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George Soros bet big on gold

Is George Soros bracing for a storm?<p>During the first quarter the legendary investor purchased $264 million worth of shares of Barrick Gold (ABX), the world's largest gold miner. Soros, known as the "man who broke the Bank of England," also acquired 1.1 million options to buy the popular SPDR Gold …

Stock Markets

Oil Prices Should Fall, Possibly Hard

Oil prices should fall, possibly hard, in coming weeks. That is because fundamentals do not support the present price.<p>Prices should fall to around $30 once the empty nature of an OPEC-plus-Russia production freeze is understood. A return to the grim reality of over-supply and the weakness of the …

Oil

These 7 maps explain the Middle East

Geographically, it's the region that stretches from the eastern Mediterranean and southern Turkey to the Iran-Afghan border.<p>The region, however, is far more complex than lines on a map. It can also be defined based on ethnic and religious bloodlines.<p>In the modern Middle East, the Arab world …

Is It Too Late For Investors To Panic?

In the first phase of a devastating bear market, such as early 2008, analysts always say, <i>“Don’t panic. No one ever made money panicking.”</i><p>My reply is that panicking is very productive at times. Panic is a protective response built into all life forms. It triggers the flow of adrenalin, which …

Stock Markets

What are they? GST, negative gearing, and super tax concessions explained

<b>Who benefits?</b><p>The GST is Australia's third‑largest tax source. In 2013‑14, it raised $56 billion, or 16 per cent of total Australian Government …

Stratfor has 11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like in 10 years

In 2015, private-intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, published its Decade Forecast, in which it projects the next 10 years of global political and economic developments. While international analysts often try their hand at predicting the major events of the coming year, Stratfor …

63 Ways to Be More Innovative at Work

If you happened to be watching NBC’s <i>Today</i> show on Tuesday, October 20, 1987 — the day after the biggest stock-market drop in U.S. history — you might …

Crony Capitalism - The Real Cause Of Society's Problems

Since the economic downturn of 2008, the critics of capitalism have redoubled their efforts to persuade the American people and many others around …

What is dividing economists?

Ever since the late nineteenth century, when economics, increasingly embracing mathematics and statistics, developed scientific pretensions, its …

Economics

6 charts that explain China in the global economy

The Chinese economy is at the centre of global attention. The sharpened focus comes after recent falls on the stockmarket, which have taken Shanghai …

China

5 misconceptions about the Greek debt crisis

It is widely accepted that the Greek bailout and austerity package has led to wealth flowing from Greece to its European creditors, benefiting …

Sydney's best pizza 2015

Pizza's been getting a bad rap this year, making the headlines for all the wrong reasons. We started 2015 with Pizza Hut's Vegemite-infused crust …

Italian Food

5 reasons we need to reshape global finance

Finance needs to re-establish its role in serving the needs of an inclusive, sustainable economy. Policy and regulatory interventions following the …

Joe Stiglitz to Greece’s creditors: abandon austerity or face fallout

This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.<p>By Simon Shuster @shustry<p>A few years ago, when Greece …

How Greece’s debt has shifted since the last bailout

To some, it may seem like it’s 2012 all over again for Greece and the Eurozone. Then, like now, Greece was on the brink of defaulting. Then, like …

Can These Tools Help Us Live On Less Sleep? Doctors Say Dream On

Sleep pros weigh sleep apps, sleep hacking, and experimental sleep technology against basic sleep hygiene.<p>The fantasy of sleeping less while achieving more is far older than the Internet, where today you can find a slew of tips and new, high-tech solutions that claim to track and optimize our sleep …

NSW election 2015: No Land Tax Party election day staff worried about payment

A Facebook group with disgruntled employees complaining about payment had attracted about 70 members on Tuesday.<p>Ms Young says she began questioning …

The 10 foods you should eat every day

3) Probiotic yoghurt<p>Probiotics, found in a number of yoghurts are the micro-organisms naturally found in the human digestive tract that improve the …

How do you run the world's most innovative online forex trading firm?

When University of Toronto computer engineering professor Michael Stumm decided to launch an online currency trading platform for individual investors in 2001, he had no idea of the regulatory obligations involved. Nor did he have any experience in dealing with the powerful international banks that …