INTERNATIONAL. New York is famed as "the city that never sleeps" but London, reveals a new study, sleeps even less, as do over 30 other cities worldwide.
None sleepless than Cairo, the strife-torn capital of Egypt, which is today named the "world's most 24-hour" city by a study of the world's most round-the-clock metropolises.
But New York ranks a humiliating 32nd, behind London (17th), Paris (18th), Rome (27th) and an embarrassingly long list of other cities.
The first global ranking of the world's "most 24-hour" - or most nocturnal - cities, comes from analysing 120 million online chat
INTERNATIONAL. Ex-entrepreneurs with an enthusiasm for music can continue to be "entrepreneurial" by purchasing a high quality stringed instrument. They invest a portion of their sales proceeds in a way that will maintain value; at the same time, they support young musicians.
INTERNATIONAL. In the future, it is likely that we will see more domestic robot companions that can be customised to people's individual preferences. And we will be able to shop for them as we now shop for vacuum cleaners and phones.
INTERNATIONAL. From the rise of A.I, bionics, drones and 3D printing houses to virtual reality and instant translation tools - the change coming in the next 4 years is estimated to be greater than in the last 20 years combined.
INTERNATIONAL. Finland tops 2016 Social Progress Index; Canada, Australia and UK also perform well;
The most significant underperformers relative to GDP are the Gulf States: Saudi Arabia (65th, $49,537); Kuwait (45th, $69,878) and the UAE (39th, $64,563).
INTERNATIONAL. Global leader in the provision of integrated drilling waste management and environmental services, is delighted to support the local community by sponsoring Peterhead FC's Summer Coaching Programme.
INTERNATIONAL. The switch to renewable energy has already been flicked. Smart utilities willing to drive change will prosper - but it's going to take the turning off of a lot of old paradigms to do so.
INTERNATIONAL. Jost Thöne, Stradivari expert and co-owner of VIOLIN ASSETS, offers input on this subject. The company makes high-quality historical and modern string instruments accessible as investments.