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Japan Ranks Low in Female Lawmakers. An Election Won’t Change That.

“In this election, the news media has pounded several female candidates for extramarital affairs, including a woman whose husband was the one who cheated” writes Motoko Rich for nytimes.com. Some women say that having more female lawmakers won’t matter. “I’m not really sure whether having so many women there makes that much of a difference,” said Yoko Ishikura, professor emeritus of international corporate strategy at Hitotsubashi University. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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Strong typhoon nears southern Japan the day before election

“Heavy rain and powerful winds are expected to lash large areas of Japan on Sunday as a strong typhoon sweeps ashore, possibly hindering voter turnout in a national election” writes Issei Kato for cnbc.com. Typhoon Lan was classified as an intense Category 4 storm on Saturday, with winds of up to 250 km/h (156 mph), according to the Tropical Storm Risk website. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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China says will guide private capital into higher growth areas

“BEIJING (Reuters) – China will introduce measures aimed at guiding private investment into areas that have a higher growth potential, a senior official with the state planning agency said on Saturday” reports businessinsider.com. China also would take steps to lower the investment threshold for private investors, said Zhang Yong, the vice-head of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), during a briefing on the sidelines of China’s Communist Party Congress.The manufacturing industry as well as the property market, which have been driving private investment, are now quite weak, Zhang said….

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The 20 best hotels in Europe in 2017

“Going on holiday is like an escape from reality, and visiting a really good hotel can feel like dipping into a different world” writes Bobbie Edsor for businessinsider.com. As part of the Readers’ Travel Awards 2017, Condé Nast Traveller asked its readers to rate their favourite hotels across Europe that they had visited this year.Each hotel was rated based on various factors including staff, location, and remarkability. Scroll on to discover the 20 best hotels in Europe in 2017, ranked in ascending order. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Top ICO List Launches New Design to Improve ICO Discovery Process for Investors

“Top ICO List has released new website design (version 2.0) to aid investors discover the best initial coin offerings” reports newsbtc.com. Start discovering the best initial coin offerings by visiting Top ICO List.Top ICO List helps investors discover the best ICOs to invest in.Top ICO List is a regularly updated initial coin offering list where you can find the best upcoming ICO to keep your eye on, invest in the best currently active ICOs or simply check out past ICOs and how they performed. Source: newsbtc.com Share This:

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World’s First Cloud-Based Betting Platform VIABET Announces ICO

“The company will unveil a feature-rich ALPHA release of their cloud-based betting platform in Q2 of 2018” reports newsbtc.com. The company’s future plans include increasing VIA Token integration and use-case scenarios by building fiat-gateways and partnering with the top traditional online gambling sites to achieve global VIABET platform expansion.From a technological perspective, VIABET delivers an all-out fresh approach to online gambling.A system which would enable online players to “become the casino” and offer guaranteed odds. Source: newsbtc.com Share This:

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Billions in tax breaks offered to Amazon for second headquarters

“(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is receiving offers of billions of dollars in tax breaks and other subsidies from cities and states across North America that are participating in a company contest to pick a location for its second headquarters” writes Jeffrey Dastin for reuters.com. A report from the California governor’s office seen by Reuters said Amazon could claim some $300 million, and a bill in the state’s assembly introduced Thursday could offer Amazon $1 billion in tax breaks over the next decade.Many governments have declined to discuss the tax…

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Fair lands 2 major investments, including backing from BMW, Penske

“The company said it is closing a BMW i Ventures-led strategic funding round that also includes investments from Penske Automotive Group, among other strategic investors” writes Auto Remarketing Staff for autoremarketing.com. Fair, an app that provides used-car leasing to consumers on a flexible basis, announced two major investments on Friday.Additionally, Fair has secured a total of nearly $1 billion in offers for dedicated capital coming from two entities: a group of institutional investment banks typically backing auto debt portfolios and a Sherpa Capital-led entity.Bauer’s background also includes time as BMW Group’s…

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