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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    How Monopoly came to dominate board games

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Richard Lord

    ... Monopoly's unique cultural position is assured. Its terminology has infiltrated mainstream English, from Get Out Of Jail Free cards to referring to worthless currency as Monopoly money. But not all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1596064/how-monopoly-came-dominate-board-games
  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    North Korea Human Rights Film Festival offers tales of horror, heroism

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tales of horror at North Korean film festival Businessman Jung Gwang-il was part of North Korea's elite. The Chinese-born Korean graduated from a military school and was granted rare admission to the secretive state's ruling party. His acumen brought him an award from late dictator Kim Jong-il for earning much-needed foreign currency from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580205/north-korea-human-rights-film-festival-offers-tales-horror-heroism
  3. Lifestyle - Books - FINANCE

    Book review: Saving the Market from Capitalism, by Massimo Amato and Luca Fantacci

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... such as Greece, politicians should get practical and radical: rein in the market that has come to lord them all- the financial market. Local currencies should be created and used to foster neighbourhood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574187/book-review-saving-market-capitalism-massimo-amato-and-luca-fantacci
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - OS X Yosemite

    First look: Apple's new OS X Yosemite offers sleek new styling, privacy and security

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:49pm

    ... access Spotlight by using the command-space bar keyboard shortcut. Users can look up information from Wikipedia, Maps, Bing, iTunes and other sources, as well as convert units of currency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1558149/apples-yosemite-mac-operating-system-offers-sleek-look-privacy
  5. Lifestyle - Technology

    Social Climber

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:38am by Jamie Carter

    ... is vital and fascinating, thinks McInnes, who likens it to a universal currency. "Like any currency, it can hold its value if others continue to value it, or it can slowly be eclipsed." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1545628/social-climber
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Former Wall Street trader sets up centre to teach kids the value of money

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 12:05pm by Elaine Yau

    ... about exchange rates, Agarwal would ask where they went on their last holiday, how the local money compared with Hong Kong dollars, and engage them in games to match different currencies ... about exchange rates, they can explain how each country uses a different currency. The next time the family goes on a holiday, they can put that knowledge into practice. "If the story ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1524363/former-wall-street-trader-sets-centre-teach-kids-value
  7. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: Debating China, edited by Nina Hachigian

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:49pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... a consensus on certain issues- Taiwan and currency manipulation immediately spring to mind- an impossibility. Perhaps a more productive approach might be to create a framework in which disagreements, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1496691/book-review-debating-china-edited-nina-hachigian
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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