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Why Luxembourg wants to mine asteroids

The small European country has announced ambitious plans to become a hub for asteroid mining. But how, and why?<p>Luxembourg is hoping to lead the race to mine minerals from asteroids.<p>Yes, you read that right. Luxembourg (population 543,000) has announced an ambitious plan to become “a European hub in …

Oil sinks below $30 as Iran prepares to turn on the pumps

Prospect of the Islamic Republic pumping an additional 500,000 barrels a day sends crude down to $29.50<p>Oil prices have slumped below $30 for the third time in a week as traders took fright at the prospect of Iranian oil flooding global markets.<p>Fears that the Islamic Republic could add to the …

Oil

Chinese stocks tumble again, oil falls and gold rises

Another disappointing start to the week following a rough trading session in China<p>China's benchmark Shanghai stock index closed down 5.33pc today, as investors continued to worry over the state of the world's second largest economy, which is already responsible for sparking a rout across global …

Stock Markets

Banksy uses Steve Jobs artwork to highlight refugee crisis

Graffiti of Steve Jobs carrying a sack and a Macintosh by Banksy has appeared in Calais' jungle camp, symbolising the Apple co-founder's status as the son of a Syrian migrant<p>Graffiti of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has appeared in the jungle migrant camp in Calias, serving as a poignant …

Why emerging markets will rise from gloom to boom

Our long-term prosperity depends on us trading with and investing in the emerging markets<p>‘Brazil faces worst recession since the 1930s”. “Chinese growth falls to a three-year low”. The financial press is full of doom-laden headlines about emerging markets (EMs) – which is hardly surprising.<p>After …

Spotlight: Innovation Author and Radio Host Phil McKinney

<b>My name is</b> Phil McKinney and I’m an author (Beyond The Obvious), a nationally syndicated talk radio host (Killer Innovation) and an innovation coach and advisor to businesses, governments and NGOs. I blog at philmckinney.com.<p>I retired as CTO at Hewlett-Packard (HP) at the end of 2011.<p><b>My love of</b> …

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Learn the Basics About How to Use Flipboard

Flipboard is your all-the-time-place for the stories you care about. So how does it work?<p>Get know our most essential features:<p><b>Follow</b> your favorite topics, publications, and social feeds to populate the <b>For You</b> home feed <b></b>(previously known as Cover Stories).• <b><br>Flip</b> the articles that matter to you into</b> …

Five offbeat ways to invest in property for higher returns

Billions have flown into commercial property funds this year, but investors may be missing a trick by not looking further afield. We look at five alternative property funds<p>Commercial property funds have been flying off the shelves in recent years and investors have reaped the rewards, with …

Investing

Greek political leaders fail to agree on pension reforms

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of five of the seven parties represented in Greece's Parliament have failed to agree on pension reforms after a six-hour meeting, prompting the prime minister to criticize the opposition for being "irresponsible" and "unserious."<p>Alexis Tsipras, who didn't back …

Greek crisis, China crash and low rates: hedge funds’ horror year

The nightmare has wider effects, with a quarter of the industry’s assets managed for pension funds<p>The panic that swept the markets in August was tough for investors the world over, but particularly for the macro hedge funds, who bet big on economic trends.<p>Despite a reputation as “the smartest guys …

The Queen in Malta: how to find the British legacy on the island

Peacocks strut around the fountains, colourful flower beds, towering palms and formal maze of San Anton Gardens, a public park leading to the private summer residence of the President of Malta. This 17th-century limestone palace, built by a Grand Master of the Knights of St John (the Knights of …

Three ways to get your investments to pay you a monthly salary

It is a challenge many savers face: securing a reliable, frequent income from their investments.<p>Many want to use their assets to “pay them a wage”. But how?<p>Until recently, building such a portfolio would have proved difficult, as the norm was for investment funds and companies themselves to pay …

How to pay yourself a £98,100 income salary without paying any tax

By exploiting an array of new and old tax breaks, you will soon be able to draw an annual income from your investments of £98,100 – tax‑free<p>Whatever George Osborne says in his Autumn Statement or next spring’s Budget, an enormous raft of tax changes are already on the cards for the coming tax year …

The Company Getting Rich Off the ISIS War

For the Middle East, the growth of the self-proclaimed Islamic State has been a catastrophe. For one American firm, it’s been a gold mine.<p>The war …

