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China 2016 economic growth seen slowing to 6.6 percent, 6.5 percent in 2017: Reuters poll | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s economic growth is expected to cool to 6.6 percent this year and slow further to 6.5 percent in 2017, even as the government keeps up policy support to help ward off a sharper slowdown, a Reuters poll showed.<p>China's national flag is seen in front of cranes on a …

Economics

10 Bad work habits entrepreneurs must avoid at all costs

Share79<p>Tweet<p>Share119<p>+115<p>Shares 213<p>“Success does not lie in results, but in efforts; being the best is not so important, doing the best is all that …

Brilliant DIY ideas for your garden

Do you ever wander outside, take a look at your garden and think that it could do with something extra? Just a small, personal touch that would …

Landscaping

9 step guide to planning a memorable summer garden party

After a long and dreary winter we all want to welcome the sun back in style. And what better way to do that than by hosting one spectacular summer …

Landscaping

Top 10 Tomato Growing Myths - Quiet Corner

Tomatoes are by far the most popular vegetable to grow in the United States. There is nothing like a tomato ripe from the vine! Many people started …

7 Reasons To Go Into Business For Yourself

Successful businesses don’t happen overnight. So often we only see the finished product or hear the story of a successful entrepreneur, we don’t hear about the blood, sweat and tears it took to get them were they are today. It takes a lot of planning to get an idea off the ground and actually turn …

Entrepreneurship

Simple Gardening Tips and Tricks - Quiet Corner

Here, the latest simple gardening tips from Paul James<p>From using leftover coffee beans to preventing dirt from getting underneath fingernails, master …

Flowers

DIY - Pyramid Garden Planter - Quiet Corner

This time I have made slot together pyramid garden planter from the reclaimed Pallet timbers.<p>This planter took me approximately 90 minutes to make: …

Woodworking

How To Grow An Apple Tree From Seeds - Growing Apples Fruits - Planting Dwarf Fruit Trees - Jazevox

Meet the Israelis praying for a Trump win

"Trump was sent to us by God," said Michael Yigal Mimon, a former intelligence officer in the Israeli army who proudly counts himself among a growing number of Donald Trump supporters in Israel.<p>Like the United States, Mimon said, Israel longs for a return to a "purist" conservative politics – one …

4 reasons Saudi Arabia can't control oil

Saudi Arabia is not in dire straits at the moment; it has sufficient reserves to sustain the country for a few years. However, if these reserves do run out, it will be in hazardously deep trouble.<p>In the past, OPEC—led by Saudi Arabia—would reduce production in order to maintain the oil price. …

Oil

Saudi Arabia Should Be Disturbed, Not Reassured, Since It Poses a Worse Threat to the Middle East Than Iran

Last Month Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Riyadh to reassure the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that the U.S. stood with them. "Nothing has changed" as a result of the nuclear pact with Iran, he insisted.<p>Washington's long relationship with Riyadh was built on oil. There …

Middle East

New Mercedes E-Class 2016 - pictures

CIA's Ex-No. 2 Says ISIS ‘Learned From Snowden’

The agency's old No. 2 says leaks about the NSA allowed the terrorist group's forerunners to evade U.S. electronic surveillance.<p>Edward Snowden’s …

A new global oil deal could draw lessons from 1998 | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - After a year of secret diplomacy and hushed-up private talks around the world, OPEC’s mighty Saudi Arabia and rival Venezuela were persuaded to cut a deal by non-OPEC Mexico which overcame mutual acrimony and led to a much-needed rise in oil prices.<p>A worker checks the valve of an …

Oil

What does Bank of Japan hope to gain by imposing negative interest rates?

Country’s battle with deflation enters new phase with central bank hoping to avoid pitfalls of unconventional interest rate move<p>The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has imposed negative interest rates on banks to encourage them to lend to businesses, instead of hoarding cash, to support the flagging economy and …

Interest Rates

Lawn Begone: 7 Ideas for Front Garden Landscapes

They say you are what you wear. This is also true of your house. Your front yard makes a strong first impression. Here are seven of our favorite …

This could be the next domino to fall due to low oil prices

Petro-economies with flexible exchange rates have already seen double-digit declines in the value of their currencies over the past year, in percentage terms. But with crude now at 11-year lows, pressure is also mounting on a range of currency pegs. The futures contract for the value of the Saudi …

Oil

Saudi Arabia is paying a huge price for its war on shale oil

Saudi Arabia’s finance ministry projected a record 2015 budget deficit (pdf) of SAR367 billion ($98 billion) this morning (Dec. 28), and it said next year’s might be as big as SAR326 billion.<p>The country, through its leadership position with OPEC, has been battling US shale producers for global oil …

Oil

11 most luxurious train rides | CNN Travel

CNN

Oil prices are closing in on their lowest levels in a decade

The single biggest factor in oil prices for the last year has been the pitched battle between OPEC and US shale producers. Each faction has been pumping unsustainably massive amounts of oil out of ground in the hopes that the other would cut production (and market share) once crude became too cheap.<p>…

What a shot! 75 amazing sports moments from 2015

Take a look at 75 amazing sports photos from the past year.

New Zealand Rugby

Starting a business is a marathon: 5 expert tips to avoid burnout

Stress and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. In addition to the high-pressure moments — such as an investor pitch or launch day — the day-to-day …

Facebook Just Switched On A Crucial Feature For Businesses

Mark Zuckerberg realized some time ago that in order to grow his social networking behemoth to ever greater proportions, he had to do more than just bring more people into the confines of Facebook’s blue borders. So he’s sprinkled small gateways to the Facebook universe all over the web, with …

Small Business

10 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Have you ever thought that your day could go better if you only knew how to start it? Beginning the day on the right foot usually means the …

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magic force that few know …

Southwest Airlines