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Bank of Baroda is said to be probed in South Africa over Guptas

Bank of Baroda, which is the only lender in South Africa still offering services to companies linked to the Guptas, is seeking a court order that will allow it to close the accounts. Photo: Mint Johannesburg: India’s Bank of Baroda is being investigated by South Africa’s central bank over money held for companies controlled by the politically connected Gupta family, according ... Read More »

Economy is on a downhill path, demonetisation was not required at all: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the economy is on a “downhill path” because of the “adventure” of demonetisation undertaken last year which was not required at all, either technically or economically. Singh, a renowned economist considered to be the architect of the reforms of early 1990s, said demonetisation has not been successful in any civilised country, except ... Read More »

The Economy Is Working For Workers, Washington Isn’t

Amid endless stories of Washington’s dysfunction, another powerful story is emerging, and it seems almost independent of any actions of the President or Congress. In poll after poll, public perceptions of the economy’s performance are up. People’s views of their own situations are more positive than at any time in the past 15 years. In its mid-September preliminary analysis of ... Read More »

Thank You for Calling Equifax. Your Business Is Not Important to Us

You shouldn’t need to do a damn thing to keep your credit information safe. We’re all accustomed to the busywork of managing personal finances. You check your 401(k) retirement account, making sure your portfolio is carefully balanced. You scan your bank and credit card statements from time to time to verify the charges. These are things responsible people do. But ... Read More »

What is a domestic systemically important bank

Last week, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) declared HDFC Bank Ltd to be a domestic systemically important bank (D-SIB). The other two such banks are State Bank of India (SBI) and ICICI Bank Ltd. What is it? D-SIB means that the bank is too big to fail. According to the RBI, some banks become systemically important due to their ... Read More »

The economy is not strong, wages remain weak, and rates will stay on hold

The annual growth rate is still well below par, despite what Scott Morrison says. If Treasurer Scott Morrison really thinks the latest report on the health of the Australian economy represents a “strong set of numbers”, it will be interesting to see what sort of adjectives he comes up with to describe them when they really are strong. The economy is not ... Read More »

What is Purchase Order Financing and is It Right for Your Business?

You just got a big order but your inventory of supplies is down. No need to worry about losing the business. Purchase order financing can set you up with the supplies and inventory you’ll need to start that new job.  Small Business Trends interviewed Taylor Haddix, Funding Specialist at Segway Financial, LLC, to learn more about this financial tool. “Purchase order ... Read More »

Silver Reel is latest production firm to move into UK TV market

Silver Reel, the Swiss finance and production company behind films including the upcoming Breathe, Andy Serkis’s directorial debut featuring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, is launching a €50m (£45.6m) fund to make TV drama in Britain, taking advantage of the weakening of the pound since the Brexit vote. Silver Reel has invested more than £500m making 35 films in the last decade, ... Read More »

What Is Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Why Might Your Business Need It?

Remote access to digital resources has become one of the most important features of today’s business ecosystem. And with people spending more time working remotely, businesses and individuals are looking for reliable platforms to access said resources. The Amazon AppStream 2.0 application was created with this very goal in mind. Version 1.0 When Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) introduced AppStream in 2013, it had ... Read More »

Small Business Job Growth is .70 Percent Slower Than Last Year

The latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch  reports the pace of small business job growth has slowed for the fifth consecutive month. It’s .70 percent slower than July of last year. That puts the numbers under a nationally established baseline for growth for the first time in six years. However, wages seem to be increasing at a decent rate across the country. ... Read More »