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In debt with cancer: Is your bank listening?

Tracy Jameson was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last year Some cancer sufferers who phone the Macmillan support line want to talk about death, and the process of dying. But for 25 times as many patients, it’s not their health they want to discuss. It’s their finances. Macmillan’s research shows that most cancer suffers are nearly £7,000 a year worse off ... Read More »

Is ENERGY STAR® Worth It for Small Businesses?

Making smarter choices when it comes to your energy use can help you run your business more efficiently and can have a big impact on your small business. One way to do that is by looking for the blue ENERGY STAR label when selecting new pieces of equipment or building your business from the ground up. ENERGY STAR is designed ... Read More »

Don’t panic on that WhatsApp message! No bank is closing down

There are increasing number of messages on WhatsApp and other social media platforms informing people about closure of nine banks. However, these are baseless, untrue and all depositors’ money is safe, according to Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Since last few weeks, Whatsapp Groups have seen a barrage of messages claiming closure of nine public sector ... Read More »

Don’t panic on that WhatsApp message! No bank is closing down

There are increasing number of messages on WhatsApp and other social media platforms informing people about closure of nine banks. However, these are baseless, untrue and all depositors’ money is safe, according to Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Since last few weeks, Whatsapp Groups have seen a barrage of messages claiming closure of nine public sector ... Read More »

Analysts: Economy is gathering momentum

The new measure of economy, using a version of GNI (gross national income) to better reflect the unique Irish conditions, showed the economy last year was worth just over €189bn, almost a third lower than the €275.5bn under the conventional GDP measure used across the world for international comparisons. The smaller size of the economy means the State’s debt ratio ... Read More »

In an economic death spiral: West Virgina is America’s worst state for business in 2017

There is no mistaking West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice for anything but a local. His plain talk, delivered in a heavy drawl, is fast becoming a trademark of a governor barely six months into his first term. And the talk is often accompanied by theatrics. Like when the Republican-controlled state legislature passed a budget this year that the Democratic governor — a ... Read More »

‘Mumbai is more expensive to live than Paris’

Mumbai emerged as the most expensive Indian city for expatriates in Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey, outpacing even major global cities such as Paris, Canberra, Seattle and Vienna. The country’s financial capital is placed 57th on the list, while New Delhi came 99th. Mumbai has moved 25 notches up from 82 in 2016, while New Delhi has improved ... Read More »

This is what the Queen’s Speech means for the economy

The Queen’s Speech concentrated largely on Brexit PA The business and financial communities are supposed to like strong government, so they know where they stand and can plan for it. But in the past couple of weeks, and especially now after the Queen’s Speech, they have been swinging round to the view that weak government might be rather good news. ... Read More »

What the Heck is Happening at Your Bank These Days?

If you’re like many Americans, you may be making fewer trips to the bank and instead taking care of check deposits with a mobile app or tracking account balances with a few mouse clicks. Digital banking is undeniably gaining ground over the old brick-and-mortar process. But about 84 percent (PDF) of banking customers still visit branches at least occasionally, according ... Read More »

Back to black: The vinyl business in India is far from dead

The vinyl business in India is far from dead. There are those who love vinyl enough to trudge to dusty vintage shops and dig through crates packed with old records to find that out-of-print album. The modern vinyl record came into the world post World War II, largely replacing the earlier 78 rpm shellac. And it almost immediately spawned crate-diggers ... Read More »