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Gold is going to explode once China has enough

The best way to do that is to increase its voting power at the IMF and have the yuan included in the IMF basket for determining the value of the special drawing right. Getting those two things requires the approval of the United States because the U.S. has veto power over important changes at the …

Forensics

Budget 2016 : les mesures qui touchent l’immobilier

Le projet de Budget pour 2016 contient plusieurs mesures en matière d'immobilier. Certains dispositifs d'aide à la rénovation (CITE, éco-PTZ) sont …

Écologie

The 33 most competitive countries in the world

On the one hand, countries are seeing higher unemployment and lower growth. On the other hand, some economists believe we might be on the edge of the "fourth industrial revolution," with new developments and new ways of consuming.<p>"Whether economies get trapped in the new normal or harvest the …

World Economy

China's collapsing housing market is a massive threat to the economy

China's economy grew at its slowest rate in 24 years in 2014, just 7.4%. Its stock market has fallen around 40% since hitting multi-year highs in mid-June. And the government is burning through cash reserves to prop it up. China's debt is also twice the size of its GDP.<p>Now it looks like we can add …

Housing

What Does The Fed Do Now? The FOMC Decision Tree

Over the past few months, numerous so-called "experts" (they know who they are) desperately tried to come up with both their own facts and their own …

Gold is undervalued for the first time since 2009

Investors are full of "bearish sentiment" with two-thirds saying a Chinese recession and an emerging market debt crisis are the two biggest tail risks out there. Tail risks being events you don't expect to happen, but are possible.<p>Cash holdings are up at 5.2%, near the record 5.5% seen in the wake …

Markets

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

Coffee

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

5 Things Chinese New Year Reveals About The World's Most Vibrant Economy

It’s traditional for most people in China to go home to their families on Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb. 19 this year. China experiences a massive movement of people and gifts around the holiday, with an estimated 3.65 billion trips made during a 40-day period. What’s interesting about all of …

China

Cisco CEO: We're going to 'crush' Facebook's networking plans and 'have fun' beating VMware

• He declared his competitors all-but-vanquished, particularly upstarts like Facebook and VMware.<br>• He said no one needs to worry about Cisco's gross profit margins due to increased competition.<br>• He also indicated, again, that he's still no where near ready to retire. Chambers, 65, said he ran four miles …

Cisco Systems

Hong Kong bitcoin exchange disappears with at least $8.1 million

Early reports had suggested as much as £254 million ($386 million) could be lost, based on MyCoin's own figures on customers. There may be more victims that have yet to come forward and report their losses, however.<p>MyCoin offered clients to invest in a contract that would provide a HK$1 million …

Cryptocurrency

HSBC’s private Swiss bank served everyone from alleged arms dealers to pop stars

An investigation into 100,000 individuals who held accounts with HSBC’s Private Bank turned up a roster of royals, arms dealers, sanctioned Russian businessmen, and on-the-lam politicians—along with music icons Tina Turner, Phil Collins, and David Bowie. The leaks of the bank’s sometimes-unsavory …

Corruption

Yahoo founder Jerry Yang helped this startup come from nowhere to take on Cisco and VMware

Last week Pluribus raised a hefty $50 million in investment, which brings its total funding to date to $95 million. That makes it one of the best funded SDN startups ever.<p>SDN is a new way to build corporate networks. It shifts all the fancy features that controls a network into software. You still …

Startups

21 insanely lavish hotel suites to stay in before you die

When you're on vacation, some hotels will make you feel like royalty — and others will treat you like it.<p>These 21 opulent hotel suites are guaranteed to do just that.<p>Most are accompanied by a lofty price tag, but when they include personal butlers, pillow service, and once-in-a-lifetime views, you …

Dining Rooms

This is a slow-mo look at how a DSLR's shutter works

It's always cool learning how stuff works. Case in point: cameras. More specifically, digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) pictograph boxes. The chaps over at YouTube channel <i>The</i> <i>Slow Mo Guys</i> have taken their trademark ultra-high-speed camerawork and, well, pointed it at a camera. The result? Seeing …

