Alice Campbell-Lamerton

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Why China’s Payment Apps Give U.S. Bankers Nightmares

Thousands of wallets are buried in a glass box to raise awareness of mobile payments in Shanghai, China. Source: VCG/Getty Images<p>By Jennifer …

FinTech

Starbucks is beating Apple, Google and Samsung at mobile payments

Apple and Google may be two of the biggest companies in the tech industry, but they’re both losing to Starbucks when it comes to one important metric.<p>No, we’re not talking about numbers of coffees made per year, but rather the success of their respective mobile payment services. According to a new …

Mobile

A Snack for the Campfire Cocktail Hour

For several years, Patagonia, the outdoor clothing and gear company, has been selling handy, shelf-stable foods, mainly meant for camping. But they are also worth having on hand for summer picnics, in the park or on the beach. The latest in the Patagonia Provisions line is mussels, plump little …

Clothing

Guess how many of the world’s biggest companies have 1/3 women in the C-Suite? No, lower

Companies are keen to champion women’s empowerment. Board members attend diversity panels, female leaders are invited to give inspiring speeches, and nearly every CEO has read Sheryl Sandberg’s <i>Lean In.</i> Altogether, this suggests that the corporate world is finally ready to treat women the same as …

C-suite Leadership

How two Indian startups are using big data to get ahead—and stay there

Inside a glass-fronted four-storied building in the heart of Gurugram, 150 engineers are continuously tracking a fleet of 2,500 trucks as they criss-cross the country, travelling thousands of kilometres every day.<p>Since it launched in 2014, Rivigo has built its business by solving complex logistics …

Startups (India)

Fund guru Mark Mobius ends retirement to spruce up firms with sloppy ethics

Funds guru Mark Mobius has ended his short stint in retirement to set up an asset manager that will apply pressure on companies with poor governance standards.<p>The 81-year-old, who retired from US asset manager Franklin Templeton Investments only four months ago, plans to raise $1bn (£730m) in the …

Retirement

How ‘Secret Fares’ Might Change the Way You Fly

Jump onto Expedia or Priceline to search for a flight, and you’ll likely see an “opaque” fare: a price with no carrier or even the exact time. How …

Flying

Caste, greed, and unending need: the story of India’s waste crisis

India seems to be drowning in garbage.<p>From Delhi to Mumbai to Bengaluru, mini hills of untreated organic and inorganic waste can be found even outside high-end shopping malls, tech parks, and eateries. Piles of plastic, paper, bottles, fruit peels, and more accumulate every day on the side of the …

India

“Remain healthy forever”: India has an ayurvedic problem it’d rather ignore

In India, you can buy saffron that is “useful in asthma, indigestion, body pain, fever, dry skin diseases, and pregnancy,” ghee that increases “memory power,” intellect, and digestion, and lemon pickle that “improves your immunity level and helps the human body develop resistance against infectious …

Agriculture

Consumer Staples Become This Earnings Season’s Punching Bag

This earnings season has not been kind to consumer staples stocks, at least not so far.<p>Shares of the S&P 500 Consumer Staples Index have lost 4 …

Investing

Hiking the Jordan Trail to Petra

A new cross-country trekking route is drawing adventure-seeking visitors to Jordan once again.<p>Until now, the Middle East has been a gaping hole in my lengthy travel resume. Political and religious unrest and travel advisories have dissuaded me from seeing the pyramids in Egypt or discovering the …

Hiking

Digital banking startup Revolut raises $250M at a valuation of $1.7B

Revolut, the London-based fintech that offers a digital banking account and sprawling set of other financial services, is disclosing that it has raised a whopping $250 million in Series C funding, less than three years since launching.<p>The new round, which gives the company a $1.7 billion post-money …

Venture Capital

A Curated Guide to Local-Meets-Luxury in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Personal travel concierges are a growing tourism trend—one that this professional traveler, perfectly capable of curating my own journeys, has admittedly scoffed at. Until, that is, I began plotting my visit to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and discovered Bromelia Rio Travel, headed by Lauren Quinn. …

Brazil

Amazon.com plays catch-up in Brazil as local rivals thrive

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Claudia Maria de Oliveira is leery of online shopping. But while browsing social media recently, the 49-year-old Brazilian spotted a bargain-priced sandwich press from local retailer Magazine Luiza SA <MGLU3.SA>.<p>She swallowed her doubts and hit the "buy" button. Two days later …

