• PayPal stops service in Greece

    QZ.com 02 Jul '15, 7pm

    Adding to their list of woes, Greeks can no longer use their PayPal accounts. Limits on how much money Greeks can take out of banks put in place by their debt-stricken government as it negotiates with lenders have effectively crippled the online payment service, which relies on tradit...

  • Singapore’s forced housing integration fueled its economic success -

    QZ.com 24 Jun '15, 3pm

    Singapore’s economic achievements are impressive. A nation roughly the size of Manhattan, it still consistently ranks among the top five richest countries in the world. However, the international media rarely focuses on Singapore’s success as an ethnically diverse and inclusive societ...

  • How the luxury group Kering treats sustainability as a serious business strategy

    QZ.com 24 Jun '15, 11am

    For Kering, the luxury goods group that owns brands including Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Boucheron, and Balenciaga, sustainability is not a selling point. The Paris-based company is establishing protocols for more socially and environmentally sustainable business practices,...

  • MasterCard makes the case that it’s safer and faster than Bitcoin -

    QZ.com 09 Jun '15, 6pm

    MasterCard is lobbying the UK government for increased regulation of bitcoin and other digital currencies that pose a threat to its legacy credit-cards business, as it tries to adapt to the transformation of a payments industry long overdo for change. “In the current environment we fe...

  • Tiffany’s has found the way to sell logo-emblazoned jewelry: quietly –

    QZ.com 29 May '15, 1pm

    In an era of fashion-logo fatigue , Tiffany’s decision last year to launch a new collection with logos all over it looked like a pretty bold move. But it seems to have paid off. The jewelry company’s T Collection, which features the letter “T” repeated in the form of chain-links, cuto...

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    The world’s best airport has a horticulture team, a butterfly garden, and 500,000 plants –

    QZ.com 25 May '15, 2am

    In March, Skytrax declared Singapore Changi Airport the world’s best overall (for the third straight year), and the best for leisure amenities. One reason global travelers consistently cite Changi as their favorite: its gardens. Changi introduced its first garden in the early 1980s, a...

  • Ebay has built a global market of sneakerheads worth more than $400 million

    Ebay has built a global market of sneakerheads worth more than $400 million

    QZ.com 03 Apr '15, 11am

    Today, the numbers point to a growing, and increasingly globe-spanning, population of eBay-enabled sneaker collectors. Their spending on sneakers purchased over eBay has grown by double-digit percentages each year since 2010. Last year about 6.3 million pairs of sneakers were sold on ...

  • 80% of Bitcoin is exchanged into and out of Chinese yuan

    80% of Bitcoin is exchanged into and out of Chinese yuan

    QZ.com 10 Mar '15, 5pm

    In a report out today from Goldman Sachs about the future of money, the bank points out that 80% of bitcoin volume is now exchanged into and out of Chinese yuan. The second-highest trading currency is the US dollar, followed by smaller denominations in yen and euros. Share Tap image t...