Polaroid: the rise and decline

In recent years there has been a clear trend on the rise – the upsurge in popularity of all things vintage. Polaroid Originals is the latest company to join the revival of analogue, with the release of a brand new Polaroid model. Whilst much of the world is obsessed with new tech, with the likes of Apple and Google reaping....

Portugal look to tax property with desirable view

Portugal is looking to introduce new tax conditions, which will see homes benefiting from a desirable outlook taxed accordingly.  Properties built with a south facing view could be looking at a potential 20 percent tax.  The tax will also reduce tax by as much as 10 percent for property located in less desirable locations; opposite a cemetery, ground floor dwellings and property sporting northerly views.  This move will only apply to property built in the last five years, or dwellings currently experiencing reappraisal.

Tech start-up threatening the future of corner shops

‘Bodega’ is a term used in America for traditional corner shops where people can go to for basic foods and products. A new start-up is now in the process of launching a new concept which has the potential to make all these convenient stores obsolete. It involves installing a number of five-foot-wide pantries to offices, gyms and apartments....

The iPhone fever

With over 1.16bn iPhones having been sold since 2007, and over 700 million iPhones currently being used globally, there is no question as to the influence of Apple. Now 10 years old, those of us who can remember life before the iPhone would admit that the introduction of the technology has turned the industry on its head, and catapulted us into a new digital age....

How North Korea make money

For a man that appears absolutely hell-bent on provoking the world’s most powerful nations to bomb into the dust, Kim Jong Un is a wiley old fox when it comes to earning income for his ultra-secretive nation....

A temporary landmark for Central Park?

The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park is a 106 acre reservoir which holds one billion gallons of heavily contaminated water. The reservoir encompasses an eighth of the whole area of what is probably the most famous park in the world, but it is currently pretty much unusable. It sits mostly stagnant and is fenced off as a health risk to millions of people and animals....

Is private air travel becoming affordable?

Facilitated by a new range of travel apps, passengers and pilots are becoming increasingly connected. With just a simple search you can find out if any light aircraft are flying in your local area with available seating. It can be an increasingly cheap mode of transport, and more people are looking at it as a plausible alternative....

Bulgaria could offer mortgage-free living

Many wish to be free from the shackles of both the rental market or the monthly mortgage. It’s hard work watching around half your monthly salary get absorbed into your home.  What if there was a way we could just live somewhere at a fraction of the cost, and enjoy the money we have, not the money we owe?

Owning 100 trillion-dollars

We often get asked the question what is a good alternative investment to property? Tesla, oil or maybe Gold may spring to mind. Well believe it or not one of the strongest opportunities emerged off the back of the crumbling Zimbabwean economy, the 100 trillion-dollar bill....

Origami clothes

The temptation to throw old clothing out is strong. It can be a hassle to recycle them and it is understandable why many to not even bother to try and simply throw them out instead. Unfortunately, this is a big problem....

Peru continues to attract investment

When you walk through certain parts of Lima, you get a real sense of a city developing well under the winds of economic growth. Wide streets feature comfortable houses and apartment blocks, with palm trees and lawns kept green by sprinkler systems. It’s these living conditions that are attracting new and exciting business into the city.

The Domino effect

American pizza giants Domino’s and car manufactures Ford Motor Co have recently announced they are teaming up in a new project that aims to deliver pizzas in an altogether fresh way…

Boeing win dispute over 777X

A long running dispute between Boeing and Airbus looks set to continue, following the World Trade Organization’s decision to reverse an appeal ruling that Boeing received state aid to help build its newest aircraft, the 777X....

Bitcoin breaks $5,000 for the first time

Bitcoin, known as the popular currency for those whom frequent the black market, and to most others a currency almost impossible to understand has had a not so surprisingly difficult history.  Its values have flown and crashed regularly ever since its inception....

Climate change and Harvey

Has climate change just cost a President who denies its existence $1 million personally, and his country a possible $100 billion? Possibly. It’s hard to definitively point to mathematics, statistics and measurements which can say that this much pollution caused this much rainfall....

Diamonds a growth industry

Diamonds have fascinated people for a long time. This particular stone is highly coveted by people across the world, and also extremely hard won from the earth. For every person happy with their new diamond ring, there is someone who has suffered enormously to drag it out of the ground....

Bin the bags

On August the 28th 2017 Kenya became the latest country to ban plastic bags. The country, which circulates 100 million plastic bags annually through supermarkets, has imposed hard-hitting sanctions against anyone found breaking the new environmental law....

70 years of preservation for England’s historic buildings

Listing is when specific landscapes and historic buildings are recognised as special interest and placed on the Statutory List of Buildings. These buildings are protected for the current and future generations to understand England’s intriguing history and cannot be altered without permission from the local planning authority....