Reinsurance hedge fund Tangency Capital raises further $165 million

LONDON (Reuters) – Hedge fund Tangency Capital has raised a further $165 million to invest in the property reinsurance market, bringing its size to $265 million as the hurricane season gets under way, one of its co-founders told Reuters on Wednesday. Insured losses from natural catastrophes totaled more than $200 Continue Reading

Google extends Chrome ad blocking to global markets on July 9

On February 2018, Google implemented ad filtering for “annoying” and intrusive ads in Chrome in North America and Europe. This had been pre-announced in 2017 and was intended to compel publishers to adopt advertising standards established by the Coalition for Better Ads.  Chrome has 64% of global browser market. The Continue Reading

Oil prices dip on signs of slowing U.S. demand, economic concerns

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Thursday, weighed down by data showing a smaller-than-expected draw on U.S. crude stockpiles along with worries about the global economy. FILE PHOTO: Pumpjacks are seen against the setting sun at the Daqing oil field in Heilongjiang province, China December 7, 2018. Picture taken Continue Reading

Only 30% of SMBs would recommend their current SEO provider, survey finds

“I was surprised to see that many clients blame themselves for the SEO agency relationship going sour,” said Brian Dean, founder of Backlinko, referring to his survey of 1,200 business owners, in which just 30% would recommend their current SEO agency and another 30% said they would leave a negative Continue Reading

China’s Centurium Capital raises over $2 billion from GIC, Temasek, others

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s Centurium Capital, a big backer of domestic startup Luckin Coffee, said it has raised more than $2 billion in its debut fund, giving the private equity firm more firepower to cut deals involving the world’s second-largest economy. FILE PHOTO: CEO of Luckin Coffee Jenny Qian Continue Reading

Nine Google Ads hacks to improve your CTR and conversion rate Search Engine Watch

Advertising is the big gun of paid efforts brands put in to increase awareness and revenue. Be it small businesses or large enterprises, everyone has a shot at advertising.   With global ad spend reaching an estimated $579 billion at the end of 2018 and online advertising leading the charts, we Continue Reading

Oil prices climb as OPEC extends cuts, but demand worries persist

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil gained on Tuesday as producer club OPEC agreed to extend supply cuts until next March, although prices were pressured by worries demand could ease amid hints of a slowdown in the global economy. FILE PHOTO: Pumpjacks are seen against the setting sun at the Daqing oil Continue Reading