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8 European cities ripe for investment in the 2020s, from a property manager who built a $1 billion portfolio

Summary List Placement The real estate market in some parts of Europe is getting hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Deloitte’s 2020 property index, the residential real estate market is forecast to stagnate in terms of prices and see a decline in transaction activities. All are indicators that a savvy investor could swoop in. […]

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Coca-Cola is using Amazon tech to let you pour drinks by tapping your phone at 52,000 Freestyle soda fountains

Summary List Placement Coca-Cola has partnered with Amazon’s cloud computing arm Amazon Web Services (AWS) to let thirsty diners pour drinks at Coca-Cola touch-screen soda fountains using their phones. Diners simply scan a QR code on the Freestyle machines, of which there are 52,000 in the US, and the buttons usually displayed on the machine […]

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Billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller is said to be shorting the US dollar — and he expects a Democratic sweep this election to hurt stocks in the coming years

Summary List Placement American billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller is betting that the US dollar will weaken, and expects a Democratic ‘blue wave’ this election to be a long-term drag on stocks, Bloomberg reported. At a virtual conference on Tuesday, the hedge-fund manager said higher taxes and inflation will hurt equities in the coming years. “We have […]

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Billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller is said to be shorting the US dollar — and he expects a Democratic sweep this election to hurt stocks in the coming years

Summary List Placement American billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller is betting that the US dollar will weaken, and expects a Democratic ‘blue wave’ this election to be a long-term drag on stocks, Bloomberg reported. At a virtual conference on Tuesday, the hedge-fund manager said higher taxes and inflation will hurt equities in the coming years. “We have […]

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Future of Fintech: Funding’s New Guard

Summary List Placement Over the last decade, fintech has established itself as a fundamental part of the world’s financial services ecosystem. Today, fintech financing is surging across the globe, despite major banks remaining cautious about acquisitions. Instead, three emerging trends are fueling the current fintech boom: new geographical fintech centers, more late-stage mega-rounds, and the […]

Culture

Word Game: Oct. 28, 2020

TODAY’S WORD — DEPLETES (DEPLETES: dih-PLEETS: Decreases the fullness of; empties.) Average mark 24 words Time limit 40 minutes Can you find 33 or more words in DEPLETES? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — BUTANOL baton blat bloat blot blunt boat bola bolt bout bunt ulna unbolt unto tabu talon tonal tuba tuna about […]

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Bridge: Oct. 28, 2020

When I watched today’s deal in a penny game, West was the dreaded Grapefruit, he of the acid disposition and matching tongue. He berates his partners without mercy. The other members of my club worship the quicksand he walks on. When South opened one spade and Grapefruit overcalled in hearts, North leaped to four spades, […]