Tag Archives: 2017

China’s 2017 GDP Accelerates For The First Time In Seven Years

China’s GDP grew 6.8 percent in the December quarter from a year earlier Beijing: China’s economy grew faster than expected in the fourth quarter of 2017, as an export recovery helped the country post its first annual acceleration in growth in seven years, defying concerns that intensifying curbs on industry and credit would hurt expansion. The official growth figures released on ... Read More »

Check out the most read marketing and media stories of 2017

From United Airlines’ poor handling of a passenger and the subsequent PR fallout to the world’s most effective ad campaigns, these are the most read stories in 2017 from CNBC’s “Marketing Media Money”. 1. United Airlines isn’t alone: Here are some of the worst corporate PR disasters of all time United Airlines “re-accommodated” a passenger in April, resulting in a ... Read More »

These are the five-alarm personal finance stories of 2017

Globe and Mail readers and I agree that housing is possibly the most important personal finance topic of recent years. Seven of my 15 most-read columns and newsletters this past year were about housing, and I’m sure much the same would be true of previous years. My most popular column in 2017 was titled “Sorry to burst your bubble, but owning ... Read More »

Marketers from Coke, First Direct and Sky share their marketing moments of 2017

Aedamar Howlett, marketing director, Coca-Cola Great Britain: “As marketers, we know consumers are not one homogenous group and this year has been characterised by change. More than ever, brands need to reflect the diversity of consumers and at Coca-Cola, diversity has always been part of our DNA. “We’re carrying this through everything we do right down to our product innovation ... Read More »

2017 year in review: Campaigns of the year

Burger King, ‘Google, Home of the Whopper’ With brands clamouring for attention, it takes something innovative to stand out. That’s what Burger King managed with its ‘OK Google’ stunt, devised by agency David. The 15-second ad, which was on YouTube before being aired on US TV, was designed to activate Google’s voice assistant speaker Google Home by asking “OK Google, ... Read More »

Stock Market News For Nov 22, 2017

Benchmarks finished in the green on Tuesday following gains in the technology and healthcare sectors. Increase in Apple’s shares boosted the broader tech sector, while healthcare stocks rallied upward after Medtronic posted strong quarterly performance and reiterated its fiscal 2018 revenue and EPS guidance. All the three key U.S. indexes reached all-time highs on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 moving ... Read More »

Where Small Businesses Affected by the 2017 Hurricane Season Can Turn for Funding

Businesses in several states and territories are struggling to recover after recent hurricanes. Harvey, Irma, Jose and Nate all had an impact on residents and businesses in the U.S. And for small businesses especially, recovery can be a lengthy process. But the early stages of recovery can be critical for small businesses. If you wait too long to secure financing and ... Read More »

Top stocks in focus on Monday, 25 September, 2017

Now-hot-now-cold war cries on the Korean Peninsula, distress signs in the domestic economy and rapid exit of foreign portfolio money all hemmed in to drag the domestic stock market last week, and mutual funds were no longer able to cushion that fall. For some, it’s a wait-and-watch situation now; for others, it’s a stock-picking opportunity. We scoured news sources for events and triggers that ... Read More »

BRICS Summit 2017 has potential to boost trade, economy, finance but members need to start work now

The idea of BRIC emanated from an investment bank which had conjectured a theoretical possibility of four countries in the developing world, i.e. Brazil, Russia, India and China, taking on the role of engine to growth for the world economy. This concept gained more relevance after the financial crisis set in where it was believed that the emerging markets were ... Read More »

Top stocks in focus on Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Here is a list of top stocks that are likely to be in focus in today’s trading session. NEW DELHI: Domestic equity markets are likely to open on a negative note on Tuesday, tracking Nifty futures on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX Nifty) and mixed global cues. SGX Nifty was down 67.50 points, or 0.69 per cent, at 9,782 around 7.50 am ... Read More »