Tsipras demonises IMF to rally troops for bailout sacrifices

In Athens, walls have ears. The leaking of a conference call of International Monetary Fund officials on Greece’s latest bailout review has further undermined mutual trust in fraught debt talks, embarrassed the European Commission and infuriated the IMF and Germany. At stake are the IMF’s reputation as a stern enforcer of financial rescue programmes meant to make indebted states viable ... Read More »

Move Your Retail Company Forward With These Business-Building Strategies

Company growth is typically at the top of the business owner’s priority list. However, it’s not uncommon to find that many corporate leaders occasionally run out of strategies that will help facilitate business expansion. But no worries! By using some or all of the business-building strategies outlined below, you can keep your company on the path to explosive growth: 1. ... Read More »

Workshops Hone Business Presentations Skills

When you’re presenting to the executive class, you have a chance to impress your superiors. Are you confident you can deliver your message with confidence, clearly express your recommendations, support your arguments, and capture your audience’s attention? Are you always in control of your presentations, even during challenging Q&As from executives? If you want to advance your career, become a ... Read More »

Column: India’s thirst for gasoline helps spur global oil demand – John Kemp

India’s gasoline consumption is surging and has become one of the fastest-growing components of global oil demand. With other parts of the global economy struggling, continued growth in gasoline consumption in India, together with the United States and China, has become one of the most important indicators for global oil prices.  Saudi Arabia and other members of the Organization of ... Read More »

Starboard’s bid to remove Yahoo board

The hedge fund owns about 1.7 per cent of Yahoo and said it would nominate nine candidates Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP moved to overthrow the entire board of Yahoo Inc including Chief Executive Marissa Mayer, who has struggled to turn around the company in her nearly four years at the helm. Starboard, which has been pushing for changes ... Read More »

Clients want to run better, and run different

Acceptance of outcome-based models is evolving. We are seeing some traction among clients. Ask him what problems in his company keep him awake at night and Gordon Coburn, President at the software services firm Cognizant tells you, “Actually, I sleep quite well!” He refers to his company’s strategy as rock-solid, and its employees as ‘incredibly motivated’. “We have been successful ... Read More »

Aldi scraps name of ‘rape yellow’ paint after complaints from sexual assault victim

Aldi has changed the name of one of its paint colours after a sexual assault victim said it made her choke. “Rape yellow” paint caused an Aldi woman to become “furious and upset” when she saw it in a store in Coventry. The customer, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told theCoventry Telegraph: “I looked at the paint and thought it can’t ... Read More »

Brexit campaigners say Easter eggs will be cheaper if Britain leaves EU

Leaving the EU could cut the cost of Easter eggs, pro-Brexit campaigners claimed. Unilateral trade deals with chocolate-producing countries Indonesia, Nigeria and Brazil could remove “punitive tariffs” imposed by Brussels on imports of cocoa-based sweet treats, Vote Leave said. As much as £1.28 of the cost of a £10 egg was accounted for by such charges. it calculated, which are ... Read More »

EU exit backed by 250 business leaders

Brexit campaigners have hit back in the battle of the endorsements – unveiling a group of 250 business leaders and entrepreneurs who have signed up as backers of the campaign to leave the European Union. In a repost to pro-EU supporters, who recently released a list of 30 FTSE companies who publicly recommended a remain vote, the main anti-European campaign ... Read More »

China industrial firms’ Jan-Feb profits return to growth

China’s industrial profits returned to growth in the first two months of 2016, despite weakening business conditions and slowing economic growth in the world’s second-largest economy. Profits earned by Chinese industrial firms in January and February combined rose 4.8 percent from a year earlier, totaling 780.7 billion yuan ($119.8 billion) in the two-month period, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) ... Read More »