Category Archives: Finance


Sprint and T-Mobile call off merger after months of talks

Sprint and T-Mobile said on Saturday they have called off merger talks to create a stronger U.S. wireless to rival to market leaders, leaving No. 4 provider Sprint to engineer a turnaround on its own. Jonah Green reports. Continue reading


Swell by Ripple Brings the Future to Toronto

Last week, Ripple hosted Swell in Toronto which provided a forum for leaders in banking and blockchain to meet, network and hear from the likes of Dr. Ben Bernanke and Sir Tim Berners Lee. In case you missed the livestream, recorded sessions can be viewed here.


Big money stays away from booming bitcoin

Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion. But as Kate King reports, mainstream institutional investors are steering clear, taking the view that it is too lightly regulated, too volatile and too illiquid to risk investing other people’s money in. Continue reading


Can AI use Japan bank chief’s face to predict the future?

Artificial intelligence researchers in Japan say they’ve found a way to predict major policy shifts from the country’s central bank by analyzing split-second changes in the facial expression of its governor, Haruhiko Kuroda. Julian Satterthwaite reports. Continue reading


30 years since Black Monday and U.S. stocks are at a record high, sparking fears of another crisis

(REUTERS) – On the 30th anniversary of the 1987 stock market crash, U.S. stocks are at a record high and investors are concerned that steep valuations may mean a correction is overdue, despite healthy corporate earnings and economic growth.
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Esther Sitali – The Fashion Wholesale Whisperer

Who is Esther Sitali?

I am an wholesale strategist for creative people.

I love to help creative people, develop the best wholesale strategy and action plan to make real money selling their products into the retailers of their choice. It is my joy to see brands I have worked with land in retailers and grow globally.

Wholesale is one of the best ways to grow and establish a brand and I can help you do that.

I do not believe we have to die for fashion! I have wondered for years how I can combine my skill set in a way that creates a better way of life for women in developing countries. Instead of having to leave fashion and retail. I am using my voice and contacts to establish wholesale channels for sustainable & ethical brands to be more visible in retailers, through my platform NYA Brands. I believe economic empowerment through the partnering of brands with artisans in the developing world is beautiful and must be championed – Trade and Not AID!. I believe that we can love the earth and its inhabitants and look great.


Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russia turns cold on crypto-currencies

SOCHI, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 10, 2017) (RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE) – President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday (October 10) crypto-currencies were risky and used for crime, as Russia’s central bank said it would block websites selling bitcoin and its rivals – a change of tone from a month-old promise to legalise the market. Continue reading


Roku shares surge on debut

Shares of the streaming box maker rose about 30 percent minutes after they debuted on the Nasdaq Stock Market Thursday. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading