November 18, 2019

BVI signs TIEA with Japan

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By Aki Corsoni-Husain , Mirza Manraj, Ross Munro From Harneys The British Virgin Islands (BVI) government entered into its twenty-sixth tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) with the Government of Japan on 18 June 2014. This new TIEA is not present in force but will enter into force on the thirtieth day after completion of the […]

Cayman-incorporated IC designer seeks primary listing on TWSE

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From The China Post TAIPEI, Taiwan — Alchip Technologies Ltd., a Cayman Islands incorporated integrated circuit designer, has filed an application with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) for a primary listing, the exchange said Saturday. Alchip specializes at developing high-volume application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and system-on-a-chip (SoC) technologies, which are used in ultra-high resolution TVs, […]

Deep sea monster caught off Florida

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From Caribbean360 FLORIDA, United States, Friday May 9, 2014 – On April 19, about halfway through an 18-day fishing trip, Carl Moore and his crewmates got the shock of their lives off the coast of Key West, Florida, when they hauled up a massive prehistoric-looking beast in a net full of shrimp from about 2,000 […]

Bisscheroux’s ‘POOL, Loss of colour’

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Jeroen Bisscheroux’s ‘POOL, Loss of colour’ will mess with your mind (in more ways than one) By Erika Rae  from core77 I can’t count the number of times I’ve nearly had a heart attack because of some loose grate on the sidewalk—you know, the only thing standing between me and the smelly, rushing subway tunnel […]

Chile earthquake: 6 dead, almost a million evacuated

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From Chicago Tribune News Tribune wire reports SANTIAGO, Chile—Hundreds of thousands of people evacuated from Chile’s low-lying coastal areas returned home Wednesday morning after authorities called off a tsunami alarm as damage from a massive overnight earthquake seemed mostly limited. The major earthquake, with a magnitude 8.2, struck off the coast of northern Chile on […]

Why Russia won’t tank the U.S. Treasury Market

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By Catherine L. Mann from Bloomberg The standoff between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine has sparked renewed interest in a troubling question: Do the U.S. government’s vast debts to foreign nations present a threat to its national security? The fear is that China, Russia or some other major holder of U.S. Treasuries could suddenly […]

Chinese Consumers: Doing It Their Way

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The Economist   From Business Insider The market is growing furiously, but getting tougher for foreign firms In the heart of old Shanghai is a magnificent villa that serves as the workplace of Guo Jingming, a provocative young film-maker. “Tiny Times”, his recent blockbuster, follows the travails of some fashionable college girls (pictured, in the walk-in […]

Jamaica’s Sean Paul gets fifth Billboard #1 debut

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From Caribbean360 The dancehall superstar’s sixth studio album Full Frequency also debuted at #1 in Japan and made Mexico’s top five. Jamaica’s dancehall superstar Sean Paul has scored another landmark achievement with his fifth # 1 reggae album debut on the Billboard Reggae charts for his sixth studio album Full Frequency. Full Frequency was released […]

2013: Stock markets at highs but can they do it again next year?

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By Jamie Robertson Presenter, BBC World News Many share indexes around the world are at record highs. Will this continue next year? Well, it all seems fine and dandy when you look at the numbers: the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 22%, the S&P 500 gained 25% and the Nasdaq up 33%. In Europe, the […]

Radioactive cars from Japan turning up in Caribbean

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By Bert Wilkinson Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News From Blackfoicenews.com It certainly won’t be the first thing on the minds of Caribbean people when they wake up every day but there is clear evidence that radioactive material from the area in Japan where a nuclear power plant failed after a […]