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Photographer publishes pictures he illegally captured in North Korea

by Jonathan Stone These are some of the most interesting, adventurous and dangerous documents of a trip. Photographer Michal Huniewicz traveled to …

Celebrity-owned hotels: Check in with Clint Eastwood, other stars | CNN Travel

The Cinque Terre has been ruined - here's where to go instead

Fifteen years ago the Cinque Terre, five tiny, pretty pastel-painted coastal villages in Liguria, between Genoa and Pisa, were still more or less a secret. Then came the magazine photo spreads, the newspaper features, and the first curious cruise ship passengers from La Spezia, just a few miles to …

Spectacular Drone Photos Catch Famous Places 'The Way They Were Designed To Be Seen'

Who needs a helicopter tour when you've got a drone?<p>This stunning photo series from photographer Amos Chapple features crystal-clear images of bucket-list tourist sites -- mostly in India and Russia -- that were shot entirely from a drone. The result is a heaping plate of EarthPorn that's anything …

Spa-aaah! A guide to Bali's best spas and chill-out spots

Whether you’re looking for the royal treatment or a quick rub-down, Bali's spa options are seemingly infinite. Indulgent travellers could easily craft a full itinerary around day spas, and find themselves floating from oiled-up acupressure massage to flower petal baths and mani-pedis.<p>If this sounds …

Hot Springs

Coal India struggles to produce half of normal output amid strike

Coal India Ltd struggled to produce and ship less than half of its daily target on the first day of a five-day worker strike that began on Tuesday, …

India

Coal imports jump 19% in 2014

Coal shipments to India, the world's third-largest importer, rose 19% to 210.6 million tonne last year driven by an even bigger jump in purchases of …

Coal

Here’s Why You Should Choose Corporate FDs Over Traditional FDs

When thinking of safe savings, most of us always home in on fixed deposits (FDs) offered by banks. And rightly so, because suchFDshave many …

Finance

SBI To Acquire UTI Mutual Fund

According to a report published in The Economic Times (ET), State Bank of India (SBI) has initiated a process to acquireUTI Mutual Fund.SBIwill then …

Investing

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know for Wednesday.<p><b>1.</b> Crews have found the tail of the crashed AirAsia plane in the Java Sea after recovering …

Angela Merkel

HURRAY(?) Tech M&A Deals Have Returned To Their Pre-Crash Levels

Mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector have returned to pre-crash levels - and gone even higher - with average deal-size up a staggering …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

More Trouble For Mallya: Consortium Of 17 Banks Files Contempt Petition

A consortium of 17 banks, led by State Bank of India, has slapped a contempt case against liquor baronVijay Mallya, his grounded airlineKingfisher …

India

Gold rises to over 2-month high on global cues

<b>New Delhi</b>: Rising for the fourth straight day, gold prices gained Rs70 to trade at over two-month high of Rs27,570 per 10 grams in Delhi bullion …

Coin Collecting

Brent crude trading below $50 barrel for first time since 2009

Brent crude was trading below $50 (£33) a barrel for the first time since 2009 on Wednesday as the rout in global oil prices continued.<p>The industry benchmark has slumped from $116 a barrel in June, driven by a glut in supply and shrinking demand owing to fears over the outlook for world economic …

Oil

Why you should care about something as boring as an accounting firm merger

PriceBoozHouse. PricewaterhouseBooz. BoozPrice. Pooz?<p>Those are just a few of the scintillating names that could come from combining two of the world’s biggest professional services firms, accounting behemoth PricewaterhouseCoopers, and management consulting house Booz & Company. The firms announced …

Ernst & Young

How to copy a hedge fund billionaire’s investment plan

I realized the pop culture phenomenon that is the activist investor had taken a new turn when a friend showed me an iPhone app at a party. iBillionaire lets you track the investments of “billionaire investors” whose names you know (Carl Icahn, David Loeb, David Tepper and David Einhorn among them) …

Investing

Govt eyes Rs 63,700cr from spectrum sale, but tariffs may be hit

The government is likely to reap a bonanza of Rs 63,694.60 crore from the spectrum auction scheduled to begin next month, but, operators, reeling …

Arun Jaitley says state banks need more autonomy

Finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that state-owned banks needed much more autonomy, but he stopped short of giving any details of …

India must establish world-class banks: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called upon the banking sector to establish banks that would rank among the best in the world but assured …

Govt approves ordinance for mines allocation

The government on Monday approved amendments to the near six-decade-old mining and minerals development and regulation (MMDR) act through the …

Volatile markets: Experts advise investors to trade with caution

As Indian stock markets plunged more than 3% on Tuesday amid falling global crude oil prices and worries over Greece, financial advisers had a word …

Manufacturing revival key to growth, says Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said reviving manufacturing, diversifying its base and equipping it for robust long-run expansion would be …

No respite for mkts as Sensex, Nifty drop to three-week lows

After Tuesday's crash, the benchmark Sensex on Wednesday languished in the red for most of the session and closed 79 points down at three-week low on …

The Year in Management, Told in 20 Charts

One of the great pleasures of my job is thinking about, creating, and publishing charts in partnership with our amazing designers. And you all seem to quite like them, too. So as is required among most all digital editors at the end of each calendar year, I’ve gone through the entirety of 2014’s …

How U.S. Businesses Can Succeed in India in 2015

On January 26, 2015, President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. President to visit India twice. Ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington last September, the U.S.-India Business Council found that its large company members were prepared to invest $40 billion into …

Boosting Demand in the “Experience Economy”

When Georgia Aquarium opened, in 2005, it was the biggest aquarium in the world. During its first year more than 3.5 million visitors came to see its exhibits, which feature some 120,000 animals spread across 60 habitats in more than 8 million gallons of water. “We didn’t have to do any marketing …

Habitats

Before a Merger, Consider Company Cultures Along with Financials

A normal acquisition process seeks to ensure something basic: a strategic rationale for a deal, supported by a thoughtful selection process, with known risks identified by a short, intense due diligence. But what isn’t practiced, and too often ignored, is the process of asking: “What are the likely …

Managing Your Mission-Critical Knowledge

When executives talk about “knowledge management” today, the conversation usually turns very quickly to the challenge of big data and analytics. That’s hardly surprising: Extraordinary amounts of rich, complicated data about customers, operations, and employees are now available to most managers, …

Management

Things to Stop Doing in 2015

Stop multitasking (it can be done).<p>Stop procrastinating, saving work for tomorrow, and waiting to be inspired to work.<p>At the same time, stop working at an unsustainable pace. It makes leading more difficult, and to do things better, you have to stop doing so much.<p>If that’s not possible, at least …

Customers