India cuts tax on crude, refined palm oil imports from ASEAN countries

India slashed import tax on crude and refined palm oil sourced from Southeast Asian (ASEAN) countries after request from suppliers, a government notification said late on Monday.
Tags: Money, India, businessNews, Asean

South Korea's December exports in surprise fall as global economy cools amid China-U.S. dispute

South Korean exports fell slightly in December from a year earlier, official data showed on Tuesday, missing even the most pessimistic forecast from a Reuters survey and providing fresh evidence of a cooling global economy.
Tags: South Korea, Money, China, businessNews, Reuters

[Interview] Donato Sferra Of Toronto’s Hillcrest Merchant Partners

Toronto’s Donato Sferra comes from a working-class background and credits hard work for a large part of his success as a financial services executive. Building extensive experience in the financial service industry over a twenty year career, Donato Sferra began his financial career as an equity research analyst at TD Securities, specializing in auto parts, solar and automation. Sferra followed this by spending two years at Pinetree Capital, a small-cap focused firm and an angel investor in the ...
Tags: Startups, Interview, Toronto, Canada, United States, Venture Capital, Financial Services, TD Securities, Macquarie Group, Advice For The Young At Heart, Young Upstarts, Sferra, Hillcrest Merchant Partners, Donato Sferra, Pinetree Capital, Dundee Capital Markets

Here’s why calendars look the way they do

What is the first image you visualize in your head when you think about a calendar? Probably a table with numbers arranged in seven columns and five rows (or six row depending on day one) to display the full month ahead. We use it every day, whether on your phone or on your wall. Same design no matter the medium, the same format has moved from posters to digital apps without any alteration. We are surrounded by objects that have history, sometimes that span centuries, and we completely ignore it...
Tags: Startups, Creativity, Design & Dev, Syndication

Greatly Improve Your Real Estate Business By Using Blockchain Technology

If you’re fresh in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry or are a seasoned veteran, you definitely know firsthand how cutthroat and utterly unforgiving this business can be. And though many of you may cringe at what I am about to say, we all know it’s true to a certain degree: when consumers think of the least trusted professions, real estate agents fall right in with Congress, telemarketers, and, sadder yet, car salespeople. But if you think being placed in the same barrel with those perso...
Tags: Startups, Congress, Paypal, Others, CRE, Real Estate Business, Blockchain Technology

Hurry Up Offense and Controlling the Clock

I am fascinated by football. I am spending more time watching games (both college and professional), and I am reading and studying to understand how championship teams are built—and sustained over time. Football is an excellent metaphor for the great game of business and sales. One of the variables I have noticed that is under appreciated is time. Hurry Up The hurry up offense some teams prefer gives them a distinct competitive advantage by depriving their opponent of looking at their formatio...
Tags: Time, Sales, Usa Today, CEB, Brent Adamson, CEB Gartner

Learning From Sisyphus

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor. ~Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus Twelve years ago, in December 2006, I accepted a position as a member of the first team of in-house executive coaches at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Our first year was both exhilarating and insa...
Tags: Leadership, Change, Personal, Albert Camus, Becker, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Camus, Ernest Becker, Edbatista, Self-Coaching, Sam Keen, Ernest Becker Marcus Aurelius, Ann Wuyts Yay Flicker

How To Stay Safe If Your Company Gets Sued

No one plans to get sued. But sometimes, the unexpected happens. There are a lot of reasons for this and the response to a lawsuit is going to depend upon the nature of the claim made against your business. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to do everything within your means to limit your risks. In order to keep the business running smoothly and have a legal contact, business owner should interview attorneys. Attorneys guide the owner if his company gets sued. Marc. A. Johnston of ...
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Netflix poaches CFO from Activision Blizzard - source

Netflix Inc is expected to announce in the next few days that it has poached media finance veteran Spencer Neumann from Activision Blizzard to be its chief financial officer, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Tags: Money, Netflix, businessNews, Activision Blizzard, Netflix Inc, Spencer Neumann

The Latest: Utility: Wildfire role would implicate probation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on how a California utility's role in wildfires could affect its terms of probation in a separate criminal case (all times local):5:45 p.m.A California utility says any determination that it started... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, California, San Francisco, Ap

Sneaky way you're getting ripped off at work

Every year, we trawl through the archives and republish a few of the standout business stories from the last year. This is essentially a mix of the most popular, topical or insightful pieces published in 2018. Here's one that made... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business

Hello 2019 – what are you likely to bring?

