Dubai on the Future of Tourism

Dubai on the Future of Tourism

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Tourism, hosted a virtual forum for stakeholders and partners to share its industry outlook ahead of the city’s reopening to international tourists on 7th July. The forum provided a first-hand insight into current and post-pandemic strategies that will help accelerate tourism momentum and position Dubai as a […]

London Collapsing Under the Weight of Sadiq Khan

London Collapsing Under the Weight of Sadiq Khan

Riot police were showered with bottles, bricks and other projectiles while trying to break up an illegal rave in west London on Friday night. At least seven officers were injured during the hostilities. The police were called to the scene in White City following reports of a number of people gathered at an unlicensed music […]

‘Covid’ is the Top Word of 2020

‘Covid’ is the Top Word of 2020

 Global Language Monitor (GLM), the data research company that documents, analyzes, and tracks trends in language usage worldwide, has announced that Covid is the Top Word of 2020 in its mid-year update. “It’s no surprise that ‘covid’ has risen to the top of the rankings,” said Paul JJ Payack, President and Chief Word Analyst of GLM. […]

Gap Between Hong Kong and China is Gone Forever

Gap Between Hong Kong and China is Gone Forever

Hong Kong really does have a new normal, adjust your portfolio quickly as change is coming at a rapid rate. Hong Kongers are scrubbing their social media accounts, deleting chat histories and mugging up on cyber privacy as China’s newly imposed security law blankets the traditionally outspoken city in fear and self-censorship. China’s authoritarian leaders […]

Knightsbridge are donating all proceeds from the sale of the Honorius Stallion Covers to Ronald McDonald House Westmead

Knightsbridge are donating all proceeds from the sale of the Honorius Stallion Covers to Ronald McDonald House Westmead

vobis #victoria #horseracing Notes for buyers: NB: All proceeds from the sale of the Honorius Stallion Covers are to be donated to Ronald McDonald House Westmead Bred to be a Champion Honorius is an impressive stallion with an impeccable pedigree and strong racing credentials that will prove to be popular in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, […]

First Merchant Navy and Churchill Weanlings on Show

First Merchant Navy and Churchill Weanlings on Show

The 2020 Inglis Australian Weanling Sale next week (July 8 and 9) at Riverside Stables will mark the first sale ring appearance in Australia of the progeny of Royal Ascot hero Merchant Navy, the champion sprinting son of Fastnet Rock and Galileo’s champion son Churchill. A Group I winner in both hemispheres, Merchant Navy is the fastest son of […]

QIPCO 2000 Guineas here Kameko seeks to stay step ahead of Investec Derby rivals

QIPCO 2000 Guineas here Kameko seeks to stay step ahead of Investec Derby rivals

Qatar Racing star aiming for more Classic success in Saturday’s showpiece Six runners trained by Aidan O’Brien and Kameko, the QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner, feature among a fascinating field of 16 for the 241st Investec Derby at Epsom Downs (4.55pm, live on ITV1) on Saturday. The premier Classic, which forms part of the 35-race QIPCO British Champions Series […]

Varian hoping his fillies can rise to the occasion in the Investec Oaks

Varian hoping his fillies can rise to the occasion in the Investec Oaks

A field of 8 have been declared for the Fillies’ Classic on Saturday Roger Varian is hoping his two runners, Gold Wand and Queen Daenerys, can break the stranglehold that John Gosden and Aidan O’Brien have had on the Investec Oaks for the past six years in Saturday’s renewal (3.40pm, live on ITV1). Gosden saddled last year’s winner, […]

Banyan Tree Samui Awarded Safety & Hygiene Certification

Banyan Tree Samui Awarded Safety & Hygiene Certification

Resort recognized in new Thai government initiative to create visitor confidence Banyan Tree Samui, a luxury 88-villa resort commanding spectacular vistas of an idyllic beach cove, has been awarded the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) certificate by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in recognition of the hotel’s upgraded health and hygiene standards […]

