Jonathan Parr

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HSBC to base ringfenced retail banking operation in Birmingham

António Simões tells staff of move to new offices in 2017, including relocation of 1,000 London staff, as bank insulates retail arm from riskier investment activities<p>HSBC has chosen Birmingham as the headquarters for the ringfenced UK retail and commercial banking business it is setting up, in a …

It’s not too late for these oil investments

Are you finally ready to make an investment in the oil sector? To hedge your bets, take a hard look at stocks of oil refiners because the group has …

6 Small Business Marketing Strategies You May Not Have Thought Of

Marketing March 24, 2015 32 Reads share<p>When your business is just starting out, you probably don’t have a huge budget to spend on advertising, and …

AA raises £935m to slim down debt mountain

Roadside recovery service looks to restructure enormous debt pile and pay investors a dividend<p>The AA has launched a £200m share sale in order to slim down its £2.7bn debt pile, in a move it said would save the company £45m a year in interest payments and allow it to start paying a dividend.<p>It also …

What’s best: Total-return or income investing?

The nest egg is under pressure. People are living longer — sometimes a lot longer — at a time when their ability to comfortably support themselves …

Can Delhi Learn From Beijing On How To Deal With Air Pollution?

High on the list of Delhi’s many problems is one of air pollution. There have been ample stories in the media about how this city has the dirtiest air in the world (including a story that claimed that US President Barack Obama could lose six hours of his life after spending three days breathing in …

Dramatic New Four Seasons Hotel Opens on Man-Made Island In Bahrain

Rising dramatically above lushly landscaped lawns, gardens and pools, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay is a striking symbol placed dramatically on its own man-made island against the glittering backdrop of Manama, the all-new hotel has already emerged as a destination unto itself.<p>Following a series …

An Interview With a Wealthy Retiree About His Taxes

<i>George (not his real name) is a 47-year-old retiree living on investment income.</i><p><b>So, George, tell us a bit about your taxes this year.</b><p>My adjusted …

Jeremy Clarkson to be sacked by the BBC

Jeremy Clarkson is to be sacked as Top Gear presenter after a BBC investigation found he did assault a producer in a row over steak and chips<p>Jeremy Clarkson is to be sacked as <b>Top Gear</b>presenter after a BBC investigation concluded he did attack a producer on the programme.<p>Lord Hall, the Director …

Book your tickets to Europe now because the dollar's surge may be over

For the last six months, it seemed like the dollar could only go up. But if the Federal Reserve has its way, that might be over now.<p>It was a simple story. The U.S. economy was doing well enough that it looked like it would start raising interest rates soon, and the rest of the world was slowing …

AA plans £200m share sale in bid to cut debts

The AA is planning to raise £200m from shareholders as part of a broader plan to reduce its huge debts and start paying a dividend.<p>The car breakdown service said the share sale would be accompanied by a £735m refinancing of debt as it seeks to replace a more expensive form of debt taken on before …

The last days of Steve Jobs

"Becoming Steve Jobs," a new biography about the late Apple CEO, sheds new light on his conversations with peers, colleagues and friends during the last weeks and days before he died.<p>The book, in stores Tuesday, is based on in-depth interviews by authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli with …

Apple

3 Warren Buffett habits we should all adopt

Warren Buffett has grown from a boy who at 7 years old roamed the streets of Omaha selling bottles of Coca-Cola for a nickel to a man who now sits atop the Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) empire he created, with over $525 billion in assets.<p>Are you curious to know what habits enabled him to get there? …

Bill Gates

There's A Hidden Dark Side To Being An Entrepreneur - It Wreaks Havoc On Your Mental Health

The life of an entrepreneur sounds glamorous when you’re on the outside looking in. Setting your own schedule, creating your own rules, and building the type of company you want to work for can be incredibly alluring.<p>In fact, successful entrepreneurs tend to be idolized by the masses as they appear …

