navarro, Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet-leading trainer, earned his 1,000th career victory as Joseph E. Besecker’s Aztec Sense led most of the way to win the $150,000 Fred W. Hooper (G3) by 1 ¾ lengths over late-running Breaking Lucky on Saturday’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational card at Gulfstream Park. It was Aztec […]

Pegasus World Cup Turf

Pegasus World Cup Turf

Order of finish: Bricks and Mortar, Magic Wand, Delta Prince, Catapult, Channel Maker, Yoshida, Next Shares, Dubby Dubbie, Aerolithe, Fahan Mura. TRAINER QUOTES Chad Brown (Bricks and Mortar, 1st): “[Jockey] Irad [Ortiz Jr.] rode him beautiful. The horse came ready and handled the course. Everything worked out perfectly.” “For a little while there, I didn’t […]

City of Light Wins the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1)

City of Light Wins the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1)

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.’s City of Light concluded his racing career in electric fashion Saturday at Gulfstream Park, scoring a brilliant 5 ¾-length triumph in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). The third edition of the Pegasus World Cup, the richest race in North America, co-headlined Saturday’s 12-race program with […]

Inglis Graduates Impress as Sale Approaches

Inglis Graduates Impress as Sale Approaches

As the Autumn 2YO features rapidly approach, Inglis Graduates I Am Immortal (I Am Invincible), Catch Me (I Am Invincible) and Dawn Passage (Dawn Approach) all won impressively, including a clean sweep of the Blue Diamond Previews at Caulfield for Inglis Easter graduates. The Blue Diamond Preview (Colts & Geldings, Listed) went the way of […]

Longines World’s Best Horse Race award was given to the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Longines World’s Best Horse Race award was given to the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

For the third time in four years, the Longines World’s Best Horse Race award was given to the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 2018. France Galop President Edouard de Rothschild was in London this Wednesday, January 23rd, to accept the award. The first four finishers of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe […]

Germany Struggles as EU Fails

Germany Struggles as EU Fails

German business confidence fell to a nearly three-year low in January, a closely-watched survey said Friday, in the latest sign of waning momentum in Europe’s top economy. The Munich-based Ifo institute’s monthly barometer slipped to 99.1 points from 101.0 in December, to hit its lowest level since February 2016. The decline was worse than analysts […]

Politicians Hunt Amazon Riches

Politicians Hunt Amazon Riches

Ministers from 75 countries — including the US and China — agreed Friday to launch talks towards establishing global rules on e-commerce at the WTO in a rare victory for international cooperation. The talks were announced by the EU’s top trade official, Cecilia Malmstrom, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos where […]

The Never-ending Euro Crisis is the Price of Socialism and Mass Immigration

The Never-ending Euro Crisis is the Price of Socialism and Mass Immigration

The European Central Bank will “probably” downgrade its growth forecasts soon, a senior official said Friday, a day after the Frankfurt institution warned that economic risks to the euro area had worsened. “The near-term growth will probably be reduced in our forecast published in March,” Bank of France governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau told Bloomberg […]

Caravaggio’s First Foals at Coolmore

Caravaggio’s First Foals at Coolmore

High Expectations for Caravaggio’s First Foals As Scat Daddy fever continues to grow, so too does the popularity of his sons, no better demonstrated than by the quality of mares sent to ‘the Ballydoyle Bullet’, Caravaggio, in his first season at stud. Of the 187 mares due to foal by the unbeaten two-year-old this Spring, […]

Brexit is On

Brexit is On

British finance minister Philip Hammond said Friday he believed the EU might compromise over a Brexit deal in a way that would persuade lawmakers in London to support it. “I don’t think the European Union is going to change its fundamental position around the backstop”, a controversial provision in the deal relating to Ireland, Hammond […]

Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita

Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced that tickets for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will go on sale to the public on March 4 at Noon ET/9:00 a.m. PT. The 2019 event will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, and for […]

Asia Rebounds

Asia Rebounds

Asian markets rose Friday putting them on course to end a shaky week on a positive note as investors look ahead to crucial trade talks between China and the United States at the end of the month. Small signs of a break in the impasse on Capitol Hill also provided some hope, with Democrats and […]

