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2018 Feels Ripe for ‘Big Unexpected Crisis,’ Eurasia Group Says

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 6:00am

2018 could see a geopolitical crisis on the scale of the financial crash a decade ago, Eurasia Group has warned in its annual outlook.

Network Rail retail income hits £750m as London Bridge opens with 10 times as much retail space as before

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 5:16am

Network Rail's income from shops, cafés and pubs has hit nearly £750m last year, new figures show. Today the state-owned company opens the overhauled London Bridge station, which boasts 10 times as much retail space as before. Income from its growing retail estate has risen a third in five years as the regeneration of King's Cross and Birmingham New Street stations contributed larger sums from improved shops and food and drink outlets. London Bridge fully reopened today after a major redevelopment which began in the spring of 2013. The overhaul – the biggest investment in a single station by Network Rail – will mean an increase of 30pc in terms of passenger capacity, and once a new timetable is implemented in May it should mean there is a train every two to three minutes at peak times. A digital traffic management system has been installed to help control the huge increase in trains set to run through the station, which The Daily Telegraph saw just weeks before the works were completed. A behind-the-scenes look at the refurbishment of London Bridge station  Credit: Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph The platforms will be able to accommodate 12-coach trains and each one will also be covered with canopies longer than the nearby Shard’s height of 310m. And the station will have 10 times the retail space it did before redevelopment work began. Major tenants such as M&S Food will be present, but Simon Blanchflower, the major programme director for the Thameslink project which encompasses London Bridge, said some units would be offered at lower rents to help local businesses establish a presence at the station. London Bridge station has been given a facelift  Credit: Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph Network Rail said it had seen five-and-a-half years of consecutive retail sales growth across its 17 managed stations, hitting £748.8m in the 2016/17 financial year. “Total retail sales increased by 130pc at King’s Cross after the station received a world-class regeneration in time for the 2012 Olympics, and more recently the multi-million pound upgrade to Paddington Lawn led to total retail sales at London Paddington soaring by 40pc in the first quarter of this year,” a spokesperson said.

Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 02/01/18

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 2:10am

Litecoin leading the way for a change this morning, though with focus now heavily direction towards the South Korean government, regulatory risk may well still have a roll to play in the cryptocurrency world.

China ordered a fallen billionaire back to the country by New Year's Eve — but he didn't show

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:59am

The order had asked Jia to return to China before Dec. 31 to deal with arrears owed by companies he controlled.

Iran protests have violent night; at least 13 dead overall

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:44pm

Protests across Iran saw their most violent night as "armed protesters" tried to overrun military bases and police stations before security forces repelled them, killing 10 people, Iranian state ...

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors Are Flagging Slow Sales Growth in 2018

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:02pm

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors Are Flagging Slow Sales Growth in 2018

North Korea's talk of joining Winter Olympics is 'a gift,' organizer says

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 9:15pm

North Korea's desire to participate in the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics was welcomed by the event's organizing committee.

Macquarie's Hu Says China Serious on Deleveraging in 2018

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 8:05pm

Jan.01 -- Larry Hu, head of China economics at Macquarie Securities, discusses China's economy and the government's deleveraging push. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."

Bridgewater's Steinberg Killed in Plane Crash With Family

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 7:39pm

Bridgewater Associates executive Bruce Steinberg and his family were among 10 Americans killed when a charter plane crashed into a mountain in Costa Rica on Sunday.

CNN Reporter Celebrates New Year’s Eve and Legal Recreational Pot by Lighting Reveler’s Bong

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 3:29pm

Randi Kaye ended 2017 on a "high" note.

2 Warren Buffett Stocks to Consider Buying Now

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 3:02pm

The legendary investor knows a thing or two about investing. Here are two Buffett stocks to tuck away in your nest egg.

Compass CEO Richard Cousins and 5 Others Killed in Sydney Plane Crash

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 2:31pm

Compass CEO Richard Cousins and 5 Others Killed in Sydney Plane Crash

2019 BMW 740e to get more power, better batteries, become 745e

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 2:30pm

The 2019 BMW 740e hybrid will get more power, better batteries, and more electric driving range.

Bitcoin Is Already Having a Bad Year

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 2:22pm

The cryptocurrency began 2018 by tumbling.

Q&A: How is the growth of bitcoin affecting the environment?

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:55pm

The growth of bitcoin is fueling speculation and debate about the environmental impact of the collective energy needed to power the virtual currency in the era of climate change. Some questions and answers about the issue:

Blockchain Technology–Have No Fear, Dive In

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:52am

The blockchain concept has been around for some time now, but recently has begun to creep into the popular dialogue. If you are an attorney working outside the technology area, whether in house or in a law firm, and even if you do work in the technology field, the term may still be foreign to you. Or, it may be synonymous in your mind with Bitcoin, the “cryptocurrency” that periodically dominates financial headlines.

This is the reason Daymond John doesn’t binge-watch TV

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:59am

"Shark Tank" investor and FUBU CEO Daymond John explains why he is more productive without binge-watching TV.

Latest: Confusion for LA dispensaries as legal pot begins

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:21am

The Latest on recreational marijuana sales in California (all times local): 7:00 a.m. Attorneys advising a group of Los Angeles dispensaries have concluded that those businesses can continue to legally ...