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After Kim Jong Un’s New Year Speech, Trump ‘Looks Forward’ To New Meeting

Kim Jong Un and Trump met in an unprecedented summit in Singapore in June. (File) Washington: President Donald Trump is looking forward to another summit with Kim Jong Un, he said Tuesday, after the North Korean leader warned Pyongyang could change its approach to nuclear talks if Washington persists with sanctions. “I also look forward to meeting with Chairman Kim who ... Read More »

Wow! African American Small Business Ownership Up 400% in a Year, Survey Reveals

The number of African American small business owners in the United States has increased by a staggering 400% in just a year. This was the finding of a survey from the small business financing company, Guidant Financial. The State of a Small Business survey interviewed more than 2,600 small business owners and entrepreneurs, both male and female. African American Small Business Statistics ... Read More »

58% of Small Business Owners Say Business is Good, Up 39% from Last Year, Survey Says

The confidence among small business owners is at record highs, and the results from the quarterly CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey has revealed as much. Q3 2018 CNBC SurveyMonkey Small Business Confidence Index More than half or 58% of small business owners in the survey said their overall business conditions are good, which is up by five percentage points from the second quarter’s ... Read More »

Indonesia sets moderate economic goals; economy expected to grow by 5.3% next year

Indonesia’s economy is expected to expand by 5.3 per cent in 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS JAKARTA – Amid rising external pressures, Indonesia’s economy is expected to expand by 5.3 per cent next year on the back of stronger domestic consumption, investment and export, President Joko Widodo told Parliament on Thursday (Aug 16). The growth will be oriented towards equality by accelerating development ... Read More »

New year adds fizz to stock market rally

Shares across the world have made a powerful start to the year as economic data from three continents buoyed hopes that faster global growth will push stock markets to new all-time highs. Widespread optimism over the prospects for the world economy showed little sign of abating on Friday even after mixed US jobs data, with the benchmark US S&P 500 ... Read More »

2017 year in review: Campaigns of the year

Burger King, ‘Google, Home of the Whopper’ With brands clamouring for attention, it takes something innovative to stand out. That’s what Burger King managed with its ‘OK Google’ stunt, devised by agency David. The 15-second ad, which was on YouTube before being aired on US TV, was designed to activate Google’s voice assistant speaker Google Home by asking “OK Google, ... Read More »

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 »

ADP Reports Overall Job Losses at Small Businesses for First Time This Year

Small businesses are seeing overall job losses for the first time this year, but the news is not all bad. September 2017 ADP Small Business Report According to the September 2017 ADP Small Business Report small businesses lost 7,000 jobs overall last month. This is the first month this year that ADP (NASDAQ:ADP) is reporting job losses rather than large job gains at ... Read More »

Small finance banks on deposit mobilisation spree on 1st year of operation

With eight out of ten small finance banks now fully operational, aggressive deposit mobilisation in the first year of operation has turned out to be the key strategy for almost all the new entities. In addition, the new age banks are betting big on technology to reduce the cost of operations.   All the operational small finance banks are offering up to 100-150 basis points higher interest rate on term deposits over market rates. ... Read More »

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 »