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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    Financial exchange regulators use computers to crack traders' code

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Regulators trying to translate exchange dealers' clever chat into plain English as they probe whether they are colluding to rig key rates Big brother tactics gain currency "What's your interest in Bill and Ben in the pick?" While most people wouldn't understand the question, this is common vernacular for London currency traders active ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1489469/financial-exchange-regulators-use-computers-crack-traders-code
  2. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Contest of the Century, by Geoff Dyer

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... controls; it is hard to take yuan in and out of the country and for foreigners to invest in China's financial markets. To make the yuan a major world currency, Beijing has to make far-reaching reforms. "China has two options. It can keep its particular model of state capitalism. Or it can have a global reserve currency. But it cannot have both," Dyers writes. China is one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1453968/book-review-contest-century-geoff-dyer
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Mother of three turns family and a passion for travel into a new career

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:12am by JENNI MARSH

    ... resort. The books ask young readers to take selfies in front of famous landmarks, to draw the country's currency and list their favourite and worst national dishes. Other sections supply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1461772/mother-three-turns-family-and-passion-travel-new-career
  4. Lifestyle - Books

    Mai Jia's newly translated first novel gives readers a glimpse of enigmatic China

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by James Kidd

    ... thought and word are deed. Even this displays the kind of imprecision Rong would frown upon; his intellectual currency is numbers as much as language. A man of few words, Rong achieves respect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1453975/mai-jias-newly-translated-first-novel-gives-readers-glimpse
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL MONEY

    Bitcoin miners find it increasingly hard to make money

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 03:26am by Reuters

    ... prospector looking for bitcoins. Since discovering the digital currency a few months ago, Jackson-Wilde has paid about US$2,000 for his "rigs", which are powered by specialised computer ... independent of traditional banking, bitcoins started circulating in 2009 and have since become the most prominent of several fledgling digital currencies. Videographics: What is Bitcoin While ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1351752/bitcoin-miners-find-it-increasingly-hard-make-money
  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Music's heavy going for industrial rockers Laibach

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 06:47pm by Richard Lord

    ... on Laibach's manifestos, and has its own currency, flag and passport. As ever, this is wildly ambitious stuff that ventures far beyond the realms of music. Laibach are a conceptually perfect art ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1427791/musics-heavy-going-industrial-rockers-laibach
  7. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    Apple to refund consumers US$32.5 million for in-app purchases made by their children without permission

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 01:24pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... racked up when children bought things such as virtual currency or dragon food. In some cases, Ramirez said, charges ran into the hundreds and even thousands of US dollars. One parent told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1406816/apple-refund-consumers-us325-million-app-purchases-made-their
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    International education is a growing global trend, and Asia leads the way

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 10:31am by Linda Yeung

    ... is not just affected by the value of local and international currencies or the employment options teachers have in their own countries," Pearson says. linda.yeung@scmp.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1407743/international-education-growing-global-trend-and-asia
  9. Business - Money

    Winklevoss twins plan IPO for Bitcoin-tracking stock

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 03:04pm by Reuters

    ... exposure to the value of digital currency Bitcoins. Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, which is designed to operate like an exchange-traded fund, will initially sell US$20 million worth of shares, with each ... and gained in prominence amid the euro zone sovereign debt crisis as more people questioned the safety of holding their cash in the bank. But others dismiss the currency as a Ponzi Scheme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/investment-products/article/1273902/winklevoss-twins-plan-ipo-bitcoin-tracking-stock
  10. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - STYLE CHECK

    Style Check: Big brands sign up for new Bitcoin-based e-fashion site Bitfash

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jing Zhang

    ... Bitfash.com "Oh, another online shopping start-up," I thought. But there's a catch: all items are paid for with the internet currency bitcoin. The company - which says it is based in China and Australia - is the first fashion e-retail initiative using the digital currency. At first I was ready to dismiss this project as some sort of gimmick, but then I saw the retailers were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1250681/style-check-big-brands-sign-new-bitcoin-based-e-fashion

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