Archive | December, 2017

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

31 Dec
Human Rights binoculars

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a historic document that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at its third session on 10 December 1948 as Resolution 217 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France. Of the then 58 members of the United Nations, 48 voted in favor, none against, eight abstained, and two did not vote. The Declaration consists of 30 articles […]

Bitcoin Price Holds Near the $14,000 Mark

29 Dec
Bitcoin price

Bitcoin price holds at about $14,000 on thursday after rebounding from a sell-off last week. According to data from Coinbase, the leading U.S. cryptocurrency trading platform, bitcoin price was trading near 14,204 on Thursday evening. Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap, rebounded over 40 percent from a low of $10,400 it hit on Friday. The price rose […]

Cannabis Market Begins to Mature in Legal States

27 Dec
Cannabis Market

NEW YORK, December 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — According to a report by Ameri Research Inc., the global legal cannabis market was valued at $14.3 billion in 2016 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 21.1% between 2017 to 2024 and culminating to $63.5 billion by 2024. The market is going through a period of strong growth thanks to increasing […]

Multi-Billion Dollar Market for U.S. Rare Coins in 2017, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

26 Dec
The most valuable U.S. rare coin purchased at auction in 2017 was this 1804-dated silver dollar sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries for $3,290,000. (Image courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries.)

TEMECULA, Calif., Dec. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. rare coins selling for $50,000 or more and those selling for $500 or less generally did well during 2017, according to the Professional Numismatists Guild (, a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers.  Four historic, vintage U.S. rare coins sold for $1 million or more during the […]

General Cannabis Inks Major Grow Facility Contract In California

21 Dec
General Cannabis in California

DENVER, Dec. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — General Cannabis Corp. (OTCQB: CANN) signed a $955,000 two-year contract today to manage a grow facility in California. This represents the largest single contract the company has undertaken since inception.  The Company also plans to provide significant other services, including hardware and supply procurement, in addition to the initial contract terms.  “We have been developing potential […]

Global Intelligence: Outlook 2018 – Report by Manulife Asset Management

19 Dec
Global Intelligence - Jax Beach Pier

Investors could be disappointed by equities in 2018, say Manulife Asset Management experts in new report In “Global Intelligence:  Outlook 2018,” Megan Greene and Bob Boyda outline views on risk, volatility, tax cuts, trade TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Manulife Asset Management today released its report, “Global Intelligence: Outlook 2018,” summarizing the near-term outlook of its investment experts. The report and […]

Can I Invest Offshore On Low Capital?

18 Dec
Invest Offshore with low cash

Offshore investment stereotypically conjures up images of affluent celebrities and businessmen finding a way to protect their assets internationally. However, to invest offshore is not necessarily the hallmark of those with excessive funds, with people from varied economic backgrounds benefiting from offshore investment. If you are one of those people with a lower income or asset […]

Regulations Call Out Beneficial Ownership of Trusts and Life Insurance

16 Dec
trusts and a whistle

The past global trend has been that life insurance or trusts based plans were set up offshore for the purpose to be an after tax contribution savings plan financed and administered through either an insurance company or trust company arrangement. In today’s automatic exchange of financial information annually reported they are not acknowledged tax and […]

Innovative Securities: Another Year in Return Heaven

15 Dec
Securities Heaven

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The year 2017 may very well be a historical one to remember due to outstanding returns and euphory on the markets, believes Innovative Securities. The company’s analysis about 2017 reminds that although there were several uncertainties at the beginning of the year, none of them hurt the optimistic atmosphere of […]

Know-Your-Customer (KYC) for a Clean Nominee Bank Account

14 Dec
Know-Your-Customer (KYC)

Financial institutions fear to be wittingly or unwittingly implicated when they are used to settle, facilitate, or finance international trade transactions (e.g., through processing wire transfers, providing trade finance, and issuing letters of credit and guarantees). Implication is criminal prosecution for money laundering. Financial Action Task Force (FATF) rules extends to everybody and leads to […]

Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou China

13 Dec
View of Country Garden Forest City presented at the Fortune Global Forum

The three-day 2017 Fortune Global Forum opened in Guangzhou on December 6. Chinese property developer Country Garden, a Fortune Global 500 company, became a partner of the forum, where the company’s residence-industry projects including Forest City and its several Techtowns received positive feedback from international attendees for its vertical greening, three-dimensional design and residence-industry integration as these concepts […]