Experts said the new chip-enabled or EMV credit and debit cards can help reducing fraud. However, incomplete adoption of chip cards and readers will make consumers and merchants vulnerable.
Facebook’s WhatsApp announced that they will stop supporting older mobile platforms, including BlackBerry, Nokia, as well as older Android and Windows operating systems. The decision would allow the app to further improve its features beyond older smartphones’ capabilities.
The Japan Finance Ministry is organizing a seminar for women covering the topics on the country’s fiscal policy. Women’s fashion magazine editor-in-chief Hiromi Sogo will serve as one of the six female speakers encouraging women to take a more active role in the country’s economy.
British property website Zoopla has set a new record in attracting more number of visitors to its webpage. About 58 million visits to Zoopla website and app by homebuyers was recorded in January 2016. Zoopla has announced better than forecast results for 2015.
UberMOTO is now made available in Bangkok competing GrabTaxi's GrabBike. Due to the staggering loss it incurred in China, Uber finds Bangkok as a fit location to pilot its motorcycle service program that will give two free rides to first-time riders until March 15 as its celebratory offer.
McDonald's partners with Chobani, a Greek yoghurt-maker company and tests how the yoghurt will come along being incorporated to some of its menu. The fast food chain is adapting to the change to make itself a 'modern and progressive company' as it adapts to the changing tastes of its customers.
An arrest of Paul Aker, a Houston man with more than $1,500 student loan granted almost 30 years ago, received a lot of attention from the U.S citizens and media. Typically, someone can’t get arrested simply for failing to pay the student loan, but an arrest of someone with a student debt could happen under one condition when the person failed to obey a court order to show up regarding the matter.
Puma is making a huge come back as sales grew more than anticipated. Rihanna's line of premium designed shoes along with the Fenty collection is drawing more customers boosting the company's once meager sales.
Apple is sponsoring one of fashion’s biggest and most prestigious event, the Met Gala. This year’s exhibition will feature works that highlight the dynamics of human craftsmanship and technology in creating high-end fashion. Apple will also be involved in the exhibition’s music department using its Apple Music.
The London property market is witnessing soaring buying activity for rental apartments ahead of new tax on home coming into effect from April 2016. The latest rush for buying is also pushing prices up.
As Credit Suisse booked its first full-year loss since 2008 on Thursday, CEO Tidjane Thiam asked his bonus to be reduced. The financial group reported a worse than expected net loss in 2015.
HMRC has been conducting multiyear investigation to unearth Google’s tax dodging events. Though denied earlier, a Google spokesperson has narrated a deal with the Britain’s tax authority to pay taxes of £130 million due for over a decade. The deal is significant since many countries around the globe are conducting scrutiny to ascertain dodged tax amounts of Google and other multinationals. Investigations in accordance with OECD guidelines may also help France to establish its claim for $1 billion as unpaid taxes.
The adverse conditions in the global economy and weaker stocks on Wall Street may prevent the US Federal Reserve from going for a rate hike again. Some analysts forecast four more rate hikes in 2016, while Reuters' poll indicate three times hike this year. The slump in commodities, weaker global markets, slowdown in China's economy and lower oil prices are causes of concerns for the US Fed as these are upsetting the Wall Street.
The instability in Chinese economy, after the dragon country devalued Yuan for eighth time, has created tremors across the global bourses. All the sectors fell in the range of 0.4 percent to 1.8 percent on the Wall Street. Safe haven yellow metal gained four percent in 2016. Chinese CSI 300 index fell 7%.
People who travel for business two weeks or more a month report more symptoms of anxiety and depression and are more likely to smoke, be sedentary and report trouble sleeping than those who travel one to six nights a month, according to a latest study conducted by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and City University of New York.
President Trump said Friday he is declaring a national emergency on the southern border, tapping into executive powers in a bid to divert billions toward construction of a wall even as he plans to sign a funding package that includes just $1.4 billion for border security.
Amazon's decision to abandon plans to build a new campus in Long Island City, Queens, has drawn cheers from several politicians, community organizers and other locals opposed to the expansion.
One of the hottest topics at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland has been Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposed 70% marginal tax rate on all income above $10 million.
In recent decades, Europe has experienced a downward trend in the annual number of deaths. Not only was this trend not arrested by the economic recession that started in 2008, in fact, the rate of decline increased during the recession years.
Discovering that your new designer handbag or gold watch is a fake is costly and annoying, and counterfeit medical devices or drugs could have even more serious consequences. But seemingly as soon as manufacturers develop a new method to ensure product authenticity, counterfeiters find a way to outsmart it. Now, researchers have created an "unclonable" tag that can never be replicated, even by the manufacturer. They report their results in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
The traditional model for setting auto insurance premiums has been to base rates on the motorist's driving history, age, gender and even marital status (in some states). Thanks to new technological options, insurance companies, and motorists have started to work together to give the insurance companies access to better data on an individual driver's risk level, and give the same driver a sense of greater control over how much he or she will pay in insurance premiums.
Consumer brands have long used old-fashioned focus groups, interviews and surveys to best gauge consumer wants, desires and needs as part of processes that range from product development, to marketing and sales. As machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have emerged, there is an increasing interest in the ability to harness these solutions to save time and money, and to yield more reliable consumer insights.