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Oil Climbs Above $73 With Report Pointing to Falling Stockpiles - Bloomberg

Oil Climbs Above $73 With Report Pointing to Falling Stockpiles - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for August delivery rose 0.6% to $73.31 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 7:38 a.m. in London after slipping 0.4% in the previous session.The July contract expired Tuesday.Brent for August settlement was up 0.8% to $75.43 on the ICE Futures Europe exchange after dipping 0.1% on Tuesday. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Bloomberg, New York Mercantile Exchange, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


London Short-Term Rentals Reach Early 2020 Performance Levels

London’s short-term rental industry recorded its highest monthly occupancy and revenue per available room (RevPAR) since February 2020, according to May 2021 data from STR.
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Anti-vaccine groups used Telegram to send 'apparent death threats' to BBC journalists, report says

Anti-lockdown protests in London. Photo by Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images Telegram users reportedly shared BBC journalists' addresses and info in an anti-vaccination group. BBC News asked staff to undergo training for handling "in-person" attacks, The Observer reported. Attacks on reporters hit unprecedented levels in 2020, The Committee to Protect Journalists said. See more stories on Insider's business page. BBC News is said to have tightened its newsroom security...
Tags: Apps, New York, London, News, Media, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Bbc, BBC News, Unesco, The Observer, Journalists, Telegram, Committee to Protect Journalists


The grounded backpackers filling their gap years with volunteering

With foreign travel tricky this summer, some people are make a difference closer to home, be it building chicken coops or trekking with llamasDjembe Askins had planned to be very far from home this summer, travelling around south-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Then the pandemic hit. But rather than completely abandon his gap year-style trip, the 24-year-old decided to transplant it to the UK.Askins, who left his job at a bank in London, has spent the past nine months volunteering at farms...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Wales, Society, UK News, New Zealand, Volunteering, Volunteering Holidays, Asia Australia, Askins, Coronavirus


"at your library" in the north island eagle: booklists: hidden gems of fiction

Booklists: Hidden Gems of FictionHere’s a list of 10 so-called literary novels. These are great reads that will move you, make you think, and maybe make you sad when they end. Here are ten novels that could be called hidden gems.Title: White TeethAuthor: Zadie SmithA big mix of characters of many generations, ages, and backgrounds, all living in northwest London. Friendship, love, war, and just about everything else. One of the most talked-about debut novels ever, written when Smith was only 25....
Tags: Travel, Texas, London, China, New York City, Brooklyn, Smith, San Antonio, Central Park, Atlantic Ocean, Liu, Underground Railroad, McLain, Beryl Markham, What I'm Reading, Laura K


Brent Oil Marches Toward $75 as Market Tightens Up, Curbs Ease - Bloomberg

Brent Oil Marches Toward $75 as Market Tightens Up, Curbs Ease - Bloomberg PRICES: Brent for August settlement added 0.7% to $74.49 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe exchange at 7:15 a.m. in London.WTI for July delivery gained 0.6% to $72.55 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Earlier, prices rose to $72.83, the highest since October 2018. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Bloomberg, New York Mercantile Exchange, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Uberall raises $115M, acquires MomentFeed to scale up its location marketing services

Location-based services may have had their day as a salient category for hot apps or innovative tech leveraging the arrival of smartphones, but that’s largely because they are now part of the unspoken fabric of how we interact with digital services every day: we rely on location specific information when we are on search engines, when we are using maps, or weather apps, or taking and posting photos and more. Still, there remain a lot of gaps in how location information links up with accurate inf...
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Tips for Visiting the Fashion Capitals of the World

If you’re into fashion, you have to make time for a global fashion experience. It’s a must for your gratification and will revolutionize your thoughts because fashion is more significant than you might imagine. Visiting places like Tokyo, Paris, Milan, New York, and London will be good for you, and the following tips will make things easier. Learn the Language You probably don’t have to worry about learning a new language in London, but international travel to Tokyo, Paris, or Milan wa...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Milan, London, Featured, Ge, Tips, Tokyo Paris, Fashion Capitals, Fashion Capitals of the World, Tokyo Paris Milan New York


DP World Said to Weigh Sale of Stake in Jebel Ali Free Zone - Bloomberg

DP World Said to Weigh Sale of Stake in Jebel Ali Free Zone - Bloomberg DP World is considering offering international investors a chance to buy into the Jebel Ali Free Zone, a prized asset that helped transform Dubai into a hub of global trade, as it looks for ways to cut its debt pile.The Dubai-based port operator is working with advisers to gauge interest in the sprawling industrial park, according to people familiar with the matter. DP World is considering options including selling a stake...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, State, Antwerp, DP World, Chen, Bloomberg Intelligence, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Sharon Chen, Puertos y Logistica


