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China is considering major investments in European finance as part of its global spending push

After ports and industrial parks, the deal makers leading China’strillion-dollar push to build a modern Silk Road are turning to the financial sector, targeting Europe’s banks, insurers and asset managers to tap funds and expertise. Jason Lee | Pool | Getty Images China President Xi Jinping attends a news conference at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 15, 2017 in Beijing, ... Read More »

E-Commerce Smartphone Wars Are Part of a Bigger Picture

HIGHLIGHTS Over the last two years, Amazon has ramped up its phone category The company is increasingly striking exclusive deals with phone makers The phones serve as an entry point to Amazon’s marketplace Yash Agarwal, a sales man at a New Delhi-based travel firm, purchased his first smartphone from a neighbourhood mobile store about three years ago. When that phone ... Read More »

RNC clarifies part of Christmas message after social media criticism

NOW PLAYINGTrump transition entering final weeks Never autoplay videos A Republican National Committee official lashed out at critics after part of a Christmas statement it made Sunday sparked outrage on social media. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus released a three-paragraph statement on the holiday, but it was the first paragraph that drew critics’ attention. “Over two millennia ago, a new hope ... Read More »

One Part Educator, One Part Techie: Why Today’s Teachers Have to Be Both

The last two decades have seen the education sector move at lightning speed especially in the area of educational technology. Fifteen to twenty years ago, technology in education was a debatable subject. Everyone had his or her own views about the impact technology would have on the way we learn. There were, of course, both positives and negatives associated with ... Read More »

Scotland Finance Minister Says Vote Makes Clear Scotland Sees Future As Part Of EU

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. (Reuters Photo) LONDON:  Scotland has made clear that it sees its future as part of the European Union, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday, after it voted to remain while most of the United Kingdom voted to leave. “The vote here makes clear that the people of Scotland see their future as part ... Read More »