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God Created Woman: Photo

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God Created Woman : Photo

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How One Man Became a Millionaire While Visiting Every Country in the World

Johnny Ward spent 10 years traveling around the world, visiting all 197 countries on the planet — and made $1 million along the way.<p>Although …

Thailand: Currency Manipulator?

The Trump Administration seems to think of currency manipulation primarily as an issue with China.<p>But “currency” actually is a much broader …

U.S. Considers Dropping Federal Oversight of AIG

Regulators to discuss removing ‘systemic’ tag from insurer on Friday<p>U.S. officials are considering whether to remove federal oversight of insurer American International Group Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.<p>The Financial Stability Oversight Council, a group of senior regulators, …

Economics

$2 Trillion Later, Does the Fed Even Know if Quantitative Easing Worked?

As the central bank sets out to reverse quantitative easing, there are at least three reasons not to worry too much about its impact on markets—and one good reason to be concerned<p>After spending $2 trillion on government bonds in an effort to stimulate the economy, the U.S. Federal Reserve can …

Economics

Some of the world's largest hedge funds are getting crushed

The funds are run by firms including Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund firm in the world, and Two Sigma, one of the fastest-growing firms.<p>The weak performance is especially striking, as the S&P 500 has delivered 10.4% through July. In addition, 54% of active managers outperformed their …

Markets

Hong Kong democracy activist says he was 'stapled' by Chinese agents | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A prominent member of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party said on Friday he was beaten and “stapled” by mainland agents in the Chinese-controlled city before being dumped on a beach in what activists said was the latest warning to the democracy movement.<p>Democratic Party member Howard …

Hong Kong

For Sale: 18 Homes Seeking $100 Million Or More

The supply of homes for the billionaire class is growing. For the 2017 edition of our annual list of America’s Most Expensive Homes For Sale, FORBES identified 33 properties seeking $75 million or more.<p>Of those, 18 are asking $100 million or more– up from 11 last year– featured here.<p>To compile this …

Real Estate

Chinese people have lots of faith in China, but not so much in their fellow Chinese

China, more than any other country, feels it’s heading in the right direction. That same confidence, however, doesn’t extend to other Chinese people.<p>A recent survey (pdf) released by research firm Ipsos ranks China as the country most confident about its future. When asked, “Generally speaking, …

China

People in rich countries are dying of loneliness

Sociologists have long been warning about the dangers of increased isolation thanks to aging populations, scattered families, and cultures that promote the individual over the collective. Now, new research analyzing previous studies suggests people who fall into the loneliness trap are 50% more …

Psychology

The Stock Market May Be Poised for a Replay of the 1987 Crash

As the Dow Jones Industrial Average notched its ninth straight record close on Monday, one market historian says equity markets could be headed for a …

China’s Latest Bubble Is Its Most Serious Yet

The sheer size and ever-changing nature of Beijing’s asset-management industry make it near impossible to regulate<p>Chinese regulators are targeting the latest bubble in their financial system: the domestic asset-management industry. Unfortunately, it is a moving target.<p>The gargantuan industry—a …

Stock Markets

Uber Plans to Wind Down U.S. Car-Leasing Business

Move by the ride-hailing company is due to unsustainably high losses<p>Uber TechnologiesInc. is winding down its U.S. auto-leasing business, according to people familiar with the matter, after the ride-hailing company discovered it was losing 18 times more money per vehicle than previously thought.<p>The …

Uber

The Dollar Swoon Lifting U.S. Stocks Is Poised to Continue

Bets on the greenback’s weakness is increasing—a result that would benefit commodities, emerging markets<p>A growing investor consensus that the dollar will keep weakening is rippling around the world, fueling rallies in everything from U.S. stocks to commodities.<p>The dollar has been suffering through …

Stock Markets

Here's What Happens When You Drink Red Wine Every Night

OPEC’s ‘Catch-22’: How to Unwind Its Deal to Cut Oil Output

The agreement to withhold 2% of global oil supply expires in March<p>OPEC and other big oil producers are facing a new high-wire act: how to keep the oil market calm if they decide to lift their output curbs and ramp production back up.<p>Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said last week the …

Oil

WLF: foto

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Amazon's ascent is so mind-boggling it's sparked its own 'Death by Amazon' index

Yet noteworthy as these real-world achievements are, they may understate Amazon's importance. Despite an earnings report this past week that …

Opinion: 9 books about financial markets you really should read

Earlier this week I wrote (again) about the importance of understanding financial market history. This prompted a few people to ask for some of my …

Stock Markets

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U.S., Russia Spar Over Approach to North Korea Threat

Pentagon notes advances by Pyongyang as U.S. warns regime of further isolation, military option<p>The U.S. and Russia clashed at the United Nations Security Council over how to respond to North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program, a confrontation throwing into doubt U.S. hopes for an international …

North Korea

20 Years After Handover, China Looms Ever Larger Over Hong Kong Markets

Two decades after the handover, Chinese influence over Hong Kong’s markets is far more striking than foreign investors’ clout in China<p>HONG KONG—When China regained sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997, the flourishing financial center seemed set to become a gateway for foreign investors to the …

Hong Kong

Beijing’s Tightening Embrace

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Dow Jones

Qatar Country Analysis Brief

(Tue, 20 Oct 2015) Qatar is the largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world. The country?s exports of LNG, crude oil, and petroleum …

Natural Gas

Some major attacks in Europe in recent years

LONDON (AP) — The deadly vehicle and knife attack on London Bridge and in nearby Borough Market is the latest attack in Europe in recent years. Here …

Extremism

郭文貴,逼迫中國做出讓步的流亡者

中國今年最重大的政治新聞不是發生在北京,甚至也不是發生在中國。它的中心是曼哈頓一套價值6800萬美元(約合4.7億元人民幣)的公寓,從那裡可以俯瞰中央公園(Central Park)。<p>在這裡,自我流放的億萬富翁郭文貴於過去幾個月裡向中國共產黨發起了政治攻擊,把Twitter當作擴音器,控訴中國高級領 …

新加坡取代瑞士,成為富豪們藏錢的好地方

新加坡——去年,台灣裔美國人亨利·蕭(Henry Hsiaw)被控沒有提交納稅申報表,在此案中,美國執法官員向瑞士銀行瑞銀(UBS)施加了壓力。<p>對於富人們來說,瑞士銀行曾經意味著最高級別的隱私,但如今世界已經發生了變化。瑞銀已支付了7.8億美元的罰款,並披露了數以千計由美國人持有的瑞士銀行帳戶的細節 …