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IMF approves loan to Mongolia to finance reforms

The IMF forecasts Mongolia’s economic output will shrink by 0.2 per cent this year after growing less than 1 percent last year. The International Monetary Fund said Thursday lenders have approved a USD 5.5 billion financing package for Mongolia to support reforms meant to revive economic growth and reduce reliance on mineral exports. The fund said it would provide $434 ... Read More »

GST is here. Is it time to look at logistics stocks?

As the nation prepares for implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) laws, the performance at the bourses of transport and logistics companies – once considered as one of the key beneficiaries under the one nation, one tax regime – has been a mixed bag thus far in calendar year 2017 (CY17).   Five of the 10 stocks in ... Read More »

20 Tips to Lower Utility Bills in Your Business

From marketing to payroll, inventory and taxes, there are many ongoing costs associated with running your small business. However, there’s one cost that many small business owners overlook: utilities. Ironically, your utility bill is one area with the most potential for cutting costs. How? By following the 20 tips to lower your utility bills below. Getting Started Before you tackle ... Read More »

Financing for Family-Run Farms and Ranches: What You Need to Know

  Many Americans take out loans for residential real estate or even commercial real estate, but agriculture loans such as farm mortgages are entirely different. There are a number of FSA, or Farm Service Agency, loans available for various agricultural uses. Direct Operating Loans Direct Operating Loans are loans designated to be used for purchasing farm equipment; fuel; chemicals necessary ... Read More »

12 Insider Flea Market Selling Tips to Increase Profits

Selling at flea markets doesn’t just mean clearing out some junk from your basement and throwing it on a table. You can actually build a business around selling at flea markets. But you’ll need some flea market sales tips to really increase your profits going forward. Here are some flea market selling tips to make your next flea market sale a ... Read More »

Need to Move Summer Stock? Follow Amazon Prime Day Model

Today, Amazon celebrates Prime Day for members of its Prime program. The special service offers customers free two-day shipping and other benefits. And on this special day — some are calling a Christmas in July and Black Friday in July — members get even better deals. It’s turning into a big shopping day online, to be sure. Small business owners can learn ... Read More »

SBI New ATM, Cash Transactions Service Charges. All You Need To Know

India’s largest lender State Bank of India, revised service charges on various cash transactions for its customers, effective from June 1. Announced in a circular on the SBI website on Thursday morning, the revisions initially created confusion among customers over news that all cash withdrawals through ATM will now be charged at Rs. 25 per transaction. The bank later clarified ... Read More »

U.S. Bank and Sage Announce AP Optimizer to Streamline Invoice Payments

U.S. Bank (NYSE:USB) and Sage (LON:SGE) announced this week at Sage Summit 2016 in Chicago a new partnership that will benefit Sage customers in the U.S. and Canada. The partnership centers around the introduction of AP Optimizer, an application built by U.S. Bank that lives inside the Sage Live accounting platform. Its purpose, according to Bradley Matthews, head of Middle Market ... Read More »

How To Make Your Business Successful

You have finally found the business you believe has a reasonable chance of being successful. Instead of starting with a blank page, you select a franchise from about a dozen possibilities. Now, you are working on a business plan to help solidify your success. These are good initial steps, but there is still one more thing to do before signing ... Read More »

Delhi Metro Raises Fares; Minimum To Be Rs. 10

New Delhi: Come Wednesday, commuters will have to shell out more for travelling on the Delhi Metro, with the authorities announcing a fare hike today. The new minimum fare will be up from Rs. 8 to Rs. 10 while the maximum would be Rs. 50, a Metro spokesperson said. This arrangement will be in place till September. From October, the ... Read More »