Tencent Music Entertainment (NYSE:TME) Expanding

Tencent Music Entertainment (NYSE:TME) Expanding

Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME) (NYSE:TME) has established a strategic partnership with CoMix Wave Films Inc. (CWF), a leading Japanese animated movie studio and distribution company known especially for the works of Makoto Shinkai and Jiro Tsunoda. Under this new partnership, the original soundtracks from 17 popular animated movies, including 5 Centimeters per Second and […]

More Countries Should Have a National Programme for Happiness and Wellbeing

More Countries Should Have a National Programme for Happiness and Wellbeing

National Programme for Happiness and Wellbeing On 7 March 2016, H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai reviewed National Programme for Happiness and Wellbeing (formerly: National Programme for Happiness and Positivity) presented by Her Excellency Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi. The programme sets government policies, […]

Tesla and America’s Falling Auto Sales

Tesla and America’s Falling Auto Sales

$TSLA #TESLA $F $GM Tesla engineered its latest coup Wednesday, becoming the world’s richest car company while two of Detroit’s old guard, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler, reported sagging auto sales amid the coronavirus pandemic. Led by Elon Musk, Tesla has had its share of ups and downs, but shares have risen steadily since late […]

Advertisers Turn on Facebook

Advertisers Turn on Facebook

$FB #FACEBOOK StopHateForProfit Adidas, Puma, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Unilever, Ford… not a day goes by without another big brand pulling ads from Facebook and other social media, a campaign that is weakening advertising-dependent sites but whose ultimate impact remains uncertain. Over 400 firms have joined the #StopHateForProfit campaign to protest hate speech on the internet that […]

Trump Brings Back Jobs to US Economy

Trump Brings Back Jobs to US Economy

Industries hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic showed signs of life in June, hiring 2.4 million workers, payroll services firm ADP said Wednesday. The three million hires in May means that more than five million people are back at work of the 20 million who lost their jobs in March and April. However, the hiring […]

A Look at Australia AUDUSD ASX Outlook

A Look at Australia AUDUSD ASX Outlook

#AUSTRALIA $AUDUSD $ASX The Reserve Bank’s Policy Actions and Balance Sheet Guy Debelle[*]Deputy Governor The Economic Society AustraliaOnline – 30 June 2020 Australia is experiencing an historic event. It is first and foremost a health event. Thankfully, thus far the health outcomes in Australia have been better than feared. The health decisions taken by the […]

Swine Flu May Cause Next Pandemic

Swine Flu May Cause Next Pandemic

#SWINEFLU #PANDEMIC #CHINA #PIGS Chinese researchers studying influenza viruses among pig populations between 2011 and 2018 conducted 30,000 nasal swabs from animals in 10 provinces – and found 179 swine flu viruses, the majority of which were of a new kind. The study described pigs as important “mixing vessels” for pandemic influenza viruses, adding that […]

X Financial (NYSE:XYF) Target $1.50

X Financial (NYSE:XYF) Target $1.50

$XYF #CHINA #STOCKS With a rebounding Chinese Economy XYF looks set to make a comeback in late 2020 we have a $1.50 target on the stock. X Financial (NYSE:XYF) (the “Company” or “we”), a leading technology-driven personal finance company in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. […]

Weibo Corporation (Nasdaq:WB) Will Beef Up Balance Sheet with Goldman Sachs

Weibo Corporation (Nasdaq:WB) Will Beef Up Balance Sheet with Goldman Sachs

Weibo Corporation (“Weibo” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: WB), a leading social media in China, today announced that it has filed a preliminary prospectus supplement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) under an automatic shelf registration statement on Form F-3, pursuant to which the Company proposes to sell senior notes. The Company […]

The Fed Focused on Coronavirus

The Fed Focused on Coronavirus

#ECONOMY #USA #THEFED #CORONAVIRUS The US economy started to rebound earlier than expected, but the recovery will depend on containing the coronavirus and on government efforts to provide support, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Monday. In comments just days after several southern and western US states, including Texas and Florida, were forced to reimpose […]

