Vinay Dixit

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This Week in Bitcoin: Digital Money Makes the World Go Round

<b>This week we saw that despite some countries being less open to cryptocurrency than we would have wanted to, this amazing innovation continues to</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Automation Will Make Lifelong Learning a Necessary Part of Work

President Emmanuel Macron together with many Silicon Valley CEOs will kick off the VivaTech conference in Paris this week with the aim of showcasing the “good” side of technology. Our research highlights some of those benefits, especially the productivity growth and performance gains that …

Emmanuel Macron

With ports, ships and promises, India asserts role in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Almost lost in the din of the upcoming U.S-North Korea summit and fresh tension between Washington and Beijing last week, India cemented its diplomatic and security ties across Southeast Asia in a clear challenge to China.<p>It's not clear just how far New Delhi will take these …

India

All white kitchen design - Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

20 Awesome Color Schemes for a Modern Kitchen ← Back to article<p>20 Awesome Color Schemes for a Modern Kitchen<p>All white kitchen designNext<p>BACK TO …

Interior Design

China may scrap limits on family size by end of year

China is considering a plan to scrap all limits on the number of children a family can have, according to people familiar with the matter, in what …

China's Didi apologizes after killing of passenger sparks safety fears

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's biggest ride-sharing company apologized on Thursday over the killing of a passenger, apparently by her driver, and said it had to win back the trust of users after a "tragedy" that has sparked a widespread debate on Chinese social media.<p>The young woman passenger …

China

Malaysia’s New 92-Year-Old Prime Minister Is A Proud Anti-Semite

(JTA) — Mahathir Mohamad, an avowed anti-Semite, was sworn in as Malaysia’s prime minister, nearly two decades after he last held office.<p>Mohamad led …

China flies fighters and bombers around Taiwan in another threatening display

BEIJING (Reuters) - Bombers and fighter jets from China's air force conducted encirclement drills around Taiwan on Friday, the latest round of increasingly frequent military maneuvers near the self-ruled island that Taipei has denounced as intimidation.<p>China claims Taiwan as its sacred territory, …

Trump's trade fight with China just claimed its first big victim

President Donald Trump's crackdown on trade claimed a massive victim this week, as the Chinese tech giant ZTE shut down most of its operations.<p>The Commerce Department recently banned the sale of US-made parts to ZTE, crippling its operations and leading to a shutdown of its factories. In a …

South Korea faces dilemma over anti-North leaflets as ties thaw

SEOUL/PAJU, South Korea (Reuters) - Days after a historic inter-Korean summit Lee Min-bok, a defector who has been flying anti-Pyongyang leaflets into the North for 15 years, received a call from an official at Seoul's Unification Ministry urging him to halt his balloon campaign.<p>It was a plea by …

In remote China, a high-tech auto plant flags global challenge

(Corrects April 27 story in paragraph 10 to say production at a plant in Belgium is planned to start in 2019, and sales are planned to begin in 2020.)<p>ZHANGJIAKOU, China (Reuters) - While auto workers in Germany and South Korea fight to save their jobs, one of China's youngest auto brands is gearing …

General Motors

Where Bollywood celebrities are vacationing over the long weekend

Where Bollywood celebrities are vacationing over the long weekend<p>Bollywood celebrities are a lot like you. But they’re just, you know, better. So …

The brutal final months of Aditya Ghosh’s tenure at IndiGo

Last week, Aditya Ghosh decided to quit Indigo, India’s largest airline, after heading it for a decade.<p>InterGlobe Aviation, which owns and operates IndiGo Airlines, informed the stock exchanges on April 27 that Ghosh, the company’s president and whole-time director, was stepping down. Rahul Bhatia, …

India

Here's How to Make Your Roasted Veggies Mind-Blowing

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to cook vegetables. I love how you just toss everything on a baking sheet, walk away, and come back to …

Chinese farmer unleashes swarm of hungry cockroaches to chew through mountain of food scraps