Analysis: DAMAC delisting plan piles pressure on shrinking Dubai market | Reuters

Analysis: DAMAC delisting plan piles pressure on shrinking Dubai market | Reuters Dubai’s stock market is set for another delisting, raising a question mark over the future of one of the Gulf’s major exchanges, which was launched two decades ago.A $595 million bid to take DAMAC Properties (DAMAC.DU) private by the firm’s founder Hussain Sajwani is the latest blow to the exchange, even as the Gulf city state’s property market showed signs of life in the first quarter."It is not that Dubai is b...
Tags: Travel, London, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Emaar Properties, Dubai Financial Market DFM, Arabtec, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Hussain Sajwani, Reuters Dubai, DFM, Nasdaq Dubai, Reuters Analysts


I'm looking over

A patch of clover. Nothing special about these. They're common plants in the margins of the vineyards out back. And now they're flowering. These are white and the most common, but there are others with purple flowers. Now that I type that, I realize I should have taken a photo of the purple ones. Vineyard clover at sunrise. We're enjoying a really nice spell of summery weather. Sunny dry days with high temperatures in the mid to upper 20sC (around 80ºF). The vegetable garden is enjoying it and...
Tags: Travel, London, Wildflowers, Novak Djokovic, WCS, Queen s Club, Halle Germany, Stefano Tsitsipas


Every year, I take a long walk with friends. it's one of life's greatest pleasures | Marcel Theroux

For 16 years, I have met up with five friends for an annual yomp in the English countryside – and we are enjoying that companionship more than everOn the first weekend of May this year, I met up with five of my oldest male friends at Waterloo station, took a train to Milford in Surrey, walked 12 miles across Bagmoor Common and the Devil’s Punch Bowl, stopped for lunch at The Three Horseshoes in Thursley, caught the train back to London from Haslemere, drank too much beer under an awning on the S...
Tags: Travel, London, Fitness, Friendship, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Walking, Tony Blair, Devon, Day trips, Surrey, Walking Holidays, Somerset, Waterloo, South Bank, United Kingdom Holidays


"at your library" in the north island eagle: book lists: travel the world by book

Book Lists: Travel the World by BookIn my last column, I promised you lists of books on various topics. I’ll highlight ten books in each column. You might want to clip and save them!TraveloguesThe pandemic put all our travel plans on hold, but we can always travel through reading. In the books on this list, talented writers tell amazing stories about the places they visit, and they invite you to come along.Title: My 25 Years in ProvenceAuthor: Peter Mayle, a British writer who lived in FranceWhe...
Tags: Travel, London, Scotland, Pacific, Sam Heughan, Wise, Vancouver Island, Stephen Fabes, William Atkins, Peter Mayle, What I'm Reading, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, Europe North Africa, Bruce Kirkby, My Writing


Oil Holds Steady After U.S. Build as Focus Turns to Inflation - Bloomberg

Oil Holds Steady After U.S. Build as Focus Turns to Inflation - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for July delivery was little changed at $69.97 a barrel at 10:01 a.m. London timeWTI slipped below $70 on Wednesday, after rising to the highest since 2018 earlier this weekBrent for August settlement edged up 0.1% to $72.29 Oil erased losses as traders awaited inflation data, after an increase in U.S. fuel stockpiles brought crude’s rally to a halt.Futures in New York held stead...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Opec, UBS Group AG, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Focus Turns to Inflation Bloomberg


Soaring Mideast Heat May Roil Oil Market as Demand Surges - Bloomberg

Soaring Mideast Heat May Roil Oil Market as Demand Surges - Bloomberg Soaring temperatures in one of the world’s top energy-producing regions could drive fuel prices higher as countries there burn more oil and natural gas to keep homes cool.Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are all experiencing weather that’s hotter than normal. That has coincided with a tightened crude market, with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies continuing to hold back million...
Tags: Travel, London, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Opec, Bloomberg, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Gulf, Persian Gulf, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Ahmed Mehdi, Bloomberg Soaring


Time Out Names the Coolest Streets in the World Right Now

LONDON - Today, Time Out, the global media and hospitality brand debuts its first-ever list naming the World's Coolest Streets. The top 30 streets listed includes a street in Melbourne crowned number one – with Barcelona, London, Havana and LA narrowly missing out on the top spot.
Tags: Travel, London, La, Melbourne, Barcelona London Havana


