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Small, Mid-Cap Stocks Outshine Bluechips This Year

Shares of small and medium companies of BSE have given returns of up to 28 per cent to investors this year so far, outperforming their bigger peers. While the BSE small-cap index surged 27.91 per cent in 2017 so far, the mid-cap index soared 25.44 per cent. On the other hand, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose by 18.11 per cent ... 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 »

The wealth destroyers: 12 stocks that turned crorepatis into average men this year

The list of top wealth destroyers has several big names such as Videocon and Religare. NEW DELHI: Everyone talks about multibaggers in the stock market; very few dare mention the wealth destroyers. A dozen BSE-listed stocks with market values in excess of Rs 500 crore have wiped out up to 85 per cent of investor wealth this year, even as the benchmark Sensex rallied over 22 ... Read More »

40 Percent of Small Businesses Have Had Cash Flow Issues Within the Last Year

Small businesses have a tough time managing money and payments, a study has found. According to research conducted by WePay, an online payment service provider, 41 percent of businesses report having experienced cash flow challenges. Sixteen percent say they have experienced payment fraud — just in the last year. Small Businesses Cash Flow Issues and Payment Challenges Cash flow issues seem to have ... Read More »

Get ready! India’s own GPS set to hit the market early next year

PM Modi watching the 2016 launch of IRNSS-1G, the seventh satellite in a series which ensured the completion of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System. (Picture source: http://www.narendramodi.in) Less HIGHLIGHTS Top Isro official says NavIC is more accurate than US system. NavIC (‘Navigation with Indian Constellation’ whose Hindi meaning is ‘sailor’ or ‘navigator’) is the name given by PM Modi. NavIC ... Read More »

ACE Report: Economy is ‘inching forward’ this year

The seven counties of Northeast Ohio added 943 jobs in February, a modest number, but the second straight month of job increases, according to the Ahola Crain’s Employment (ACE) Report. Year-over-year, payrolls were up by 5,422 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, a 0.46% increase. February payrolls for the Cleveland Akron Metropolitan Area equaled 1,180,415 on a seasonally adjusted basis. ... Read More »

China likely to allow companies to issue shares in Frankfurt this year – bourse

Chinese companies will likely be allowed to sell their shares in Germany via issuing so-called “D shares” as soon as this year, in a move that will help them raise their profile in Europe, the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) said. The plan to launch D shares – Frankfurt-traded shares sold by China-registered firms – is being studied by the Frankfurt-based ... Read More »

Monte dei Paschi races to raise €5bn cash by end of year

Italy’s Monte dei Paschi bank has said it will try to raise €5bn (£4bn; $5.3bn) from investors by year end as it races to avoid a state rescue. In a statement, the world’s oldest bank said it would stick to the recovery plan it outlined on 25 October, which includes issuing new shares. The bank had sought a three-week extension ... Read More »

‘Post-truth’ declared word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford Dictionaries has declared “post-truth” as its 2016 international word of the year, reflecting what it called a “highly-charged” political 12 months. It is defined as an adjective relating to circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than emotional appeals. Its selection follows June’s Brexit vote and the US presidential election. Oxford Dictionaries’ Casper Grathwohl ... Read More »

Easyjet profits tumble after year of ‘challenges’

Easyjet’s profits have tumbled during what the airline described as a year of “significant challenges”. Pre-tax profits in the year to 30 September fell 27.9% to £495m, but it was in line with a warning given last month. Passenger numbers rose 6.6%. Sterling’s weakness, the impact on air travel of terror attacks, and air traffic control strikes hit trade. Easyjet ... Read More »