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The $100,000 Oscars Gift Bags Tone Down The Extravagance This Year394

Oscar season is in full swing, which means the ultimate swag bag is back. For the past 16 years, Distinctive Assets has given Oscar nominees a wildly extravagant collection of freebies, ranging from all-inclusive vacations to cosmetic procedures to artisan toilet paper. The "Everyone Wins" Nominee Gift Bags are sent to all 25 nominees in the acting and directing categories in the week leading up to and after the Oscars ceremony, which will take place on Feb. 26 this year

 

Khorgos: The New Silk Road's Central Station Comes To Life995

To the credit of Khorgos's detractors, the place truly is unbelievable

 

A 27-Year-Old Just Became The First Woman To Visit Every Country On Earth1560

In February 2017, this brave adventurer achieved her goal, making the voyage in 18 months and 26 days. She broke the previous record and also became the first woman to visit every country on earth

 

Trust in Markets and Antitrust in Media1602

This year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos came at a moment of puzzlement for the world’s economic and financial elites. Although the global economy has lately been doing rather well, voters have been rebelling against them

 

The Emergence of a Post-Fact World1281

One of the more striking developments of 2016 and its highly unusual politics was the emergence of a “post-fact” world, in which virtually all authoritative information sources were called into question and challenged by contrary facts of dubious quality and provenance

 

America’s richest families2047

To value the fortunes we added up family members’ assets, including stakes in public and private companies, real estate, art and cash, and took into account estimates of debt

 

How One Woman Makes Millions Reselling Designer Clothes On eBay2417

What’s the best way to get the most money for that Chanel bag in “like new” condition sitting in your closet, or that cashmere Burberry coat hanging in the back? Women near Chicago know that relying on EDropOff is one of the simplest, most convenient ways to recycle luxury items they’ve grown tired of

 

Dreamy Suites: 10 Best Hotels of 20161627

Ranging from a postmodern Miami fantasia to an elegant maharaja’s palace to a re-creation of an Italian medieval village to a surf resort where no one wears shoes, they share a sense of singularity—they’re the kind of places that couldn’t exist anyplace else. (“Nowhere else” is in fact a tagline for one of them.)

 

Harnessing the Hope of Social Science1610

In his opening address at the 2016 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, Nobel Foundation Chairman Carl-Henrik Heldin drew parallels between our current milieu and the late nineteenth-century world in which Alfred Nobel lived and worked

 

3 Red Flags That You Can't Ignore When Working With Investors2178

Raising capital is one of the hardest parts of being an entrepreneur. It is often a delicate dance where both parties must determine if they can be the closest of partners over the life of the business

 

Forbes Launches First-Ever SportsMoney Index2635

The definitive ranking of the most influential athletes, agencies, brands and teams in sports

 

The Economic Promise of Climate-Smart Infrastructure2365

Over the last few decades, globalization ushered in an unparalleled period of economic growth that helped reduce global inequality and create new opportunities for economic development. Nearly 1.1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty since 1990, reducing their share of the global population from 35% to under 10%, according to recent estimates

 

The 6 Financial Habits Of Strong People That You Can Adopt Now3823

With the calendar moving to March comes the opportunity to reflect on progression toward our goals for 2017. But how many people looked back in December and actually kept their 2016 New Year’s resolutions? Very few

 

Europe in the Age of Trump2595

Donald Trump is now the 45th President of the United States, and in his inaugural address he made it clear to the assembled US establishment that his administration does not intend to pursue business as usual. His motto, “America first,” signals the renunciation, and possible destruction, of the US-led world order that Democratic and Republican presidents, starting with Franklin D. Roosevelt, have built up and maintained – albeit with varying degrees of success – for more than seven decades

 

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Millennials Are Making With Their Money2325

People in their 20’s and 30’s are typically mocked by those slightly older than them for being the “snowflake” generation. Having grown up in an era where the focus was often on protecting individuals’ self-esteem, they were often told that they were unique and special and there was no one else like them. I could wax philosophical in defense of this notion or snarkily jump on board with the haters because both sides have a point

 

A Billionaire's Life's Work: Bernard Charles Ecclestone And Formula 11437

It will be difficult for historians of commerce and sport to find a finer and more vertiginous roller-coaster ride of a business biography on either side of the Atlantic than that of Bernard Charles “Bernie” Ecclestone, the hard-nosed son of a presumably no-nonsense Suffolk commercial fisherman, who clawed his way to become the boss of Formula 1 racing for the last forty years, and not least, sits now astride a family fortune estimated at $2.9 billion

 

With Russia And U.S. Talking, Kazakhstan's Back On Washington's Radar3894

Cold, vast and mountainous, the relatively unknown but rich and pivotal Eurasian nation of Kazakhstan may become a headline this year if Donald Trump Secretary of State, former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, gets the nod by Congress. Tillerson's senate confirmation hearing is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday

 

The Five Most Expensive Cities In The World2811

Think New York City isn't affordable? Think again

 

Should Investors Trust The Trump Rally?2486

Maybe you love the new U.S. president, Donald J. Trump. Maybe you hate him. But regardless, you ought to be wondering what to make of the stock market rally that has taken place since his surprise election last November. Time to hang on or bail out?