This Nanotech Bottle Instantly Purifies Dirty Water

Nanochemists and engineers spent about 15 years developing the filter, starting at a lab at Stony Brook University. Now, the startup bringing it to …

Russell Wilson may be close to signing a new contract that will be 'bigger and crazier' than anything seen before

One estimate recently projected Wilson will sign a new contract worth $132 million with $64 million guaranteed. Both would be NFL records.<p>Another estimate came to a similar conclusion, predicting Wilson will become the highest-paid player in the NFL. That would require a contract north of $126 …

NFL

5 Steps To Create Your Retirement Paycheck

Retiring on a generous pension or living solely on Social Security is a way of life that largely disappeared along with pay phones and cassette tapes. These days, a major portion of your retirement paycheck will come from money you’ve stashed away yourself. Here are five things to consider when …

13 crazy facts about the mansion the founder of Minecraft bought for $70 million

When video game studio Mojang was bought by Microsoft for $2.5 billion in September 2014, Minecraft's creator Markus Persson became a billionaire.<p>A few months later, news broke that the newly wealthy Persson — or "Notch," as he's known in the gaming community — had dished out $70 million for an …

European Central Bank to ban embattled Greek banks from holding government bonds

ECB's move to break toxic link between the country's banks and its cash-strapped government will anger Athens<p>The European Central Bank is set to tighten the noose on Greece a day after the president of the Bank <b>denied the institution was “blackmailing”</b> Athens into agreeing to bail-out …

San Francisco Lawmakers Propose Tougher Restrictions on Airbnb Rentals

At a meeting of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, a local lawmaker returned to an issue that sparked long and contentious hearings in …

Mining Poop for Gold? The Payoff Could Be Precious

Weird Science<p>Instead of flushing millions down the toilet, humans could be mining their poop for gold.<p>That's at least what some researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) think. They're looking for ways to squeeze metals like gold and silver out of solid waste.<p>When poop arrives at a …

Science

Guys In San Francisco Are Making Fun Of The iPhone 6 Ad Campaign In An Amazing Way

"Our thought was that people don't always take pretty pictures on their phones, so we thought it would be funny to show the other, non-beautiful, photos people take."

San Francisco

Microsoft is letting competitors into its biggest conference for the first time in years

For the first time in many years, Microsoft is not banning any competitors from attending the World Partner Conference (WPC) '15, its biggest event of the year, a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed.<p>In years past, VMware, Oracle, Salesforce, and as of last year, Amazon, were all explicitly banned …

Apple Stock: The Difference Between Trading And Investing

Investing is as much about financial numbers and understanding a company’s products, competitors and markets as it is about having a feeling for the non-quantifiable or psychological aspects to the stock. I use fundamental analysis much more than technical aspects when buying or selling a stock but …

This Is What Happens After A Month With Nintendo's New 3DS XL

Yes, it is true that <i>Xenoblade Chronicles 3D</i> doesn’t fit onto the internal SD card. But memory is pretty cheap these days. I bought a 64GB card for just $10 on Amazon. I’ll admit that it was kind of annoying that I had to unscrew the back plate in order to insert the new card. But I won’t have to …

The Great 401(k) Experiment Has Failed?

Kelley Holland of NBC News reports, Retirement Crisis: The Great 401(k) Experiment Has Failed for Many Americans:<p><b>You need to know this number:</b> …

6 Flexible Side Gigs to Bring in Extra Income

Making extra money is always a bonus. No contest.<p>Here are six simple side gigs to get you started:<p><b>1. Start Consulting</b> <br>The Second Shift, founded in …

Money

Hilarious ‘Also Shot on iPhone 6’ posters slime Apple’s shiny facade

You just knew that when Apple announced its new “Shot on iPhone” ad campaign — crowdsourced from the millions of photos shot by regular iPhone owners each year, and displayed on billboards and bus stops around the world — it wouldn’t take long for someone to parody it.<p>Well, that day has come, …