Business

Urjit Patel: An RBI governor who doesn’t talk but acts

Raghuram Rajan had taken over as governor of the central bank in the world’s fastest-growing major economy in the thick of the taper tantrum in September 2013 when the local currency was depreciating every day against the dollar and inflation was in double digits. His predecessor D Subbarao had witnessed the collapse of iconic US investment bank Lehman Brothers a ... Read More »

Canadian investment guru Prem Watsa to launch first Invest India Conference

Indo-Canadian investment guru Prem Watsa, considered the Canadian equivalent of legendary American investor Warren Buffett, is launching a new initiative this week to bring a sense of urgency to economic ties between India and Canada. The chairman and CEO of the Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd is the prime mover behind the inaugural Invest India Conference scheduled for September 8. ... Read More »

The 7 Top Retail Risk Factors Your Small Business Faces

If you believe the headlines, retail is on its way to extinction. While this may be an overstatement, what are the actual risks facing retailers today? The 2017 BDO Retail RiskFactor Report ranked the biggest risks threatening retailers. Here are seven of the top items on the list and what you can do to defend against them. Top Risks from the 2017 BDO ... Read More »

50 Small Business Ideas for the Homebody

Want to start a business from the comfort of your own home? There are plenty of business opportunitiesout there for homebodies. So if you’re looking for a way to make some money without having to be away from home most days, here are 50 ideas. Stay at Home Business Ideas for the Homebody Virtual Assistant Virtual assistants work on a contract basis ... Read More »

10 Tips for Building a Customer Focused Business

“Customer is King” has become a popular saying in business for good reason. Your customers ultimately make the determination about how successful your business becomes. So you need to keep your customers top of mind in every decision you make. For tips on keeping your business customer focused and more, check out this recent content from members of the online ... Read More »

Work Burnout Poses Problem for Small Business Owners, Per Xero Survey

As a small business owner, you may have suffered work burnout. At the very least, you’ve seen the effects of burnout on your team or others in the workplace. According to a new Xero survey released today, you’re not alone. The majority of small businesses (77 percent) feel the effects of burnout at work — at least some of the ... Read More »

Flooding from Harvey the biggest risk to U.S. energy sector

 Refinery problems tied to the flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey and pipeline outages pose the biggest source of sector disruptions, Goldman Sachs said. Tropical Storm Harvey picked up pace and strength as it moved out of southern Texas overnight. The storm is on track to move east toward Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley through Friday. The threat of flooding for the Houston metropolitan ... Read More »

Oil prices continue downward trend triggered by Harvey

With the largest refinery in the United States closed Wednesday, crude oil prices continued to bear the brunt of Tropical Storm Harvey. “At 5 a.m., Motiva began a controlled shutdown of the Port Arthur refinery in response to increasing local flood conditions,” the company said in a statement emailed to UPI. “Return to service is contingent upon recession of flood ... Read More »

AM General awarded $2.2B contract for high-mobility utility vehicles

AM General has received a $2.2 billion contract for the production of 11,569 High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles. The contact, announced by the Department of Defense on Tuesday, also includes spares parts packages for customers both in the U.S. and exported models in service worldwide. The HMMWV is a standard utility and combat vehicle in use by the U.S. military and allied ... Read More »

Government to sell 5% in NTPC at Rs 168/share on tomorrow

The government will sell 5 per cent stake in the country’s largest power producer NTPC at Rs 168 per share to raise about Rs 7,000 crore. The share sale through an offer for sale (OFS) will happen over two days beginning on Tuesday, an official said here. NTPC shares closed 2.5 per cent higher on the BSE at Rs 173.55 apiece ... Read More »