Royal Randwick Polytrack A Big Winner For Horses, Trainers And Owners

The Australian Turf Club’s new all-weather Polytrack training surface at Royal Randwick has been widely praised by trainers, and completes construction of all-weather synthetic training surfaces at all four Australian Turf Club racecourses. The $6.2 million track – measuring 13.5 wide around an almost 2000m circuit – is expected to reduce the number of horses […]

Another Exciting Weekend of International Racing for Larneuk

Another Exciting Weekend of International Racing for Larneuk

Larneuk is continuing to produce winners around the world and this weekend Larneuk bred horses feature in a Group 2 race in South Africa and a listed race in Australia. Ballad of the Sea the Larneuk bred half brother to our yearling filly by Ilovethiscity goes around in the Cape Stayers Gr.2, R400000 2800m in […]

Dubai World Cup Latest

Dubai World Cup Latest

• · Chris Waller Makes Dubai Debut with COMIN’ THROUGH • · DEAUVILLE Gets Do-Over in Rashidiya • · WITHOUT PAROLE Eyes Dubai Turf • · RAVEN’S CORNER to Skip Shindagha • · McPeek, Hit the Bid and Asmussen CHRIS WALLER MAKES DUBAI DEBUT WITH COMIN’ THROUGH Arguably the best card thus far of the […]

Spectacular 12-race Pegasus Program Saturday at Gulfstream Park

Spectacular 12-race Pegasus Program Saturday at Gulfstream Park

Breeders’ Cup Rematch Between Stormy Liberal & World of Trouble in $150,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint Morticia Looks to Scare Competition in $150,000 Ladies’ Turf Sprint Full Field of 14 Set to Rumble in $125,000 South Beach Stakes Three turf sprint stakes are part of a 12-race program Saturday at Gulfstream Park that features nine […]

Latest News from Davos

Latest News from Davos

1. Davos experts explain the Venezuela crisis Following news on Tuesday that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was unseated by opposition leader Juan Guaidó, experts gathered to discuss how the country got here and where it is headed. South American countries and Canada have recognised Guaidó as interim president. Earlier on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump […]

Bravazo, Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1)

Bravazo, Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1)

Training legend D. Wayne Lukas wasn’t joking when he quipped recently that he is hoping to find a good 3-year-old in his barn to put on the Triple Crown trail. Lukas knows that’s possible. A year ago, he discovered Bravazo, who competed in big event after big event throughout the season and will start in […]

Socialism Destroyed Venezuela

Socialism Destroyed Venezuela

Venezuela has been in a state of deepening economic and humanitarian crisis for several years. Last week, Venezuela’s Congress declared President Nicolás Maduro illegitimate, and there were mass protests and violence across the country. On January 23, opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself President, and US President Donald Trump endorsed this declaration, as did Canada […]

Europe is a Disaster

Europe is a Disaster

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on Thursday warned that risks to the eurozone economy were now tilted “to the downside”, acknowledging for the first time that waning global momentum was weighing on the region’s outlook. But he stressed the ECB had “not run out of” tools to tackle worsening headwinds, suggesting the bank was […]

Google and Facebook Keep Throwing Cash at Politicians

Google and Facebook Keep Throwing Cash at Politicians

Facing increased public scrutiny, Google and Facebook spent record amounts of money lobbying the US government on privacy and antitrust policies in 2018, with both companies topping previous highs, new data filings showed. In quarterly filings to Congress disclosed on Tuesday, Google revealed that it dished out a company-record of $21.2 million on Washington lobbying […]

Cluster 2yos Impress on the Track

Cluster 2yos Impress on the Track

Larneuk based Cluster (Fastnet Rock) has produced some exceptional results at the trials and on race day over the past few months. Gee Gee’s Darl a filly the Geards purchased at the 2018 Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale for $45,000 won the first 2YO race of the season at Elwick on Saturday she not only […]

Accelerate ready for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational

Accelerate ready for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational

Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate, the 9-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), got acquainted with Gulfstream Park during a morning gallop Wednesday. John Sadler-trained Accelerate arrived at Gulfstream Park Tuesday evening, along with stablemate Catapult, who will compete in Saturday’s $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1). “Accelerate’s doing […]

