July 25, 2021

The iPhone 6 may deliver a devastating blow to iPad sales

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By Tero Kuittinen From BGR We’ve known for a while that tablet market growth has not been what people expected. Apple’s double digit sales decline of iPad units in the March quarter was one ill omen. Nevertheless, the new Morgan Stanley report is grim reading: Widely followed analyst Katy Huberty is slashing her 2014 tablet […]

Structured Finance – Why Cayman?

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Article by Alasdair Robertson and Nicola Bashforth From Maples and Calder Cayman SPVs The Cayman Islands is one of the leading jurisdictions in which to establish special purpose vehicles (SPVs) used for securitisation and other structured-finance transactions. A structured-finance transaction involves the transfer of underlying assets to the SPV. The SPV funds that acquisition by […]

Hong Kong’s dirty, bloody secret

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From Debra Rosen, Walk Free Call on the Hong Kong Labour Ministry to protect workers from domestic slavery Campaign update: Just days ago, the Hong Kong Labour Ministry BLOCKED OUR EMAILS. We are now planning to deliver all signatures in person. Will you add your name? Erwiana’s story of torture and abuse in one of […]

Oil boss urges overhaul of Brent oil price benchmark

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By Jamie Robertson From BBC World News A growing number of experts are saying a wider range of crude oil types should be introduced to form a truer benchmark than Brent has become The head of the world’s largest oil trading firm has called for an overhaul of the Brent Crude benchmark oil price. Ian […]

Google must take down Anti-Islam film ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ says court

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By Morgan Lee, From Christian Post A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that Google must remove an anti-Islam film that generated riots across the Middle East and Asia in September 2012. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 decision rejected the tech company’s argument that removing the video from its online […]

2-Power project win for Malaysia’s 1MDB bolsters IPO prospects

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By Yantoultra Ngui and Saeed Azhar KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE, Feb 28 (Reuters) – A planned $2 billion IPO of Malaysia Development Bhd’s (1MDB) power assets got a major boost on Friday after the sovereign wealth fund won a closely contested government tender to build a power plant. The news came as sources said that 1MDB, which […]

Fair trade and slave free: the only chocolate for your Valentine

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By Kristina Chew From Care2 Buying one of love’s emblematic tokens — chocolate — has gotten rather complicated and for good reason. Scratch the surface of how chocolate is produced and you’ll soon discover that a shocking amount of global cocoa production is done by children who, unpaid and held captive in plantations, are in […]

A brand new hybrid bird flu in China has scientists worried

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By Jennifer Welsh From Business Insider A new-to-humans flu virus killed a 73-year-old woman from the Jiangxi province in China, on Dec. 6. At the time, the doctors knew it was a H10N8 bird flu virus that killed her. But, they’ve just published new findings about it — it has picked up some new genes […]

How to capture the right kind of talent

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By Alina Dizik BBC PHOTO: Participants at the World Economic Forum in Davos. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images) Sony had a hiring problem. It wasn’t that the Japanese retailer, with more than 130 stores worldwide, including 38 in the US, couldn’t find enough people to apply for its positions as sales assistants. Rather, the company couldn’t find […]

News from Appleby

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Appleby report highlights increase in insolvency petition filings in Cayman An Appleby report on petition filings in the Cayman Islands, going back to 2008, has revealed that insolvency filings on the islands spiked more than 30 per cent in 2013 when compared with 2012, resulting in the highest number of filings in the past three […]