December 10, 2018

Jim Cramer: ‘Rise of Machines’ worsened stock market plunge

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CNBC’s Jim Cramer blamed trading algorithms for Tuesday’s stock-market plunge. The Dow Jones industrial average’s 800-point tumble on Tuesday “was all about the rise of the machines,” Cramer explained on “Mad Money.” The investment guru said complex algorithmic programs, set up by professional money managers to sell when the odds of future market losses increase, […]

Cayman Islands highlighted as an extender of value for Chinese investors

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From Cayman Finance Leading international business lawyers and investment specialists in three major Asian cities have become better familiarised with the importance of the Cayman Islands financial services industry in facilitating the global flow of investment capital. Cayman Finance CEO, Jude Scott, focused on these areas as the featured speaker at Maples Insights China Offshore […]

Taiwan train crash

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Eighteen killed in Taiwan high-speed train crash From The National At least 18 people dead and 180 injured in accident Rescuers searched through wreckage on Monday after one of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 180 others. The Puyuma […]

The cure for Asia’s doctor shortage is in the Caribbean

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By Dr G Richard Olds From The Times of India This fall, tens of thousands of students will apply to medical schools all across Asia. They’ll face daunting odds. Acceptance rates at two medical schools in Hong Kong and Singapore- which collectively host five institutions- hover around 10 per cent. One school in New Delhi […]

The Editor Speaks: Plastic bags. Should we practice TCI’s example?

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We have published a story today titled “Goodbye to single use plastic bags Ban to take effect from January 2019”. It tells us that the Turks and Caicos Islands Government are cracking down on the single use of plastic bags which will be soon removed from all the country’s supermarkets and shops. From the TCI […]

Bund in rain

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The Bund In The Rain From Stuck In Customs A LITTLE INTRO TO AURORA HDR 2019 Here is a little video we put together for the Aurora HDR Pre-Order launch. If the idea of low noise, no halo HDR images appeals to you, then check it out here where you will also get loads of […]

Cryptocurrency and blockchain bring Asia funds to the forefront of U.S. tech

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By Joyce YangFrom TechCrunch Since early 2017, there’s been a new trend in the U.S. where a number of Asian funds have been actively involved in early-stage crypto investing. Many folks in traditional tech have not heard of them before, but these funds will only be growing more important as cryptocurrency and blockchain solidify their […]

These everyday items are set to get more expensive because of the trade war

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By Michael Selby-Green From Business Insider President Donald Trump is proposing new 25% tariffs on Chinese imports. A hearing on the proposals starts in Washington on Monday. The US Chamber of Commerce said in written testimony that the new tariffs would “dramatically expand the harm to American consumers, workers, businesses, and the economy.” Furniture, lighting […]

Australia and India will be growth engines of LNG industry in Asia and Oceania, says GlobalData

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Australia and India will be the significant contributors for capacity growth in Asia and Oceania’s LNG Industry for the outlook period 2018 to 2022. Australia is set to have the highest liquefaction capacity additions while India will have highest regasification capacity additions among all the countries in Asia and Oceania, according to leading data and […]

Mobile phone shock Horror! You could be risking your life by answering a cell phone whilst on charge… Industry scare-mongering or another urban legend?

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NO PHONES IN KITCHEN PLEASE* Do you make calls or receive calls in your kitchen? My name is Dr. Ademola. Just 3 days ago my husband who also is a doctor shared the sad incidents of 6 individuals who were brought into the casualty department for burns injury which they sustained while making or receiving […]