NMC's non-core asset sale plan still on despite creditors taking control | Reuters

NMC's non-core asset sale plan still on despite creditors taking control | Reuters Hospital operator NMC will proceed with the sale of non-core international assets despite the planned transfer of the company’s business to creditors following a restructuring exercise, its joint administrators said.The statement came after joint administrators from Alvarez & Marsal said earlier this week it will shortly launch the formal voting process to complete the financial restructuring of the NMC business...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Reuters, Richard Fleming, NMC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Alvarez Marsal, NMC Health, Eugin Group


Founder of #Dubai property firm DAMAC makes $255 mln take private bid | Reuters

Founder of Dubai property firm DAMAC makes $255 mln take private bid | Reuters Emirati property tycoon Hussain Sajwani has made a 935.4 million dirham ($255 million) offer to buy out minority shareholders in DAMAC Properties (DAMAC.DU), which he has run for nearly two decades.The all cash offer for DAMAC comes amid a years-long slump in Dubai's once hot property market, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic that hit the local economy hard last year.DAMAC is best-known for building the Mid...
Tags: Travel, London, Middle East, Dubai, Donald Trump, Maple, Trump, Reuters, Reuters Emirati, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Damac, Hussain Sajwani, Sajwani, Emaar Properties Dubai, Maple Invest Co, DAMAC Maple Invest Co


#AbuDhabi Fund ADQ Offers to Create Large Hospitality Group - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi Fund ADQ Offers to Create Large Hospitality Group - Bloomberg Abu Dhabi sovereign investment fund ADQ has submitted an offer to create a company with $5.4 billion in assets in a “strategic combination” of two local hospitality groups, part of an effort to form a larger entity that will support the emirate’s long-term diversification plans.ADQ has proposed combining Abu Dhabi National Hotels Company PJSC with one of its portfolio companies, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company PJSC,...
Tags: Travel, London, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abu Dhabi Al Ain, ADNH, ADQ, Create Large Hospitality Group Bloomberg, Create Large Hospitality Group Bloomberg Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi National Hotels Company PJSC, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company PJSC


Mint House claims top NYC hotel after COVID changed its hospitality business

What’s the top-rated hotel in New York City? According to Tripadvisor users, it’s Mint House at 70 Pine, and it’s easy to see why as you click through the photos. Throughout NYC, hotel rooms are essentially bento boxes, carefully constructed to contain all the necessary bits. But not Mint House rooms. Mint House rooms are virtually complete apartments, and travelers have taken notice. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way Mint House operates, and as the world starts to reopen, the company is wel...
Tags: TC, London, New York City, Tech, House, Hilton, Marriott, Starwood, South America, Airbnb, States, Tripadvisor, Lucas, Thompson, Marriott Hotels, Paul Sacco


Oil Extends Decline as Rally Falters After Hitting 2018 High - Bloomberg

Oil Extends Decline as Rally Falters After Hitting 2018 High - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for July delivery fell 0.7% to $68.74 a barrel at 9:56 a.m. London timeBrent for August settlement was down 0.7% at $70.99 Oil fell for a second session after a rally that saw prices hit $70 a barrel in New York for the first time since October 2018 faltered.Futures dropped back below $69 a barrel on Tuesday. That mirrored wider markets where the dollar rose and U.S. equity futures pa...
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24 of the best summer travel reads, from Anthony Bourdain's posthumous guide to a coffee table book of the Amalfi Coast

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider To satisfy wanderlust, we rounded up 24 of the best travel books. Books on the list include coffee table books, fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, and coloring books. Want more books? Check out our lists of the and romance novels. Whether you're planning a trip or fulfill your wanderlust from the comforts of your living room, look no further. We rounded up the best trav...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Books, London, Sweden, Education, Yosemite, Cheryl Strayed, Bali, Australia, California, Mexico, Oregon, China, India


United placed a $3 billion order for 15 supersonic jets. Meet Boom Supersonic's Overture

A rendering of a Boom Overture aircraft in United Airlines colors. Boom Supersonic United Airlines entered the supersonic realm on Thursday with an order for 15 Concorde-like jets from Boom Supersonic. Overture is estimated to fly up to 88 passengers in an all-business class cabin at a top speed of Mach 1.7. New York to London could be flown in under four hours while San Francisco to Tokyo could be flown in six. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boom Supersonic is a Co...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Colorado, Washington Post, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Flying


