Cheers mate: Australia to allow kava imports to bolster Pacific ties

Australia will allow imports of the intoxicating drink kava, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, as it seeks to forge closer ties with its Pacific neighbours amid growing Chinese interest in the region.
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Twitter’s Android app finally gets a chronological timeline button

In November, Twitter started testing an option to switch between algorithmic and chronological timelines in iOS, so users could opt to see either ‘Top tweets’ or the latest tweets from profiles they follow. It rolled out to iOS the following month, and it’s finally available on Android starting today. To try the new feature, simply update your app, and click on the :sparkles: button in the top right corner. Next, tap See latest Tweets to switch to a chronological timeline. You can switch back to...
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China anti-corruption hunt catches 'tiger' official

China's anti-graft watchdog has launched an investigation into the former top official of the central province of Shaanxi, the latest "tiger" to be ensnared in President Xi Jinping's crackdown on corruption.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Xi Jinping, Shaanxi

Privacy what? OYO to share visitor’s data with government

OYO it seems has learned all the wrong lessons on privacy and govt-intimacy from China.The post Privacy what? OYO to share visitor’s data with government appeared first on NextBigWhat..
Tags: Business, China, Oyo, Digitalindia

Vietnam start-up Bamboo Airways completes first commercial flight

Vietnam's Bamboo Airways completed its long-delayed maiden commercial flight on Wednesday, heightening competition in the aviation sector of the Southeast Asian nation that is emerging as a popular tourist destination.
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Steady stream of Dunedin Lime riders heading to ED

A steady stream of Lime scooter-related casualties have made their way to Dunedin Hospital's emergency department since the electric vehicles made their debut in the city last week."We have not collated actual numbers, but anecdotally,... [Author: [email protected]]
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Corrected: China central bank injects record net $83 billion in open market operations

(Corrects injection amount in headline to $83 bln from $51.6 bln)
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China's trade faces rising uncertainties this year - official

China's trade faces rising uncertainties this year, a commerce ministry official said on Wednesday.
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China's Evergrande Health buys 51 pct of Swedish EV firm for $930 mln

Evergrande Health Industry Group Ltd said it would buy a 51 percent stake in National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS) for $930 million, as the Chinese healthcare service provider continues to diversify into new energy automotive industry.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Ev, Evergrande Health, Evergrande Health Industry Group Ltd, National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB NEVS

Boosting Exposure for Your Business with Blogging

In today’s highly competitive world of business, it is vital for business owners to take steps that will help to boost exposure. Competing with rival companies has become easier in… Read more » The post Boosting Exposure for Your Business with Blogging appeared first on
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China approves new airport worth $4.7 billion in Hubei province

China's state planner approved on Wednesday a new airport worth 32.06 billion yuan ($4.7 billion) in central China's Hubei province.
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Nissan plans to file for damages against Ghosn - source

Nissan Motor Co Ltd plans to file a civil suit against ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn to claim damages resulting from the alleged misuse of company funds, a person with knowledge of the issue said, adding to the high-profile executive's legal headaches.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Nissan, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, Nissan Motor Co Ltd

Oil dips on global economic slowdown, but OPEC-led cuts provide support

Oil prices dipped on Wednesday on increasing signs of a global economic slowdown, although OPEC-led supply cuts helped support Brent crude above $60 per barrel.
Tags: Money, Opec, businessNews

Global Markets: Asia shares subdued after May's Brexit vote defeat, pound steadies

Asian shares took a breather on Wednesday after rallying the previous day on Chinese stimulus hopes, with investors assessing Brexit options after British lawmakers trounced Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to withdraw Britain from the European Union.
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews, Britain, Theresa May

Cooking the Books podcast: How to cut waste and your food bill at the same time

Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's the various tactics to attack the food bill. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "How to cut waste and your food bill... [Author: newsfeed[email protected]]
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How Do You Talk To Your Board About Cybersecurity? An Old Problem In A New World

Talking to our firm’s board of directors about security isn’t a new responsibility for most security leaders; it’s been on our collective agendas for years. But many security leaders still second-guess the content and messages they share with their board. Despite years of talking about this problem, it remains unsolved in 2019. The good news: […]
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How do you talk to your boards about cybersecurity? An old problem in a new world

