bansionglim

15 Added | 3 Magazines | 6 Following | @bansionglim | Keep up with bansionglim on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “bansionglim”

Africa or Bust: Chinese Gold Miners Take Huge Risks

High in the wooded mountains of rural Shanglin county in China’s southern Guangxi province, Yang Jun dreams of Africa, specifically the gold hidden …

PayPal Galactic launch: Why space is the black hole in our finances

Many people dream of visiting space but the lack of options for retail therapy might bring them back down to earth.<p>Buying shoes while floating in a …

Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo, We're In A Console Rut

Something occurred to me as I reflected on this week’s Xbox One announcement. The “best” part of the hour long presentation was near the beginning, when it was demonstrated that the Xbox could flip seamlessly between television and the console with a simple voice or gesture command. The audience …

Make the most of being your own boss

More and more people are joining the ranks of the self-employed – but it can also make your finances more complicated.<p>Are you a micro-business? As a report by Lord Young last week stated, firms with fewer than 10 employees now make up 95pc of all businesses. Many are on a truly tiny scale – limited …

Personal Finance

Platforms upon platforms

BLOGGERS worried that Yahoo could stifle the youthful, rebellious spirit of Tumblr, a blogging service that it bought for $1.1 billion on May 20th, …

Advertising

UK firms are coming back from China, but they need more help

Think Tank: The big challenge facing SMEs keen to come back to the UK is how to find and access the resources they need in a painless way, writes Rachel Bridge.<p>When Rob Knight started his business, Ecoegg, selling environmentally-friendly cleaning gadgets in 2008, he initially had them manufactured …

Battle of the boxes

VIDEO games are big money-spinners. According to DFC Intelligence, a market-research firm, the industry was worth almost $80 billion in 2012 …

Living Rooms

Bull, bear or big roller coaster?

After approaching record highs, stock markets tumbled last week over fears of a global slowdown. What next for the equity sugar rush?<p>At 4.30pm on Wednesday afternoon, traders across the City of London and beyond, smiled. With the FTSE 100 closing up 36.40 points at 6,840.27, <b>hitting a 13-year high</b> …

Channelling cash

THE world economy may be struggling, but foreign remittances continue to grow. In all, 250m migrant workers will send home $500 billion this year—up …

World Bank

Fears over US stimulus highlight Japan’s fragility

The centrepiece of “Abenomics” – the policy creed of new prime minister Shinzo Abe – has been, and continues to be, the implementation of “quantitative easing” on a scale approaching that of the Bank of England and America’s Federal Reserve.<p>The Japanese economy is supposed to be recovering. Just a …

By going global, investors are missing out on a rich vein of UK performance

Many UK fund managers are well used to hearing prospective clients say that all they are interested in is global equities.<p>And a quick glance as to how the £1.2 trillion institutional pension fund industry has structured itself over the past 30 years will quickly confirm that UK fund managers have …

The Worst Traffic Jams In History

According to Wikipedia, traffic congestion occurs when a volume of traffic or modal split generates demand for space greater than the available road capacity; this point is commonly termed saturation. Most of us – particularly if we happen to be sitting in our cars crawling along at a snail’s pace …