Abdulaziz bin Salman, the prince in charge of #Saudi oil | Financial Times

Abdulaziz bin Salman, the prince in charge of Saudi oil | Financial Times © Joe Cummings Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman of Saudi Arabia spent most of his adult life as energy-minister-in-waiting. But just six days after becoming the first royal to take on the role, the kingdom’s oil production was cut in half by a series of drone and missile attacks that set the world’s largest crude processing facility ablaze.  The attack on Abqaiq in September 2019, which Riyadh and Was...
Tags: Travel, London, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran, Donald Trump, Financial Times, Riyadh, Saudi Aramco, Mohammed bin Salman, Salman, Abdulaziz, Abqaiq, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdulaziz bin Salman


Oil Climbs From 2018 High as Report Signals Falling Stockpiles - Bloomberg

Oil Climbs From 2018 High as Report Signals Falling Stockpiles - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for July delivery climbed 0.6% to $69.26 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 7:10 a.m. London time after rising 1.6% in the previous session.Brent for August settlement advanced 0.7% to $71.85 on the ICE Futures Europe exchange after gaining 1.6% on Wednesday. Oil extended gains after closing at the highest since October 2018 as an industry report pointing to a decline i...
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Oil Trades Near 2018 High as Report Signals Falling Stockpiles - Bloomberg video

Oil Trades Near 2018 High as Report Signals Falling Stockpiles - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for July delivery climbed 3 cents to $68.86 a barrel at 10:16 a.m. London timeBrent for August settlement was unchanged at $71.35 [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Investcorp's move to delist in keeping with its iconic history | The National

Investcorp's move to delist in keeping with its iconic history | The National In London, in the mid to late 1990s, the only Arab financial company that was spoken of with reverence was Investcorp. By then it had been involved in iconic deals for luxury brands such as Tiffany & Co and Gucci, rejuvenating them and then taking them public at enormous profit. It outbid future US President Donald Trump to acquire Tiffany’s in 1984 and netted $1 billion profit from Gucci. Understandably, Iraqi found...
Tags: Travel, Asia, New York, London, US, Davos, Dubai, Switzerland, Silicon Valley, Fifth Avenue, Donald Trump, Bahrain, Gucci, Tom Ford, Gulf, Tiffany


#Dubai Left Behind as World’s Prime Property Hotspots Bloom Again - Bloomberg

Dubai Left Behind as World’s Prime Property Hotspots Bloom Again - Bloomberg A supply glut that’s held down Dubai’s property prices for over half a decade will likely keep it on the sidelines of a global upswing in values of prime residential real estate.Fast emerging from the pandemic slump, the construction industry will deliver an estimated 62,000 homes in the emirate this year and nearly 63,500 in 2022, which would be the most since 2009, according to consultancy firm Knight Frank LLP.The ...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Buenos Aires, Knight Frank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Durrani, Faisal Durrani, Knight Frank LLP, Dubai Left Behind as World, Prime Property Hotspots Bloom Again Bloomberg, Middle East Research, Knight Frank Dubai


The Airline Toilets Theatre Company: Watch One Man Stage Comical Shows in Airplane Bathrooms

When COVID 19 struck, theater lovers were faced with a choice. Let go entirely, or expand our definitions of what constitutes “theater.” We’ve had 14 months to get used to the idea of performances staged in closets, in podcast form, or as phone calls hinging on audience participation. We’re sick of Zoom, but we no longer consider it mandatory for the players to inhabit the same space as each other or the audience. This is all old news to Peter Brooke Turner, a member of the Ukulele O...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Comedy, London, College, Singapore, Theatre, US, Jimi Hendrix, Creativity, Bob Dylan, Daniel Craig, Auckland, Turner, Brian May, Abraham Lincoln


Oil Market: OPEC+ Expected to Stick with July Output Boost - Bloomberg

Oil Market: OPEC+ Expected to Stick with July Output Boost - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for July delivery gained 0.7% to $66.76 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 6:27 a.m. London time after advancing 4.3% last week.Futures are up 5% this month.Brent for August settlement rose 0.6% to $69.13 on the ICE Futures Europe exchange after losing 0.7% in the previous session.There are holidays in the U.S. and U.K. on Monday. Oil advanced in Asian trading with the mar...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, Iran, Vienna, United Nations, New York Mercantile Exchange, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ICE Futures Europe



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