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Turkey: From Taksim Square to the Fed 'Taper'

First the Taksim Square protests. Now the great "taper" that will raise global interest rates and jam growth in the emerging economies such as Turkey.<p>Many argue that much of Turkey's growth in recent years, like that of Indonesia, India or Brazil, has been fueled by low interest rates that have …

The Coming Young Chinese Generation That Will Upend Everything In Travel

<i>We recently launched our “Skift Trends Report” series, providing you with intelligence briefing reports on various trends in the travel industry.</i> …

Jose Mourinho's history of touchline tiffs, bans and fines

Jose Mourinho has a long history of getting himself into trouble, with Chelsea Inter Milan and Real Madrid.<p><b>MAY 2013</b><p>Mourinho picks up a two-game ban for his behaviour in Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey final loss against Atletico Madrid.<p>-----<p><b>OCTOBER 2011</b><p>Two-game ban for poking finger in eye of Barcelona …

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Watches Replays of His Great Scorpion Goal, Commentates on It

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored one of those rather special goals at the weekend, netting with a scorpion kick for Paris Saint-Germain as they beat Bastia.<p>It was so good, in fact, that PSG TV invited him to watch the goal back and give his own verdict on it.<p>He claims he knew exactly what he was going to …

B/R Champions League 50: Ranking the Best Players in the 2013/14 UCL Group Stage

Who are the top 50 players in the UEFA Champions League this season?<p>B/R's ranking system returns to grade each of the top 100 players participating, whittle the list down to 50 and place them accordingly.<p>We've got heavy showings from Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund thanks to their deep runs in …

Comparing Strengths and Weaknesses of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico

With nine games gone in La Liga, just three points separate Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid at the table's summit.<p>It did stand at five points until Barca and Atleti relinquished their perfect records this past weekend against Osasuna and Espanyol, respectively.<p>Back in August, Atletico …

Classic Goal Celebrations and the Stories Behind Them

Every football player and fan loves goals.<p>For the fans, it gives them a chance to scream at the top of their lungs and jump for joy. For the players within the moment, that feeling is magnified even further.<p>We can see that most clearly in the celebrations of players.<p>Some are full of delight; others …

World Cup 2014: Brazilians' rage against the state will disrupt the celebration

The night of 30 June was one of intense drama in Rio de Janeiro. Inside the newly refurbished Maracanã stadium, still slick with plaster dust, a gladiatorial atmosphere turned to celebration as Neymar scored Brazil's second goal in a 3-0 victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup final, on the …