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Top 10 Great Accomplishments Made During Quarantine

The year is far from over, but you should probably put money on “social distancing” being the most popular phrase of 2020. This is the year of COVID-19, a worldwide pandemic that has infected 242,191 people worldwide and claimed 9,843 lives as of this writing. The coronavirus has forced governments…
bubmag
March 22, 2020
Silk Road

China, on virus PR offensive, sends masks and experts abroad

By Ken MoritsuguThe Associated PressSat., March 21, 2020timer5 min. readBEIJING - As the fight against a new virus shifts to Europe and beyond, China is supplying millions of masks and other desperately needed items to struggling governments, hoping to build political ties and defuse criticism that it allowed the disease…
bubmag
March 21, 2020
Silk Road

North Korea Has Trillions of Dollars in Mineral Wealth

Key point: If Washington isn’t serious about the rare earth resources of North Korea, then the winner, once again, could be Beijing. When looking at contemporary geopolitics, often energy and related resource questions are  key in the struggle for influence amongst world powers, as energy can drive or amplify underlying tensions.…
bubmag
March 19, 2020
Silk Road

A Pandemic, an Oil Rout and Market Turmoil: Weekend Reads

(Bloomberg) --At a time of peak instability, this week has been especially rocky.What began with an oil rout that saw prices plummet after a breakdown in talks between OPEC and Russia saw Saudi Arabia kick off a price war ended with days of market turmoil fueled by fears of the…
bubmag
March 14, 2020
Silk Road

A regularly updated list tracking marketers’ response to coronavirus

The rapidly spreading coronavirus is causing major disruption for marketers, forcing unprecedented action, including mandating employees work from home, closing offices, stopping agency reviews and tweaking or stopping certain advertising. Below, some of the latest actions that major marketers are taking.  This will be updated as the situation develops, latest news…
bubmag
March 12, 2020
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How Being the Busiest Man in Music Made Diplo a Pop Star

With a tireless team at his side, the insatiably curious multihyphenate seems to have the key to success in the post-EDM era: diversify or die. Given the 8,700 miles and 20-hour flight between Los Angeles and Mumbai, India, it stands to reason that most folks making the trek might stay…
bubmag
March 12, 2020