Gez De Souza

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Which oil exporters are most desperate for higher prices?

The price of oil and natural gas has roughly halved in the past three years. That’s redistributed about $1 trillion in yearly export earnings — more …

Oil

Can strangers fall in love after asking each other these 36 specific questions?

Mitch and Greg from AsapSCIENCE sat down with Tech Insider to explain their experiment with the 36 questions. A study had found that these questions could create a bond between stranger strong enough, it could make them fall in love, and AsapSCIENCE put it to the test.<p>Here's the full list of 36 …

The Biggest Myths In Investing, Part 7 - Fees Are A Small Price To Pay For Expert Advice

<i>This is the seventh installment of a ten part series similar to what I did with "The Biggest Myths in Economics."</i><p>I'm not gonna tip toe around this …

How To Optimize Your Asset Allocation For Retirement

Seeking Alpha readers know better than most people what asset allocation is. Simply put, it's where you invest your money.<p>In my corner of Seeking …

The States With the Best and Worst Business Credit Scores

Your business credit score is just as important as your personal credit score. Find out where your state stands.<p>2 min read<p>From loans to real estate to insurance -- having a solid credit score can make or break your business. If your business’s score is on the lower end of the spectrum, you’ll …

Small Business

The Future Of Archaeology Is Not Digging Anything Up

The 2016 TED Prize winner is reinventing how we discover–and preserve–the past.<p>Most archaeologists can be happy to uncover a small handful of important ancient sites in their careers. Sarah Parcak, a young professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has already pinpointed thousands, …

Changing demographics and new technologies promise to reshape American suburbs

Cookie-cutter Levittowns epitomize the post–World War II generation’s housing: Shaped by subsidies and segregation practices like redlining, vast …

This Amazing Video Shows Just How Much Software Has Eaten the World

Software is a relatively recent invention in human history, but few things have had as much of an impact on the modern world. Things which used to be …

Customers

60 years later, are colonial-era laws holding Africa back?

When Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo took the oath of office on Jan. 7, by his side was a judge wearing a traditional British horsehair wig and black judicial robes. Just how far had Ghana shifted away from colonial rule since gaining independence in 1957?<p>Many Africans — and political scientists …

Amazon Is Killing Department Stores

As 2016 holiday spending reports have trickled in, traditional mall retail stocks have fallen, while shares of Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) have rallied. We …

Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a …

Buy-to-let mortgage deals dry up as lenders pull back

The number of buy-to-let mortgages available is falling as lenders respond to new regulation and a fall in demand from private landlords, who face a swathe of new taxes.<p>The number of loans available has fallen 5pc in the past four weeks, marking the steepest decline since the banking crisis, …

Everyone’s cup of tea: Photographs of chai time across India

Every day at 5 pm, much of the nation stops to sip its favourite beverage at stalls, shops and homes.<p>As a new year begins, we look at our favourite …

Tax Shelter Guru Gets $60 Million IRS Penalty And No Day In Court

The IRS wants over $60 million in tax shelter promoter penalties from John Larson. They are not penalties that can be contested in Tax Court. The requirement is that the penalties be paid and a claim for refund made. If the claim is denied, the taxpayer gets to go to District Court or the Court of …

5 Upheavals To Expect Along The New Silk Road In 2017

The New Silk Road is a multifaceted, multinational initiative to establish a network of enhanced overland and maritime economic corridors extending between China and Europe, better integrating a region that consists of over 60 countries and 60% of the world’s population, 75% of the energy …

5 Considerations Before You Step Up Your MarTech Stack

<b>Author: Heidi Bullock</b>2017 is right around the corner and you’re probably knee-deep in 2017 planning. Many of us are looking at our budgets, people, …

eCommerce Trends in 2016: A Year in Review

This has been a whirlwind year packed with events and digital shifts felt worldwide by everyone, especially retailers. New technologies such as …

Important wins were notched up for African agriculture in 2016

2016 was a big year for agriculture in Africa with some notable “wins” across the continent. One of the most important gains was the increased use of …

Farming

Solar power booms in Africa as new technology rolls out

New solar technology could help provide cheap power to many of the 600 million people in Africa who currently lack access to reliable electricity.

What can European farming expect from new technologies?

Written by Lieve Van Woensel with James Tarlton,How will information technology revolutionise agriculture in the 21st century? That is the question …

Cuba's ecotourism: Fruit of a green revolution

As Cuba mourns the death of Fidel Castro, a pioneering reforestation project that evolved into a UNESCO reserve and unique eco-community showcases …

Cuba

HSBC: Chinese bad loans are spiking

Since 2008, the country's debt-to-GDP level has nearly doubled, rising at the fastest rate of any major economy.<p>According to analysts at HSBC, state-owned companies have been mostly to blame, building up debt at unsustainable levels.<p>These companies mostly operate in the transportation, energy and …

The massive implications of Trump's Muslim travel ban in 5 maps

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's latest proposal to stop immigration "from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism" is an "expansion" of his blanket ban on Muslims, he said in an interview that aired Sunday.<p>Trump has not defined which countries would be included in that list of territories, but on …

This Interactive Shows How Far Your Food Traveled to Get to You

We know our food is incredibly well traveled, but just where does <i>your</i> food come from? A new set of interactive charts help you trace the often …

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand's chilies and Italy's tomatoes — despite being central to their respective local cuisines — originated in South America. Now, for the first time, a new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops …

Agriculture

China prepares for open card payments ecosystem

On Tuesday, the China Banking Regulatory Commission and China's central bank issued rules that will govern the operation of foreign payment card companies, like Visa and MasterCard, in China.<p>The entry of foreign players could considerably diversify the market. In order to enter China, card networks …

Why China wants U.S. military jet engines

China appears to be going to great lengths to get its hands on high-tech U.S. jet engines to beef up its military capabilities.<p>On Thursday, a woman named Wenxia Man was convicted in a Florida court of conspiring to evade U.S. export laws by illegally acquiringand sending fighter jet engines and …

China

Chinese companies aim for German 'targets'

As China looks to gear up towards a high-tech economy, it has set its sights on Germany's well-placed firms. But the rapid rise in foreign …

China

China Readies 'Silk Road' Spending Spree

The China led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has its war chest ready for action. Bank president Jin Liqun said on Tuesday that the bank has approved a $1.2 billion lending portfolio this year and will make those projects known on June 24.<p>The AIIB is China’s answer to the Asian …