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Worries over emerging markets deepening: BIS | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Concerns over the world’s major emerging economies, and in particular China, are growing as financial investors reassess the outlook for global growth, the Bank of International Settlements said on Sunday.<p>Investors look at computer screens in front of an electronic board showing …

Stock Markets

How Millionaires Relax and Max Their Vacation Time

We work so hard and have a desire to play just as hard. But when we finally commit to taking time off, we are flooded with the guilt of all the things we could be doing. It’s in your nature to be massively productive with your time, but if you don’t find a way to relax during your downtime — …

Work-life Balance

Missing The Point -- Austerity Was Not The Biggest Mistake In Greece

As Greece teeters on the brink once again the back and forth between the two sides has become increasingly hostile, as has some of the commentary around the negotiations. Much of this has focused on ‘austerity’, which has now become a four letter word. But I believe that many people are missing the …

Europe

Punishing banks will not make bankers behave better

The financial services sector is vital to the British economy. It can no longer afford to be the whipping boy of international regulators<p>Exactly a year and a day ago, George Osborne stood up, looking confident in black tie, and addressed the great and the good of the City of London on one of the …

Britain faces fiscal crunch from demographic timebomb

Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) casts doubt over George Osborne's plans to run a budget surplus in times of economic growth<p>Britain's fiscal watchdog has cast doubt over the Government's pledge to spend less than it receives in revenues in times of growth, as an ageing population puts …

Forex market: 6 factors that influence exchange rates

Foreign exchange rates are constantly changing, and this change in currency value primarily depends on demand and supply as in the case of anything …

Top 6 walks around Cappadocia

On assignment with Wanderlust Journeys, Kav Dadfar tracks down the best trails surrounding Cappadocia<p>1. Güllüdere (Rose) Valley<p>Head out in the …

7 of the best family trips to take with kids aged 2 to 7

Want to give your little ones their first big travel adventure? These great trips are perfect for young families<p>1. Mayan marvels in Guatemala & Belize<p>…

Top 5 unmissable journeys by rail

There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. Here are <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine’s top five ways to get on board.<p>1. The Ghan, Australia: the luxury rail ride<p>The Australian outback is a place that’s hard to grasp: a vast, ill-defined area mapped by Aboriginal people not on paper …

Souvenirs from Paris: the best gifts to take home

In a city synonymous with iconic sights and world-class shopping, naturally souvenirs abound. You'll find plenty of budget-friendly Eiffel Tower key rings and <i>Paris</i> <i>, je t’aime!</i> t-shirts but thanks to the city’s artistic flair and craftsmanship heritage, you can also find richer pickings on …

Transform Your Walls With 22 BIG Wall Art DIYs

Gallery walls are amazing but *kinda* time consuming. If you want to make some serious impact with color and design, then maybe it’s time to steer away from that gallery wall template and opt for one giant piece of art. Big wall art can make a small space seem grander and help your large space feel …

28 DIYs You Need for Your First Apartment

May is here and that means it’s time for graduation, moving on and possibly moving into your first apartment. As a recent grad (congrats, Huskies 2015!), I picked up my stuff, moved across the country and started a job at Brit + Co (ahem, we are hiring!). It was a bit intimidating but also …

Is the UK in deflation or negative inflation? Q&A

Inflation in Britain has turned negative for the first time in more than half a century, giving a boost to household finances and bolstering expectations that interest rates will remain at a record low this year. What does it mean for your finances? And what is negative inflation, anyway?<p>What has …

Economics

Bath – through the eyes of Jane Austen

Jane Austen lived in Bath, UK, from 1801-1806 – here's where to connect with the famous author (and her novels) around this beautiful spa city<p>1. …

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Has the Bank of England taken savers for granted?

Quantitative easing may have rescued the UK economy, but critics of continued loose monetary policy say that older generations are losing out as a result<p>After a full parliament of near zero interest rates and quantitative easing, some are beginning to wonder whether the nation’s savers have been …

Negative interest rates put world on course for biggest mass default in history

More than €2 trillion-worth of eurozone government bonds trade on a negative interest rate. It's a bubble that is bound to end badly<p>Here’s an astonishing statistic; more than 30pc of all government debt in the eurozone – around €2 trillion of securities in total – is trading on a negative interest …

'Grexit' would serve nobody's interests

Greece is struggling to raise money by raiding local municipalities' and pension funds' reserves to meet the due payments to the IMF and the ECB. …

Defaults are the best medicine for China

For a long time, there were no defaults in China.<p>When struggling companies could no longer pay the bills, a white knight of one variety or another would always appear. Typically it was the local government, riding in to offer last-minute loans that would keep moribund businesses going.<p>But those …

Economy

Fossil fuel campaigners play charades

Like previous student-led boycotts of tobacco companies and banks with operations in South Africa, the global fossil fuel divestment campaign is …

One man’s quest to meld Adam Smith and Marx – by creating an Uber for jobs

Wingham Rowan wants to harness technology to make zero-hours culture less exploitative. Will his project improve our lives – or is it part of the problem?<p>Not far from the Ritz hotel, beyond the cigar stores and shooting shops of Piccadilly, lies the secluded splendour of Lancaster House. A …

Civil Service

German government bonds are about to go negative

Germany's benchmark for how much it costs the government to borrow money is plunging lower and lower — and on this trend, it's just a matter of time before investors are actually paying to hold the government's debt.<p>The 10 year bund yield, which is the most commonly used indicator of how much or …

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.<p>Margaret Mead extolled the value of “spiritual and mental ancestors” in how we form our identity — those people to whom we aren’t related but whose …

Literature

Gatwick oil: 'World class resource' potential after drilling discovery near airport

There could be up to 100 billion barrels of oil in the South of England, according to exploration firm UK Oil and Gas Investments (UKOG).<p>The company …

Britain's 50 greatest days out (perfect for half term)

The Midlands<p><b>1. Alton Towers, Staffordshire</b><p>Among the stomach-churning highlights are Nemesis, Air and Oblivion (a vertical drop of more than 180ft). This year saw the launch of the first “virtual reality” rollercoaster, “Galactica”, where riders use headsets to experience a space adventure.<p><b>Price:</b> on …

Ben Bernanke's Insightful New Blog On Macroeconomics And The Fed

For the first time in history, a former Chair of the Federal Reserve is blogging. According to Ben Bernanke, his new Brookings Institute blog will be about “economics, finance, and sometimes baseball”. Apart from occasional speaking engagements, the public has not heard much from Bernanke since he …

Economics

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Books

22 Places All Book Lovers Must Go

Travel by the book.

Literature

UK exports orders hit by sterling strength and eurozone crisis

Order books for UK factories have stagnated as the strong pound and the protracted weakness of the eurozone affect demand for British goods overseas.<p>The CBI said in its monthly health check of industry that export order books stood at their lowest in more than two years following a sharp fall in …

Economics