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Mr Xi Reveals His Blueprint for China’s ‘New Era’
Every five years, the top governing body of China’s communist party meets to endorse important decisions and announce changes to its leadership. Since the 24 October conclusion of the latest National Party Congress (NPC) in Beijing, investors have been analysing the results to determine the direction of the world’s second-largest economy. While no major surprises were announced, some investors expressed
Asia Focused Hedge Funds Dominate as 2017 Nears Close
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The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark generated 1.15% in October, the benchmark’s twelfth consecutive month of positive returns. With year-to-date returns climbing to 9.30% so far, this year, the hedge fund industry remains firmly on track to generate its best performance since 2013. Asia-Pacific focused funds outperformed all other top-level regional focuses tracked by Preqin during October, recording its best
Venture Capitalist Steve Jurvetson Quits Firm and Then Defends Himself Against Sexual Harassment Allegations
The day after one of the most prominent venture capitalists in Silicon Valley quit his namesake firm, he defended himself on social media against allegations of sexual harassment. Recode first reported that Steve Jurvetson had left Draper Fisher Jurvetson "by mutual agreement," after an investigation was launched into sexual harassment claims made against him. While DFJ did not specify why Jurvetson had agreed to
Elon Musk on Tesla's Short Sellers: 'They're Jerks Who Want Us to Die'
Rolling Stone has a big brand new cover story about Elon Musk that dives into everything from his childhood, his scientific method used to start a business, his thoughts on what he sees as the threats posed by AI and climate change and, uh, his heartbreak. At one point during the interview, Musk addresses the fact that Tesla is now the most
Waymo Works to Build Trust as First Pilot-Free Vehicle Hits the Road
Last week, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG)’s Waymo became the first to test fully autonomous vehicles on public roads without a front-seat technician. The firm still faces challenges in public perception and regulation, but it’s taking strides with education partnerships, data transparency and training opportunities. The Expert Andrew Murphy researches consumer habits and product marketing as a managing partner at Loup Ventures. The venture capital firm does
4 Ways to Train Your Brain to Be More Open-Minded
The idea that opposites attract isn’t entirely true. People prefer to hang out with people who are like-minded, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. While this makes for easy-going relationships and conversations, it doesn’t help to broaden your perspective or open your mind. To do those things, you have to purposefully take other actions.
Report: Mohamed El-Erian Could Be Heading to the Fed
The Trump administration is weighing Mohamed El-Erian for the vice chairman post at the Federal Reserve, where the former Pimco CEO would replace Stanley Fischer, who left the position in October, CNBC reports. El-Erian, who is currently the chief economic advisor at Allianz, would be the presumptive second-in-command to Jerome Powell, who President Trump nominated to succeed Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair when her
Here's How You Could Be a Pawn in the Cryptocurrency Game
Maybe you’re a skeptic, or maybe you want in but don’t know how. But while you fail to benefit from the bitcoin boom, you may be an unwitting instrument in another’s cryptocurrency work. Cryptocurrency miners have been hijacking consumer central processing units to steal computational power for the data-heavy process, ultimately accelerating device wear, slowing performance and draining battery life. Here are three portals through which
One of the Biggest Unicorns Could Be in Trouble: Morgan Stanley
As Uber comes under pressure, another major “Unicorn” Airbnb Inc (AKA Airbnb) could also be facing growing pains. The market has reached peak Airbnb, a Morgan Stanley report asserts. The report downgrading Airbnb Inc  while recommending online travel agencies (OTAs) and giving a nod to traditional hotels came as user adoption and growth trends appear to be topping. Not just  Airbnb Inc
Finding Opportunities in the ESG Space
Invesco Unit Trusts uses two common ESG approaches in its new portfolio In the past, investing according to your values, or anything other than financial fundamentals, was seen as a potential detriment to performance. Over time, however, investors have learned that non-financial metrics can help them better understand the risks a company faces, and may even impact that company’s stock