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Foreign governments are dumping Treasurys like never before

Some, like China and Saudi Arabia, are unloading their foreign exchange reserves to counteract capital flight, prop up their own currencies, or defend a currency peg.<p>Others might sell US Treasuries because QE is over and yields are rising as the Fed has embarked on ending its eight years of …

French Government

Number of Americans renouncing citizenship reaches record high

A record number of Americans abandoned their US citizenship last year, according to official figures.<p>Statistics published by the US Federal Register showed that 5,411 people gave up their nationality, an increase of 26 per cent on 2015.<p>For many the main motivation is tax.<p>Americans are liable for US …

Data Science and Statistics: Opportunities and Challenges

We now live in a world where it seems that everything about us is (or soon will be) tracked and recorded: what we eat, what we watch, how we …

The Easiest Way to Save Money

If you’re trying to save money in your business, look for this common expense: monthly subscription charges. You sign up for that free 30-day trial, then forget to cancel. Come month number two, $20 or more is gone from your bank account for something you never use.<p>Go through your bank statements, …

Personal Finance

If You Want to Learn Faster, Overclock Your Audio and Video

Tikitu de Jager, a coder living in Greece, wanted to learn to program in iOS. So, like a lot of us do when we want to pick up a new skill, he started …

British millennials are £2.7 trillion poorer because of deliberate decisions taken by their parents' generation

Millennials living in the UK are the first generation since the 1950s to fail to do better than their parents, as this chart shows:<p>The chart comes from the Resolution Foundation, which does research into economics and inequality. It dovetails with a previous estimate by the Bank of England that …

Bank of England

How This Entrepreneur Kept His Day Job While Starting a Business

Devote time to your side hustle while keeping your regular paycheck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some entrepreneurs are glorified in the media for making the leap from full-time worker to business owner. While this strategy can work for some people, other times it …

Entrepreneurship

‘The Great Currency Manipulation’: Could Donald Trump be right?

Amid everything he says and does that shocks us almost daily now, there’s a key question for policy makers and markets: Could Donald Trump be right about out-of-kilter currencies?<p>Partly, analysts suggest, though the reasons why aren’t that simple.<p>Which certainly raises the stakes as Mr. Trump meets …

Startups

How IoT and AI are transforming cars with intelligent mobility - Internet of Things

Buy a new car, and you’re really buying a datacenter on wheels. By 2025, 100 percent of new cars will be connected cars, up from 35 percent today. …

Internet of Things
Economics

Germany is playing a dangerous game on trade

Germany’s got a nasty habit—one that it’s foisting on the rest of the world. The country just announced record-breaking surpluses in trade and its current account. So huge is the latter that, in 2016, it exceeded that of China—a mind-blowing feat considering Germany’s economy is about a third the …

Economy

A Tax Overhaul Would Be Great in Theory. Here’s Why It’s So Hard in Practice.

House Republicans have an ambitious plan for overhauling the way American businesses are taxed.<p>A short list of the plan’s potential benefits looks awesome: It would give companies more incentive to keep jobs in the United States, less to overextend themselves on borrowed money and provide vast …

Economics

Staying agile: data-driven IT operations

Would you like to have an end-to-end picture of your IT operations, but are lost in translation among a myriad monitoring solutions and metrics? Your …

Big Data

Kansas City likes sharing its smart city data so other cities benefit too

Not only is Kansas City on the cutting edge of urban technology improvements, but it’s now sharing its insights to help improve other smart cities around the world.<p>In a press release, Kansas City announced that it is now opening up the gates on its smart city data. In its first batch of data, it …

Kansas City

Wearable Subwoofer Is All About That Bass

Lofelt<p>Do you like the lights in your hand and the beat in your face?<p>The Basslet portable subwoofer straps onto your wrist so you can literally feel …

Selling
Consumer Tech
Marketing

Snapchat pushes original, unscripted Shows with new A+E Networks deal

Now that Snapchat‘s parent Snap has signalled its intention to go public (in early March, is the date that we’ve heard through the grapevine), it’s stepping up a gear to show that its business is definitely worth $25 billion. Snapchat’s pitch: it is much more than just a place for 158 million, …

A+E Networks

The European Central Bank is about to do something very stupid

Back in 2012, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi declared that "the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro." He has …

European Central Bank
Administrative Law

Are companies doing enough on the IoT security front?

We continue to hear dire warnings about the inherent security risks of the Internet of Things (IoT), and indeed IoT-related incidents are happening. …

The Hardest Part of Investing Is Doing Nothing

When you invest your money, it’s easy to get excited and start checking it every day to see how much it’s earning. This isn’t the best idea and it …

Privacy experts worry over Homeland Security's possible move to collect travelers' passwords

As the United States struggles with the international response of the new immigration ban, the Department of Homeland Security has created some more …

Buy-to-let lending at Nationwide plunges as market cools

Nationwide has suffered a plunge in buy-to-let lending and a drop in profits as Government measures to crackdown on landlords and rock bottom interest rates take their toll on the country’s biggest building society.<p>Buy-to-let lending at the mutual dropped to £900m in the nine months to the end of …

Microsoft banks on Israel to build a secure service

In the midst of the company’s ongoing Israel-blitz, I had a chance to speak with Michael Dolinsky (Aorato), Assaf Rappaport (Adallom) and Yuval Eldar (Secure Island Technologies), the founders of the aforementioned companies, about Microsoft’s security strategy and the role of Israel in curbing …

Tech companies are building tiny, personal AIs to keep your messages private

Science fiction tells us one day we’ll talk to our phones and computers like they’re people, as suggested in movies like <i>Her</i> and <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>. But we’re now facing a different reality: Our digital lives aren’t managed by one entity, but rather a collection of AIs that gather information …

Artificial Intelligence

Trump's Trade Policies Only Make the Dollar Stronger

Expect another leg up for the greenback of 10 percent to 15 percent.<p>Donald Trump is off to a controversial start as U.S. president, but for the most part financial markets have been fairly relaxed about American and global economic prospects despite the lack of any precise contours for the new …

Economy