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15.01.2018

What history can tell us about the actual S&P 500 behaviour?

Looking to the financial markets it is always a human game. Fear and greed are always present. In these last periods we can note two human sentiments facing each other: on the one hand, increasing optimism, which is an anticipation of future greed: stock markets continue to rise steadily with such low volatility that the market’s fractality has been temporarily replaced by an incredible linearity.

 
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12.01.2018

Walmart raises minimum US wage to $11

Walmart, the world’s largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, handing out one-time cash bonuses to those who don’t benefit from the pay hike and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday that changes to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million hourly workers in the U.S. The company employs 1.5 million people in the U.S.

 
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12.01.2018

Ripple teams up with MoneyGram for faster payments

Ripple, a blockchain company and rival to bitcoin, on Thursday announced a tie-up with Dallas-based money transfer giant MoneyGram. The move is significant because the arrangement involves the use of XRP, Ripple’s digital currency, which has recently soared in value but also faced questions about its practical uses.

 
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12.01.2018

Blockchain is the New Black, and Brands rebrand themselves

 
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12.01.2018

The New Frontiers of Facebook Marketing after Zuckerberg's announcement

 
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12.01.2018

China's bitcoin mining giant chooses Switzerland to set up hub

Chinese bitcoin mining giant Bitmain Technologies is expanding to Switzerland in a move that will be key to widening its reach, the group told a Swiss newspaper.  Local Swiss publication Handelszeitung reported that the subsidiary, Bitmain Switzerland, was registered in Zug last month, to Bitmain co-founder Jihan Wu, Ti Liu (a Chinese national residing in Birrwil), and Christian Johannes Meisser (a Swiss national residing in Klosters-Serneus), according to commercial registry filings.

 
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12.01.2018

UK: benefits of international students add £20 bn to economy

International students are worth about 10 times more to the UK economy than they cost the taxpayer, according to a new report that will add to pressure currently mounting on the country’s government for a shift in policy on the issue. The analysis, which, unlike most similar studies in the past, looks at the cost of hosting overseas students as well as the benefits, calculates the bill at £2.3 billion, including use of the NHS and other public services.

 
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12.01.2018

Russian businessmen choose to buy Malta's passport

Last week the government published the full list of people who were granted Maltese citizenship during 2016, including those who had purchased their citizenship through the Individual Investor Programme (IIP). Under the IIP, high-net worth individuals can obtain Maltese, and therefore EU citizenship, against a fee of €650,000, as well as €150,000 in government bonds and a €350,000 investment in property. A physical presence is not required for applicants to prove residency.

 
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11.01.2018

Turn on, tune in, drop out

There has been much debate over the potentially negative impact of information overload on productivity, as opposed to the positive benefits from lower search costs.

 
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11.01.2018

Tell-Tell Forex and Debt

When the Fed raises interest rates, a recession usually follows, and this would mean the calculations of the budget office would be very far off the mark as tax income would markedly decrease.

 
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