Asian Markets Rally

Asian Markets Rally

#ASIA #FX #STOCKS #CHINA #CORONAVIRUS Stock markets rose in Asia on Tuesday as traders welcomed positive economic data from China and the US, which helped offset a pick-up in virus infections and the reimposition of containment measures in some countries. The easing of lockdowns in recent months has been a key catalyst for world equities […]

Japanese Yen Set to Weaken

Japanese Yen Set to Weaken

#USDJPY #JPY #JAPAN Japan’s unemployment rate rose to 2.9 percent in May, official data showed Tuesday, the third consecutive monthly rise as the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on the world’s number-three economy. The 0.3-percentage-point rise from April suggests Japan’s first recession since 2015 is beginning to have an impact on the labour market. Another […]

China Economy Stages a Rebound

China Economy Stages a Rebound

#CHINA #ECONOMY #CORONAVIRUS China’s factory activity picked up pace in June, official data showed Tuesday, although analysts warned weak global demand and a potential coronavirus resurgence are weighing on its longer-term recovery. The world’s second-largest economy has been whirring back to life after the virus and sweeping lockdowns prompted a near-halt in activity at the […]

#StopHateForProfit The Corporates Will Decide Who You Vote For

#StopHateForProfit The Corporates Will Decide Who You Vote For

The advertiser boycott of Facebook has morphed into a global digital activist campaign aimed at curbing what they deem to be hateful and toxic content on the social media giant. But it is just another Anti-Trump move that seeks to limit your freedom of speech and access to information. The unprecedented move has been joined […]

Social Media is Banning People for Supporting Trump

Social Media is Banning People for Supporting Trump

blacklivesmatter #antifa #democrats YouTube on Monday shut down six conservative channels for violating rules against “supremacist” content (content not in support of #blacklivesmatter #antifa #democrats) , booting videos by David Duke, Stefan Molyneux and Richard Spencer. The video sharing platform pulled the plug on the channels as online social media platforms face increasing pressure from […]

Vietnam Still Booming

Vietnam Still Booming

#Vietnam #economy Vietnam’s economy unexpectedly expanded in the second quarter, shrugging off a coronavirus pandemic-caused global downturn, but it was still the country’s slowest growth in nearly three decades. Gross domestic product rose by 0.36 percent April to June compared to the same period last year, the General Statistics Office in Hanoi announced Monday. “It’s […]

10 Best Places to Visit in Thailand – Travel Video

#TRAVEL #THAILAND July is a month of the rainy season. The atmosphere is rainy, moist and cool. Every water resource is filled again, perfect for a challenging activity which is popular among both Thai and foreign tourists: rafting. In a flooding season like this, the more water, the more fun and challenge. Our recommended places […]

Did EY Help Wirecard Fraud?

Did EY Help Wirecard  Fraud?

Global audit giant EY is facing growing questions and threats of legal action over its role in the bankruptcy of German payments processor Wirecard after signing off on the accounts for years. Some plaintiffs have already launched legal cases against EY after Wirecard’s spectacular bankruptcy last week. German shareholders’ association SdK said Friday it had […]

Simon Property Group Inc (NYSE:SPG) Upgraded on Thailand Opening

Simon Property Group Inc (NYSE:SPG) Upgraded on Thailand Opening

 Simon announced today the grand opening of Siam Premium Outlets Bangkok, marking the arrival of Thailand’s first Premium Outlets®, bringing the world’s most popular brand of outlet shopping to the country. “We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of our newest Premium Outlet center serving the vibrant Bangkok region, as part of our continued international […]

Affordable Home Prices Outpace Expensive Homes

Affordable Home Prices Outpace Expensive Homes

(NASDAQ: RDFN) — Prices of the most affordable third of homes in the U.S. climbed 5.5% year over year during the 12 weeks ending May 31, while prices of the most expensive third of homes increased just 2%, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Price growth began accelerating […]

