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Area businesses thrive on Small Business Saturday

Local Bristol shop owner Hugh Testerman welcomed guests at Blakley-Mitchell on Saturday as residents and out-of-town visitors shopped small. Testerman, who owns the Blakley-Mitchell men’s clothier on State Street in Bristol, Virginia, was busy Saturday, fitting customers for new outfits. Each Saturday after Thanksgiving, shoppers visit small businesses to support their local communities. It’s part of Small Business Saturday, which ... Read More »

Insurer Aviva India Turns To PSU Banks On Recapitalisation Plan Boost

Aviva Plc’s India life insurance joint venture is raising its exposure to the country’s state-run banks as it bets the government’s $32 billion plan to rescue lenders burdened with record bad loans will boost their prospects. The insurer also likes metals stocks and consumption-driven sectors, especially those that target rural consumers, but would avoid the non-bank finance companies, Prashant Sharma, ... Read More »

Deere, claims, minutes — What you need to know in markets on Wednesday

The last full trading day of the week will bring investors a light earnings schedule and three economic data points worth tracking. In the morning, earnings from Deere & Co. (DE) will be the main corporate highlight, with the economic schedule bringing investors the weekly report on initial jobless claims, the University of Michigan’s latest report on consumer sentiment, while ... Read More »

ESAF Small Finance Bank to open 60th branch on Wednesday

ESAF Small Finance Bank is opening its 60th branch at Andheri (East) in Mumbai on Wednesday. The erstwhile microfinance lender, which converted itself into a small finance bank following the receipt of RBI’s licence, had begun its operations in March this year. Announcing the launch of its Mumbai operations, K Paul Thomas, MD & CEO, said the bank, which currently ... Read More »

The bane of brands: pressure of ‘always on’ content marketing

The rise of social media has given birth to a new phenomenon in marketing: the urge to be present across all platforms in some form or the other, throughout the year. This has resulted in an artificial pressure to be present in ‘media’ (and I use it within quotes to connote every platform where a brand places its message) virtually ... Read More »

These stocks plunged over 10% on Wednesday

NEW DELHI: Shares of Reliance CommunicationsBSE -12.12 % (down 12.93 per cent), NakodaBSE 2.50 %(down 12.50 per cent), FeddersBSE -12.42 % Electric and Engineering (down 10.75 per cent) and Reliance CapitalBSE -10.21 % (down 10.20 per cent) plunged over 10 per cent on NSE on Wednesday. On the other hand, shares of Responsive IndustriesBSE -9.80 % (down 9.97 per cent), Nagreeka Export (down 9.67 per cent), Landmark Prop (down ... Read More »

Buy, Sell, Hold: These 7 stocks on analysts’ radar today

Bank of Baroda Brokerage – Axis Capital | Rating – Hold | Target Rs 180 Axis Capital has maintained its hold rating on Bank of Baroda with a target price of Rs 180 per share post earnings, as the research house does not see huge upside post recent run-up. “We have little room for further rerating given modest return ratios,” ... Read More »

Once a farmer, this eco-warrior takes on big business in China

64-year-old taught himself law Wang Enlin, an elderly farmer who left school when he was 10 years old and taught himself law armed with a single textbook and dictionary, makes for an unlikely eco-warrior. Yet the 64-year-old is determined to reap justice as he readies for a fresh battle in his war with a subsidiary of China’s largest chemical firm, ... Read More »

SignEasy Releases Small Business Features to Reduce Reliance on Paper

New features announced by SignEasy are designed to boost the productivity level of small businesses by reducing dependence on paper. According to SignEasy, the new features have been tailored to benefit businesses as more of them migrate to the cloud. With more of the resources small businesses use in the cloud, signing documents from anywhere on a phone, tablet and computer is ... Read More »

Fifa bribery trial due to kick off in New York court on Monday

The trial of the Fifa officials is part of a sweeping criminal probe in which US prosecutors have charged 42 people and entities. Photo: Reuters New York: More than two years after US prosecutors unveiled a sweeping corruption case that rocked Fifa, soccer’s world governing body, three former officials linked to the organization are due to face trial on graft charges ... Read More »