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Sweden is the first country to become cashless society

Banknotes will soon be eliminated and Sweden will be the first country to become a cashless society. Although, a lot of the country's banks no more accept or dispense cash, this move toward a digital economy seems not advisable since there are risks included using apps and cards as a mode of payment

Dec 31, 2015 05:45 AM EST


Afghanistan is Still The World's Largest Opium and Heroin Producer

Afghanistan is still the largest producer of opium in the world. Area where Taliban has a strong presence has been the main supplier for the world's opium.

Dec 28, 2015 04:14 AM EST


China passes new controversial anti-terrorism law

China’s legislature passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law that allow the government to request for sensitive information from technology firms. Among the information that could be requested includes encryption keys for individual data.

Dec 28, 2015 04:03 AM EST


Mexico's Pemex to slash down jobs in 2016

Mexico state-run oil major Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) may reduce jobs in 2016 as part of its restructuring plan. The company is keen on making partnerships along the production chain. Pemex may tap private capital for funding the business strengthening operations.

Dec 26, 2015 08:19 PM EST


JPMorgan alerts Japan Inc to brace up for ¥100/USD

The latest forecast form JPMorgan Chase & Co has alerted the Japanese industry to be ready for the rising Yen to ¥100/USD in 2016 from the current 121. However, it also said that the surge in currency value may not harm drastically. Contrary to this, another survey carried out by Nikkei Research for Reuters indicated yen would fall to 130 per dollar.

Dec 26, 2015 08:17 PM EST


Westinghouse is nearing a nuclear deal with India

Westinghouse Electric Co. expects to reach a deal with India by the end of next year to provide at least six nuclear reactors. The company is expected to build around 60 new nuclear reactors in the country.

Dec 26, 2015 08:11 PM EST


Starbucks upbeat on record gift card sales on Christmas Eve

American coffee chain Starbucks is bullish on gift card sales this Christmas Eve. It sold 2.5 million gift cards last year. Starbucks has associated with Swarovski for selling $200 gift cards including $50 worth coffee that have been encrusted with crystals.

Dec 26, 2015 08:08 PM EST


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