Politics, science, technology, TV, books … here’s what to expect in the year aheadA year is much more than just 365 days, or one orbit of the Earth around the sun. One year produces so many events and human stories that in 2018 alone, the Guardian published more than 73,000 news articles.Much of what happens is unpredictable. But with 2019 only hours old, there are a few things that can confidently be foretold. Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Business, Politics, Science, Television, Economics, UK News, World news, US news, Earth, Culture, Television & radio

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Inc., up $23.95 to $1,501.97The Wall Street Journal reported that the company is planning on building and expanding Whole Foods stores across... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Ap, Amazon com Inc

Kim Jong Un says he's ready to restart operations at factory park jointly run with Seoul, resume tourism from South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un says he's ready to restart operations at factory park jointly run with Seoul, resume tourism from South. [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Kim Jong Un, Seoul, South, Seoul South Korea

Electric drag race: Porsche vs Tesla in 2019

COMMENT: The year 2018 was very good for the car industry. According to Cox Automotive, US auto sales are expected to total 17.2 million units in the year, which is more than 2017 and the fourth year in a row to beat 17 million,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Tesla, Porsche, Cox Automotive US

Why wealthy sports stars get passionate about charity

From global superstars to lower league footballers, sportspeople are spending money and time to back causes close to their hearts.
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From a hush-hush Apple meeting to mysterious executive departures, 9 of the most important tech stories Business Insider reported in 2018

Business Insider's team of tech journalists was first to report some of the most important developments in tech in 2018. From the surprise departure of Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene to the internal turmoil at AR pioneer Magic Leap and the problems leading up to Uber's fatal autonomous-car crash, the industry has had an eventful year. Check out the list below for some great reads you may have missed, or to refresh your perspective and challenge your assumptions as you prepare for the new year i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, New York City, Trends, Ibm, Ar, Travis Kalanick, Magic Leap, Diane Greene, Julie Bort, Kif Leswing, Becky Peterson, Travis Kalanick Business Insider

Austin’s Paper Census: Helping Government Break Up with Paper

Where do you start when you decide to become a smart city? For Austin, one of the first steps is going paperless.In 2017, Austin City Council passed the Smart Cities Strategic Roadmap. This document directed city staff to identify smart initiatives to solve local challenges and improve city services. The nonprofit Austin Tech Alliance (ATA) noted that the city would need to move past paper-driven processes to fully benefit from smart city opportunities. They contacted the city to help and Paper...
Tags: Startups, CIO, Policy, Austin, Ux, Austin City Council, Austin Texas, ATA, RetailMeNot, City of Austin, Austin Startups, Civictech, Smart Cities Strategic Roadmap, Ux-research, Austin Tech Alliance ATA, Sarah Ortiz Shields

Eyesight shuts down production of the Singlecue gesture controller

Eyesight Technologies announced that it will be discontinuing Singlecue, its gesture-based control system. The company will no longer sell the product and will stop offering support on December 31, 2019. The post Eyesight shuts down production of the Singlecue gesture controller appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Eyesight, News, Trends, Home Theater, Smart Home, Gesture Control, Gestures, SingleCue, Eyesight Technologies

Back to normal volatility felt anything but normal for stock bulls in 2018

The volatility of the stock market in 2018 seemed so severe because 2017 had been so unusually calm.
Tags: Business, News, Markets

