Casa Azzurra is a Loro Piceno boutique hotel with yoga, spa and views of the Sibilline mountains and Monte Conero. Along with Italy’s widely noted return to traditional agriculture there’s been a corresponding return to the farm in Italian hospitality, and looking at small rural hotels like Casa Azzurra, in the east-central Marche province, it’s […]
This is an excellent article written by Charlie Osborne. It’s an important topic, to put accessing the open Internet into proper perspective for you. Depending on where you are in the world, gaining access to the open internet can be a challenge. It is also noteworthy to mention that depending on your online activities, you […]
When I was a child, if it was made in Mexico, it was cheap. If it was made in Japan, it was even cheaper. If it was made in China, it was made by child labor. Today the rules have changed and quality is coming from everywhere. Many things from many places, but no one […]
China just released five key economic data points overnight. Here’s a quick run-down: Consumer prices rose 2.7% year over year in July, representing an unchanged inflation rate from June. Economists were expecting a pickup to 2.8% inflation.
Producer prices fell 2.3% year over year in July after dropping 2.7% in June. Economists had predicted a 2.1% fall in prices in July.
Fixed asset investment year-to-date rose 20.1% from 2012, matching June’s YTD rise. Economists had predicted a tick down to 20% growth year over year in July.
Chinese industrial production rose 9.7% year over year in July, well above economists’ expectations for an 8.9% growth rate, unchanged from June. Retail sales grew 13.2% year over year in July, slowing from June’s 13.3% growth rate and missing economists’ forecasts for a pickup to 13.5% growth. "Among the data points, the most important upside surprise is [industrial production] growth," says Deutsche [...]
Despite generally favorable July economic data out of China and a rally in Asia overnight, stock markets in Europe and the U.S. are sliding. Right now, the French CAC 40 is down 0.3%, the German DAX is down 0.2%, and the Spanish IBEX 35 and Italian FTSE MIB are both down 0.3%. The London FTSE is up 0.1%. In the United States, S&P 500 futures are lower by 0.3%. In Asia, the Japanese Nikkei 225 closed up 0.1%, the Hong Kong Hang Seng advanced 0.7%, and the Shanghai Composite rose 0.4%. " A re-acceleration in Chinese industrial production growth to 9.7% [year over year] (thanks to steel and auto production increases), has helped boost positive risk sentiment into the weekend," says Société Générale global strategist Kit Juckes. "[Emerging markets] currencies are stronger across the board, the [Aussie dollar] short-covering rally is continuing and only the yen’s strength is inconsistent [...]
As you will see from reading this article, it is more than just responsive website design, although that is part of it. Great article on getting all the bases covered with a well thought out plan for creating the new and improved website. The need to be design and deploy a next-generation site architecture that […]
See on Scoop.it – Technology In Media In The Wall Street Journal, President Barack Obama writes that in a future conflict, an adversary unable to match our military supremacy on the battlefield might seek to exploit our computer vulnerabilities here at home. See on online.wsj.com
See on Scoop.it – Technology In Media U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he has brought up the issue of Chinese cyberattacks against American companies at every session and come away with little more than agreements to talk again. See on www.securityweek.com
Italy’s Marche Regione held an opening ceremony to celebrate its new office in Dalian in Northeast China’s Liaoning province on Sept 9, 2012. Dalian signed the cooperation agreement with Italy’s Marche Regione covering fields such as fashion, advanced manufacturing and modern service industries. Marche Regione is one of the significant economic areas in Italy and […]
Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform won a strong endorsement Monday when PPTV, which claims to be China’s leading Internet TV service provider, signed on to launch its platform on top of Windows Azure’s new Media Services offering. Specifically, PPTV will launch its PPTV Asia TV Networks (ATN) platform on Windows Azure, marking both an important […]
China once again features in the invention of a product that Italy helped to make popular worldwide, this time the accordion. In a town perhaps better known as the site of the last major battle for Italy’s unification in 1861, Castelfidardo just two years later saw the establishment of the country’s first initiative to manufacture […]
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For more than a thousand years, Italian hands have mixed and molded these few simple ingredients into this primary staple of their cuisine. But over the last few years, a battle for the soul Italian cuisine has begun: homemade pasta is getting harder to find. It’s a colorful history. According to Burton Anderson, author of […]