Allianz Global Wealth Report: Financial assets fall for the first time since the financial crisis

Allianz Global Wealth Report: Financial assets fall for the first time since the financial crisis

For the first time since the financial crisis of 2008, global private wealth shrank last year. This was determined by the insurance group Allianz in its Global Wealth Report 2018. Accordingly, global gross financial assets decreased by 0.1 percent year-on-year...
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America’s Wealth Hinges on Its Ability to Borrow Big – or Else

America’s Wealth Hinges on Its Ability to Borrow Big – or Else

The U.S. economy is consistently ranked among the world’s strongest. But cut off its addiction to debt and exhaust its gold and currency reserves, and a very different picture would emerge. The nation’s health as measured by gross domestic product...
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This Year at Pebble Beach

This Year at Pebble Beach

More than $380 million worth of wheels are slated to hit the auction block at six auction houses at Monterey Car Week. The fortunes fueling this year’s sales are coming in large part from collectors who recently made their money selling...
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Apple Suspends Program That Records Users Having Sex And Buying Drugs

Apple Suspends Program That Records Users Having Sex And Buying Drugs

Users will soon be presented with the option to “opt in” to what looks to us like a blackmailer’s dream come true. Suspicions about personal assistants being used to inadvertently surveil their users first surfaced. Last spring, Amazon acknow...
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Humanity Needs 5 Planets Earth

Humanity Needs 5 Planets Earth

The World Is Not Enough. Earth Overshoot Day is the day which marks the time at which humanity has used up its allotment of natural planetary resources for the year, occurred in the month of July. It had occurred in August...
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Lee Iacocca, ‘father of Ford Mustang’ & savior of Chrysler, dies aged 94

Lee Iacocca, ‘father of Ford Mustang’ & savior of Chrysler, dies aged 94

Titan of the US automotive industry Lico ‘Lee’ Iacocca, who once led Ford and later Chrysler, died of natural causes Tuesday aged 94. He is survived by two daughters and eight grandchildren. Iacocca was widely credited with saving Chrysler from...
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Australia Fashion Week 2019

Australia Fashion Week 2019

Australia, a land of golden sands, high ocean waves, hot sun and vibrant beach culture, has stunned everyone with the splendid creations showing colourful and fashionable swimwear during Australia Fashion Week. Models Show Swimwear Trends  
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The 30 Billion Supplements Sector Has a Problem: Food Supplements Don’t Work

The 30 Billion Supplements Sector Has a Problem: Food Supplements Don’t Work

A 10-year observation study of over 30,000 people has found that some vitamins and minerals can help you avoid cardiovascular disease, but only if your body gets your beneficial nutrients from food, not from food supplements. The study, published this...
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Large-size panel global output to grow 12% in 2019

Large-size panel global output to grow 12% in 2019

The availability of new LCD and OLED fabs and capacity ramps at existing lines are likely to result in an annual growth about 12% in large-size panels sector in 2019, according to industry sources. A total of four fabs dedicated...
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Carneval in Rio de Janeiro: União da Ilha and Portela

Carneval in Rio de Janeiro: União da Ilha and Portela

Photos from Carneval: Grupo Especial in Rio: União da Ilha and Portela Samba school União da Ilha First flag-bearer duo at União da Ilha: Philipe Lemos and Dandara Ventapane Dandara Ventapane has been a flag-bearer at União da Ilha since 2013   &nb...
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FDA finds asbestos in make-up at Claire’s

FDA finds asbestos in make-up at Claire’s

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday warned consumers not to use particular cosmetic products sold at Claire’s retail branches after they were found to contain asbestos, a known dangerous carcinogen. Samples of Claire’s eye shadows batc...
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Carneval in Rio de Janeiro: Vila Isabel and São Clemente

Carneval in Rio de Janeiro: Vila Isabel and São Clemente

Photos from Carneval: Grupo Especial in Rio: Vila Isabel and São Clemente Samba school Vila Isabel Flag-bearers of the Vila Isabel Denadir Garcia – flag-bearer of the Vila Isabel             Dandara Oliveira – muse o...
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Carneval in Rio de Janeiro: Imperatriz Leopoldinense and Unidos da Tijuca

Carneval in Rio de Janeiro: Imperatriz Leopoldinense and Unidos da Tijuca

Photos from Carneval: Grupo Especial in Rio: Imperatriz Leopoldinense and Unidos da Tijuca Natalia Reis, of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense, uses luminous fantasy                   Elaine Trevenzoli is featured in Imp...
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Carneval in Rio de Janeiro: Beija-Flor de Nilópolis

Carneval in Rio de Janeiro: Beija-Flor de Nilópolis

Beija-Flor parades ‘worth seeing again’ reminding her 70 years of carnival   Selminha Sorriso – Beija-Flor’s flag-bearer President of Beija-Flor, Anísio kisses the hand of  Selminha Sorriso         Raíssa Ol...
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Carneval in Rio de Janeiro: Academicos do Grande Rio and Academicos do Salgueiro

Carneval in Rio de Janeiro: Academicos do Grande Rio and Academicos do Salgueiro

Photos of the first day of the carneval. Special group: Academicos do Grande Rio and Academicos do Salgueiro Carla Diaz parades with the Great River 18 years ago Great Rio depicts butterflies on one of its wings Renata Kuerten paraded with...
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