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How plot linked to Kremlin fooled UK peers into fake ‘murder’ probe

Son-in-law of Russian oligarch seeks apology from parliamentariansIt was a murder straight from the McMafia playbook, a killing that connected Moscow to London and high finance to a criminal underworld.In its aftermath, a group of Siberian miners launched a campaign to get justice for the murdered man – Evgeny Lazarevich, a coal mine manager who had apparently fallen foul of a magnate whose profits flowed into London via Cyprus. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, London, Russia, UK News, World news, Mining, Moscow, Kremlin, Evgeny Lazarevich, Cyprus Continue


Victim of Kremlin smear seeks apology from British peers deceived by it

Moscow tried to engage Westminster in ‘murder probe’ against London-based family of oligarch Alexander ShchukinIt was a murder straight from the McMafia playbook, a killing that connected Moscow to London and high finance to a criminal underworld.In its aftermath, a group of Siberian miners launched a campaign to get justice for the murdered man – Evgeny Lazarevich, a coal mine manager who had apparently fallen foul of a magnate whose profits flowed into London via Cyprus. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, London, Russia, UK News, World news, Mining, Moscow, Kremlin, Alexander ShchukinIt, Evgeny Lazarevich, Cyprus Continue


What if customers want more than excellent service? – Interview with Steven Van Belleghem

Today’s interview is with Steven Van Belleghem who is an international keynote speaker, entrepreneur and best-selling author. Steven joins me today to talk about his new […] The post What if customers want more than excellent service? - Interview with Steven Van Belleghem first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.
Tags: Business, Technology, Leadership, Interviews, Business Growth, Customer Experience, Customer Service, Employee Engagement, Purpose, Steven, Consumer Behaviour, Human Touch, Steven Van Belleghem


Sony’s Buyout of Anime Streaming Platform Crunchyroll Almost Complete

According to Nikkei Asia, Sony is in the last steps of finalizing its acquisition of popular Western anime streaming platform Crunchyroll, a move that has easily earned negative reception considering both Sony’s censorship and Crunchyroll’s objectionable decisions combined will likely devastate the Western anime community. Sony’s purchase of the streaming platform has been estimated to […]
Tags: Business, Usa, Censorship, Sony, Anime, Announcements, Crunchyroll, Nikkei Asia Sony


Chocolate sales soar as UK shoppers comfort eat at home amid Covid

Annual spend up £50m driven by multipacks and ‘sharing bars’, but smaller bars declineSpending on chocolate has soared by £50m year on year, powered by sales of chocolate bars bought in supermarkets to eat at home.The increase in sales of multipacks and large “sharing bars” has offset a dip in sales of single bars, often impulse buys to eat on the go, from newsagents and other outlets. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Business, UK, UK News, Supermarkets, Retail industry, Chocolate, Coronavirus


Covid 19 coronavirus: The Malt pub reopens in time for Halloween, rugby, but weather a downer

The Auckland pub forced to close for 14 days when it was caught up in the latest Covid-19 community outbreak, is open for business again. Read More Covid 19 coronavirus: Auckland pub The Malt in Greenhithe closed for 14 days,... [Author: [email protected]]
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After updates, Andrew McNally’s former Altadena estate relists for less

The coffin window, left, in the living room. (Photo by Susan Pickering) The double-sided fireplace. (Photo by Susan Pickering) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The remodeled kitchen. (Photo by Susan Pickering) The new butler’s pantry. (Photo by Susan Pickering) The breakfast room. (Photo by Susan Pickering) The original silk-covered ceiling of the Turkish room still shimmers gold. (Photo by Susan Pickering) The Turkish room. (Photo by Susan Pickering) The d...
Tags: Business, News, Housing, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Ireland, West Coast, Pasadena, Santa Fe, Palm Springs, Motley Crue, Company, Anne, La Mirada, Sonny Bono


It’s ‘the end of an era’ for Jerry’s Famous Deli

While a few dozen employees were having their farewell together inside Jerry’s Restaurant and Deli in Studio City Friday afternoon, loyal customers were lining up outside. It was a last chance to say goodbye to a beloved L.A. spot. They were waiting to have their last meal or take out their favorite foods before the iconic eatery shut its doors, possibly for the last time. The Ventura Boulevard deli has taken a lethal hit from the coronavirus pandemic. And even with its high-profile name in a la...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, News, Restaurants, Sport, Soccer, Community, Mitchell, Fairfax, Burbank, Jerry, Marina del Rey, Weiss, Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, Deli


I've sent more than 200 cold emails over the course of my career and only been rejected 3 times. Here are 6 rules I follow to get the attention of people I admire.