Rolls-Royce boosted by £1.4bn order for troubled Trent 700 engines

Rolls-Royce announces much-needed good news as it is awarded two new contracts worth £1.4bn<p>Rolls-Royce has delivered some rare good news by securing more than $2.2bn (£1.4bn) of work to supply a Gulf airline with engines and servicing packages.<p>The FTSE 100 engineer has won a $930m deal to supply …

Most tourists who visit beautiful, unspoilt Patmos come back year after year. And they are still coming, for this is an island seemingly immune to the economic crisis, as Matthew Kneale discovered on holiday this week<p>In Patmos you would hardly know there was a crisis. Everything seems just as …

Europe

My friends say I should pay them 100% of the profit made from selling my property after I pay back their £30,000 loan, and we never made a contract<p><b>Q</b> My friends lent me £30,000 so that I could put down a deposit on a property worth £240,000. The mortgage is in my name and I have paid for everything …

Finance

6 Secret Tricks For Photographing Fireworks With Your Phone

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5 biggest financial mistakes Gen X and Gen Y make

Like anyone, those in Gen X and Gen Y can’t always avoid making mistakes with their money. But there’s plenty they can do to correct mistakes, …

Greece avoids domestic default as cash scramble gets desperate

Athens manages to pay its latest bi-monthly wage and pensions bill but could force its foreign embassies to hand over their excess cash reserves<p>Greece scraped together enough funds to avoid a domestic default on Friday, as the near-bankrupt government bought itself vital breathing space before a …

Economy

The best and oddest science-inspired music

Science inspires music more often than you might think. Philip Ball compiled a playlist of the good, the bad and the far-out.<p>In February 1930, a young astronomer called Clyde Tombaugh confirmed what some researchers had suspected for some time: the solar system was home to a ninth planet, orbiting …

Disney CEO Bob Iger kept Steve Jobs' cancer a secret just before Disney bought Pixar

According to upcoming Jobs biography, "Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader," Jobs told Iger about it just 30 minutes before the $7.4 billion deal between Pixar and Disney went through on January 24, 2006.<p>"My cancer is back," Jobs told Iger, the book …

Meet the 13-year-old CEO who built a $200,000 business and is mentored by Daymond John

Besides taking him to events and making introductions to power players in the industry, John accompanied Bridges on a morning taping of CNBC's "Squawk Box."<p>Later that day, John got a call from Karen Katz, CEO and president of the Neiman Marcus Group.<p>He assumed the call was for him, he tells …

Russia's new Eurasian Economic Union could get its own single currency

The organisation is a new economic bloc consisting of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Armenia (Ukraine unsurprisingly opted not to join), and it's part of Russia's strategy to embrace its "near abroad."<p>The union is still in its early days, having formally begun only in January, but the …

18 Things You Should Know About Sleep, According To A Sleep Doctor

"The brain craves routine for good sleep."<p>For more on this topic, feel free to browse the Reddit thread or check out Dr. Verma's blog PeerWell.

STOCKS RISE, EURO SINKS: Here's what you need to know

First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 18,141.6, +44.7, (+0.25%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 2,101.1, +2.6, (+0.1%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 4,982.8, 15.7, (+0.3%)<p>And now, the top stories on Thursday:<p><b>DON'T MISS: Economists think the labor market had another great month in February »</b>

Europe's retail sales are surging at the fastest pace in 10 years

Sales rose 3.7% in the year to January, against the 1.9% economists expected, proving for all who were in doubt that there is genuinely something happening in Europe's economy, after years of stagnation.<p>Sales actually rose 1.1% in January alone, from December.<p>That figure was helped upwards by …

We Reviewed Consumer Reports' Most Reliable Luxury Car — Here's What We Thought

<i>Editor's Note: Consumer Reports released its 2014 Reliability Survey this week. Lexus came away as the highest rated luxury brand in survey, and its IS sedan finished as the most reliable luxury car.</i><p><i>We recently reviewed an all-wheel-drive Lexus IS350 and came away with a similar impression of the</i> …

A Spanish shoeshine man who makes $34 a day just handed over the Twitter handles @RioDeJaneiro and @Japan for free

Javier Castano, 50, handed over the password for the Twitter name @riodejaneiro to Rio de Janeiro city hall -- and said Monday he now wants to do the same with the handle @japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.<p>Castano registered several key Twitter account names in 2007, when the online social network …