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"The High End" is now open in Barneys New York Beverly Hills, featuring an exclusive partnership with luxe cannabis brand Beboe, and a wide selection of luxury accessories and wellness products

Barneys New York, the luxury specialty retailer, today announced the opening of “The High End”, its luxury cannabis lifestyle and wellness concept shop, in its Beverly Hills flagship store. With the launch of The High End, Barneys New York is the first major retailer to introduce a cannabis lifestyle shop.

“Many of our customers are incorporating cannabis into their lifestyle, and The High End meets this new need in a way that only Barneys New York can,” said Daniella Vitale, Chief Executive Officer & President, Barneys New York. “We are thrilled for customers to visit The High End and its extraordinary selection of products. It’s an experience they can’t get anywhere else.”

Select products featured in The High End will also be available on starting March 29. Following the opening in Beverly Hills, Barneys New York plans to expand The High End to additional locations in the near future.

The High End features an exclusive partnership with upscale cannabis company Beboe, and an extensive selection of accessories and lifestyle products. This includes a range of elevated wellness products and rare items across home, jewelry, beauty and more. Guests will be able to experience a selection of custom blown glass pipes, luxury rolling papers, one-of-a-kind vintage ashtrays, accessories including sterling silver grinders, and CBD-infused beauty.

At The High End, Barneys New York Beverly Hills customers can learn about luxury cannabis company Beboe’s distinct offerings. The collaboration includes an exclusive special edition silver Beboe vaporizer pen in celebration of the project. Customers who visit The High End can speak to Beboe representatives about its products, and purchase…




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Topics such as poverty eradication, foreign investment, foreign policy and foreign affairs, and environmental protection will be discussed in upcoming episodes

When the whole world is searching for a therapy to calm the anxiety arising from economic slowdown, China, the most important global growth engine, provides its routes to maintain vitality – through supportive macro policies and technology-driven innovation.

That point of view was shared by Zhu Min, an influential Chinese economist and a former deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund. He sat down for an exclusive interview with China Daily, when international media desire to learn the reasons for China’s 2019 economic performance at the ongoing annual two sessions in Beijing.

“We did a study that estimated China will continue to have more than 6.3 or 6.4 percent growth this year,” he predicted.

Even if the pace of growth moderates from last year’s 6.6 percent, China is able to maintain the strongest economic engine and contribute more than 30 percent of the world’s GDP growth, said Zhu, who is now the chair of the National Institute of Financial Research at Tsinghua University.

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Codewise CEO and Founder, Robert Gryn
Leading AdTech company is once again included in the FT 1000 list as its rapid global growth continues
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Published by the Financial Times in partnership with Statista, the FT 1000 2019 report lists the companies in 31 European countries that have achieved the highest annual growth rates in revenue between 2014 and 2017.

Bootstrapped from the moment it started its operations in 2012, Codewise has been continuously growing thanks to relentless product innovation designed around the ever-changing needs of digital marketers. This ensured Codewise’s place in FT 1000 ratings in 2017, 2018 and now in 2019 as one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe. According to the FT 1000 2019 report, Codewise’s revenue growth rate from 2014 to 2017 was 266 percent.
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Stratas Advisors, a Hart Energy company, is a leading global consulting and analytics provider for upstream, midstream and downstream energy markets and related sectors, such as automotive; transportation; power; petrochemicals and heavy industries

Thirteen nations have moved into the Top 100 in Stratas Advisors’ diesel-sulfur-limits rankings for 2019.

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