China Economic Outlook

China Economic Outlook

China’s economic growth of 6.5% in the past quarter was the weakest since the financial crisis and is expected to slow further. How are emerging domestic and global trends affecting China’s economic outlook? Did you know: China’s GDP growth is slowing from 6.6% last year to a projected 6.3% this year. Background reading: Is a […]

Kentucky Derby Action Heats Up at Gulfstream Park with the Holy Bull

Kentucky Derby Action Heats Up at Gulfstream Park with the Holy Bull

Cash is King and LC Racing’s Grade 2 winner Maximus Mischief, undefeated in three starts as a 2-year-old, tops 24 horses nominated to the $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull (G2) Saturday, Feb. 2 at Gulfstream Park. Following the one-mile Mucho Macho Man Stakes Jan. 5, the 30th running of the 1 1/16-mile Holy Bull for 3-year-olds […]

Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy Questions Europe’s Future

Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy Questions Europe’s Future

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says the Italian people are questioning the validity and credibility of the European project without regarding its historical merits. “Our experience might be an indication of what Europe will look like tomorrow,” he says. “A sense of despair is spreading. Even the middle class is facing poverty. Everyone feels that […]

Alibaba’s Daniel Zhang

Alibaba’s Daniel Zhang

Thanks to Alibaba’s rise to prominence as a global powerhouse in the retail, ecommerce and technology sectors, Jack Ma, founder and chairman of the China-based multinational conglomerate, is one of the world’s most well-known business leaders. It’s small wonder then that when he announced he was stepping down as chairman of Alibaba, the news turned […]

China Retail Market is Expanding

China Retail Market is Expanding

Chinese consumers should outspend their American counterparts in 2019, with retail sales in the Asian giant continuing to grow in the coming years, according to an industry forecast published Wednesday. Retail sales in China are expected to hit $5.64 trillion, an increase of 7.5 percent over 2018, while Americans are likely to spend $5.53 trillion, […]

Vote O’tauto in the All Star Mile

Vote O’tauto in the All Star Mile

Vote O’tauto in the All Star Mile There is excitement in the air at Larneuk Stud and at the Cranbourne stables of Greg Eurell with the exciting three-year-old O’Tauto nominated for the inaugural running of the rich All Star Mile to be run at Flemington on March 16. The world’s richest 1600m race has attracted […]

Record Breaking 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale

Record Breaking 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale

The 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale has been confirmed as the best ever with records tumbling across the board during a sensational six days of selling which concluded today. Today over $1.7 million was grossed across Book Three of the Gold Coast Yearling Sale and the  Gold Coast Summer Racehorse Sale. Headlined by the $230,000 […]

Godolphin the Leading Owner in France

Godolphin the Leading Owner in France

The 2018 owners rankings in France are pretty clear. The Godolphin stable of Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum dominates with a total of €5.6m in earnings, plus around €200,000 in owners’ premiums, as most of the horses in this team are traditionally bred abroad and are not assimilated French. This is also the case for Khalid […]

Harry Angel Heads to Stud at Darley

Harry Angel Heads to Stud at Darley

Races: 12. Wins: 5. Champions Series wins: 2. Prize-money won: £873,503. Clive Cox never made any secret of the regard that he held Harry Angel in and the colt backed up his assertion with some brilliantly speedy performances. Highlights included landing the Darley July Cup at Newmarket and then the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock […]

Pegasus World Cup Update

Pegasus World Cup Update

Audible Flavien Prat, a leading rider on the Southern California circuit, will be aboard 2018 Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), the richest race in North America, Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Audible’s trainer, Todd Pletcher, confirmed the mount Sunday afternoon after speaking with Elliott Walden, president […]

O’Tauto Proves the Value of O’Lonhro and Larneuk

O’Tauto Proves the Value of O’Lonhro and Larneuk

by Kristen Manning Half way down the famed Flemington straight, the good looking bay still had several lengths to make up. Supporters of the short priced favourite were feeling a bit nervous, especially as the leader gave a nice little kick. But the bay changed legs, pinned his ears back and lengthened his impressive stride […]

