Provincial Development Unit head Nigel Bickle resigns to become Hastings District Council chief executive

Senior public servant Nigel Bickle is stepping down as the head of the unit responsible for the $1 billion Provincial Growth Fund to take up the role of chief executive at Hastings District Council.Bickle, who has been the head... [Author: [email protected]]
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Timeline: The China-US-Canada battle over Huawei

BEIJING (AP) — The United States has brought charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies and one of its top executives in a case that has shaken China's relations with the U.S. and Canada. A look at how events have unfolded... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, Ap, Beijing, Canada, United States, Huawei, Huawei Technologies, China US Canada

U.S., China face deep trade, IP differences in high-level talks

The United States and China launch a critical round of trade talks on Wednesday amid deep differences over U.S. demands for structural economic reforms from Beijing that will make it difficult to reach a deal before a March 2 U.S. tariff hike.
Tags: Money, China, Beijing, businessNews, United States

Japan's Akebono Brake seeking capital from Toyota, debt relief

Japan's Akebono Brake Industry Co Ltd is seeking a capital infusion from top shareholder Toyota Motor Corp and a moratorium on debt repayment as part of a revival plan, sending its shares tumbling by a quarter on Wednesday.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Toyota, Toyota Motor Corp, Akebono Brake, Akebono Brake Industry Co Ltd

Kiwibank's two-year 3.99 per cent rate the latest ultra-low deal in bank's mortgage wars

The banks have reignited their mortgage war for home loan customers with Kiwibank's two-year 3.99 per cent fixed rate the latest ultra-low deal to hit the market.It follows on from Westpac's current one-year 3.99 per cent fixed... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Kiwibank, Westpac

National's Simon Bridges pledges tax indexation to protect incomes

National leader Simon Bridges is pledging to index tax thresholds to inflation to prevent wage and salary earners being pushed into ever higher tax brackets.He told an audience in Christchurch today that, if elected in 2020, a National... [Author: [email protected]]
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Venezuela power struggle heats up with Guaido curbs, protest plans

The struggle for control of Venezuela intensified on Wednesday, as the government prepared an investigation that could lead to the arrest of opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, who has called for new street protests.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Venezuela, Juan Guaido

Indian Oil seeks commissioning cargo for new Ennore LNG terminal: sources

Indian Oil Corp (IOC) is seeking a commissioning cargo for its new Ennore liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in south India, two industry sources said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, India, businessNews, Indian Oil Corp IOC, Ennore LNG

Factbox: Tariff wars - duties imposed by Trump and U.S. trading partners

U.S. President Donald Trump has rattled the world trade order by imposing unilateral tariffs to combat what he calls unfair trade practices by China, the European Union and other major trading partners of the United States.
Tags: Money, China, European Union, businessNews, Donald Trump, Trump

Cooking the Books podcast: The rising power of ethical investments

Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's why you should reconsider having the maximum KiwiSaver contributions. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "The rising... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, NZ Herald, Newstalk ZB, Frances Cook

Oil prices rise on Venezuelan supply concerns following U.S. sanctions

Oil prices rose on Wednesday as concerns about supply disruptions following U.S. sanctions on Venezuela's oil industry outweighed downward pressure from a darkening outlook for the global economy.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Venezuela

Growing risk of a 'no-deal' Brexit threatens NZ trade

As the UK parliament voted to try and head off a drastic "no-deal" Brexit, an international research company has warned that New Zealand exports to the UK are at risk.The UK parliament today voted on a range of amendments to Prime... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, New Zealand, Nz

China-US row over Huawei overshadows trade talks

US criminal charges against Chinese electronics giant Huawei have sparked a fresh round of trans-Pacific recriminations, with Beijing demanding Tuesday that Washington back off what it called an "unreasonable crackdown" on the maker... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, US, Beijing, Huawei, China US

Sanctions on Venezuela's oil firm sends U.S. refiners scrambling

Venezuela's revenues from oil sales to the United States have come under severe threat as sweeping sanctions on Venezuelan state-owned oil firm has sent U.S. buyers scrambling for replacements.
Tags: Money, businessNews, United States, Venezuela

Why And How To Improve The Government Customer Experience

CX Success Is Vital To Mission Success The need to upgrade the government customer experience (CX) has never been more urgent. Government departments around the world still struggle with substandard experiences — and their poor CX performance hampers mission success. I explore these themes in detail in our full report, “Why And How To Improve […]
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How to Improve Your Confidence as a Consultative Salesperson

Professional salespeople want—and need—to be consultative. The word “consultative” means that one provides advice and recommendations, and it includes the idea that one possess the business acumen and situational knowledge (or experience) to dispense their guidance. Here are a few ideas that will improve your confidence as a consultative salesperson. Increase Your Competence A large part of the confidence you need to be a consultative salesperson begins and ends with your competence. A good ma...
Tags: Sales, Confidence, Competence, Consultative Sales, Consultative, Control The Process

'It would be stupid': Councillors fume at suggestion port could be listed in Australia

Hawke's Bay regional councillors have come out swinging at the possibility of listing Napier Port on the Australian stock exchange. A Radio New Zealand report said the option of selling shares on the ASX was being considered.But... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Australia, Hawke, ASX, Radio New Zealand, Napier Port