Tencent Holdings Ltd OTC:TCTZF on Way to $100

Tencent Holdings Ltd OTC:TCTZF on Way to $100

#tencent $tstzf #china #games #tech #strongbuy Tencent Games, the world-leading game development, publishing and operation platform, unveiled a new chapter in innovative gameplay and quality games with a roadmap of more than 40 game product updates, including new self-developed and licensed games with fan favorite intellectual property (IP). The announcement made at the Tencent Games […]

Samsung is the Best 5G Stock to Own

Samsung is the Best 5G Stock to Own

#samsung #5g #huawei #sanctions With growing pressure to keep China’s Huawei out of 5G network development, it could be time for firms like Japan’s NEC and South Korea’s Samsung to shine. Washington has pushed allies to bar Huawei, a Chinese telecom giant, from building next-generation 5G mobile networks, claiming its equipment can be used to […]

Another Big Weekend for American Pharoah

Another Big Weekend for American Pharoah

#AmericanPharoah #kentucky #coolmore #ireland Harvey’s Lil Goil (3f American Pharoah x Gloria S., by Tapit) became the third Grade III winner in a week for American Pharoah and fifth stakes horse in 10 days with her win in the Grade III Regret Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Always shadowing the leader through the 1 […]

Q1 GDP and Corporate Profits Data USA

Q1 GDP and Corporate Profits Data USA

#GDP #USA #FX #USD #CORONAVIRUS Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 5.0 percent in the first quarter of 2020 (table 1), according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter, real GDP increased 2.1 percent. The GDP estimate released today is based on […]

Personal Income and Outlays: May 2020

Personal Income and Outlays: May 2020

$BAC $JPM $USD #ECONOMY #USA Personal income decreased $874.2 billion (4.2 percent) in May according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (tables 3 and 5). Disposable personal income (DPI) decreased $911.1 billion (4.9 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $994.5 billion (8.2 percent). Real DPI decreased 5.0 percent in May […]

All You Need To Know About Irish Racing This Weekend

All You Need To Know About Irish Racing This Weekend

It’s all eyes on the Curragh this weekend as the famous course hosts a bumper triple-header of racing action, broadcast live to the nation on RTE. The thrills and spills get underway on Friday when coverage starts at 7pm and you can watch some of Ireland’s most promising fillies – young female horses – duel […]

Sadiq Khan Continues to Destroy London

Sadiq Khan Continues to Destroy London

The chief of London’s police, Cressida Dick, has denounced the “utterly unacceptable” aggression shown towards police officers – 140 of whom have suffered injuries, after a spate of illegal parties and Black Lives Matter protests. The Metropolitan Police commissioner revealed on Friday that a large number of officers had been injured over the last three […]

Breeders Cup the Focus at Churchill Downs

Breeders Cup the Focus at Churchill Downs

Stakes-winning veterans Tom’s d’Etat and By My Standards headline a battle for the second automatic berth of 2020 into the $7 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) this Saturday, June 27, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., in the Grade 2, $500,000 Stephen Foster, live at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. The Stephen Foster broadcast is part of the […]

American Pharoah Colt Stars at Tattersalls

American Pharoah Colt Stars at Tattersalls

A 2-year-old American Pharoah colt became the Triple Crown winner’s latest sales ring success when he sold for 400,000gns at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale on Wednesday as the second most expensive offering of the one-day sale. Bred by Bridlewood Farm, the colt out of Harlan’s Honor was purchased by Simon Chappell from Star Bloodstock. […]

British Supermarket Tesco a Corona-virus Success

British Supermarket Tesco a Corona-virus Success

British supermarket giant Tesco announced Friday that its first-quarter sales jumped eight percent, boosted by rocketing online purchases as people switched to grocery deliveries during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Total sales excluding petrol surged to £13.4 billion ($16.6 billion, 14.8 billion euros) during the company’s first quarter — the 13 weeks to end-May — compared […]

USA’s Bad Year by the Numbers

USA’s Bad Year by the Numbers

The US economy shrank by an annualized 5 percent in the first quarter of 2020, in line with the previous estimate and ending the longest period of expansion in the country’s history, final figures showed. It is the biggest drop in GDP since the last quarter of 2008 as the Covid-19 pandemic forced several states […]

