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Global Banks Hike Up Interest Rates

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On Wednesday the United States Federal Reserve continued their incremental increase of the interest rate by a quarter of a percent, bumping the rate up to 2.25 percent. While not featured on the below chart, Indonesia hiked their interest rate by a quarter of a percent …

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Where Toyota is the most popular car brand

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Toyota is the world’s sixth-largest company by revenue and it employs more than 360,000 people. It was founded all the way back in 1937 and in the years since, Toyota has become a massive multinational corporation, displacing General Motors as the world’s …

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Dubai Is The World’s Top City For Visitor Spending

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According to the annual Mastercard Destination Cities Index, Bangkok was the world’s most visited tourist destination once again in 2017. The Thai capital attracted 20.05 million visitors last year, more than both London (19.83 million) and Paris (17.44 million). Despite coming fourth for …

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Less Talk, More Texting

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“Kids these days! It feels like they don’t even talk anymore. All they do is text!” While this is not an actual quote, I’m sure it’s a statement that countless parents would agree with, amazed by their children’s ability to …

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Pricing & Privacy – Concerns About Smart Appliances

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Despite the fact that several manufacturers have released smart fridges, washing machines and other connected household appliances in recent years, smart technology hasn’t really taken off in the appliances segment so far. According to a recent YouGov survey, U.S. consumers have several concerns …

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The Biggest Crypto Heists

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The Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has announced the theft of an estimated $60 million worth of digital currencies, highlighting once again the frailties that still loom over the industry. As our chart shows, this wasn’t the first such ‘heist’ and it certainly …

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Japanese consumers root for green vehicle technologies

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When it comes to environmental awareness, it seems the Japanese consumer is far ahead of Japan’s domestic industry. While the country’s automakers just started to jump on the battery-powered electric vehicle bandwagon, eco-friendliness and low mileage are already the most requested car …

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