Venezuela and the Reality of Socialism

A public transport employee who doesn’t earn enough to feed himself, a doctor who watches his patients die for lack of medicines, a lawmaker without a legislature, three generations of one family emigrating — the list of victims of Venezuela’s crisis is long. They come from all walks of life and dread the prospect of […]

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn Appears in Court

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn said Tuesday he had been “wrongly accused and unfairly detained” at a high-profile court hearing in Japan, his first appearance since his arrest in November rocked the business world. In a statement prepared for the hearing and issued by a spokesperson, Ghosn was expected to conclude his remarks by saying: […]

US China Trade Talks

US officials entered a second day of trade talks with Chinese counterparts in Beijing on Tuesday, overshadowed by an unannounced visit from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. This is the first time the two sides have met face-to-face since US President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping agreed to a tariff truce during a […]

Consumer Electronics Show Flexible Screens

Electronic displays that fold, roll and bend have finally arrived after years of development, and tech firms are touting the technology as a potential source of growth and new applications. Surprising that these #flexibledisplays are still not on the market! @cheddar #flexiblescreens #displays #screen #smartphones #Apple #Samsung #patents #Tech https://t.co/OHVfvhYUMv — Eveline Ruehlin (@enilev) January […]

Pegasus World Cup Update

Pegasus World Cup Update

Stronach Stables’ millionaire homebred Something Awesome breezed Saturday morning for the first time since arriving in South Florida ahead of his next scheduled assignment in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado was aboard as multiple graded-stakes winner Something Awesome went one mile […]

Apple, Google and Facebook Face a Difficult 2019

Apple, Google and Facebook Face a Difficult 2019

The newly installed US Congress is expected to see a fresh effort to develop new regulations for big technology firms, with a focus on tougher enforcement of privacy and data protection. The wave of data scandals that have hit Facebook and other online platforms has prompted growing calls for action by lawmakers looking to curb […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Launches Socialist Agenda

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Launches Socialist Agenda

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez began her term as the youngest woman ever elected to the US Congress with a Socialistic bang this week by proposing to tax the ultra-rich at 60 or 70 percent. The daughter of hardscrabble working-class parents, the 29-year-old New Yorker was working toward making good on a campaign promise, making the USA a […]

No Nay Never Yearlings Head to Magic Millions

No Nay Never Yearlings Head to Magic Millions

No Nay Never Yearlings Head to Magic Millions No Nay Never has already proven himself in the Northern Hemisphere. The leading first crop sire in 2018 in the northern hemisphere, his first 2YO’s include… Ten Sovereigns – unbeaten 3-time winner including the G1 Middle Park Stakes & G3 Round Tower Stakes for Aidan O’Brien Land […]

US China Trade Deal Close

US China Trade Deal Close

President Donald Trump said Friday he is confident Washington and Beijing will reach a deal to bring to a close the months-long trade dispute that has roiled global financial markets. “I think we will make a deal with China,” Trump said at the White House, and noted that talks are underway with China “at the […]

US Economy Still Strong

US Economy Still Strong

Global stocks shot higher on Friday following a strong US jobs report and dovish comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on the prospects for higher interest rates. Those back-to-back market-friendly developments helped US and European stock bourses surge higher and set aside for now nervousness over trade wars, a US government shutdown and a […]

China Prepares to Boost Economy

China Prepares to Boost Economy

President Xi Jinping hailed China’s “reconstructive reforms” in a New Year speech, but the sorely needed changes could be put on ice in favour of averting a potentially devastating economic downturn. The way ahead is further complicated by a volatile trade dispute with the United States that — if unresolved — will add to the […]

Tech Giants Face Tax Investigations

Tech Giants Face Tax Investigations

US internet giant Google used a legal mechanism to transfer almost 20 billion euros from the Netherlands to Bermuda in 2017 for tax purposes, a Dutch newspaper report said Friday. Google, which is owned by US parent company Alphabet, moved 19.9 billion euros ($22.7 billion) with a tax evasion strategy dubbed “Double Irish, Dutch Sandwich”, […]

