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Dozens of cardboard cutouts of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are seen during an Avaazorg protest outside the US Capitol in Washington

As Facebook lurches from one controversy to another and skittish investors place the stock under pressure, questions remain whether the 14-year old company can maintain its stronghold as the world’s largest social network.
This time automation and artificial intelligence are a game changer for your job. Read why.

Opinions differ on just how much of an impact automation and AI will have on the global economy while investment in this area is not slowing down. Spending in automation  is expected to surge to almost $232bn by 2025 compared to an estimated $12.4bn today.
Bangers and mash might cost us a pretty penny post Brexit. Image: shutterstock.com

What Hard Brexit Could Mean For the UK Food Price and Industry. One major worry is the potentially chaotic impact on the UK’s food sector.
"Given that we know more about bitcoin, the size of the market, the futures contracts, that could lead to a moderation in bitcoin’s volatility.”

The price of the original and most valuable cryptocurrency tends to move in tandem with the broader market for “altcoins”, such as Ripple, Litecoin and Ethereum. But as the crypto bubble has largely burst, divergence in prices has emerged
Protesters hold signs behind Richard Fuld, chairman and chief executive of Lehman Brothers Holdings. Image: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ten years after the financial global financial crisis that made thousands of Americans homeless and millions of Europeans jobless, experts fear that a new crisis - even tougher - is just around the corner.
Protester hold placards Saltires and EU flags during a demonstration to demand a vote on the Brexit deal between Britain and the European Union in Edinburgh Scotland

As the UK’s business community anxiously follows Theresa May’s Brexit negotiations, a study has raised new concerns about the cost of trading tariffs after Britain leaves the EU.
David Jinks: “Half of existing stores may disappear by 2023 — that’s largely down to the impact of e-commerce. It’s more efficient, greener and comes with better protections for consumers,” (image: shutterstock.com)

The previously online-only bookshop has expanded aggressively into brick-and-mortar retail, which is reeling from inflation. Analysts say Amazon's technology gives it an edge, but there are privacy concerns
Invest In 2020, Will Vietnam Become the "Next" China

Invest In 2020: Since China has been hit hard by the US tariffs, many companies are eyeing on Vietnam to become the next Asian booming superpower.
Does the Chines dragon still breathes fire?REUTERS/Neil Hall

As debt rises and the economy slows, economists ponder what the future holds for China's historic rise to global powerhouse.
French President Macron seems to take advantage of the whole uncertain situation by making deals with major banks to transfer their offices to Paris’. “Make the Planet Great Again ?” (image: REUTERS/Ludovic Marin)

According to the Financial Times, Paris is the big trading winner in a post-Brexit Europe. While Emmanuel Macron organized a big meeting two weeks ago at the biggest start-up incubator Station F, it seems that tech companies are attracted by French tax reforms.