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Singapore in 'Anonymous' Arrest

11 November 2013 | Author: Kirsten Morel<p>Singapore has arrested a suspected member of the 'Anonymous' hacking group, according to news website TR …

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Daily Fusion – Magazine

If you have always dreamt of becoming a lawyer, or doing any...<p>The decision about what to study is never an easy one and should...<p>If you want to …

Math Experts Split the Check

<b>Engineer</b>: Remember to tip 18%, everybody.<p><b>Mathematician</b>: Is that 18% of the <i>pre</i>-tax total, or of the total <i>with</i> tax?<p><b>Physicist</b>: You know, it’s simpler if …

Typhoon Haiyan highlights the weak Philippines state | Financial Times

Typhoon Haiyan, which swept through the central Philippines hurling makeshift homes and shacks through the air like so many matchboxes, should remind …

Africa and mobiles: getting harder | Financial Times

Africa’s mobile revolution has become synonymous with its improving economic performance, but the sector is hitting some serious road bumps along the …

EM equities: coming out of the doghouse | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Emerging market stocks are feeling the love again.<p>Investors who have led the summer stampede out of EM equities are slowly making …

Blackberry to go private in $4.7 billion buyout deal

Smartphone maker Blackberry has reached a $4.7 billion buyout deal on Monday with a group led by its biggest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.<p>BlackBerry has agreed to sell itself for $4.7 billion to a group led by largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.<p>BlackBerry said Monday …

Here's What Happens To Google Employees When They Die

It’s no surprise that the employee benefits of Google are among the best in the land—free haircuts, gourmet food, on-site doctors and high-tech “cleansing” toilets are among the most talked-about—but in a rare interview with Chief People Officer Laszlo Bock I discovered that the latest perk for …

BlackBerry Is Selling Off Its Corporate Jets

Months before announcing a near $1 billion net operating loss and plans to eliminate 40 percent of its workforce, foundering smartphone pioneer …

Here’s what you need to know about the Apple TouchID “hack”

<b>Touch-what?</b><p>You know, the fingerprint sensor built into the Home button on the new iPhone(s aapl) 5s. It’s for unlocking the handset and buying stuff …

Cars, iPhones, China and fracking – four things you should know about US trade | Financial Times

Print this page<p>It’s no secret that the US is at the centre of global trade. But how is what it trades with the world changing? The US International …

iOS 7 adoption already nears latest Android | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Backlash? What backlash? Adoption of Apple’s latest update to iOS has been strong in its first 24 hours, despite fears that some …

Colombia Q2: a surprise fillip | Financial Times

Print this page<p>After strikes, protests, and a lacklustre start to the financial year, here comes some good news for the Colombian economy.<p>Led by …

Super Simple 3-D-Printed Robot Can Inspect Power Lines For Cheap

Don't be surprised to see a few of these inching their way along cables above your head soon.<p>If nothing else, humans have proved amazingly thorough builders of cables. Utility lines are everywhere, but they need to be inspected, and the equipment to do that is expensive and cumbersome. Not so with …

India: paan-flavoured chewing gum hits the streets | Financial Times

Those splashes of rouge on India’s street corners? The culprit is <i>paan.</i><p>Made of the heart-shape betel leaf, <i>paan</i> is chewed across south Asia as a mouth …

Prepping for a bank bailout in China

2013-08-09T15:01:16.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>A very intriguing little exclusive from Reuters on Friday:<p><b>(Reuters) – China is developing a new trading</b> …

Asia’s inconvenient truth: credit is masking deteriorating fundamentals | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Another stimulating note from the always-readable Frederic Neumann at HSBC in Hong Kong, titled <i>An inconvenient truth</i>. In it, he looks …

Indonesia: slowing, stuck or just fine? | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Indonesian growth has slowed, according to the GDP data out on Friday. Growth for the second quarter of 2013 was 5.8 per cent, the …

DBS bid for Indonesia’s Danamon collapses | Financial Times

The largest attempted bank takeover in Asia for at least two years collapsed on Wednesday after DBS, Singapore’s largest bank by assets, said it …

Chinese mobile games: fit to burst? | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Shanghai is having a particularly hot summer this year but that didn’t stop game lovers by the tens of thousands from queuing up to …

27 Things Only Developers Will Find Funny

Nerd humour is the best humour.

More condo units returned in 2013

The number of Singapore buyers choosing to return their private property units has been rising throughout 2013, although there seems to be a variety …

Housing Market

Singapore Needs Immigrants, Says Jim Rogers

For many years, Singapore’s ruling People Action’s Party (PAP) has advocated a liberal immigration policy to offset the country’s falling birth rates and support its booming economy. But with the the influx of immigrants coinciding with strains on infrastructure, inflation, and rising income …

US Manufacturing Is Not Dead

A core issue in the debate over the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011 is the idea China’s currency manipulation is sapping the US of jobs—primarily manufacturing jobs.<p>Politically, it’s easier to blame China for (what politicians call) the long death of US manufacturing. And …

White House touts slow increase in health care costs

WASHINGTON — Personal health care costs rose in the 12 months ending in May at the slowest rate in the last 50 years, as spending on hospital and nursing home services declined, the White House announced Monday.<p>Personal consumption spending rose 1.1%, Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House …

Amid Tesla's Momentum, Analysts Raise Estimates

The automotive industry has gained momentum in 2013 and the past several months have been especially rewarding for newcomer Tesla Motors. The electric car manufacturer has made a name for itself thanks to solid sales and earnings that crushed estimates, while the cool factor of its vehicles have …

20 Charts That Show The Economy Has Dramatically Improved, And That There's A Lot More Happening Than Just The Fed

Deutsche Bank economists Peter Hooper, Torsten Slok, and Matthew Luzzetti take issue with that claim in a new report:<p>Often we meet we meet investors investors who argue along these lines:<p>"The only reason why markets are rallying is because the Fed is printing money, and once the Fed stops printing …