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More trade is now settled in yuan than in euros. But global dominance is still a ways off

Though China trades more goods than any other nation, the yuan’s global presence is tiny. That’s changing, though. In October, the yuan accounted for 8.7% of global trade finance, surpassing the euro (6.6%) to become the world’s second-most-used trading currency behind the dollar, according to the …

Stock Markets

China shouldn’t care that 94% of US consumers can’t name a single Chinese brand

Chinese companies are some of the world’s largest—China Mobile is the world’s biggest mobile phone operator by subscribers and Industrial Commercial Bank of China is the second-largest bank in terms of market value. Nonetheless, only 6% of US consumers and about 14% of British ones can name a …

Bank of China

The Tricky Business Of Taxing Bitcoin

Buttressed by an Internet craze, the price of bitcoin has skyrocketed this past year from $17 to over $1,200. Pundits expect significant price volatility in 2014 as well.<p>While the Federal Reserve gave tacit approval, stating “virtual currencies like bitcoin have legitimate uses and should not be …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Bitcoin

BP and Shell among oil firms Iran wants back in country

Iranian Oil Minister seeks talks with oil giants to return Iran to help tap world's fourth-largest oil reserves after sanctions are lifted<p>Iran on Wednesday named seven Western oil companies it wants back in its vast oil and gas fields once international sanctions are lifted and said it would offer …

Somewhere in these 950 pages may be the trick to prevent future financial crises

A year past deadline, three years after the passage of financial reform, and five years since the crisis, the so-called Volcker rule is settled and is expected to be carved into stone—or printed on 950 pages of paper—on December 10.<p>The rule, a last minute insertion into the Dodd-Frank financial …

Finance

Where To Eat, Drink, Party, And Shop In Berlin

Like the proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes, Berlin keeps adding new feathers to its cap, from ghetto gourmet dinner clubs to romantic cuddle bars that rarely make it into the tourist guidebooks. To lift the veils that shroud these hidden delights, find one of those decadent hotels in Berlin …

Germany

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

Time Management

Brilliant Words Of Advice From 14 Great Graphic Designers

A new book anthologizes the wisdom of the most influential designers in the world.<p>It’s late in the day, you’ve been working on a project for weeks, and you’re stumped. The client meeting is in hours, and you’ve got tons of ideas, none of which seem to be quite right. Then, self-doubt creeps in: …

Graphic Design

18 Brilliant Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson

We first wrote about Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer and retoucher, 4 years ago, when he was still a computer engineering student. Even back …

Digital Art

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

London Underground

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Daft Punk

<i>Photos by Nabil</i><p>Daft Punk are standing on a helipad overlooking downtown Los Angeles as fireballs make their sequined suits glisten with hot heat. It's a few days before this year's Coachella, where the duo's shiny new duds will premiere by way of a Jumbotron trailer for their new album, <i>Random</i> …

New Albums

The evolution of the iPhone camera

The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Travel Photography

The Best New Architecture

From ‘snow architecture’ in Austria to a Chinese theater that resembles a butterfly, see recipients of the 2013 Architizer A+ Awards.

Japan upgrades growth outlook as 'Abenomics' revitalises economy

The Japanese government upgraded its assessment of the economy on Monday, in a further sign that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's aggressive polices are beginning to reignite growth.<p>The upgrade was the first in two months, and an improvement from April when it said the economy was showing signs of …

Facebook’s “like” is on trial, so think twice before liking this article

There are many perils associated with Facebook faux pas (for example, “liking” an ex-girlfriend’s bikini photo or unfriending a former boss), but some are becoming more serious than others—and ending in legal battles. Turns out, seemingly innocuous Facebook clicks have deeper meanings.<p>In the <b>United</b> …

Social Media
Africa

The Rise And Fall Of JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon, America's Most Powerful Banker

But over the last year that has slowly changed. His friends in Washington are deserting him, and today, JP Morgan shareholders will vote on whether or not he should keep his total grip on the bank. Dimon is both CEO and Chairman of the Board at JPM — many believe that he should leave his role as …

JPMorgan Chase

Bloom.fm Is A Mobile-First Music Streaming Service That’s Playing To A Different Tune

The news that Google has launched its own all-you-can-eat music steaming service, catchily named ‘Google Play Music All Access‘, didn’t come as a surprise. There had been rumours that the search giant was planning to create a Spotify/Rdio/Deezer competitor for some time. Why has it done so? …

Have Faith in Innovation, Fed Chairman Tells Graduates

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke had some optimistic words for the class of 2013 this past weekend, and they had far more to do with technology …

The man who 'nearly broke the internet'

The day Sven Olaf Kamphuis parked his huge orange Mercedes van with its German numberplates outside Bar Javis, in the Catalan town of Granollers, the …