Brazil

Don't Underestimate JD.Com's Network Effect

JD.com's recent dip provides a good buying opportunity for long term investors.<p>JD.com strong network effect will push growth.<p>Revenue growth, …

eCommerce

U.S. Investment Giant Brings Its Low-Cost Revolution to China

Vanguard Group amassed $5.2 trillion of client assets and revolutionized the U.S. investment industry by offering low-cost funds to millions of …

Investing

How one woman started a cosmetics empire at 29

<b>For many women buying makeup in a department store can be an intimidating experience, and Jo Horgan was no different.</b><p>The 49-year-old says that she often found it uncomfortable that different brands would have their own counters or concessions, staffed by women who would only push those lines of …

Customer Service

Luxury fashion brands under fire for hidden supply chains

Top luxury brands including Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel are among the least transparent businesses when it comes to labour conditions in their supply chains, according to research released five years after the Rana Plaza disaster, the sector’s deadliest industrial accident on …

Zelle, the Banks’ Answer to Venmo, Proves Vulnerable to Fraud

Big banks are making it easy to zap money to your friends. Maybe too easy.<p>Zelle, a service that allows bank customers to instantly send money to their acquaintances, is booming. Thousands of new users sign up every day. Some $75 billion zoomed through Zelle’s network last year. That’s more than …

Identity Theft

An ugly truth behind ‘ethical consumerism’

<i>Laura Kasinof is an award-winning freelance journalist. Reporting for this story was supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism.</i><p>KACHUBA, Congo — The way to the mine wound upward past fields of cassava and sweet potato, a patchwork quilt of small farms set among villages of round, …

Africa

Why You Should Go to Namibia Now

Pack your bags for this stunning African destination before everyone else does.<p>A land abounds with silty, ochre-colored sand dunes, ample opportunities for wildlife watching, and lines of rugged mountaintops jutting through the country—Namibia is often called “Land of the Brave,” a nod to its …

National Parks

Brandless, the 'Procter & Gamble for millennials' startup that sells everything for $3, is launching a pop-up — but you can't buy anything

Brandless is trying to develop its image.<p>The online shopping site, which sells food and consumable essentials all for $3 and pitched itself as the "Procter & Gamble for millennials," first launched in July. The site now has around 300 types of own brand goods — triple the number of items at launch. …

Gluten-Free

Telefonica Plans Up to $1 Billion Argentine-Unit IPO

Telefonica SA, the debt-laden Spanish phone carrier that has fallen 20 percent in the past year, has hired banks to sell shares of its Argentine unit …

Bank of America

The Humbling of Tech in China

Tech or media?<p>What to many people is an esoteric question could end up making a multibillion-dollar difference to Chinese companies that serve up …

Social Media

Japanese convenience stores limber up in effort to spur growth

Slathered in oil, priced at ¥180 and delivering just over 245 calories in a few bites, the “Famichiki” fried chicken square is the undisputed king of …

This Beer Brand Recreated an Entire Street Corner After Colombia’s Government Banned Drinking in Public

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name … like your corner bodega, for example.<p>In Colombia, however, that’s no longer quite so …

Diabetes monitoring startup raises $105 million

Livongo Health, a digital health startup focused on managing chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension, raised $105 million in VC funding …

Diabetes

The reach of West Africa’s mobile money sector is 13 times wider than local banks

Rapid mobile adoption in West Africa since the turn of the decade has been a boon for the local mobile money industry.<p>As the West Africa mobile economy report by GSMA shows, mobile adoption in West Africa has nearly doubled from 28% at the turn of the decade to 47% last year. Indeed, by the end of …

FinTech

WeWork Is Acquiring China’s Naked Hub for $400 Million

WeWork Cos. is buying Chinese co-working startup Naked Hub as part of a continued expansion in the world’s most populous country.<p>New York-based …

China

Best beaches in Portugal from the Algarve to Lisbon that you'll want to bookmark for your next holiday

Portugal has long been a firm favourite with Brits for a family holiday thanks to its hot and sunny weather, the plethora of activities on offer and, …