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9 Vietnamese Customs Most Travelers Don’t Know About

When you are exploring Vietnam you might find many Vietnamese customs that confuse you.<p>These might include ladies walking down the street in brightly …

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

The Most Revealing Interview Question You Should Ask

It may not sound like it, but this question tells you an awful lot about a potential candidate.<p>Good people hang out with good people.<p>Oh, I am sure you can find an exception or two, if you think long and hard enough on it.<p>But it is invariably true. High performers associate with other high …

Employment

Whoa! What just happened to China's credit growth?

China’s blossoming love affair with debt cooled off sharply in July, sending shivers through jumpy regional markets.<p>New loans in local currency …

Here's What's Wrong With All Those Well-Meaning Robin Williams Tweets

When legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away on Aug. 11, many people took to social media to express their heartfelt thoughts and messages of mourning. Some of the most touching words from celebrities, organizations and fans lit up the internet in an effort to pay their respects.<p>But …

China’s credit dive: probably a freak occurence

2014-08-13T09:27:19.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>From UBS’s Wang Tao on the sharp slowdown in Chinese credit creation last month (with our emphasis):<p>China’s …

How to tell when interest rates will rise

Here are a few things to look out for when reading the Bank of England's Inflation Report<p><b>Interest rates</b>are likely to remain on hold into next year amid a <b>"gloomier"</b> global outlook, but they can't stay low forever, according to Bank of England Governor <b>Mark Carney</b>.<p>Back in June, he said:<p><i>One danger is</i> …

Economics

Robinho, Pato and 10 Brazilian wonder kids who failed to fulfill their potential

Robinho completed a loan move back to Santos on Thursday to draw the curtain on a career of frustration in Europe.<p>By Joe Wright, Enis Koylu & Carlo Garganese<p>Robinho left AC Milan on Thursday to call time on a nine-year-long European career which never saw him hit the heights expected of him when he …

The fickle business of corporate matchmaking is tormenting Wall Street banks

This was supposed to be the year that global corporate mergers and acquisitions took off, especially if you listen to the investment banks that profit from advising on the deals. Announced global M&A deals hit a seven-year high of $2.3 trillion through Aug. 4, as Quartz reported earlier this …

21st Century Fox

Wall Street's Brightest Minds Reveal The Most Important Charts In The World

We asked dozens of our favorite analysts, economists, strategists, and portfolio managers on Wall Street and around the world to send us their most important charts.<p>And the picture these charts paint about the state of investing around the world is fascinating.<p>Some themes that arise are continued …

Markets

5 Must-Read Books for Every Entrepreneur This Summer

Prime Time TV and Radio Show Host, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re on a plane traveling to your next meeting, taking vacation on the beach, or out on the prairie, there are five must-read books you need to bring with you. It’s a list of new …

Self-improvement

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …