October 21, 2019

Asia Pacific’s affluent ditch the elementary for the extraordinary.

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Source : Visa Goods and experiences that provide a sense of status, exclusivity and uniqueness are key considerations when shopping for luxury items for Asia Pacific’s elite. According to the Study1, a significant percentage of Asia Pacific affluents describe themselves as “status seekers”, with more than one third of the affluent in China (38 percent), […]

Solar Impulse 2 sets record with five-day solar-powered flight

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BY MEGAN SPECIA From Mashable After a five-day flight across the Pacific Ocean, the Solar Impulse 2 arrived in Hawaii on Friday, breaking the world record for longest nonstop solo flight. Powered entirely by the sun, its journey from Japan to Hawaii was the longest leg of the solar powered plane’s planned trip, and took […]

2014: What Google searches tell us about the year in tech

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By Conner Forrest From Techcrunch The technology sector reeled off plenty of innovation in 2014. Here’s what Google search trends tell us about the year in tech. googleyear.jpg If you are wondering what people care about, looking at their search history is probably a good place to start. Search companies like Google probably know more […]

Cayman Islands are now America’s biggest foreign investor

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By Michael Ide From Value Walk China and Japan still own the largest portion of Treasury securities, but the Caymans have the biggest holding of US equities If you were to guess which countries of the biggest investors in US equities you might assume that it would be one of our close economic partners like […]

The flushing toilet is symbolic of one of the biggest investing opportunities of this generation

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By Akin Oyedele From Business Insider Investors should consider multinational companies that are exposed to the booming middle class in emerging markets. US Trust’s Joseph Quinlan wrote in a note to clients that it is “time to buy” into global brands that reach these markets. He called this new middle class “Transformers” because they are […]

Australia’s Prime Minister: ‘Coal is good for humanity’

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By Jenni Ryall From Mashable SYDNEY — Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott declared “coal is good for humanity” at the opening of a mine in Queensland on Monday. Standing at the site of the Caval Ridge coal mine, in central Queensland, Abbott said the mine would bring $30 million to the local economy. “Let’s have […]

Inhabitat’s Week in Green: solar hourglass, urban tornadoes and the world’s tallest garden

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From engadget Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green. Japan is the birthplace of high-speed rail, and it continues to be a leader train travel — officials just unveiled the nation’s new magnetic-levitation train to the public […]

Roderick “Chuckey” Gordon takes home Trinidad calypso monarch title

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From Caribbean360 Gordon overcame a strong field of 12 that included three former monarchs, to lift the title with his political rendition “Wey You Think” and the social commentary “Wedding of De Century”. PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Roderick “Chuckey” Gordon won the one million dollar (One TT dollar = US$0.16 cents) prize in the Calypso […]

Dyson shows off the best robot vacuum cleaner yet

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By Chris Smith From BGR After teasing it on YouTube a few days ago, Dyson on Thursday unveiled its first robot vacuum cleaner – the Dyson 360 Eye – that’s supposedly better than anything its competitors can offer in every way. Expected to have a hefty price tag just like other Dyson products, the 360 […]

BIS: Central banks warned of ‘false sense of security’

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From BBC The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has warned that ultra-low interest rates have lulled governments and markets “into a false sense of security”. The Basel-based organisation – usually dubbed the “central banks’ central bank” – urged policy makers to begin to normalise rates. “The risk of normalising too late and too gradually should […]