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Napoleon Hill talks about his meeting with Andrew Carnegie
David Cameron has promised that retail investors will take part in a £9bn post-election sell-off of Lloyds Banking Group shares under a Conservative government. Lex's Robert Armstrong and Oliver Ralph analyse the plan.
The integrated oil company model has shown its worth in times of low oil prices, but Royal Dutch Shell has unconventional problems. Lex's Robert Armstrong and Alan Livsey discuss how the group is overcoming this with an alternative three-prong plan.
Lex’s Rochelle Toplensky and Richard Stovin-Bradford discuss murmurs at HSBC about an overhaul of its US business, and the bank’s recent decision to review the location of its headquarters.
Alliance Trust has agreed a compromise with activist hedge-fund investor Elliott Advisors that adds two independent directors to its board. Lex's Robert Armstrong and Alan Livsey discuss whether this can improve Alliance's performance enough to justify its existence.
Lex’s Lucy Colback and Sujeet Indap discuss the relative valuations after China’s spectacular performance and whether or not institutional investors are adequately exposed. At this stage, is appetite likely to be stronger for India or China?
SNP Rally Today Sat 25/04/2015
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Sydneysiders love to complain about the weather, but in recent weeks they have had good reason. The city has been smashed apart by wild storms, hectic winds and dangerous surf.
But on Tuesday morning, the weather gods gave something back to a city waving a white flag. In a photographer's delight, Sydney was covered in fog making for the perfect snap
The statement harbour became a picture of soft colour and natural light, while Sydneysiders breathed a sigh of relief as they slipped into the first warm day in weeks
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If you looked closely at Guy Kawasaki's wrist at the CeBIT technology conference in Sydney on Tuesday, he was wearing a very nice watch. But it definitely wasn't an Apple Watch.
The former chief evangelist for Apple — a title that meant Kawasaki had to "maintain and rejuvenate the Macintosh cult", in his words — and chief evangelist for Australian graphic design website, Canva, told the media he was wearing a Breitling watch. "This is a real man's watch, not an Apple," he said
While he added he "might love the Apple Watch someday," that day is not today.Guy Kawasaki, Australia, Gadgets, Us World, and Apple Watch
Damas Pakada, 21, immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia seven years ago. He serves as a solider in the Israeli Defense Force, helping to provide for his siblings. A week ago on Sunday, he was riding his bike on his way home in the city of Holon. Little did he know he would be thrust into the center of an Israeli schism over racism and police brutality.
As Pakada reached a street that was blocked by police, he says he asked a policeman what the matter was. From that moment on things quickly turned nasty. “He told me: ‘Turn around or I don’t know what will I do to you,’ and immediately started pushing me,” Pakada told Ynet, an Israeli news site. “I told him not to use force and in response he pushed me from the bikes and started hitting me.” Read more...More about Israel, Us World, and Police Brutality
From kitschy trinkets to carved tusks, thousands of objects — possibly worth more than $15 million a year — are being sold on Craigslist in the United States, according to a report.
From March 16 to 20, researchers with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) combed through Craigslist postings in 28 geographic areas across the country
Just in that five-day period, the authors of the new report flagged 456 ivory products, 84 suspected ivory products and 75 related wildlife products (such as elephant skin) for sale, for a combined list price of at least $1.4 million. Read more...More about Craigslist, Internet, Jewelry, Ban, and Africa
Australia's 11-year-old electronic music producer has dominated his first live gig in Canberra.
Rhys Toms, better known by his stage name "Black Summer," pulled off a surprise set at Groovin The Moo festival on May 3. At Toms' age, most kids struggle to communicate — but this one is pulling off all the right dubstep moves and keeping a crowd of 10,000 on their feet. Read more...More about Music, Us World, Australia, Black Summer, and Rhys Toms