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Obesity costs SA economy more than R700bn per year – study

Johannesburg – The economic impact of obesity in South Africa is more than R700bn per year, a study revealed. According to the Discovery Vitality OBEcity index for 2017, which presents insights on weight status and food purchasing behavior of Vitality members across six South African cities, the impact of obesity is not only limited to the health of individuals but the ... Read More »

Stocks could see more new highs before a significant pull back

Bryan R. Smith | AFP | Getty Images The Wall Street Bull sculpture is seen in the Financial District on December 8, 2016 in New York. Stocks have the wind at their back, with catalysts in place for more new highs. The three major indices all closed at records Tuesday. The S&P 500edged to a high of 2496, a short hop ... Read More »

Boost Your Small Business Marketing by Attending ONTRApalooza, More Events

Want to make a bigger impact with your marketing? There’s an upcoming conference that might be able to help. ONTRApalooza is a three-day conference featuring hands-on workshops, software sessions, inspiring keynotes and more. It takes place in Santa Barbara, California in October and could potentially benefit marketers, business leaders and entrepreneurs looking to give their business and marketing efforts a ... Read More »

Residents of This State Want to Work from Home More than Anyone Else in the US

A not-so-surprising trend is gathering steam across the U.S. The trend, which is indicative of what is happening in other markets around the world, is that more and more workers want to work from home. To better understanding how this trend is taking shape in the U.S, a New York-startup called AND CO set out to identify the states that have the most ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes IIM Bill that seeks to give more autonomy

At present, India has 20 Indian Institutes of Management. Photo: Mint The Lok Sabha on Friday approved the Indian Institutes of Management Bill 2017 that promises to grant administrative, academic and financial autonomy to the elite B-Schools and allow them to award degrees to their graduates. The lower house passed the bill after a debate in which nearly two dozen ... Read More »

Saving Time and Money with More Realistic Educational Opportunities

You may have undergone a host of training in how to sell to your customers. These classes may have been campy and comical in nature and little more than a session in how to become a paid cheerleader for your brand and business. While amusing in design, these classes also may have been a big waste of your time and ... Read More »

Don’t underestimate the power of the UK economy – it’s more resilient than you think

The outcome for the UK economy seems more positive than first thought Reuters Janet Yellen was in London this week, talking with Lord Stern at the British Academy. My main thought watching her was how lucky the Americans were to have her as chair of the Federal Reserve Board: calm, sensible, measured and wise. But of course the rest of ... Read More »

UK banks ordered to hold more capital as consumer debt surges

The Bank of England has warned against spiralling consumer borrowing. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters The Bank of England is to force banks to strengthen their financial position in the face of a rapid growth in borrowing on credit cards, car finance and personal loans. The intervention by Threadneedle Street means banks will need to set aside as much as £11.4bn of ... 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 »

20 More Platforms for Workers in the Gig Economy

The gig economy has been defined as part-time, temporary and freelance jobs. And though it might sound like the kind of thing that would most interest college students on summer break, it is projected half of the working U.S. population will move into the gig economy within the next five years. The stats are pretty much the same globally where ... Read More »