Russian Car Sales Jump by Double Digits for Month of May

Car sales in Russia are showing impressive growth. Sales for the month of May were up 14.7% compared to May 2016, reaching 124,900 vehicles, according to the Association of European Businesses (AEB) May became the third consecutive month seeing a respectable growth in sales, with 129,400 cars sold in April (a growth of 6.9%) and 137,800 cars in March (9.4% … Continue reading Russian Car Sales Jump by Double Digits for Month of May

Thailand: Ban on street food takes effect in capital amid junta crackdown

By Asian Correspondent Staff| @ascorrespondent BANGKOK’S world-famous culinary experience looks set to change dramatically today as Thailand’s ruling junta placed a complete ban on street food stalls along all of the capital’s main roads as part of their crackdown of street side dining. According to AFP (via Channel News Asia), the clean-up campaign has prompted … Continue reading Thailand: Ban on street food takes effect in capital amid junta crackdown

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI review

Minor tweaks for benchmark hot hatch   David McCowen Volkswagen's Golf GTI has earned more than a few plaudits across its four decades of history, righting crafting a reputation as the hot hatch by which others are measured. The brand's seventh-generation GTI arrived in 2013, bringing a significant increase in performance as well as a … Continue reading 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI review

Motoring – Stars of the 2017 Detroit motor show

The Big Three American brands were overshadowed in their hometown showcase   Here are Drive's stars of the 2017 Detroit motor show   Volkswagen I.D. Buzz The German has tapped the design spirit and inherent versatility of one its most iconic and revered models in the original Microbus, or Kombi as it is known to … Continue reading Motoring – Stars of the 2017 Detroit motor show

China is rapidly becoming cashless society

  By Johan Nylander Standing in line at a Starbucks in downtown Shenzhen, I suddenly realize that no one in front of me is paying with cash. They aren’t paying by credit card either. In fact, I can’t see a single customer holding a wallet or a purse. Instead, they just hold their mobile phones over a reader and – beep! – the … Continue reading China is rapidly becoming cashless society