EU Prints Billions for Lufthansa and it is Just the Beginning

EU Prints Billions for Lufthansa and it is Just the Beginning

#EURUSD #EU #EUROPE #BAILOUT The EU’s top competition authority approved the massive bailout of Lufthansa by the German government on Thursday, saving one of the world’s biggest airlines from bankruptcy, but under conditions. This is the start of Europe’s bailouts that could see trillions printed and the Euro continue to erode in value. The European […]

Softbank Alibaba Split May Be Move to Cash in on $BABA

Softbank Alibaba Split May Be Move to Cash in on $BABA

Softbank is bleeding cash and may sell $BABA stock $BABA will do better in China without the perceived influence of Japan SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son announced Thursday he was leaving the board of Alibaba as Jack Ma, the charismatic co-founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant, also leaves SoftBank’s board. Son made the unexpected move […]

Asia’s Booming Tech Sector: Tencent Continues Growth

Asia’s Booming Tech Sector: Tencent Continues Growth

Tencent Holdings Ltd 0700.HK Target HKD$1000 Chinese internet giant Tencent said Thursday it had bought some assets of struggling Asian streaming service iflix, in a major expansion of its online video presence in the region. Western firms, led by Netflix, dominate streaming globally but companies from the world’s number two economy have been taking tentative […]

Qantas is Just the Beginning of the Australian Dollars Trouble

Qantas is Just the Beginning of the Australian Dollars Trouble

#FX #AUDUSD #AUD #AUSTRALIA Already over taxed and under serviced the Aussie worker is taking on an increasing amount of debt via Government bail-out and assistance programs. Afer making themselves dependent on China they now find themselves at odds with their self appointed benefactor. Government Debt to GDP in Australia averaged 24.41 percent from 1989 […]

Theo E.J. Wilson | A black man goes undercover in the alt-right

#blm #racism #politics #altright I took a cell phone and accidentally made myself famous.  (Laughter)  I was just talking about the things that I cared about, but with the click of a button and an incendiary viral video I propelled myself into overnight stardom. When I say overnight, I mean I literally woke up the next morning with so many notifications on […]

Corona-virus Update

Corona-virus Update

#coronavirus #travel #latestnews #economy #usa More than 78,000 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the US and in Brazil alone Wednesday, as the IMF laid out the unprecedented economic devastation caused by the global pandemic and the WHO warned the number of infections could reach 10 million worldwide within the next week. As many countries […]

Black Lives Matter Protests Created Spike in Corona Cases

Black Lives Matter Protests Created Spike in Corona Cases

#blacklivesmatter #BLM #coronavirus #usa #democrats Once again the USA has smashed its own record for the number of coronavirus cases recorded in a single day, with more than 38,000 new patients confirmed in the last 24 hours, topping a high set in April, as some states see infections spike. While the mainstream media have ignored […]

The Anam Cam Ranh Appoints Director of Sales and Marketing

The Anam Cam Ranh Appoints Director of Sales and Marketing

A seasoned hospitality professional with almost two decades of experience working for some of the world’s leading hotel brands has been named five-star Anam’s director of sales and marketing. Vietnamese national Mandy Tran Thi My Dung’s appointment to The Anam, overlooking Long Beach situated on Vietnam’s Cam Ranh peninsula, comes after she worked as the […]

The Coronavirus Reaction Had Heavy Economic Price

The Coronavirus Reaction Had Heavy Economic Price

Global trade is expected to drop around 18.5 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of this year in a huge coronavirus-driven plunge which nonetheless could have been much worse, the World Trade Organization said Tuesday. The WTO said that in the first quarter, the volume of merchandise trade shrank by three percent compared to the […]

Europe Auto Sector Tames Massive Hit

Europe Auto Sector Tames Massive Hit

Auto sales in Europe this year will tumble a record 25 percent due to the coronavirus pandemic which has left manufacturers facing a “major economic crisis”, a top industry group said Tuesday. The European Automobile Manufacturers Association(ACEA) also urged the European Union and member state governments to help the industry recover and safeguard jobs. EU […]

