05/28/2012

Weekly Gold Report - BlackRock

Gold drifted lower early in the week as the Euro continued to weaken against the US Dollar. By Thursday, the metal had recovered as the euro stemmed its losses after a softer-than-expected US manufacturing report.

05/22/2012

Fact File: The Super-Rich

The combined wealth of the richest 1,000 people in the UK rose 4.7 per cent last year, surpassing a previous high set before the 2008 financial crisis. The result is a new global elite, living lives of luxury and privilege the rest of us can hardly fathom

05/15/2012

Early investor in Asia rings the changes

This “east-east” corridor, named after ancient trade routes linking Asia with the Middle East, saw trade volumes quadruple over the past decade.

05/15/2012

Asia’s new elite — Shaun Tan

This contrast is all the more apparent with the rise of Asia, and the emergence (especially in China and India) of the nouveau riche.

05/11/2012

Do more with less: A study in process optimization

“Do more with less,” is the mantra of consultants and the marching orders of senior executives. In today’s world of increased competition and compressed margins, companies want methods to improve efficiency. Automation is the “lo