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A Word on China's Economic and Energy Demand Growth

The idea of “peak” anything in China demonstrates a myopia that too often and easily dominates our economic and energy thinking. After all, energy is the driving force behind economic growth and human development. China still consumes just 2.2 Toe of energy per capita/year, versus 6.8 Toe in the …

China
Oil & Gas Industry

How Tong Kooi Ong is attempting to break Bank Negara and crash the RM

An owner of a prominent news media empire is casting undue influence on the financial and political state of Malaysia for his own personal monetary …

Bank of England

Singapore joins global monetary easing in spurring currency slide

SINGAPORE (Bloomberg) - Singapore's central bank unexpectedly eased monetary policy, sending the currency to the weakest since 2010 as the country …

Economics

Opinion: Crude reality: Oil prices are going to stay low — for now

Oil demand over the near-term is likely to remain lackluster, given slow economic growth in most of the developed world and emerging markets. …

Oil

Spectre of deflation horrifies bankers, but Japan now has a taste for it

With signs of negative inflation stalking the eurozone, how have Japanese consumers come to terms with years of falling prices?<p>Europeans wondering what life might be like under sustained deflation need look no further than a bowl of <i>gyudon</i> – the Japanese comfort food of rice topped with beef and …

Economics

China's inflation edges up in December

BEIJING (AP) — China's consumer inflation edged up in December despite the slump in global oil prices but was still well below the official target.<p>Prices rose 1.5 percent from a year earlier, up from November's 1.4 percent increase, government data showed Friday. That was driven by sharp increases …

Economics

Hong Kong: The Perfect Launchpad for Overseas Green Tech Startups

The limelight has long been shed on Hong Kong as a startup-friendly destination. Besides efficient business setup, a robust legal system, easygoing regulatory environment and a simple tax system – one of Hong Kong’s greatest advantages is its proximity to the largest economy in the world.<p>China, a …

Hong Kong

Oil Prices And The Russian Economy: How Worried Should Investors Be?

Oil is perhaps the world’s most “fungible” commodity… one which modern economies cannot live without. With this in mind, many would believe oil prices to be rather stable. However, commodity pricing is driven not by total supply and demand, but by marginal supply and demand. The market is normally …

Here Are The Best Startup Pitches We've Ever Seen

Startups

11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …

Films you must watch at MAMI ’14

Films you must watch at MAMI ’14<p>Though it was a bit of a struggle getting the show on the road, the Mumbai Film Festival is finally here …

Richard Linklater

Photos of colorful Tokyo

<b>Kevin Kelly</b> searches for maximum vibrancy in Tokyo<p>The Nakasendo is an old road in Japan that connects Kyoto to Tokyo. It was once a major foot …

7 marketing mistakes that can put your startup at risk

There is most definitely a learning curve when starting a new venture, and if you aren't making mistakes, you're not taking enough risks. I've seen …

The 2014 Oil Price Crash Explained

• In February 2009 Phil Hart published on The Oil Drum a simple supply demand model that explained then the action in the oil price. In this post I …

A Female Startup Founder Reveals The Hardest Part About Starting Your Own Company As A Woman

Gender shouldn't matter when it comes to raising money and getting your company off the ground, but some women have reported instances in which being a female founder had been particularly hard.<p>Take Kathryn Minshew, the co-founder and CEO of the career-building platform The Muse, for example.<p>In a …

Startups