Euro: EUR/USD (EUR=X) Shayne Heffernan Says A Lot of Positives Are Showing Now

Euro: EUR/USD (EUR=X) Shayne Heffernan Says A Lot of Positives Are Showing Now

Euro: EUR/USD (EUR=X) $EUR #FX Shayne Heffernan Says A Lot of Positives Are Showing Now The EUR/USD rate has recovered back to 1.1285 at the time of writing on Tuesday, however it will need to break back above 1.1295 if bulls want a signal to buy again says well-known Economist and trader Shayne Heffernan, CEO […]

Don’t Bet on High Oil Prices

Don’t Bet on High Oil Prices

The IEA Oil Market Report (OMR) is one of the world’s most authoritative and timely sources of data, forecasts and analysis on the global oil market – including detailed statistics and commentary on oil supply, demand, inventories, prices and refining activity, as well as oil trade for IEA and selected non-IEA countries. Oil demand in […]

Banking in Australia is a Closed, Corrupt Shop

Banking in Australia is a Closed, Corrupt Shop

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank faces hefty fines for alleged misconduct in the sale of pension products, regulators said Tuesday, the latest in a flurry of scandals to rock the country’s finance industry. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) on Tuesday accused Commonwealth Bank (CBA) of receiving Aus$22 million ($15 million) in prohibited payments from a […]

Dolphin Stuns Beachgoers at New Alma Resort in Cam Ranh

Dolphin Stuns Beachgoers at New Alma Resort in Cam Ranh

A large dolphin has paid a rare visit to the shallow waters right off new family resort Alma on Vietnam’s Cam Ranh peninsula. Alma lifeguard Nguyen Ngoc Tan, who took video footage of the dolphin on Tuesday last week, said the mammal seemed “fearless yet friendly” as he and his fellow lifeguards Nguyen Trung Phi […]

Mortgage Crisis Looms in USA

Mortgage Crisis Looms in USA

– Another 723,000 homeowners became past due on their mortgages in May, pushing the national delinquency rate to its highest level in 8.5 years – There are now 4.3 million homeowners past due on their mortgages or in active foreclosure — including those in forbearance who have missed scheduled payments as part of their plans […]

Asia Turns Positive on Coronavirus News

Asia Turns Positive on Coronavirus News

$ES=F $YM=F $NQ=F Stocks mostly rose Tuesday as investors continue to see the positives in the reopening of economies around the world, which is offsetting worries about a second wave of infections. But the possibility of a renewed China-US trade war hurtled back into the mix after top White House economics adviser Peter Navarro said […]

SoftBank Group said Tuesday it will sell $21 billion T-Mobile shares

SoftBank Group said Tuesday it will sell $21 billion T-Mobile shares

$SFTBY $TMUS Japanese tech investment behemoth SoftBank Group said Tuesday it will sell T-Mobile shares worth over $21 billion as it sheds assets to shore up its financial health. The move comes a month after SoftBank announced an eye-watering $8.9 billion annual net loss, hit hard by troubles with its unicorn investments including WeWork, as […]

July August Shaping up for a Fast Correction and Rebound

July August Shaping up for a Fast Correction and Rebound

Ad Sales Google is expected to see its first decline in US ad revenues this year as the coronavirus pandemic hits travel advertising, a market tracker said Monday. New research by eMarketer indicates Google will still be leading digital advertising but with a smaller share as the market evolves into a “triopoly” with Facebook and […]

Supporting Trump is Hate Speech Say Patagonia, Upwork, North Face and REI

Supporting Trump is Hate Speech Say Patagonia, Upwork, North Face and REI

Several US firms have joined a call by activists to halt ad spending on Facebook over concerns the leading social network has fallen short in efforts to crack down on hate speech and incitements to violence. The sporting goods maker Patagonia added its name to the list Sunday, joining rivals North Face and REI and […]

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