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What Global Finance Chiefs Are Saying About the Economy

Don’t celebrate too soon. That was the key message as policy makers and investors left Washington on Sunday after attending the annual meetings of …

Economy
Mindfulness

FORGET BITCOIN: An $8 trillion bubble in global markets is waiting to pop

For all the hype about bitcoin, far more investors are exposed to an $8 trillion bubble in financial markets.<p>It's all the government and corporate bonds that still have negative yields eight years after the financial crisis, according to Torsten Sløk, the chief international economist at Deutsche …

Deutsche Bank

Brave passengers board last ever Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th

Fearless flyers laughed in the face of superstition when they boarded the last ever Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th.<p>Travelling on the “unluckiest day of the year” could save you some pounds, but a journey straight to HEL on the 13th hour of the superstitious date is one flight most would …

5 Hidden Costs of the RCEP to People and Planet

The mega-trade deal currently being negotiated by 16 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and set to be finalized in 2018 officially aims to create a …

World Economy

Trudeau tells Mexico's Senate that gender equality is a key to prosperity

MEXICO CITY -- Justin Trudeau issued a progressive call to arms Friday, urging lawmakers in Mexico's most populous city to embrace and promote the …

Bank of England Governor Takes a Crack at the Inflation Mystery

A domestic view won't explain the disconnect between employment and prices.<p>Central bank sleuths are on the case. What explains the "mystery," to use Janet Yellen's word, behind low inflation and strong employment?<p>It's a question that requires global detective work, a point amplified by the Federal …

Economics

Students cheat in ever more creative ways: how can academics stop them?

The government has asked universities to crack down on essay mills and plagiarism. Until students stop feeling cheated by the system, little will change<p>I volunteer to sit as a lecturer on our academic misconduct board several times a semester, joining a small panel that decides whether or not …

Higher Education

Facing populism, world finance chiefs defend globalization

Global finance officials on Friday defended their efforts to promote free trade and closer international links against a rising ride of populism around the world and criticism from a Trump administration intent on pursuing its "America First" agenda.<p>Finance ministers from the world's major …

Algonquin students won't lose academic year if faculty strike, says college president

Algonquin College president Cheryl Jensen has sent a letter to students reassuring them they will not lose their academic year if faculty go on …

Thousands of penguin chicks die in Antarctica breeding disaster

Mass starvation has wiped out thousands of penguin chicks in Antarctica, with unusually thick sea ice forcing their parents to forage further for food in what conservationists have called a "catastrophic breeding failure".<p>French scientists, supported by WWF, have been studying a colony of 18,000 …

IMF warns $135 trillion debt build-up could knock strong growth into financial crisis

Dangers to the global financial system are “starting to loom” despite strong global growth as non-bank borrowers around the world pile up debts, …

Economics

China's secret aid empire uncovered

<b>China has a long list of state secrets - how many people it puts to death every year, and even the birthdays of its top leaders. But now, overseas researchers have uncovered another Chinese state secret: how much money Beijing gives in aid to other countries.</b><p>Not very long ago, China was a foreign …

China

The Dalai Lama speaks on Trump and ‘America first’

DHARAMSALA, India<p>The Dalai Lama, the spiritual head of the Tibetan nation, is known worldwide for his advocacy of non-violence, peaceful coexistence, environmental protection and human rights. But the 82-year-old Buddhist monk is worried about the rise of nationalism and selfishness around the …

Human Rights

Canada's Justin Trudeau: We'll Show You 'Can Be a Minister and a Mom'

As Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau wanted one thing none of his predecessors had: a Cabinet with an equal number of men and women.<p>But almost …

Canada

US demands raise fears that leaving NAFTA could hurt economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The North American Free Trade Agreement is in its 23rd year. But there are growing doubts that it will survive through its 24th.<p>President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the agreement if he can't get what he wants in a renegotiation. But what he wants — from requiring …

Business (Canada)

Students' opinions on free speech divided

College students might appreciate free speech in the abstract, but question them on more granular issues, and their support softens, according to a …

Higher Education

You Can Buy Vanuatu Citizenship With Bitcoin, 43 BTC Worth Today

The government of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has announced that it’s already accepting the digital currency Bitcoin as payment for its …

Cryptocurrency

Guarded Optimism About the Global Economy

Despite improved growth, it is way too early to declare “mission accomplished.”<p>The vast majority of high-level economic officials gathering at the International Monetary Fund-World Bank annual meetings in Washington this week will welcome and embrace both the recent and the prospective improvements …

Economics

The secret to happiness: How to feel better in five simple steps on World Mental Health Day 2017

Many of us know that one in five people will suffer health issues during their lives - but what about the rest of us - the 80 per cent of the …

Self-improvement

Here are the 5 biggest bubbles in markets today

We never used to get a giant speculative bubble every 7-8 years. But that has been the case since the new millennia.<p>In 2000, we had the dot-com bubble.<p>In 2007, we had the housing bubble.<p>In 2017, we have the everything bubble.<p>Why do we call it the everything bubble? Well, there is a bubble in a …

Stock Markets

How to Win at Deep Learning

What happens when you increase the number of layers in an artificial neural network?<p>“Deep learning” is the new buzzword in the field of artificial …

Deep Learning

'Serena will be back': Australian Open director says Williams will defend title

Seven-times Melbourne Park champion gave birth in September 2018 winners will pocket $4m each with an overall 10% pay increase<p>Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has said Serena Williams, who gave birth to a daughter in September, will return to Melbourne to defend her title in …

Tennis

The bad news: India’s cities are likely to worsen. The good news: There is none

My excitement at being on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra for the first time lasted all of two minutes.<p>The great river, I was told, was at its narrowest here in Guwahati, yet the far bank appeared to fade into the far hills. For a minute, my eye ran over two islands dripping with vegetation and …

India

How to Change Your Brain With Mindfulness, With Daniel Goleman

Mindfulness is having a moment. A trending moment, specifically: the hashtag #mindfulnessinamerica is currently trending on Twitter, thanks to the …

Economy

3 Ways You're Making Meditation Way Harder Than It Has to Be | Inc.com

If you've wanted to get started with meditation for a while but haven't quite managed it, don't feel bad. A lot of people have problems getting a meditation practice up and running.<p>Why? One reason is that there really is something inherently hard in spending time alone with the clutter in our …

Meditation

Everyone says time is more valuable than money — but they're missing the most important resource of all

<i>"Money isn't the most important thing in the world. Your time is."</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Mindfulness

Why privatization is a disaster for any democratic society

“In a totally free market health care system, you must be willing to let some patients die”<p>Most people looking to make big money are eager to disparage public systems as inefficient, wasteful, inferior. Many of those people are in a position to starve the public systems of funding, thereby making …

Health Care

Green power to energise British industrial growth

It was over a year ago that the lights went out at the Department of Energy and Climate Change.<p>The embattled government department was buried in the newly formed Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, raising fears within the low-carbon economy that green growth would slide off …