Michael Thompson. Courtesy of Michael Thompson Michael Thompson is a career and communication coach who helps business executives and entrepreneurs be successful by making the right connections.He says he's reached out to more than 200 people via cold email throughout his career with great success — only three people declined to meet with him.Thompson recommends first reaching out to friends of friends, then making sure your email has a clear purpose and thinking about what you can offer be...
Tags: Business, Networking, Advice, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Oprah, Emails, Noah Kagan, Medium, Thompson, Nordic, Don, Michael Thompson, Contributor


Chip wars: The US v China

Chips that power nearly all electronic devices are at the heart of the battle for global dominance.
Tags: Business, China, US


Stock Market: Tech losses drive Wall Street down again, ending grim week

Wall Street closed out another punishing week Friday with the S&P 500 posting its first back-to-back monthly loss since the pandemic first gripped the economy in March.The S&P 500 dropped 1.2 per cent and ended the week with a 5.6... [Author: [email protected]]
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'Millions face hardship' as government support ends

Renters and the self employed could be among those facing tough times this winter, charities warn.
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Newsom unveils $25 million COVID-19 testing lab in Valencia

Gov. Gavin Newsom visited the Southland on Friday to unveil a new COVID-19 testing lab in Valencia that will boost California’s testing capacity, reduce turnaround time for results and create hundreds of jobs. The $25 million facility, at 28545 Livingston Ave., was converted for its new use by diagnostics company PerkinElmer under a contract with the state. It will begin processing tests in November. It’s expected to handle up to 150,000 tests per day by March with a turnaround time of 24 to 48 ...
Tags: Business, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Medicare, Disneyland, Valencia, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Trump, Los Angeles County, Southland, PerkinElmer, Waltham Massachusetts, California Department of Public Health


Internet watchdog warns of rise in scammers' activity

An internet security watchdog is warning people carrying out financial transactions online that there has been a sudden surge in malware attacks.Malware involves a person's device being taken over and fake invoices being sent to... [Author: [email protected]]
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Cruise ships cleared by CDC to plan return to U.S. waters

By Michael Smith and Jonathan Levin | Bloomberg The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that it would lift a ban on cruises in U.S. waters, even as government scientists warned that ships remain vulnerable to deadly Covid-19 outbreaks. The agency provided a list of detailed requirements that cruise lines must meet to resume U.S. operations — meaning that ships could return to U.S. ports in the next few months. “This framework provides a pathway to resume safe and res...
Tags: Business, New York, Cdc, Government, White House, Bloomberg, Sport, Soccer, Department Of Homeland Security, Carnival, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Michael Smith, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, Carnival Corp


A corporate bond provides companies with cash and investors with income — here's how to evaluate the risks and rewards

Corporate bonds generally pay a better interest rate than government bonds. Tapanakorn Katvong / EyeEm/Getty Images A corporate bond is issued by a company to raise money; like any debt, it pays investors regular interest and a return of their principal when it matures. Corporate bonds are ranked for quality and risk by credit rating agencies, based on the financial soundness of their issuing company. Higher-rated, "investment grade" corporate bonds consistently pay a higher interest rate ...
Tags: Business, UK, New York, Finance, US, Trends, Markets, Intel, Treasury, US Treasury, Federal Reserve, Morgan Stanley, Coca Cola, Wells Fargo, Investors, Baa


Remuera residential sales tipped to hit $1 billion as housing market booms

More than $1 billion worth of Remuera homes are expected to sell this year as Auckland's red-hot housing market soars to heights not seen since the boom years.The last time so many homes sold in the suburb was 2016, exclusive new... [Author: [email protected]]
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Why the US must break the grip of huge monopolies

According to Vanderbilt law professor and author Ganesh Sitaraman, America has a monopoly problem—a problem that is almost universally acknowledged as such, yet little is done about it.Sitaraman explains how monopolies of today share DNA with trusts of the 19th century, and how the increased concentration and consolidation of these corporations translates to increased power both economically and politically."We need to think about reinvigorating our anti-trust laws and the principles of anti-mon...
Tags: Business, Politics, Law, Government, US, Markets, Economics, Society, Poverty, History, Policy, United States, Innovation, Inequality, Vanderbilt, Sitaraman


Eurozone posts fastest growth on record; markets suffer worst week since March – business live

France, Germany, Spain and Italy have all posted record rises in GDP, but the region is still below its pre-pandemic levelsLatest: Eurozone economy grew by 12.7% in July-SeptemberGermany and Italy beat growth forecastsSpanish economy grew by 16.7% in last quarterFrench GDP jumped 18.2% in Q3Introduction: It’s eurozone GDP day 3.20pm GMT Anxiety over the second wave of Covid-19, allied with pre-election jitters, means stock markets have suffered their worst week since the March crash.The Euro...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Business, New York, France, Germany, US, Economics, Stock Markets, Italy, Ftse, Eurozone, Brexit, MSCI, France Germany Spain


4 Signs Your Business Needs a Bookkeeping Service

Is your business struggling to keep up with expenses, invoices, and other aspects of bookkeeping? Have you thought about hiring a bookkeeping service? While there are a lot of different factors that contribute to a business shutting down, a lot of the time, it comes down to simply running out of cash. With the right bookkeeping service, you can take care of your cash flow issues.  But, do you really need to hire a bookkeeper to handle your money? Can’t you just take care of your finances on your...
Tags: Business, Money, Bookkeeping Service


