caption Don’t buy into the myth of “happily ever after.” source Jon Super/Getty Images It’s normal for relationships to have some degree of conflict. But psychological research has found there are specific behaviors that weaken a partnership over time. Below, find 11 of the most common – and what to do instead. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Every romantic relationship goes through ups and downs. Even if you just had a massive fight about who stained the living-room couch with coffee (we know: It wasn’t you), it’s not the end of the world. However, certain behavior patterns can weaken a partnership over time, leaving one or both people wanting out. Psychological literature is rife with examples of such behaviors, including avoiding new experiences, not being honest about finances, and even texting too often. Note: If you recognize one or more of these patterns in … [Read more...] about 11 ways to ruin your relationship for good
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Taipans buy back their own companies Last week, we witnessed two of the country’s biggest taipans buy back their own companies through block sales. The Gotianun family’s Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC) bought back shares in its property subsidiary, Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI). Shortly after, SM Investments Corp. (SM), together with other strategic foreign investors, acquired a big block of BDO Unibank (BDO) shares. It is a rare instance for two major conglomerates to buy back their own companies through large block sales within just a few days. The gutsy moves initiated by the Gotianun and Sy families are market-changing developments that took out big sellers in FLI and BDO, thereby lifting a key overhang for both stocks. A vote of confidence The conviction of SM and FDC in buying back their own companies is a strong vote of confidence in the long-term growth prospects of BDO and FLI. Based on a deep knowledge of their companies, the Sy and … [Read more...] about Taipans buy back their own companies
Every so often, you'll find a friend announcing their holiday on Instagram, turning us green with envy as we watch their feed fill up with photos and videos of their trip. A recent survey by Picodi has revealed the travelling habits of Singaporeans, including that 38 per cent of Singaporeans go on holiday twice a year. To delve deeper on how they afford it, here are some of the most popular ways they use to save money when travelling. 1. BUYING TICKETS IN ADVANCE In the survey, 68 per cent of Singaporeans state that they buy tickets in advance. Airline companies sometimes release flash sales and early-bird promotions months in advance, but you have to fly within a certain period of time. Tip: Being flexible with your travel dates will help to save you some extra pocket money for the trip. Singapore Airlines releases deals like their 'Two-To-Go' promotion in May, while Scoot has recurring 'Got-To-Go' … [Read more...] about 5 smart tricks Singaporeans use to save money when travelling
Singaporeans love travelling to Johor Bahru for a short getaway or grocery shopping, thanks to the favourable exchange rates. There are multiple ways of travelling to JB from Singapore, but which is the cheapest way to get there? We compare 4 common modes of transport: train, bus, car, and taxi. COST OF TRAVELLING TO JOHOR BAHRU BY TRAIN For those who are in a hurry to get to JB and want to avoid the traffic jams on the Johor-Singapore Causeway, taking the train may be your preferred route. While travelling via the Causeway can take up to 6 hours during peak periods, going by train will take merely 5 minutes. The trains are operated by Malaysia's KTM Berhad and runs daily on regular timings. You can opt to purchase train tickets on KTM's official website before your trip, or buy tickets on the spot at Woodlands Train Checkpoint. It is slightly cheaper for you to buy your tickets at the KTM counter itself, but there is a risk that tickets have been all sold out by then. Train Ticket … [Read more...] about Cheapest way to travel to JB: Train, bus, car or taxi?
LONDON: JPMorgan Chase, a top player in the US$5.1 trillion-a-day global currency market has started applying a new technology that enables machine-trading programs to learn from previous trades and search for the most profitable way to execute them.Algorithmic trading is a growing trend in currency markets where banks have cut back on trading teams, relying more on automated computing strategies to trade efficiently.Algos, as these programs are known, are used by market makers to search at lightening speed for platforms with deeper liquidity pools or break up large orders into tiny bits tor reduce market impact.But large banks have been investing millions of dollars into technology to grab a greater share of the algo trading market.JPMorgan told Reuters its new algorithm - named DNA or Deep Neural Network for Algo Execution - effectively combined what a multitude of algos currently do, into a single strategy and allowed the framework to judge how a client order should be executed.For … [Read more...] about How to train your machine: JPMorgan FX algos learn to trade better