 

Can Trump Manage North Korea?3443

US President Donald Trump’s administration, like many before it, has had a rocky start; but the most pressing challenges are yet to come. Among them will be North Korea, whose leader, Kim Jong-un, used his New Year’s Day address to announce that his country has built – and is prepared to test – an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads

 

How This Couple Travels Full-Time While Making A Living And Raising 4 Kids2027

In May 2014, Bryanna and Craig Royal traded in their 3,000-square-foot suburban home in Kenosha, Wisconsin for a 400-square-foot RV and set out to travel around the country. With their four young children and two dogs in tow, they embarked on a journey to simplify their life. They wanted to focus less on things and more on their family and the experiences they would have together, Bryanna Royal explains

 

Forbes Travel Guide's 12 Top Destinations Of 20172143

Berlin can tell you exactly what having a moment feels like. The German capital city is still in the midst of one that has lasted a solid three years. While locals will say their hometown has been cool all along, a perfectly timed confluence of hotel openings, new restaurants and cultural happenings made Berlin an impossible-to-ignore destination for global travelers

 

Google Pixel XL Vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Long-Term Review2359

The Pixel XL is impressive for the first Google branded phone but is it good enough to give the iPhone 7 Plus problems? Read on.

 

CEO confidence rises despite new risks and uncertainty3121

While CEOs around the world feel they have plenty to worry about in the year ahead, their confidence in their own growth prospects and their outlook for the global economy are back on the rise

 

Joschka Fischer: Europe’s New “Indispensable Nations”1834

After the shock of the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States in 2016, this will be a decisive year for Europe. Upcoming parliamentary elections in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and possibly Italy will decide whether the European Union will hold together, or whether it will disintegrate under the neo-nationalist wave sweeping the West

 

The World's Most Sustainable Companies 20176315

With 2016 being the second-warmest year on record, and with issues like high executive pay and diversity gaining more awareness, you may be curious to know what companies care most about sustainability

 

Bet on Clarity: Booking Health is shaping the Future of Medical Tourism4171

A successful online service by Elena Sergeeva and her partners helps freely to find and book abroad treatment within minutes

 

Role of law enforcement agencies in investment attractiveness of RK3727

Review of figures in the 2017 World Bank Doing Business in Kazakhstan report and other data that relate to the ease of doing business show that law enforcement plays an important role in the ranking. We would like to highlight the importance of law enforcement agencies in the process of improving the investment attractiveness of Kazakhstan

 

DECENT opening Blockchain R&D hub in Armenia4477

The race for championship in putting the best blockchain solutions to service masses intensifies, with industry leaders broadening geography of engagement by investing and bringing in new talents in research and technology development from around the globe

 

How can Kazakhstan businessmen take advantage of drones3909

PwC values global market for commercial applications of drone technology at over $127 bn

 

How to profit from your customer’s emotions2241

“Customer experience” is a complex of customers’ emotions elicited during interaction with a company

 

SAP and Microsoft: cloud partnership3334

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) announced joint plans to deliver broad support for the SAP HANA® platform deployed on Microsoft Azure, simplify work through new integrations between Microsoft Office 365 and cloud solutions from SAP, and provide enhanced management and security for custom SAP Fiori® apps

 

Establishing an emotional bond with customers3391

The concept of Customer Experience is becoming an increasingly popular talking point among Kazakhstani entrepreneurs

 

Robust outlook for global cereal supplies in 20163205

FAO Food Price Index up slightly in March as sugar prices jump, Food and Agriculture Organization reported

 

Mission complete5917

Nurali Aliyev: about what he was able to do for the development of Astana and why he has decided to get back to business

 

The National Bank has decided to keep the base rate unchanged at 17%3143

The National Bank of Kazakhstan has published this information on March 14, 2016

 

Why is local business not ready for dialogue with their external stakeholders4130

It’s time to shape stakeholder engagement system instead of voicing concerns only as actual conflicts emerge

 

National brand of Kazakhstan can be represented by electric car4596

3rd forum of car manufacturers of Kazakhstan was held in Astana on 1-2 October. Chairman of the Board of Directors and Shareholder of JSC “Allur Group of Companies”, Andrey Lavrentiev, shared his thoughts on Kazakhstan’s automotive industry prospects

 

How KZ automotive is going through the crisis 4165

To this and other questions responses Farrukh Makhmudov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Autodom” Group of Companies

 

New Labour Code: What is going to be changed? 4600

The Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development has prepared a draft new Labour Code (the “Draft”). Significant changes are presented below. Certain provisions may be reconsidered during discussions between labour unions and representatives of employers, as well as in the Parliament

 

Forum K5: Adaptation to the “new normal”3049

PwC Kazakhstan is pleased to announce that this year the company became a General Sponsor of the fifth Kazakhstan Growth Forum that will take place in the Ritz-Carlton, Almaty on 18 September 2015