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by / on January 2, 2016 at 4:50 pm / in Technology

What’s next for technology in 2016?

With a new year and a major technology conference on the immediate horizon, what new tech trends can consumer expect? Next week, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the annual tech convention, will kick off. Thousands of companies, from gamers to automakers and everything else in between, will be showing off their latest technologies. Yet which of those have the inside […]

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by / on January 2, 2016 at 4:48 pm / in News

China factory activity shrinks in soggy start to 2016

China looked set for a soggy start to 2016 after activity in the manufacturing sector contracted for a fifth straight month in December, suggesting the government may have to step up policy support to avert a sharper slowdown. While China’s services sector ended 2015 on a strong note, the economy still looked set to grow at its slowest pace in […]

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by / on January 2, 2016 at 4:46 pm / in Finance, News

How the super-rich plan to invest in 2016

Many investors will remember 2015 for its volatility, with nerves frazzled by the lengthy build-up to this month’s Federal Reserve interest rate rise, crashing commodity prices, China slowdown fears and the Greek crisis over the summer. Advisers and chief investment officers working for the world’s wealthiest investors forecast that volatility will remain a key theme in 2016. Here is a […]

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by / on January 2, 2016 at 4:44 pm / in News

Edward Hugh, 67, Dies; foresaw euro debt crisis

Edward Hugh, a freethinking and wide-ranging British economist who gave early warnings about the European debt crisis from his adopted home in Barcelona, died on Tuesday, his birthday, in Girona, Spain. He was 67. The cause was cancer of the gallbladder and liver, his son, Morgan Jones, said. Mr. Hugh drew attention in 2009 and 2010 for his blog posts […]

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by / on January 2, 2016 at 4:43 pm / in News

Christmas ads: Did they win over shoppers?

Retailers in the U.K. have spent millions on advertisements during the holiday period to attract custom, but evidence suggests those costs areunlikely to change consumer behaviour. According to forecasts by media agency ZenithOptimedia, 7.9 percent of total U.K. ad spend will take place in the month of December and will total a record £310 million ($461 million) this year, up […]

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by / on January 2, 2016 at 4:41 pm / in News

Gunmen attack Indian air base near Pakistan border, 6 dead

Four gunmen and two guards were killed when unidentified militants attacked an Indian Air Force base near the Pakistan border on Saturday in an apparent challenge to attempts to revive a dialog between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Officials said the gunmen, wearing army fatigues, managed to enter the Pathankot air base in India’s northwestern state of Punjab before dawn on Saturday. […]

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by / on January 2, 2016 at 4:40 pm / in News

Say hello to the new world leaders

Canada: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Canada saw a surprising political turnover in October when the third-place Liberals celebrated a sweeping win with a new, young leader at its helm. It marked a backlash against Conservative leader Stephen Harper who oversaw a near-decade of pro-austerity measures, tax cuts and unyielding support for Canada’s energy sector. Justin Trudeau’s win marked the first […]

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by / on January 2, 2016 at 1:44 pm / in News

Crude oil recovery next year will boost the Canadian dollar.

The weak oil market is poised for some recovery in 2016, offeringpotential upside to the currencies of oil-producing countries, an analyst said Monday. “The oil market is over supplied, doesn’t look great in the short run, but there is still a recovery story for the second half,” said Dominic Schnider, UBS Wealth Management’s head of commodity and Asia-Pacific forex. An […]

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by / on January 2, 2016 at 1:42 pm / in Curiosity

Cow dung patties selling like hot cakes online in India

With the holiday season in full swing, Indians are flocking to the online marketplace in droves. But there’s one unusual item flying off the virtual shelves: Online retailers say cow dung patties are selling like hot cakes. The patties — cow poop mixed with hay and dried in the sun, made mainly by women in rural areas and used to […]

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by / on January 2, 2016 at 1:40 pm / in Curiosity

Rare giant squid spotted in Japanese harbor

A rare sighting of a giant squid — also known as an Architeuthis squid — was caught on camera in Toyama Bay, Japan, on Christmas Eve. This video was uploaded to YouTube by the Daily Mail. This is only the third giant squid to be caught on video (the first was filmed in 2012). The squid was estimated to be […]

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