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Here are 3 ways you can use market volatility to generate income

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.<p>That’s the logic behind writing options in a volatile market. The reward for giving someone else the option …

Investing

Thailand cave rescue: What will the impact be on the boys' mental health?

<b>The case of 12 boys and their football coach who were found alive after being trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for nine days has gripped the world.</b><p>Rescuers are now trying to work out how to safely get the group out of the cave, with the Thai military warning that the children could be trapped …

Mental Health

Why carmakers have the most to fear from protectionism

<b>Few places have "Made in America" written all over them like the Warren Truck Assembly Plant.</b><p>They have been making trucks at the factory, outside Detroit, since 1938, and you don't get much more American than the chunky, no-nonsense, big-tyred Dodge Ram 1500s that roll out from the 87-acre site …

Automotive Industry

Accountancy giant PwC hangs up on landlines in mobile move

<b>Accountancy giant PwC is doing away with landlines at office desks, with all staff expected to only use mobiles by the end of the summer.</b><p>The company, which has 24 offices in the UK employing about 18,000 staff, said the switch to mobiles would be "more efficient".<p>A few landlines will remain for …

Accounting

Why US rates have a global impact

<b>US central bankers are expected to raise a key interest rate again this week in response to healthy growth and low unemployment.</b><p>Policy makers at the US Federal Reserve are expected to raise the target for the Federal Reserve's benchmark rate by 0.25%, taking it to the highest since 2008, at 1.75% …

Economics

The reading brain (why your brain needs you to read every day)

Reading puts your brain to work.<p>Reading is to the mind what exercise is to your body.<p>It gives us freedom to roam the expanse of space, time, history, …

Everything You Need to Know About Investing in Technology

It's a space that encompasses everything from smartphones to blockchain, everyday technology to products that don't even exist yet.<p>The technology …

10 ways to generate and deliver great insights

In a world where uncertainty is the new norm, where technology is getting smarter, where robots are automating and simulating human activity, and …

China's Silk Road

The name Silk Road conjures images of caravans, desert steppes and adventurers like Marco Polo navigating the ancient trading routes connecting China …

‘I was a teacher for 17 years, but I couldn’t read or write’

<b>John Corcoran grew up in New Mexico in the US during the 1940s and 50s. One of six siblings, he graduated from high school, went on to university, and became a teacher in the 1960s - a job he held for 17 years. But, as he explains here, he hid an extraordinary secret.</b><p>When I was a child I was told …

China Anbang crackdown: Who might be next?

<b>Airlines, football clubs, five-star hotels and film studios.</b><p>China's biggest conglomerates have been snapping up businesses around the world, including some in fairly sexy sectors.<p>Despite growing so big and borrowing so much, they were seen as untouchable because of their political connections.<p>That …

Levi Strauss to use lasers instead of people to finish jeans

<b>Levi Strauss is ramping up its use of lasers to automate the way its jeans are made.</b><p>The firm says the new techniques will reduce chemical use and make the way in which jeans are faded, distressed and ripped more efficient.<p>By replacing manual labour with lasers, Levi's will be able to finish a pair …

What We Know So Far About China's Anbang Takeover: Q&A

The once-mighty Anbang Insurance Group Co. has been temporarily taken over by China’s regulators and its boss is facing prosecution on charges …

Singapore Matches More Problems With More Money in Budget

Singapore’s budget on Monday was all about boosting government revenue through higher taxes in order to pay for rising spending needs.<p>While the city …

11 amazing places to visit in the Czech Republic

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Czech Republic is a destination straight out of fairy tales.<p>With an array of picturesque historic cities, world-class architecture, romantic castles and charming natural wonders, this Central European country should definitely be on every travel list.<p>Covering an area of just 78,866 …

European Travel

9 Mindful Ways to Remain Calm When Others Are Angry

<i>When someone upsets us, this is often because they aren’t behaving according to our fantasy of how they “should” behave. The frustration, then, stems</i> …

WeChat and Bullet Trains Are Transforming Lunar New Year

In many ways, China’s Lunar New Year holiday is America’s Thanksgiving, Christmas and Independence Day all rolled into one.<p>Millions of Chinese take …

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Why on earth buy a football club?

<b>The quip goes that it is relatively easy to take out £1m by being the owner of a football club. All you have to do is first put in £2m.</b><p>Since the English Premier League was formed in 1992, football finances have boomed to the extent that £1m is now small change. However, it is still the case that …

TPP Is a Big Deal, With or Without the U.S.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, though spurned by the biggest of its 12 intended members, never went away. Prospects for the trade pact looked bleak …

Why is the US stock market so high – and is it justified? | Robert Shiller

It’s not the Trump effect or tax cuts. Americans seem to have a strong desire to own capital<p>The level of stock markets differs widely across countries. And right now, the United States is leading the world. What everyone wants to know is why – and whether its stock market’s current level is …

Stock Markets

A record-breaking year - the global economy in 10 charts

Economics,Global economy,Business,Financial sector,Stock markets,FTSE,Bitcoin,Oil,Chinese economy,Water transport,Cryptocurrencies,Commodities,World news,International trade,Consumer spending,Inflation,Sterling,Eurozone,Currencies,Productivity<p>A stock market boom, a bitcoin bubble, trade indices at …

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

Pedagogy

Chinese Tourists Could Cause Years of Misery for Thai Airports

Thailand, land of golden temples, white-sand beaches, smiling hosts. Or of overcrowded airports, epic traffic jams and littered seashores.<p>Facing a …

How Elon Musk Used This Simple Mental Strategy to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses

How the SpaceX and Tesla founder turns complex problems into simple solutions<p>How do you start the most successful private space company if you're not a rocket scientist? Or bring electric cars into the mainstream without a background in the automotive industry?<p>It might seem like everything Elon …

Carbon Fiber

Why are China instant noodle sales going off the boil?

<b>Easy to make and cheap to buy, instant noodles have long been China's ultimate convenience food.</b><p>Be it a snack for students, a meal on the train, or just the go-to choice for hungry workers, more than 46.2 billion packets were sold in China and Hong Kong in 2013.<p>But by 2016 those sales had tumbled …

Starting an E-Commerce Business? Avoid These 7 Mistakes

The e-commerce world is full of opportunity--but also risk. Here are 6 common pitfalls new business owners make.<p>A year ago, I knew nothing about e-commerce. Over the last twelve months, I've had a crash course in the e-commerce world after jumping in headfirst to try my hand at running an online …

eCommerce

5 Entrepreneurs Who Started With Nothing - and 3 Lessons to Learn

Sam Walton. George Soros. Kevin Plank. Jan Koum. What can these successful entrepreneurs teach you?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's not uncommon to hear about entrepreneurs who used the wealth they made from a previous endeavor to build a thriving new …

Entrepreneurship

Emerging Markets Shrug Off Crises For Best Gains in Eight Years

2017 is set to go down as the year when easy monetary policy and budding global growth came together to deliver blockbuster returns for the world’s …

Why Hundreds Of Completely New Cities Are Being Built Around The World

“Humans have always built new cities,” spoke Caspar Herzberg, the President of Middle East and Africa Region at Schneider Electric, from a stripped bare boardroom high up in the Northeast Trade Tower.<p>We were looking out through a window at skyscrapers glittering in the morning sun, myriad shops, …