How To Increase Customer Lifetime Value

Finding ways to increase customer lifetime value isn’t just important to a business — it’s essential. So why is that? The customer lifetime value (CLV) metric shows you how much your customers like what you provide, whether it’s products or services. It shows you how strong your message is to your customers, and it indicates what you’re doing well, and what you could improve on. If you can calculate your current customer lifetime value, it’s one of the best metrics to see how your efforts are h...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Others, Customer Management, Customer Lifetime Value

6 Office Supply Must-Haves For Filing Documents

In this digital world, documents and other transactions are now done through computers. Even though the workplace is now dominated by computer systems and servers, it is still important to have physical copies of transactions. In this modern age, the filing of documents and data archiving still holds a place in the majority of workplaces. When it comes to data archiving, the filing process is that one process that could make or break company data system. When the filing process is easy and effi...
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5 Online Tools to Help You Spend Less and Save More

Earning enough money to maintain the lifestyle you’d like can be difficult. While you might dream of the occasional vacation that allows you to relax away from your usual busy life, reoccurring bills, medical expenses, or even the infrequent emergency financial matter can become a severe barrier. However, you can overcome all this by finding ways to spend less and save more. Nowadays, as technology evolves quickly, you’ll find that there are many more options out there to help you change you sav...
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A Six-Step Guide To Day Trading In Gold

With gold investments, failure is never an option. You always get the winning streak even if you put all your eggs in the gold basket. However, a diversified investment portfolio is recommended especially for new investors who want to test the waters. Gold has always been a safe and surefire hedge against inflation. It’s a tangible asset that is easier to procure, as compared to other assets such as real estate. It also performs at its peak levels in the market even in times of political advers...
Tags: Startups, US, Trading, Others, Gold Trading

Here's How Much Weed Apple Could Buy With Its $245 Billion Cash Pile, and Other Useless Calculations

Tech giant Apple last year took advantage of Republican tax cuts to announce it was bringing home a hoard of $252 billion it had stashed overseas at a meager 15.5 percent tax rate ($100 billion of which it later said would go to stock buybacks). As of Tuesday, when the company announced its first-quarter earnings,…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Taxes, Silicon Valley, Math Is Hard, Late Capitalism, Apple earnings

Government typo that cost British man his business and millions of dollars

Phil Davison-Sebry remembers feeling "physically sick" when he discovered the blunder that would end up killing his family's 134-year-old business.Davison-Sebry was holidaying with his wife in the Maldives when he received a panicked... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Maldives, Phil Davison Sebry, Davison Sebry

Be on the lookout for these tax statements

The tax filing season every year starts with a rush of flings. Last year, the Internal Revenue Service received more than 18 million returns (that's almost 12 percent of all the returns filed in 2018) during the first week the filings were accepted. This year appears to be on a similar track. Through mid-day Monday, Jan. 28, the opening day of the 2019 filing season, the IRS says it received several million tax returns. Those early filers obviously are expecting a tax refund. They also had all ...
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UPSSSC Combined Lower Subordinate Competitive Examination 2019

Combined Lower Subordinate Competitive Examination  2019 Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UPSSSC) invites online applications from Indian Citizens for following  672 Sarkari Naukri Vacancy posts for various departments of Government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) through Combined Lower Subordinate Services Examination 2019 / सम्मिलित अवर अधीनस्थ सेवा (सामान्य चयन)... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: Jobs, Marketing, Online, Officer, Municipal, Horticulture, Hindi, Indian Citizens, Inspector, UPSSSC, Recruitment Examination, Sarkari Naukri in Uttar Pradesh (UP, Government of Uttar Pradesh UP

Hellers fined almost $40,000 over mispackaged Sizzlers sausages

Sausage-maker Hellers has been fined almost $40,000 and ordered to pay $15,000 to three children after they suffered allergic reactions to mispackaged sausages.The children became sick after an incident in September 2017 when staff... [Author: [email protected]]
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The Oros Orion Parka uses NASA-inspired aerogel to keep you warm without the bulk

I do not like the cold. I grew up on a tropical island, and though I appreciate the beauty of the first snow and winter festivities I will do everything in my power to avoid going out once the temperature drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Needless to say that when Oros, an outdoor apparel company, offered to let me try its $300 Orion Parka with ‘NASA-inspired’ insulation, I was curious. You may have heard of aerogel before. One of the lightest man-made materials and greatest insulators, it’s wh...
Tags: Startups, Nasa, Insider, Oros, Plugged, Oros Orion Parka, Orion Parka

Oil dips as gloomy economic outlook outweighs Venezuela supply concerns

Oil prices dipped on Wednesday amid a cloudy outlook for the global economy, but traders said declines were reined in by worries over disruptions to supply from U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan fuel exports.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Venezuela

Oil stable as economic outlook weighs, Venezuela concerns support

Oil prices were stable on Tuesday, pressured by a cloudy outlook for the global economy but supported by worries over disruptions to supply from U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan exports.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Venezuela

The most important things we learned from Apple's earnings call (AAPL)

Apple offered new details on its business with its earnings report Tuesday. New figures showed just how profitable its services business is. The company now has 1.4 billion total active users of its devices, up 100 million last year. Apple may have pre-announced its revenue shortfall in early January, but the company offered plenty of important updates and details about the state of its business, and of the broader economy, during its official earnings call on Tuesday.  From the state of cons...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Cook, China, Trends, Turkey, Tim Cook, Greater China, Luca Maestri

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