These are the 10 most important tech news stories of 2018

From Facebook scandals to unprecedented space travel, 2018 has been a year of important, turbulent, exciting, worrying, and delightful tech news. We count the 10 tech stories that will be influencing the future. The post These are the 10 most important tech news stories of 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Facebook, Business, Cars, Trends, Social Media, Tesla, Web, Nasa, Features, Computing, Emerging Tech, Movies & TV

The mistake that brought down Nokia's mobile empire

Every year, we trawl through the archives and republish a few of the standout business stories from the last year. This is essentially a mix of the most popular, topical or insightful pieces published in 2018. Here's one that made... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Nokia

How to Use Email Marketing to Boost SEO in 2019

  What if I told you that you can use email marketing to boost SEO, would you buy the idea? You might be wondering… what is email marketing in SEO? What is the relationship between email marketing and search engine optimization (SEO)? Email marketing has no direct impact on SEO because emails are not indexed or ranked by Google. And because emails are used typically to increase open rates and click-through-rates  (CTR), some marketers believe that email marketing has no link to SEO. ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Small Business, Marketing, Sales, Seo, Marketing Strategy, Email Marketing, Jason, Allen, Neil Patel, Cyrus Shepard, Marketing Tips, E-mail Marketing

Ivanka Trump plans global women's economic development push

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump is set to launch a White House effort aimed at women's global economic empowerment in early 2019.A formal launch for the initiative was planned for next week but has been postponed amid uncertainty... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, White House, Ap, Ivanka Trump

Trade war, big profits, wild swings: the markets in 2018

Wall Street started 2018 strong, buoyed by a growing economy and corporate profits. It didn't end that way.U.S. stocks climbed to new highs in January, shook off a sudden, steep drop by spring and rode a wave of tax cut-juiced corporate... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business

#514 Navigating Ethics in a World of Digital Fear and Greed

On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… We first talk about business ethics. There are so many times while running a business that ethics bumps up against making money and greed. What will ultimately win? And now that we are shifting from “analogue ethics” to “digital ethics” things are more complicated than ever. What ethical force will humans use to govern digital Fear and Greed? What will digital Trust look like? Then, why would a business author write poetry? We’ll show you why po...
Tags: New York City, Sales, Chicago, Forbes, Manta, Jim, Diane, CSP, National Speakers Association, DiResta Communications Inc, Evanston IL, Jim Blasingame, Nextiva Square Payroll, Small Business Radio Show Segment, David J P Fisher, Pizzazz Diane

Sears may stay alive with rescue bid cobbled by Lampert

Sears Holdings Corp. got another chance at survival after Chairman Eddie Lampert put together a last-minute, last-ditch bid to buy the retailer out of bankruptcy. Lampert persuaded three lenders to finance the $4.4 billion offer, according to a statement from ESL Investments. The plan includes keeping 425 stores open and a $1.3 billion financing commitment, the statement said. The company expects to reinstate severance plans for employees who stay and would maintain guarantees to customers of ap...
Tags: Business, Sport, Soccer, Kmart, Sears, Amazon com Inc, Kenmore, Sears Holdings Corp, Eddie Lampert, Sears Roebuck Co, Lampert, Burt Flickinger, Strategic Resource Group, Walmart Inc, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

Clips From Today’s Halftime Report

Final trades: Splunk, Amazon, Intel & Norwegian Cruise Line from CNBC. ...
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Why Camping World Holdings Stock Dropped 10% This Morning

Help wanted: a new president for Camping World Holdings -- and maybe some lawyers as well?
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Amazon plans to expand Whole Foods stores, report says shares gained Monday after a report said the company plans to expand its Whole Foods grocery stores in the U.S. The e-commerce giant aims to add locations to suburbs and other areas where the organic grocer is adding more customers since it was bought by Amazon last year, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited a person familiar with the plans. The move would allow more customers to tap into Amazon’s Prime Now two-hour delivery service. A spokesperson for Amazon couldn’t imm...
Tags: Amazon, Utah, Business, New York, Whole Foods, Sport, Amazon Prime, Soccer, Wyoming, Idaho, Ubs, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Rocky Mountain, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

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