With cash seeing a crunch, it’s been a time when plastic has got all the credit. Rewinding to those episodes when big bills had precious little to do with big buys: $170.4 million and the colour of money When Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian swiped his American Express credit card to buy Amedeo Modigliani’s ‘Nu couché’, his painting of a reclining nude woman for $170.4 million, he hit two birds with one stone. Not only did he get his hands on a coveted piece of painting, but thanks to the number of air miles he accumulated in the transaction, he may just never have to pay for a plane ticket again. $450,000 for a bouquet offering Musician Sir Elton John doesn’t care for mere numbers when it comes to acquiring what he loves. In the 1990s, his credit card was charged with an approximate $450,000 on flowers for then boyfriend-cum-manager John Reid. Try beating that! $300,000 to put a ring on it In 2011, a buyer bought a diamond through his credit … [Read more...] about When Elton John bought flowers for $450,000 on his credit card
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In the driver’s seats is Henri Paul, his eyes wide. Next to him, in the front passenger seat is a blonde man looking deeply concerned. That man is Trevor Rees-Jones, a former soldier turned private bodyguard who — for more than 20 years — has held the clues to what happened that terrible night. Less than five minutes after that photo was taken, two of the car’s occupants were killed when the speeding Mercedes S280 limo — travelling at more than 100km/h — slammed into the 13th pillar in the tunnel under the Pont d’Alma near the river Seine. Diana would die later in hospital after a desperate but futile bid to save her life. The only person to survive the horrifying smash was Mr Rees, a bodyguard for the Al-Fayed family. (He now only goes by the name Trevor Rees.) However, despite being the only one of that group still alive, Mr Rees’s life since then has been marred by pain, divorce, war and dogged by conspiracy theories about who was … [Read more...] about Bodyguard Trevor Rees details missing four minutes before Paris crash
Indrani and Peter Mukerjea seemed more at ease on Wednesday, maybe with the INX Media interrogation over temporarily, chatting cheerfully and easily between themselves, and with former husband Sanjeev Khanna, at the back of the courtroom, in the accused enclosure.Rediff.com Temperatures outside Mumbai city civil and sessions court's Courtroom 51 soared to 32 degrees C, with 71 percent humidity, on the afternoon of April 4 in south Mumbai. Temperatures inside the courtroom, where the Sheena Bora murder trial was taking place, were not any less. For a good reason. Sudeep Pasbola, Indrani Mukerjea's defence lawyer in the last lap of his cross-examination, sharply turned up the heat on Witness One, Sub-Inspector Ganesh Dalvi, on Wednesday. Through the 120-minute hearing, Pasbola -- who closed his cross-examination of Dalvi a little less than a month after he started it -- established two realities for anyone observing this case. The lawyer, who is not given to flamboyance, proved that his … [Read more...] about Sheena Bora Trial: What accounts for Indrani, Peter bonhomie?
The drastic fall in car and home sales and the rise in shared mobility and outbound tourism are clear indicators that India’s consumer behaviour is fast changing. The fall in car sales to two-decade low is being attributed to the advent of Ola & Uber and the changing spend patterns of the millennials. What has made matters worse is the mounting unsold inventories of the real estate sector with consumers preferring to live on rent. “There’s a change in ownership pattern; earlier, the ownership of a vehicle would have been a priority. Today, with the advent of shared mobility, spends are moving to holidaying, electronics,” said Rakesh Singh, head of investment banking & markets, HDFC Bank. “An interesting data point is that 10 million tourists travel within India and 30 million travel outside India. Consumption in some sectors is dropping but there is still consumption in other sectors.” Over the past five years, the total consumption … [Read more...] about Consumption’s not all gloom, there are many rays of hope