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Will blockchain technology disrupt this $7 trillion industry?

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Recently, I wrote about a small $100,000 trade of cheese and butter. Why? This one trade changed 400 years of history in just four hours. How so? Normally, it would take 10 days to handle the paperwork. But this trade concluded in less than four hours. The solution: a blockchain platform that …

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How has Brexit impacted on the automotive industry?

While the UK and the EU have finally agreed on a so-called divorce bill that could yet reach £57 billion, there remains a huge amount of uncertainty concerning the exact outcome of the Brexit process. This is having a detrimental effect on numerous industries, with the automotive sector offering a …

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IMF set to add Chinese yuan to SDR currency basket

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China’s currency, the yuan seems to be on track to be included in the International Monetary Fund‘s benchmark currency basket, putting it on par with the dollar, euro and pound sterling. A draft report by IMF staff who have been assessing the yuan’s technical criteria seems to be favourable. Three …

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EU Launches Antitrust Investigations of Top Ecommerce Companies

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Ecommerce is rapidly overtaking traditional stores as the platform of choice for our everyday transactions. Yet as ecommerce becomes bigger business year on year, the potential for major players to sail close to the wind when it comes to protecting their slice of the pie rises with it. The growth …

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US politics hits new low: Twitter war between Hillary and Trump

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Editor’s note: could you imagine Russian President Vladimir Putin or Chinese President Xi Ping getting caught up in a tweet out with their rivals?  The United States is officially the laughing stock of the world. Shortly after Obama’s endorsement, Donald Trump took to Twitter: Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants …

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Jim Rogers issues a warning to all investors

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Legendary investor Jim Rogers has issued a stern warning to people around the world that the central banks have no idea what they are doing. This week on CNNMoney, Rogers claimed, “We’re all going to pay a horrible price for the incompetence of these central bankers… we’ve …

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The FDA doesn’t even test the safety of genetically engineered foods

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GMO food producers “Voluntarily Consult”, but there is NO real safety testing. Many people assume that the Food and Drug Administration tests genetically engineered foods for safety. But as USA Today reports: Q: Does the FDA test these foods before they’re allowed on the market? A: No. Instead there is a voluntary …

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The Italian jobs? Unemployed youth clash with police in Italy

About 3,000 unemployed demonstrators have clashed with riot police in Naples during a protest against rocketing youth unemployment. The violence erupted in the city after a visit by Labor Minister Elsa Fornero and left 23 people injured. Protesters donned masks of the unpopular Fornero and waved banners calling for Prime …

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Currency war against Iran: Rial drops 20% in one day

The economic war waged against the people of Iran by the United States and the European Union is beginning to show results. “Iran’s rial plunged against the U.S. dollar in open-market trade on Monday, taking its loss in value over the past week to more than a quarter in further …

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Italian banks are on the brink of collapse

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There’s an old saying: “What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.” The meaning is obvious — if you insist on something for others, you have to be prepared to hold yourself to the same standard. A version of that is playing out in Europe today. And right …

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China’s central bank to inject $81b stimulus into top 5 banks

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China‘s central bank is injecting 500 billion yuan ($81 billion) into the country’s five major state-owned banks as it moves to counter slower-than-expected growth in the world’s No. 2 economy, according to a senior Chinese banking executive. The move contributed to a rise in Asian markets early Wednesday, but falls …

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Marketing Your Website Prior to Black Friday

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Black Friday is a huge shopping day that every e-commerce store owner should take advantage of. But rather than expecting customers to simply come to you, you need to properly market your site in order to generate the highest amount of interest and the highest amount of traffic possible. So …

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Could gold be the next Libor scandal?

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US regulator considering an inquiry into London’s gold and silver markets to check if prices are open to manipulation. London’s financial sector was last night bracing itself for another official investigation into alleged price-fixing following reports that a US regulator is considering launching an inquiry into the City’s gold and silver markets. The Commodity …

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Russia to start pricing oil in their own currency

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It appears Russia is close to taking the next big step towards de-dollarization and killing the petro-dollar as Vladimir Putin‘s “dream” of ruble-based pricing of its domestically-produced oil is on the verge of realization. SPIMEX (The St. Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange) is actively courting international oil traders to join its emerging …

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Simple Ways to Boost Your Career in Engineering

Take a look at our careers section and you’ll quickly notice how there are more companies looking for skilled, qualified engineers to fill key positions. Engineers are in high demand these days, especially with the market growing at its present rate and companies trying to keep up with the growth. …

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Top 5 affordable grooming tools

Grooming

The whole concept of grooming has undergone a drastic makeover for the contemporary men. It is limited not just with the shaving of the facial hair, but much more. If you look into the market, you will find that there is an overflowing of different varieties of men grooming products. …

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