Business

Britain eyes stronger economy in Brexit year

Wednesday, October, 31 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain on Monday ramped up the economic growth outlook for next year when the country will exit the European Union, in a pre-Brexit budget that vowed to boost spending after a decade of painful austerity. Read More

Latin America braces for 'Bolsonaro effect'

Wednesday, October, 31 2018    

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AFP) — Brazil's Latin American neighbours are bracing for a regional “Bolsonaro effect” after the far-right leader's crushing victory in presidential elections. Read More

Qatar easing of exit visa system comes into force

Wednesday, October, 31 2018    

DOHA, Qatar (AFP) — Long-awaited reform of Qatar's controversial exit visa system, which requires foreign workers to obtain their bosses' permission to leave the country, came into force on Sunday, the g overnment said. Read More

Washington embraces cash-free living — but at what cost?

Wednesday, October, 31 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — As the US capital traded stifling summer heat for cool autumn breezes, signs began appearing at bus stops, asking Washington commuters: what do you think about buses going cash-free? Read More

Turkey's new Istanbul airport to be world's largest

Wednesday, October, 31 2018    

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AFP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday unveils Istanbul's new international airport, which his Government claims will be the world's largest. Read More

UAE sets up special unit to lure foreign investors

Wednesday, October, 31 2018    

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — The United Arab Emirates announced yesterday the establishment of a special unit at the economy ministry to help lure foreign investors amid an economic slowdown. Read More

How ratings agencies work and why they are feared

Wednesday, October, 31 2018    

ROME, Italy (AFP) — Depending on whom you ask, ratings agencies are either would-be guardians of financial probity or an indispensable valuation tool for investors. Read More

In Kenya, free cash is the latest solution to poverty

Wednesday, October, 31 2018    

BONDO, Kenya (AFP) — Until recently, Molly struggled to imagine life beyond the end of each repetitive day: work in someone else's fields and earn enough to eat, rinse, repeat. Read More

Erdogan opens new Istanbul Airport, aims for it to be world's largest

Tuesday, October, 30 2018    

Istanbul, Turkey (AFP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday opened Istanbul's new international airport — which his government says will eventually become the world's largest — with great fanfare. Read More

Britain to issue new 50p coin in honour of Brexit

Tuesday, October, 30 2018    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain will issue a new 50-pence coin to mark its departure from the European Union next year, the Government said on Monday in an announcement that was quickly mocked on social media. Read More

LAB Think Tank brings marketers together for powwow on millennials

Monday, October, 29 2018    

On a rare occasion of collaboration between local brands, some 200 marketers, influencers, and key decision-makers attended the Inaugural Think Tank hosted by the integrated marketing agency, The LAB last week. Read More

How to add some Spice to your social media campaign

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON | Monday, October, 29 2018    

Spice, true to her name this week, caused a stir in the entertainment and yes, business pot. Read More

Bermuda to legalise cannabis cultivation for medical reasons

Monday, October, 29 2018    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Premier David Burt has pledged that cannabis cultivation for medical reasons will be legalised within months in Bermuda. Read More

IBM buys software company Red Hat for US$34b in bid for cloud dominance

Monday, October, 29 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — IBM said yesterday it has reached a deal to buy open source software company Red Hat for US$34 billion, among the biggest tech mergers in history which the computing giant said would enhance its cloud offerings. Read More

Trump hints he could curb immigration by decree

Monday, October, 29 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump suggested Friday he may use an executive order to obtain immigration restrictions, bucking his Democratic opponents and bypassing Congress. Read More



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