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Eaten Up: The Consolidation Of The Food Delivery Space In One Timeline

M&A activity among food delivery startups has seen a massive increase in recent years as venture capital funding has declined, and as smaller players …

Startups

'We are not amused' - Belgian monarchy angered by Burger King

BRUSSELS: Burger King is in trouble with Belgium's monarchy over an advertising campaign asking Belgians to vote online to "crown" the global …

Burger King

Thailand: Siam Commercial Bank sets up $50m fund to invest in fintech startups

Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul<p>July 22, 2016<p><b>Siam Commercial Bank (SCB)</b>, one of Thailand’s leading commercial banks, has launched a $50-million fund to …

Food delivery startup Sprig shuts down as it fails to find buyer

Bloomberg News<p>May 28, 2017<p>On-demand food delivery startup Sprig Inc. is shutting down, the company said Friday.<p>Sprig, which cooked its own meals …

$13bn in fresh food sales point to China's latest online headway

A white plastic foam box delivered to my home in Shanghai contained a single wiggling lobster from Australia along with some ice packs. It had been …

6 charts that show how much more Americans eat than they used to

The average American consumes more than 3,600 calories daily - a 24% increase from 1961, when the average was just 2,880 calories.<p>Americans haven't increased their consumption of all food and drink evenly, however — our alcohol intake peaked in the 1980s, but our growing consumption of vegetable …

Nutrition

Private Equity in Asia-Pacific: 2016 By the Numbers

A look at the private equity highlights from last year and the outlook going forward in Greater China, India, Southeast Asia, South Korea, Japan, and …

The On The Ground Impact Of India's 'Earth-Shattering' Currency Purge

On November 8, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 86% of the country’s currency would be rendered null and void in 50 days. It was posited as a move to crackdown on corruption and the country’s booming under-regulated and virtually untaxed grassroots economy, but is also being used …

India

India central bank takes surprise action to soak up liquidity | Reuters

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Reserve Bank of India on Saturday unexpectedly ordered banks to deposit their extra cash with it, in a bid to absorb excess liquidity generated by a government ban on larger banknotes.<p>Bank employees count and pack old high denomination bank notes in Jammu, November …

Central Banks

30 scientific ways your childhood affects your success as an adult

And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors from childhood that can predict success.<p>Here's some of what we know about how your childhood influences your success as an adult:

Psychology

Wanda to Build $15 Billion Project Near China’s Terracotta Army

Dalian Wanda Group Co. announced its second $15 billion development project in a week as Chairman Wang Jianlin steps up his efforts to surpass Walt …

China

Amazon No Longer Owns and Ships the Majority of Items It Sells

Until Thursday, the majority of items sold on e-commerce giant Amazon were sold directly from the Seattle company, meaning that the company owned and …

eCommerce

The unglamorous first jobs of Donald Trump and 24 other successful people

But even some of the most successful people started off working odd jobs to earn money and learn the ropes.<p>These 25 successful people prove that the path to success doesn't have to be linear.<p><i>Dylan Love contributed reporting.</i>

Success

Meet 13 women married to the world's biggest dictators

Behind every great man is a great woman, as they say. But who stands behind the world's biggest despots?<p>In good times and in bad, the ladies of the Dictators' Wives Club put up with a lot: corruption, political uprisings, and often other wives.<p>Some, like Rwandan first lady Jeannette Kagame, use …

Africa

SoftBank writes down $550m in its biggest India investments, Ola and Snapdeal

Photo credit: Pixabay.Japanese investor SoftBank has cut the value of two of its largest startup investments in India – Ola and Snapdeal. SoftBank …

Venture Capital

Steve Ballmer Says Smartphones Strained His Relationship With Bill Gates

Steve Ballmer said his decision to push Microsoft Corp. into the hardware business contributed to the breakdown of his relationship with longtime …

Bill Gates

How GE-Baker Hughes and CenturyLink-Level 3 Deals Gave Bankers a Halloween Treat

The sun hasn’t even set on the end of October, but certain investment bankers have been trick-or-treating all month.<p>A $25 billion merger between GE …

IT

Singapore’s Mall Vacancies Jump to Highest Level in a Decade

Singapore mall vacancies rose to the highest level in a decade in the third quarter as an oversupply of shop spaces added to muted spending by …

Asia

10 Life-Changing TED Talks That Everyone Should Watch

Watching a TED Talk is a solid way to pass time, learn something new, or find much-needed sources of motivation, inspiration, and empowerment when …

17 bad habits that are sabotaging your productivity

While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.<p>Following are 17 things you should stop doing right now to become more productive.<p>1. Hitting the snooze button<p>It might feel like pressing the snooze button in …

Time Management

Here's Why Walgreens' $9.4 Billion Deal to Buy Rite Aid Is in Jeopardy

Looks like Walgreens Boots Alliance’s (wha) plan to buy smaller drugstore rival Rite Aid (rad) for $9.4 billion has hit a significant snag.<p>Rite Aid’s …

Rite Aid

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Smart Kid

15 Stunning Data Visualizations (And What You Can Learn From Them)

We’re literally drowning in data. Everyday, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created. This is the equivalent of 90% of the world’s …

bigdataanalyticsguide.com

Your Customers Have These 30 Needs. Are You Meeting Them?

You probably remember Maslow’s hierarchy of needs from school — that model demonstrating our most basic needs (food, security, warmth, rest) at the …

What Contract Theory Is and Why It Deserves a Nobel Prize

Bengt Holmström of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Oliver Hart of Harvard University were unknown to everyone except economists …

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