A plan to put beds on planes

Airbus recently announced that it has entered into a partnership with Zodiac Aeropsace, a French aviation-equipment company, to develop “lower-deck modules with passenger sleeping berths.” In other words, passengers in need of 40 winks might eventually be able to go below decks to the cargo hold and sleep in bunk beds. The video released by the More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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Kinder Morgan’s attempt to build a pipeline reflects badly on Canada

ALMOST all Canada’s oil and gas is landlocked, so getting it to market requires pipelines—lots of them. But building them requires skills more suited to circus artists than engineers. They must walk the financial More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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Looking to emerging markets to boost your portfolio? Here’s what you should know

The other day a friend asked me where to put some inherited money. My reply was to put it in a high-interest savings account and leave it there for now. I admit, that was a little flippant but let’s be realistic: More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten struggles to retake the lead from Amazon

RAKUTEN is a jack-of-all-trades. Since pioneering e-commerce in Japan in 1997, it has been a rare example of a highly entrepreneurial Japanese firm. Today it spans more than 70 businesses providing credit cards, More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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The shipping industry attempts to cap carbon emissions

ACROSS the river from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) headquarters in London protesters have pressure-hosed “IMO DON’T SINK PARIS” into the muck lining the walls of the Thames. The river bank More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Kinder Morgan’s frustrated attempt to build an oil pipeline reflects badly on Canada

[unable to retrieve full-text content] ALMOST all Canada’s oil and gas is landlocked, so getting it to market requires pipelines—lots of them. But building them requires skills more suited to circus artists More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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A year after United's public-relations disaster

A YEAR ago this week, David Dao went from being an unknown pulmonologist to a household name. Dr Dao had boarded a flight from Chicago to Louisville when the United Airlines crew announced that four passengers More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
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The smartphone and the toilet

THE impact of technology on the economy is one of the most-debated issues of the moment, whether it is the potential for automation to cause unemployment, boost long-term productivity, or widen inequality. A good More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Gulf Air tries to reclaim its crown

WITH their geographical advantage for connecting flights between far-flung places, there is plenty to keep the airlines of the Gulf countries busy. Yet Bahrain’s skies are nearly empty compared with its neighbours. More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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An update from Jeremy Grantham

JEREMY GRANTHAM is an investor with 50 years of experience in the markets who is known for his caution about the outlook for long-term returns (he works for the GMO fund management group). But he caused a stir More...