Newport International Group, Efter fem år, Lehman beslutning hjemsøger stadig globale økonomi

Newport International Group - Efter fem år, Lehman beslutning hjemsøger stadig globale økonomi

På femårsdagen for Lehman Brothers kollaps, millioner af amerikanere vil se tilbage på denne frygtelige mandag og prøver at sætte tal på de skader, som fulgte efter. I mange tilfælde er det svært at sætte tal på omkostningerne – millioner af tabte arbejdspladser, knuste drømme, forspildte muligheder og fortabte hjem. Men der er et nummer, som er svært at bestride, og det er værd at huske: $18 billion. Ja, det er 18 med 12 nuller bagkant, eller $10 milliarder for hver dag siden den finansielle krise begyndte officielt om Klubmesterskab 15, 2008.

18 Billioner dollars er gælden til verdens monetaere system som det amerikanske og de seks andre store industrilande. De gjorde det for at holde systemet oven vande i 1.825 dage siden Lehman CEO Dick Fuld gik ind i witness protection program og hans neon-draperede hovedkvarter i Times Square gik i sort. Det er $18 billion vi og vores børn bliver til sidst nødt til at råde bod på gennem askese eller hyper-inflation. Og hvad fik vi så for at $18 billion i prioriteringsniveauer? Subpar vækst herhjemme, og recession i Europa og Japan.

Ja, alle, at gæld skønnes at have genereret blot $1 billioner i bruttonationalproduktet vokser over hele kloden, efter et skema Deutsche Bank chart udgivet af nul Hedge. Det er med andre ord under 18 dollars i gæld til generere $1 i vækst.

Så hvor blev de trillioner gå? Mere end $6 billion gik ind i den tyske underskud, der er vokset med dette beløb siden 2009. De fleste arbejder ved amerikanerne næsten intet af det lånte trillioner endte i deres lommer.

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Most consumers face fraud attempts, Newport International Group

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Most consumers face fraud attempts, poll finds

Financial fraud is widespread in America, a new poll says, with more than 4 out of 5 respondents saying they’ve been targeted by scammers in one form or another.

Though most people don’t respond to bogus investment pitches, 11 percent have lost “significant” amounts of money in scams, according to the survey by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a Wall Street industry watchdog.

Though most people don’t respond to bogus investment pitches, 11 percent have lost “significant” amounts of money in scams, according to the survey by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a Wall Street industry watchdog.

Elderly people are particularly vulnerable, FINRA said, both to being targeted and to falling prey and losing money.

“When it comes to financial fraud, America is a nation at risk,” said Gerri Walsh, president of FINRA’s investor education foundation. “Fraudsters are very effective at reaching and enticing vulnerable populations into turning over their money, and far too few Americans are able to detect likely fraudulent sales pitches.”

The poll of 2,364 Americans age 40 and older suggests that millions of Americans have been solicited as potential victims, often through emails offering prodigious but unrealistic riches.

Newport International Group Reviews, FB Checker Analyzes Facebook Photos To Identify Fake Profiles

Fake profiles continue to be a problem on Facebook, despite the social network’s efforts to wipe them out. Free application FB Checker offers users a quick way to help determine the authenticity of profiles by examining their photos.

The app has its limitations, as it only analyzes photos, and users must have access to the photos of the accounts in question. It works by searching the Web for duplicates of the chosen photos, and warning users if those photos are discovered in multiple places.

The release of FB Checker comes about one year too late for Chick-Fil-A, which allegedly used a stock image to create a fictional Facebook profile under the name Abby Farle to defend the restaurant chain on its page.

Source: Newport International Group Reviews

Meet Dorian Grinspan

Two issues in, and Dorian Grinspan already possesses a Manhattan apartment befitting the editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine.

After exiting an elevator best described as European—cramped, carpeted, as old as it smells—guests walk into a penthouse with lacquered black floors, a functioning fireplace, a zebra hide, off-white couches, and ceilings high enough to dwarf the already spare décor. Five tall windows look onto Gramercy Park, to which he has a key. “I like to answer my e-mail¬s there,” he says.

