admin April 17, 2018

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak deleted his Facebook account, and Apple’s CEO Tim Cook sniffed disapprovingly about Facebook’s data-driven advertising business. Even uber-hip Elon Musk joined #deletefacebook by cancelling Tesla’s Facebook page. But Facebook’s FB, +0.19% […]

admin April 16, 2018

SOUP kitchens serve the needy for free; restaurants serve the hungry for money. In parts of South Asia, eateries near mosques sometimes fall into a third category. They feed the poor sitting patiently outside, whenever a pious or charitable passer-by pays them to do so. Alms-giving of this kind provides one traditional safety net for […]

admin April 16, 2018

TALK of tariffs is in danger of developing into cries of trade war. On April 3rd America published a list of some 1,300 Chinese products it proposes to hit with tariffs of 25%. Just a day later China produced its own list, covering 106 categories. “As the Chinese saying goes, it is only polite to […]

admin April 16, 2018

SINCE the heady days of late 2017 and January of this year, crypto-currencies have gone into retreat. Bitcoin, the best-known example, is now worth just a third of its value at its peak (see chart). But there remain plenty of true believers in digital currencies. They point out that prices are still well above where […]

admin April 16, 2018

TWENTY years ago Thailand was the most torrid of emerging markets. After a spell of overheated growth and wide current-account deficits, it had exhausted its foreign-exchange reserves and lost its currency’s peg to the dollar. In the aftermath, inflation approached 10% and the Bank of Thailand (BoT) struggled to restore confidence in the baht. In […]

admin April 16, 2018

GETTY FRESH: Give your home a new lease of life Britons love DIY, spending more than £40 billion on home improvements over the last five years, at an average cost of £1,875 per household. Redecorating, garden landscaping, new flooring and upgrading the bathroom are among the favourite jobs, but which adds the most value to […]

admin April 16, 2018

JOHN CRYAN has spent almost three years on the thankless task of revitalising Germany’s biggest bank. Deutsche Bank’s shares fetch around €11 ($13.50) each. That is less than half their price when he became joint chief executive in July 2015 (he became sole boss 11 months later) and an eighth of the peak in Deutsche’s […]