How to Increase Customer Loyalty with Shipping

Establishing valuable customer loyalty is highly-coveted for every business. It not only entails repeat purchases, but it also typically includes positive reviews and word-of-mouth marketing. But, it’s not easy to establish that all-important loyalty in a customer; it’s especially difficult if you’re running an online store without face-to-face interaction. One major way that you, as a business owner, can make your customers happy and establish loyalty for your brand and business is through opt...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Sales & Marketing, Customers, Shipping, Right Now, COO Co, Jimmy Rodriguez, Free Shipping Customers, Pavlo S Shutterstock


How to Give Your Startup the Best Chance of International Success, from Social Media Marketing to Translation

One of the best ways to instantly increase your customer base is to expand into another market. Expanding internationally opens you up to brand new demographics and can greatly multiply the number of potential customers you can sell to. However, expanding internationally brings a whole host of new challenges with it. The most obvious challenge is the language barrier, and right behind that is the cultural barrier. Luckily, translation services can help you overcome these barriers efficiently. Th...
Tags: Business, Social Media Marketing, Right Now, Tomedes, Ofer Tirosh, Marketing Translation Services Even


Interest Cut in Asian Market: Explore How the Market is Being Affected

The central bank recently announced unexpected cuts to interest rates in New Zealand, Thailand, and India. China has also made a decision to reduce the interest rate so that it can achieve massive growth in its economy. While this decision of the central bank and China has proved to be very beneficial for Asian Market as they have experienced a massive boost in their economy.  It is said that the People’s Bank of China has cut the main interest rate by 0.25 percentage points to 4.6%; it i...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Business, London, Money, Washington, China, Germany, Linkedin, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, Shanghai, Moscow, Donald Trump


40+ Must-Know Strategic Concepts for Product Managers

A mega-thread on strategic concepts that every founder / PM should know. 1. Kernel of a Strategy: A process to create a strategy. It contains three elements: diagnosis, tenets (guiding principles), and action items. You spend half of the time on diagnosis, another 40 percent on the tenets, and 10 percent on coherent actions. 2. BHAG: It is a big, daring, ambitious goal that pushes the company beyond its boundaries defined clearly with no ambiguity. People get it right away. It has a ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Business, Microsoft, Product Management, Don, EBITDA, OKR, FCF, LTV, BHAG, Thethreadmill, Threadmill, Startup to Scaleup


Eurozone bounces back to economic growth

The region saw 12.7% growth from July to September but GDP is still smaller than before the pandemic.
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7 Top Software Development Companies in the U.S.

List of 7 leading custom software development companies in the USA, best suited for startups and SMEs. The IT industry is indeed one of the fastest-growing sectors. Every year hundreds of young and motivated minds decide to become entrepreneurs, but many fail due to lack of their digital presence or improper technical support. Another reason for their failure is the wrong choice of the software development company. Going by the stats: “In the US alone, 20% of the startups fail within the first 2...
Tags: Business, Usa, Technology, New York City, US, Ukraine, Puma, Right Now, SMEs, Cubix, Located, Denver USA, Iflexion, WarnerBros Vodafone, ELEKS Top Software Designing Company Founded, Unified Infotech


Eurozone emerges from Covid-19 slump with fastest growth on record – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including new growth figures from across the eurozoneLatest: Eurozone economy grew by 12.7% in July-SeptemberGermany and Italy beat growth forecastsSpanish economy grew by 16.7% in last quarterFrench GDP jumped 18.2% in Q3Introduction: It’s eurozone GDP day 10.19am GMT The surge in growth across Europe came as offices, factories, pubs, shops and restaurants reopened, and people took much-needed holidays.This chart highlights just ho...
Tags: Europe, Business, France, Economics, Stock Markets, Italy, Ftse, Eurozone, EU Continue, COVID


NatWest warns of 'challenging times' amid surprise profit

Bank posted a £355m profit before tax for July to September even though analysts expected a loss.
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Financial conduct body slaps Jooste with R162-million fine

The former Steinhoff chief executive and three others have been fined by the FSCA for insider trading in the days leading up to the company’s 2017 share price crash The post Financial conduct body slaps Jooste with R162-million fine appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Shares, Fraud, Fine, Insider Trading, Penalty, JSE, Steinhoff, Top Six, Jooste, Markus Jooste, Financial Sector Conduct Authority, FSCA, South Africa (country, Accounting Fraud, Gerhardus Diedericks Burger


Research Shows Installment Loans Are Just as Risky as Title Loans

Payday loans and title loans are routinely criticized for their steep interest rates. They are often flagged as the worst consumer loans on the market. Payday loans must be repaid… Read more » The post Research Shows Installment Loans Are Just as Risky as Title Loans appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, News, Finance, Payday Loan, APR, Title Loans, Installment Loans