Business

The 10 commandments of marketing

The purpose of business is to create a customer. The business enterprise has two – and only two – basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs. Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of the... Read More

Environmental management and the finance professional
With the rising global temperature already negatively affecting life on earth, the spotlight is on organisations to do their part in tackling the causes.... Read More

Copyrighting and the works
Copyright is the intellectual property right which exists in specific categories of works. This intellectual property right is governed by the Copyright Act (“the Act”). The Act sets out the categories of works that can be copyrighted and these works...... Read More

UK church spires used to boost phone, WiFi signal
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Church spires across Britain will be used to boost broadband, mobile phone and WiFi connectivity in rural areas, under a deal struck between the government and the Church of England, it was announced Sunday.... Read More

Gibson fighting for survival

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — World-famous guitar maker Gibson, whose instruments have been played by the likes of John Lennon and Elvis Presley, is facing serious financial problems that threaten its very existence. Read More

Canada to seek to join South America trade pact

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada will open trade talks next month with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America as part of an ongoing push to diversify its trade partnerships, a senior official said Friday. Read More

Central American nations to sign trade deal with South Korea

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AFP) — Four Central American nations are to sign a free trade deal with South Korea today after more than two years of talks to ease tariffs and barriers on a range of products, El Salvador's government announced. Read More

Cape Town now faces dry taps by July 9

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AFP) — Residents of drought-stricken Cape Town received good news yesterday when city officials said they now face losing piped water to their homes by July 9 — a month later than last forecast. Read More

Fitch raises Greece's debt rating, citing stability, growth

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Fitch ratings agency on Friday upgraded Greece's sovereign debt grade, citing budget surpluses, greater political stability and the growing economy. Read More

Montserrat to try Digital Eastern Caribbean Dollars with blockchain start-up Bitt

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

BRADES, Montserrat (CMC) —Premier Donaldson Romeo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Barbados-based blockchain start-up Bitt to create a digital payments ecosystem. Read More

Venezuela begins selling oil-backed cryptocurrency

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela formally launched its new oil-backed cryptocurrency yesterday in an unconventional bid to haul itself out of a deepening economic crisis. Read More

'Painful': Citizens count Brexit's personal cost

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Frustrated by Brexit negotiations, angry at Brussels or simply afraid of the future, ordinary Britons and other Europeans are already taking life-changing decisions a year before Britain leaves the EU. Read More

US eyes heavy tariffs on China, Russia to counter steel, aluminium glut

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Commerce Department on Friday recommended imposing heavy tariffs on China, Russia and other countries to counter a global glut in steel and aluminium which it says threatens national security. Read More

Bangladesh bourse approves China bid, rejects India offer

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AFP) — Bangladesh has agreed to sell a large stake in its stock exchange to a Chinese consortium, an official said yesterday, rebuffing a rival bid from India that raised political sensitivities. Read More

Richard Branson announces Hyperloop plan for India

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

MUMBAI, India (AFP) — Virgin Hyperloop One, the futuristic transport start-up backed by British tycoon Richard Branson, has announced plans for a superfast rail network linking India's financial capital Mumbai to the city of Pune. Read More



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