Asian LNG prices slip but deliveries for December at record high

Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) slipped this week amid thin trade, though monthly deliveries into Northeast Asia climbed to a record in December as colder-than-normal temperatures are expected this week.
Tags: Money, businessNews, LNG, Northeast Asia

North Korea's 'Singapore shops' expose gap in sanctions push

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Despite the unwanted publicity of a criminal trial for one of their main suppliers, business is booming at Pyongyang's 'Singapore shops,' which sell everything from Ukrainian vodka to brand-name knock-offs... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, North Korea, Singapore, Pyongyang, Pyongyang North Korea

Opal tower certifier previously disciplined by building watchdog

A director of the company that oversaw the certification of Sydney's crumbling Opal Tower had been disciplined by the building watchdog before, it has emerged.Judgment records show McKenzie Group director Mark Cogo was slapped with... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Sydney, Opal Tower, McKenzie Group, Mark Cogo

Nissan to cut China auto output over three months as demand slows: source

Nissan Motor Co plans to cut vehicle production in China by 30,000 units in the coming months, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters, as global automakers grapple with falling demand in the world's biggest car market.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Nissan, Reuters, Nissan Motor Co

Aussie trader guilty of manipulating market prices

An Australian commodities trader pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Chicago to manipulating market prices by placing orders in the millions of dollars, then cancelling them within milliseconds so that he could sell smaller... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Chicago

China says new financial information rules aimed at providers for institutions

China's internet regulator said on Friday the recently published rules governing financial information providers are aimed at firms supplying information to an institutional audience and to specific investors, rather than the general public.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews

North Korea 'Singapore shops' reveal familiar sanction gaps

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Business is booming in the "Singapore shops" that sell to North Korea's elite and foreign visitors everything from Ukrainian vodka to brand-name knock-offs from China.The stores stock many of the very... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, North Korea, China, Singapore, Pyongyang North Korea, North Korea Singapore

Japan factory output falls, sales slow as risks to economy rise

Japan's industrial output contracted in November and partially reversed the previous month's gain, while retail sales slowed sharply as increasing global risks drag on demand and threaten the country's export-reliant economy.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews

Insight: Collapse in onion prices could leave Modi smarting in election

A spike in the price of onions has led to the ouster of governments in Indian elections in the past. Now, prices of the staple have collapsed, and many impoverished farmers are saying they will make Prime Minister Narendra Modi pay in next year's general election.
Tags: Money, Narendra Modi, businessNews, Modi

6 E-Commerce Shipping Strategies That Level the Playing Field for SMBs

E-commerce continues to become more competitive as large companies like Amazon, Target and Walmart soak up market share and customer attention. Shipping window expectations have become shorter, and many online retailers struggle to keep up, particularly SMBs. How can SMBs compete? Not only is competing possible, there are many SMBs that have been finding exceptional success through smart and streamlined optimization of their processes, and have been using their unique place in the market to ...
Tags: Ecommerce, Walmart, Playing Field, Amazon Target

Is Weak Data Integrity Foiling Your CRM?

American companies spend an enormous amount of money on training. Spending reached more than $90 billion in 2017, an increase of over 32 percent from 2016. It's unlikely that even a small share of the billions spent on training last year were devoted to educating and motivating employees to regularly and accurately input data into a company's CRM. If companies devoted even a modest amount of time and money to creating a culture in which employees made it a regular part of their day to input ...
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Global Markets: Asia stocks lifted as Wall Street extends comeback

Asia stocks gained on Friday after Wall Street ended volatile trade in the green, adding to the big advances of the previous session, although lingering investor jitters helped support safe-haven currencies such as the yen.
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews

Global Markets: Second dramatic day for stocks ends on high note

A wild Christmas week ride in global markets continued on Thursday as stocks rallied from significant losses to post gains for the day.
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Gold prices steady as economic worries support, gains in equities drag

Gold prices were steady near six-month highs on Friday, supported by worries over economic growth but pressured by gains in global equity markets.
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SpaceX Starship Will Probably Reach Orbit in 2020

Choosing to use Stainless Steel materials and other design changes to SpaceX Starship should enable it to have its first orbital mission in 2020. Design changes have made the rocket dramatically... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Why we will probably never have a perfect clock

Every year, the time comes again when many of us switch our clocks from summer or daylight-saving time back to winter time. And the usual confusion sets in, is it an hour forwards or back? Why do we need to change the time at all? Indeed, EU member states have been asked if they would like to simply skip daylight saving time. Historically, the sun has helped us tell time – but we’ve always had to make corrections to our readings for it to be effective. The reason we have daylight saving time, fo...
Tags: Startups, Eu, Syndication

Where did it all go wrong for markets - and what is next?