Grinspan collapses into a sofa, curling his limbs into a jagged apostrophe. In an accent that reveals his upbringing in Paris, he says he looked at 30 or so appartements earlier in the year, and took the one that happens to share a floor with Carla Sozzani, owner of the Milan luxury emporium 10 Corso Como. She bought her place from her sister Franca, Vogue Italia’s editor-in-chief, for $1.7 million earlier this year.

I wonder how Sozzani feels about the big pile of magazines on the landing between their apartments. There, her 21-year-old neighbor has stacked about 50 copies of the spring 2013 issue of Out of Order,the high-end fashion, art, and culture magazine he runs when he’s not studying for exams or trying to convince professors that, yes, he really needs to miss finals to attend Paris Fashion Week. (“My dean says it’s not really an excuse, so now I always have an ‘illness’ or something.”) Though it’s three years (and only two issues) old, it feels more established: Woody Allen agreed to be -photographed and interviewed for the debut issue, and the next one featured a Ryan McGinley profile and retrospective along with pictures of the model Arizona Muse with her young son. The second cover story was by Larry Clark, the director of Kids, about a tween skateboarder whom Clark found and photographed in Texas. The operation is professional enough that Grinspan and Rich Aybar, a stylist he knows, convinced labels like Givenchy, Lanvin, Dior, Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, and Stella ¬McCartney to lend clothes for photo shoots. Prada, lately, too.

Source: Newport International group fashion articles

Newport International Group reviews, Japan’s PM may rethink tax hike

Japan's PM Abe speaks during a news conference in Tokyo

Trots att den starkaste politiska mandat av en premiärminister i år, finns det tecken Shinzo Abe är allvarligt tänka plan för det kan förstöra en begynnande återhämtning han har snickrat ihop med en offensiv politik, dubbat Abenomics.

Abe säger att han kommer att fatta beslut i höst om man ska gå vidare med den första delen av två steg plan efter mätkontroll av den ekonomiska återhämtningen, särskilt BNP data som beror på Sept 9. Den skatt, liknande allmänna försäljningsskatt och moms i andra länder, kommer att öka till 8 procent i april 2014 och därefter 10 procent under 2015.

Abe vill inte höja skatten, med tanke på den troliga ekonomiska och politiska konsekvenser, men han förstår riskerna för att krossa de marknader som ger utseendet i den utlovade reformen, sade en person som deltar i crafting ekonomisk politik. Vid 5 procent, Japan och Kanada har den lägsta motsvarande skatter i Organisationen för ekonomiskt samarbete och utveckling, OECD-data visas.

Insatserna i Japan är hög. Den skatt vandring var lag förra året med stöd av Abe’s nuvarande koalitionens parter och den tidigare regeringen och är tänkt att vara det första steget mot reparation Japans trasig finanser. Lagen kräver också att regeringen bedömer att de ekonomiska villkoren innan du ger den slutliga gå framöver. Brutalt skattereform skulle kunna drabba investerarnas förtroende, vilket har gjort Tokyo att låna pengar billigt även om dess $5 trillion statsskulden, väl över två gånger landets årliga ekonomiska resultat, är den tyngsta bördan i den industriella världen.

På samma gång, Abe har betonat att hans högsta prioritet är att rouse Japan från 15 år av deflation och ljummen kopp tillväxt genom hans Abenomics program för tunga statliga utgifter, massiva penningpolitiska lättnader och löften om en långsiktig strategi för tillväxt. Abe själv medgav den svåra dilemma bara timmar efter scoring en jordskredsseger vinna i den övre kammaren valen den 21 juli att han gav dom ut en klar majoritet i parlamentet.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/28/us-japan-economy-tax-idUSBRE96R02A20130728

Newport International Group: Tokyo eyes economic boost with Olympics

Newport International Group, Tokyo eyes economic boost with Olympics

Real estate markets will boom and Tokyo Bay will be redeveloped if the Japanese capital wins the right to host the 2020 Olympics, a senior business leader told investors Wednesday.

Toyota Motor honorary chairman Fujio Cho said the already busy city would become even livelier if the sporting extravaganza came to town.

“It’s certain that real estate markets will be quite active” if Tokyo’s bid is successful, he told members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

“Without doubt, the Tokyo Bay area will be redeveloped on a large scale.