A former pharmaceutical company employee in central China has abandoned the corporate world to farm millions of cockroaches to process food waste, …

China did the calculations before backing off from urging India to join Belt and Road Initiative

China’s decision to temporarily back off from convincing India to join the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) during the Wuhan summit between Prime …

South Korean leader says Trump 'can take the Nobel'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has shaken off a suggestion that he receive the Nobel Peace Prize, saying that U.S. …

China is building a vast civilian surveillance network — here are 10 ways it could be feeding its creepy 'social credit system'

China is setting up a vast surveillance system that tracks every single one of its 1.4 billion citizens — from using facial recognition to name and shame jaywalkers, to forcing people to download apps that can access all the photos on their smartphones.<p>The growth of China's surveillance technology …

The Philippines Is Permanently Banning Its Workers From Going to Kuwait

(MANILA, Philippines) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday that a ban on Filipino workers from heading to Kuwait that’s been in effect …

Why Can’t China Make Semiconductors?

After decades of failure, it may now be on the right track.<p>Jack Ma says he's ready for China to make semiconductors at home. It's a longstanding goal for the Chinese government. And thanks to a recent crackdown on certain technology exports by the U.S., it's now a critical one. The question is …

Amazon to double down on groceries; foray deeper into fresh produce in India

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc expects groceries and household products to account for over half of its business in India in the next five years, as it moves to broaden offerings in the segment and foray into areas such as fresh produce.<p>Amit Agarwal, the India head of Amazon, said in an …

In Japan, new rules may leave home-sharing industry out in the cold

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's new home-sharing law was meant to ease a shortage of hotel rooms, bring order to an unregulated market and offer more lodging options for foreign visitors ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.<p>Instead, the law is likely to stifle Airbnb Inc and …

Japan

China’s Car Revolution Is Going Global

On a bright spring day in Amsterdam, car buffs stepped inside a blacked-out warehouse to nibble on lamb skewers and sip rhubarb cocktails courtesy of …

An Australian defense official reportedly confirmed China's desire for increased military presence in the South Pacific

Senior levels of Australia's defense force are said to believe China wants to increase its military presence in the South Pacific via the island nation of Vanuatu.<p>China "has certainly expressed its interest" in upping its military presence on Vanuatu, an 80-island archipelago 1,750 kilometers …

Here’s yet another good reason to never use Internet Explorer

If you or any of your loved ones are still using Internet Explorer — and yes, I do mean true IE, not Microsoft Edge — then you probably already …

GM avoids bankruptcy for South Korean unit with union deal

General Motors has reached an 11th hour deal with its South Korean union to stop it from filing for bankruptcy for GM Korea.<p>GM Korea, which includes four auto assembly plants and four engine plants, has been losing money for years. The unit lost 148 billion South Korean won last year, or about $139 …

Even the World Bank is surprised by how much money Indians abroad send home

India’s overseas population is back to sending home huge sums of money—even more than what the World Bank expected.<p>In 2017, India received $69 billion in remittances, higher than any other country. This is also higher than the earlier World Bank estimate of $65 billion and marks a nearly 10% rise …

World Bank

China fails to get Indian support for Belt and Road ahead of summit

BEIJING (Reuters) - China failed to get India's support for its ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project at the end of a foreign ministers' meeting of a major security bloc on Tuesday, ahead of an ice-breaking trip to China this week by India's prime minister.<p>The Belt and Road is Chinese …

In South Asia, Chinese infrastructure brings debt and antagonism

AT THE southern end of Laamu atoll in the Maldives, the palm-covered island of Gaadhoo guards the One and a Half Degree Channel, the passage for a …

China

India's "mega-handshake" with Saudi Aramco

US$44bn refinery-petrochemical complex<p><i>Nasser signing the MoU.</i><p>India’s “mega-handshake” with Saudi Aramco for mega-refinery and petrochemical complex …