Talking to our firms’ Board of Directors about security isn’t a new responsibility for most security leaders, it’s been on our collective agenda’s for many years. And yet, many security leaders still second guess the content and messages they share with their Board. Despite years of talking about this problem, it – still – remains […]
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Netflix's 18% price hike shows it got too comfortable being the only game in town, and it could be a costly mistake (NFLX, DIS, T, CMCSA)

Netflix's price hike, announced Tuesday, could hurt the company eventually, if not immediately, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said. Customers may not notice it right away, but may pay more attention later this year when Disney launches a rival service with movies and shows that are no longer on Netflix, he said. Few consumers are likely to choose more than one pure streaming service, and Netflix's price hike has left it vulnerable to price competition, he added. Netflix's price hike may com...
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USTR promises exclusion process for higher tariffs if China talks fail

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has assured lawmakers that companies will be able to request exclusions on tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods under discussion with Beijing if talks do not yield a deal by the March 2 deadline.
Tags: Money, China, Beijing, businessNews, U S Trade, USTR, Robert Lighthizer

Section 8 rent checks in jeopardy if shutdown lasts until March

Tenants getting federal rent subsidies have yet to be affected by the partial government shutdown, now in its fourth week. But big problems could arise for those renters and their landlords should the shutdown last until March. Local housing authorities serving about 125,000 Section 8 tenants in the region say rent payments will run out after February if the shutdown continues. And the mere uncertainty of future payments may impact those now reaching the top of years-long waiting lists, making i...
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Japan's November machinery orders stall in worrying sign over business spending

Japan's core machinery orders slowed sharply in November in a sign corporate capital expenditure could lose momentum as a bruising U.S.-China trade war spills into the global economy.
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Gold holds firm on failed Brexit vote, Fed rate hike pause hopes

Gold held steady on Wednesday, supported by uncertainty around Brexit, after lawmakers voted down British Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to leave the European Union, and hopes for a rate hike pause by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Tags: Money, European Union, businessNews, Theresa May, Brexit, Fed

Global fitness subscription company targets Auckland's booming fitness scene

Global fitness membership network ClassPass is cashing in on the boom in boutique fitness studios and independent gyms opening throughout Auckland.The New York-headquartered subscription company, which allows users to access various... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland, Auckland The New York

Liquidation nightmare: Woman owed $36K by former employer may not get money

An Auckland woman owed more than $36,000 by her former employer is in a financial wrangle to recover the money after the company went into liquidation.Moana Smith, who was employed by Falcon Building Solutions Limited, had been... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland, Moana Smith, Falcon Building Solutions Limited

Fonterra says milk production running ahead of forecast

Fonterra said its milk production is running ahead of forecast.The co-op's production forecast for this season stands at 1,550 million kg of milksolids, up 3 per cent from the previous season.Interim chief executive Miles Hurrell... [Author: [email protected]]
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Twitter extends its new timeline feature to Android users

Twitter users with an Android device can now quickly switch between an algorithm-generated timeline and one that shows the most recent tweets first. The new feature landed for iPhone users last month. The post Twitter extends its new timeline feature to Android users appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Twitter, Trends, Social Media, Timeline, Twitter Timeline

Singapore Airlines survey finds up to half parents take kids out of school for trips

An airline survey shows up to half of parents have taken their children out of school to travel.The survey for Singapore Airlines shows up 50 per cent have taken their kids out of class to take advantage of better deals and smaller... [Author: [email protected]]
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2degrees appoints ex-Vodafone man Mark Aue as new boss

Telecommunications company 2degrees has appointed a new chief executive following an extensive international search.The telco will turn to its current chief financial officer Mark Aue to fill the top role being left by Stewart Sherriff,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Vodafone, Stewart Sherriff, Mark Aue

SpaceX Texas Launch Site Progress

SpaceX continues to build the Starship hopper test rocket. They are removing placeholder engines and opened up the rocket to add fuel tanks and the real raptor engines. Here are tweets about progress... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Just Water founder gives university $500,000 for student global business travel experience

Business entrepreneur-philanthropist and Just Water founder Tony Falkenstein has pledged $500,000 to Waikato University's school of management to enable students to travel overseas and experience global business innovation.Falkenstein,... [Author: [email protected]]
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