In 2018 there has been no place to hide for investors.A tumultuous year has seen bubbles burst, volatility make a long-awaited return, the record bull run face its greatest threat and trillions wiped off plunging assets.An unnatural... [Author: [email protected]]
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The best computer speakers of 2018

Not sure which PC speakers work best with your computer? Here are the best computer speakers on the market, whether you're working with a tight budget or looking to rattle your workstation with top-of-the-line audio components. The post The best computer speakers of 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Speakers, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Logitech, Buying Guides, Best Of Everything, Desktop PC, Aperion Audio

The Here and Now Decision You Make

You can shout loudly for attention if you want to, or you can speak quietly and have people lean in to listen because you are a person of character who produces results. You can push people to take action, or you can inspire them to act on their volition. You never have to push people if you start with the intention of serving them. You can pitch the value of your company, your solutions, and your experience, or you can work to understand how to help someone get what they really want or need. It...
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Asia stocks edge up as Wall Street extends comeback rally

Asia stocks inched higher on Friday after Wall Street ended volatile trade in the green, adding to the massive gains of the previous session although lingering investor jitters helped support safe-haven currencies such as the yen.
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews

Twitter restrictions on Elon Musk are set to take hold. But is Tesla willing to reel him in?

Under a fraud settlement Tesla CEO Elon Musk signed with the SEC, Tesla’s board must now “oversee” Musk’s public communications. Whether the oversight will fundamentally alter his Twitter activity is open to doubt.
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, Technology, News, Markets, Tesla, SEC Tesla

Nationwide internet outage affects CenturyLink customers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Many CenturyLink customers across the U.S. were without internet Thursday amid a lengthy outage that stretched from New York to California.The outage began early in the day and continued into the evening. CenturyLink's... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, California, BOISE Idaho

Auckland Four Square in Torbay goes into receivership on Christmas Eve

A Four Square in Auckland was tipped into receivership on Christmas Eve - but the store has reopened under an acting manager and will be put up for sale as a going concern in the new year.David Bridgman and Lyndsey Bartlett, of... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland, David Bridgman, Auckland Four Square, Lyndsey Bartlett

Nielsen's top programs for Dec. 17-23

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.1. NFL Sunday Night Football: Kansas City at Seattle, NBC, 19.6 million.2. NFL Regular Season: New Orleans at... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, NFL, New Orleans, Nielsen, Kansas City, Seattle NBC

Sealord lifts annual net profit 31%

The Sealord Group lifted annual net profit 31 per cent after it shed a loss-making venture and as earnings from continuing operations climbed 11.4 per cent.New Zealand's second-largest fishing company reported a $24.3 million net... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Sealord, Sealord Group

The Google company chasing immortality

Drive an hour north of Google's headquarters up to Oyster Point, south San Francisco, and you will find the office of Calico Labs. The steel-and-glass building has none of the showmanship of its sister company's colourful campus.Its... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business, San Francisco, Oyster Point

Germany clears legal path for diesel retrofits: Bild

Germany's transport minister has cleared the way for retrofits, or hardware fixes, to older diesel cars to reduce pollution, mass-selling daily Bild reported, citing a technical paper it had seen.
Tags: Money, Germany, businessNews, Bild

Boeing, JPMorgan rise while Apache falls

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:Macy's Inc., down 9 cents to $30.04.The department store chain fell after consumer sentiment data showed Americans were feeling less confident about spending... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Ap, Macy s Inc, Boeing JPMorgan

Business Highlights

NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks stage big rally, erase 600 point drop in DowWall Street staged a swift, last-minute turnaround Thursday that rescued stocks from a steep dive and put the market on track to end a topsy-turvy, volatile week... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, US, Ap, DowWall Street

Nationwide internet outage affects CenturyLink

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Some CenturyLink customers across the country were without the internet as outages stretched from New York to California.The company said in a statement Thursday that its network was "still experiencing a disruption"... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, California, BOISE Idaho

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