OMG! Is Jay Chou selling pancakes in China?

In a funny coincidence, a doppelgänger of Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou was recently spotted making Chinese-style egg pancakes in China, paralleling the lyrics of his 2018 song Waiting for you. The romantic song alludes to a protagonist who is waiting for his love, and in a futile attempt to win her over, decides to learn how to make … Continue reading OMG! Is Jay Chou selling pancakes in China?

Wall Street booms as Americans head to polls

Wall Street’s main indexes jumped on Tuesday as investors bet that one of the country’s most divisive presidential races could end with a clear victory for Democratic nominee Joe Biden and a swift deal on more fiscal stimulus. All 11 major S&P indexes were up in morning trading, led by financials .SPSY, healthcare .SPXHC and industrial .SPLRCI stocks as investors … Continue reading Wall Street booms as Americans head to polls

Chinese govt bans Australian goods

As tensions between Australia and China rise, Beijing is expected to ban imports of Australian wheat, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) has reported. From Friday, barley, sugar, red wine, timber, coal, lobster, copper ore and copper concentrates from Australia, are expected to be barred from China even if the goods have been paid for … Continue reading Chinese govt bans Australian goods

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Twitter records 14 percent increase in Q3

U.S. social media company Twitter Inc. Thursday said it saw a revenue of $936 million in the third quarter of 2020, up 14 percent year on year. Its net income was $28.66 million in July-September, or 0.04 cents per share, compared with a net income of $37 million, or 0.05 cents per share in the … Continue reading Twitter records 14 percent increase in Q3

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China increasing investment in the aviation sector

China has achieved comprehensive progress in the civil airport sector with a major move forward in building world-class airport clusters, said a senior civil aviation official Thursday. The sector has gained progress in construction scale, speed, investment and effect over the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), said Dong Zhiyi, deputy head of the Civil Aviation … Continue reading China increasing investment in the aviation sector

UK telecom companies won’t sell locked phones anymore

Mobile phone companies are to be banned from selling devices which are “locked” into specific networks, the UK communications regulator has ruled. Ofcom said the likes of BT/EE, Tesco Mobile and Vodafone will be told to follow their other big name rivals in only supplying phones which allow customers to switch from one network to another … Continue reading UK telecom companies won’t sell locked phones anymore

Don’t despise your small beginning

Your starting point The human mind was created with the power to literally achieve anything it conceives. So, everyone—including you—has great potentials to achieve more than the world’s greatest in different fields of endeavour. Like diamonds in the dirt, many people are yet to discover themselves while others are waiting for adequate resources and the … Continue reading Don’t despise your small beginning

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United Airlines records huge financial losses

United Airlines' revenues plunged nearly 80 percent in the third quarter compared to last year's levels, but it signaled preparations for a potential rebound in air travel in its earnings report Wednesday. The Chicago-based carrier reported a loss of $1.8 billion on revenues of $2.5 billion, a drop of 78 percent from last year amid … Continue reading United Airlines records huge financial losses

Malaysian airlines in serious financial trouble

Malaysia Airlines is making plans to shut down if lessors do not accept its restructuring bid. The deadline for accepting the restructuring plan is Sunday, which means we could know the fate of the airline soon. The airline’s sole owner has also said it will no longer fund the struggling airline if the plan does … Continue reading Malaysian airlines in serious financial trouble

FAAN: Recurring monthly losses, a sign of an uncertain future after COVID-19

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it lost N17.5billion of aeronautic charges in 23 weeks and incurred N1.4 billion loss of non-aeronautical charges between April and June, 2020. Its Managing Director, Capt. Hamisu Yadudu, who disclosed this in a virtual interaction said the agency’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) dipped by over 90 per … Continue reading FAAN: Recurring monthly losses, a sign of an uncertain future after COVID-19