Since 2009, at the bottom of the Great Recession, the global wristwatch industry has managed to cross the $7 billion sales mark driven largely by luxury watchmakers. Read More >
Alternative finance is a bit like putting 21st century lipstick on a very very old pig; crowdfunding (like mass donations to charity) and peer-to-peer lending (borrowing friends, acquaintances and the slightly wealthier guy down the street) isn’t new, it’s just been renamed, revitalised and repackaged, and its technological ride ubiquitously pimped out with global reach and instant access.
Just to be clear from the outset, this is not a debate about anthropogenic (humans causing global warming) responsibility. And it’s not about the value of curbing pollution and pollutants, hockey sticks, Al Gore or ice flows. This is about heat. Pure and simple. So, why should you care?
It looks like literally thousands of individual Chinese investors, alongside several banks and metals companies, have lost £billions on the world’s largest rare metals platform, the Fanya Metals Exchange, after the company froze access to its funds in April. And the community is up in arms. Read More >