Euro Heads to Parity

Euro Heads to Parity

Eurozone inflation slowed to an annual rate of 1.6 percent in December mainly due to lower energy costs, preliminary data from the EU statistics unit Eurostat showed Friday. Falling oil prices helped limit increases in the costs consumers pay for energy of all kinds to an average of 5.5 percent, down from a 9.1 percent […]

Segenhoe Yearlings Head to 2019 Magic Millions

Segenhoe Yearlings Head to 2019 Magic Millions

Segenhoe Yearlings Head to 2019 Magic Millions Segenhoe look set for another successful year as their 2019 Yearlings head to the 1st major sale at Magic Millions on Australia’s Gold Coast. This year Segenhoe are bringing very well bred yearlings by some of the hottest sires in Australia. Snitzel, I Am Invincible , So You […]

Shutdowns and Markets

Shutdowns and Markets

The paralysis triggered by the US government shutdown could have unexpected consequences, such as muddying economic statistics just as the markets are extremely reactive to any whiff of uncertainty. More than a week into the game of chicken between President Donald Trump and Democrats in Congress, the publication and recording of statistical indicators are being […]

Brazen Beau Will be Hot Property at the Australian Yearling Sales

Brazen Beau Will be Hot Property at the Australian Yearling Sales

The brilliant start to his stud career made by Brazen Beau continued at Royal Randwick on Saturday, 15 December when Accession became his first Stakes winner with an impressive victory in the Restricted Listed Inglis Nursery over 1,000m for those offered at the Inglis yearling sales in 2018. Trained by Chris Waller who conditioned Brazen Beau to […]

Muslim Extremists Make Egypt a Dangerous Place

Egypt continues to be targeted by Muslim terrorist attacks launched by a local affiliate of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS). In November, the extremists attacked a bus taking Coptic Christians to a local monastery and killed seven people. In September, Egyptian police detained a man who’d attempted to detonate an explosive device outside the US […]

Boom Time for California Horse Racing

Boom Time for California Horse Racing

Santa Anita Park’s 2018-19 Winter Meeting got off to a record-breaking start on Wednesday, as the track posted an all-sources pari-mutuel handle of $20,491,016, a 19 percent increase over a year ago and an all-time opening day record. Wednesday’s opening day crowd of 41,373 contributed to an on-track handle of $3,463,535, a five percent increase […]

Automation, Wall Street and 2019

Automation, Wall Street and 2019

The recent tumult in financial markets has shined a light on the rising role of automated trading on Wall Street and how it is exacerbating volatility as HEFFX has warned it’s customers it would for several years. Since the 2008 financial crisis, investors have increasingly turned to computerized trading systems that have been programmed to […]

Sweden Attempt to Hide Islamic State Murders in Morrocco at Christmas

Sweden Attempt to Hide Islamic State Murders in Morrocco at Christmas

Swedish state broadcaster SVT has come under fire for what was an obvious effort to downplay the horrendous details of the murders of two Scandinavian backpackers in Morocco last week. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway were killed while backpacking in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains. While both girls were […]

Hong Kong Holiday Spending Shows the Shift to Online Retailers

Hong Kong Holiday Spending Shows the Shift to Online Retailers

Economic growth should continue its momentum in 2019, albeit at a slower rate, while the transition from bricks-and-mortar to online retailing will continue to gather pace, according to a worldwide study of year-end sales released today by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). The report collected retail figures to analyse the year-end sales performance […]

The Fed is Damaging America

The Fed is Damaging America

President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his verbal assault on the Federal Reserve, blaming the central bank for mounting fears over the US economy and comparing it to a blundering golfer. “The only problem our economy has is the Fed,” Trump tweeted. “The Fed is like a powerful golfer who can’t score because he has […]

Wall Street May Get a New Type of High

Wall Street May Get a New Type of High

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday called for the legalization of recreational marijuana use in his state — a move that would add America’s most populous city to the growing list of places that allow the drug’s use. The announcement marked a shift for the Democrat, who was re-elected for a third term as […]

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. […]