Facebook to launch “Libra” digital coin for 2.4billion online users

Facebook to launch digital coin for 2.4billion online users Facebook said it would launch its own digital coin next year, allowing it 2.4 billion users to make payments over the network. Facebook will allow users to change dollars, pounds and other international currencies into crytocurrency called Libra. Facebook says the coins can then be used…

BBC’s international audience has surpassed 426 million a week

The BBC’s international audience has reached a record high of 426 million a week, according to latest figures  released by the corporation. It attracted extra 50 million viewers and listeners over the past year with over 47 million accessing its news service. The Global Audience Measure found the news service reached 50 million in India…

Comic collector sells his £350k collection

Martin Morris who started collected at the age of five has a collection of 36, 000 Marvel and DC comics.   Martin Morris (63) from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, has a 1962 edition that introduced Spider-Man for the first time is thought to be worth over £10, 000. Morris decided to sell them on eBay after having…

Help to. Buy significant market risk

Help to Buy was introduced by David Cameron’s coalition government in 2013, with the aim of helping more people to get on the property ladder, instead  63 per cent of people using the Government’s Help to Buy scheme could have purchased their properties without it, and 19  per cent were not first time buyers. According…

How hamburgers changed America

 America is continent populated by migrants who either displaced or killed the indigenous people and it is interesting historians tell the story of America through a particular movement or group.  Joshua Specht examine the industries that helped make America rich and prosperous as well as environmental and political pattern have come back to bite America…

Rihanna is the world richest female musician with £471m fortune

According to Forbes’ annual Rich List, Rihanna is the richest female musician in the world with an estimated fortune of $600, ( £471m) with the majority of that coming from her Fenty Beauty range. She’s overtaken Madonna and Beyonce, who previously topped the list. The 31- year-old has been putting her efforts into her beauty,…

Investor exodus and Kent County Council force Woodford to block redemptions

Investor exodus including Kent County Council, a longstanding backer asking return of £250m has forced Neil Woodford blocking redemption from his £3.7bn equity income fund  after a catalogue of under performance, inflicting serious blow to the reputation of the UK’s highest profile fund manager. The freeze on redemption came exactly five years  after Mr Woodford…

Bitcoin billionaires

Bitcoin Billionaires is a tale of Winklevoss twins and their outrageous venture into the chaotic world of cryptocurrency bitcoin exploring the techno-ideological experiments and financial manias. Ben Mezrich, the New York Times bestselling author of the Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House comes his latest Bitcoin Billionaires.  Harvard educated identical twins Cameron and Tyler…

World’s oldest vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Zurich

  Haus Hiltl’s century old tradition have introduced generations of Swiss and Europeans “ a gourmet temple of healthy indulgence”  combining Indian, Asian, Mediterranean and Swiss influence to make a rich ratatouille of vegetarian options beyond the usual potatoes, recognised by Guinness World Records. The restaurant’s downstairs you have informal pay-by-weight buffet and the first…