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Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos (full film)
An inside look at how Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos built one of the largest and most influential economic forces in the world - and the cost of Amazon’s convenience.
Top 10 Chinese businesswomen in 2020
Dong Mingzhu, chairwoman of China's largest air conditioner maker Gree Electric Appliances Inc, ranked first in the country's top 100 businesswomen list released by Forbes China.
Coronavirus compounds the hurdles and uncertainties for global companies doing business in China, as Apple loses US$43 billion in market value
Apple warns that the outbreak will affect its first-quarter revenue as other companies with wide exposure to the Chinese market weigh the potential impact. ‘We expect an avalanche of companies to follow suit’ with a warning on earnings, ...
Indonesian minister found the solution for poverty! calls on the rich to marry the poor as a way to cut country's poverty rate
An Indonesian minister on Wednesday proposed for the rich to marry the poor as a means to reduce the country’s poverty rate. So, instead of 1% rich Indonesia will have 2% rich and only 98% will remain poor...
What are the rules on workplace surveillance?
Barclays has faced a backlash after it piloted a system that tracked the time employees spent at their desks. The company has since scrapped the system - but how common is workplace surveillance and what lengths are employers allowed to ...
Barclays scraps 'Big Brother' staff tracking system
Barclays says it has scrapped a system that tracked the time employees spent at their desks and sent warnings to those spending too long on breaks.
Uncovered: CIA Secretly Owned Crypto, the Swiss Company That Ruled Global Spy Comms for Decades, Says Report
For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret, while for decades, the CIA read the encrypted communications of allies and ad...
Fair Taxation (from the takers point of view): EU updates list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions
The Council completely delisted Armenia, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bermuda, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cabo Verde, Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Montenegro, St Kitts and Nevis, Vietnam. Cayman Islands, Palau and Seychelles wer...
Cayman ranks #1 worst offender on 2020 Financial Secrecy Index
The Tax Justice Network’s Financial Secrecy Index 2020 has found that Cayman is the top enabler of financial secrecy in the world. This is the first time that Cayman has topped the ranking.
US tax authorities have eye on crypto investors
Failure to report transactions could lead to an audit, fines or even jail time
US Attorney General William Barr mulls making Facebook and Google liable for user’s posts
Social media companies in the US are, at present, mostly exempt from liability involving content posted by their customers. Lawmakers from both major political parties have called for Congress to change the rules in ways that could expos...
China takes new steps to help revive coronavirus-hit economy
Authorities say assistance will be targeted at smaller businesses in the outbreak’s epicentreใ Medical priority is to separate Covid-19 patients from those with seasonal flu, top infectious disease expert says
Why doesn’t Jeff Bezos pay more tax instead of launching a $10bn green fund?
If the Amazon owner wants to give something back, he could look at staff welfare – and paying dues where he makes money (Editor comment: bullshit. If he pay taxes that money will go to finance politicians, bureaucrats and bribe. How much...
Leavism: the troubling truth behind the trend to keep working while on holiday
Overworked employees are using their annual leave to catch up on tasks they should have left behind at the office. And it isn’t just precarity and smartphones to blame
Global Tax Rewrite Estimated to Raise $100 Billion Heads to G-20
The OECD is preparing to ask the Group of 20 finance ministers for an endorsement of its plans for a global tax overhaul estimated to bring in roughly $100 billion annually.
HSBC to cut costs by US$4.5 billion, slash 35,000 jobs in third overhaul in a decade as bank’s 2019 earnings miss target
Axe to fall on European cash equities, US retail branches and US fixed income HSBC to accelerate investment in Asia
HSBC to cut 35,000 jobs worldwide as profits plunge
HSBC has said it will slash 35,000 jobs over three years as part of a major shake-up as it issued a warning over the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in Asia.
Jeff Bezos, The World’s Richest Man, Pledges $10 Billion To Fight Climate Change
“I’m committing $10 billion to start and will begin issuing grants this summer. Earth is the one thing we all have in common - let’s protect it, together.”
How to make money on YouTube: find a niche, interact with your audience, collaborate with others and more tips
You might not make US$26 million like eight-year-old Ryan Kaji did last year, but you could pull in extra income with a successful YouTube channel. Barbara MacDonald, a product manager at YouTube, helps new and existing video makers grow...
Will the coronavirus take a bite out of Apple’s suppliers in China? Traders remain upbeat
Virus hit during typically lower production first quarter, meaning Apple-linked companies have time to catch up. Analysts still bullish on hot Apple suppliers like Luxshare Precision, GoerTek
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