A crash course in probability

GULLIVER will soon fly from Heathrow to Milan on a British Airways Airbus A319. That flight has a one-in-4.8m chance of crashing. Shortly after he is …

Malaysia Airlines

The index that timed the 2008 crash perfectly just slumped to a 3-decade low

The index measures shipping costs for dry bulk commodities (minerals and metals like coal and iron, as well as grain and other food).<p>It plunged by more than 90% in just a few months in 2008 as the global crisis unrolled. Then, it was an impressive bellwether for the global situation.<p>Shipping costs …

Oil

VMware is bringing key Google services to its cloud

Image copyright mmar/Shutterstock.Here’s a deal that has “corporate synergies” written all over it. VMware and Google are working together to make …

Vmware

20 Of The Safest Cities In The World

The capital of Japan is followed by the sovereign city-state of Singapore and then by Osaka in Japan. The Economist's Safe Index 2015 doesn't simply measure crime, but rather has a wide-ranging view of safety.<p>Here are the factors it ranks 50 cities on:<p>Digital security — This measures the quality of …

Crime

This Tiny Tech Startup Has Figured Out How To Turn Twitter's Trove Of Free Data Into A Goldmine

But there is tiny tech startup in London that has come up with a way of monetising all the free data that is coming out of Twitter. It's a mobile app called "Twizoo." It helps you find bars and restaurants based on how good they are, how close they are to you, and how expensive the prices are. It's …

Startups

Gorgeous Norwegian Eco-Friendly House Produces More Than 3 Times The Energy It Needs

It was designed to be 100% zero emission, and incorporates a ridiculous number of clever tricks and gadgets to truly make it a friend to the environment, according to The Daily Mail.<p>Norway's Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings and renowned international architecture firm Snøhetta teamed up …

Swimming Pools

The best new tourist attractions on earth, according to Lonely Planet

If globe-trotting is on your bucket list this year, travel guide company Lonely Planet wants to tell you where to go. Its list of the world’s best travel experiences of 2015, part of its latest ebook, “New in Travel,” will take you off the beaten track from Ireland to Panama to South Africa. Here’s …

New Zealand

How I Replaced the Shutter in My Canon 5D Mark II By Myself and Saved $400

The shutter on my old Canon 5D Mark II died while on a trip to Fiji earlier this year. It happened quickly; I was shooting a panorama when horizontal …

DIY

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Genealogy

Marissa Mayer Finally Has A Plan For Yahoo To Steal Mobile Ad Revenue From Facebook And Google

Sources familiar with the matter told the The Information that Yahoo will announce a self-service platform for marketers to place ads across the Flurry mobile app network — which includes major app publishers such as The Guardian and games developers such as Pocket Gems and Glu — at its inaugural …

Advertising

The Apple Watch Isn't Here Yet, But The Battle Over It Has Already Started

Having waded into the prediction waters myself, I’m well aware how treacherous they can be. But surely Fred Wilson, the venture capitalist behind Twitter and Tumblr, had no idea he would set off the year’s first technology tsunami with his post: “What Is Going To Happen.” Wilson, in what he …

Apple Watch

Mario Draghi May Have Just Promised Quantitative Easing In Europe

In an interview with German-language newspaper Handelsblatt, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said the ECB is making "technical" preparations for a change in its asset purchase program.<p>Draghi was asked about the ECB's goal to expand the size of its balance sheet to €3 trillion from €2 …

Economics

Immobilier : les nouveautés au 1er janvier 2015

- mercredi 31 décembre 2014 10:49<p>| Mise à jour le mercredi 31 décembre 2014 13:14<p>SEO & traffic strategist : Camille Radicchi<p>Partagez<p>Le 1er janvier …

Grand Paris