“In terms of road-building, there are many places where ring roads are not complete just because of small sections that have not yet been constructed.

“If the Olympics are to be hosted here, I think there will be a big boost in morale among Japanese people, which will enable the construction and completion of such projects,” he said.

Tokyo is competing with Istanbul and Madrid for the right to stage the Games, with the final decision set to be made by the 100-strong International Olympic Committee at a meeting in Buenos Aires on September 7.

While many large Asian cities are throbbing with construction projects as their economies surge, there are few cranes standing over the Japanese capital these days.

The investment boost that hosting the Games could bring would be a welcome fillip for Japan, whose economy has struggled for much of the last two decades.

It would also dovetail well with a renewed push by the government to turn things around, with lavish public spending promised for infrastructure projects.

Source: http://www.timesofoman.com/News/Article-20297.aspx

Newport international group – Sorry, Fashion Apps

Newport international group, Sorry Fashion Apps

So here is the newly revised: Apps For Actual Fashionistas (New York edition).

AfterLight: A Conde Nast photo assistant friend of mine turned me onto this image editor, which gives the user more control than Instagram. The filters are more subtle, and you can further dial their strength up and down. There are also options for exposure, brightness, saturation, and contrast; plus, cropping that allows you to cut an image into letters. Or shapes! Edit on AfterLight; upload to Instagram or any other social media site of your choosing; make yourself look amazing.

Instagram/Vine/Twitter: This wouldn’t be a roundup of apps for the fashion industry if these three weren’t mentioned. It’s a small, social world, and the tags fly fast. The Man Repeller and Kate Upton are getting silly on Vine, and Twitter tends to the professional, but Instagram is where it’s at. Goodies include group hugs at Coachella, group hugs with Derek Blasberg, and sweeping views of wherever Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is shooting.

SoulCycle: Nothing says ‘I work in fashion’ like SoulCycle. In maybe the best news of the summer for its rabid followers, the uber-hip spin chain is putting the finishing touches on a mobile app tentatively set to launch in early August. The app will accelerate the sign-up process by allowing Soul enthusiasts to pre-select classes and bikes before registration for the week goes live on Monday at noon, rather than having to select a class at noon through the company’s website. It will also enable social sharing so friends can sync up workouts, note classes they want to take, and see each instructor and his or her music lineup.

CitiBike: SoulCycle changed pop fitness the way fixed gear bicycles changed street-style photography. Scott Schuman’s inclination to snap well-dressed ladies on velocipedes ushered in a new era of Girls On Bikes, or Cycling In Heels. Which is all to say that the May 27 launch of NYC’s CitiBike bike share program and accompanying app for iOS and Android (showing bike locations, availability and routes) is big news for fashionistas without their own wheels. If the bike share operates smoothly this summer, I’m predicting a major deficit of bike availability between shows during fashion week in September.

Hailo & Uber: But sometimes you just don’t want to bicycle! Or your bag is too heavy, or whatever. Now that Hailo has been cleared to operate in NYC, it’s definitely going to be getting some use during New York Fashion Week, during which it is notoriously impossible to get a cab. Uber’s black car and SUV options may make it a better pick for those aiming for a sleeker look or who need the extra space to wedge in two dozen garment bags, shoe boxes and an intern.

GoodGuide: While not the sexiest app in the world, GoodGuide is your app if you care to know what exactly is going on your skin or in your hair. It lets you sort through products (personal care, food, apparel, etc.) and gives them ratings for health, environmental, and societal impact, along with a list of ingredients. Because sometimes finding a good sulfate-free shampoo really matters. Ask any beauty editor.

Beautified: Ever since this app launched in the last week of May, it’s been getting major buzz on industry news sites. That’s partly because DJ/cool-girl-about-town Hannah Bronfman is one-third of the brains behind the product, and partly because it’s a genuinely solid idea: you want to book a last-minute beauty appointment, and the app hooks you up with open appointments at salons and spas around town. Sure, similar apps have come before, but a) Beautified has culled a roster of participating salons that are already trusted city-girl faves and b) Bronfman is having a major moment right now.

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/17/sorry-fashion-apps-here-are-7-apps-fashionistas-would-actually-use/