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Volvo says US-China trade war will hit the brand

Volvo says US-China trade war will hit the brand

Volvo Car Group’s billionaire owner warned of the looming trade war’s adverse effects, saying consumers and automakers such as his will be among those hurt by the dispute involving the US and China. Li Shufu, whose Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. owns the Swedish carmaker, said both Volvo and his Chinese Geely brand would be [...]

June 30, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Volvo says US-China trade war will hit the brand

Spotlight: Fireball Approves Aims to Protect Online Buyers from Scams

Spotlight: Fireball Approves Aims to Protect Online Buyers from Scams

The sharing economy and online selling platforms have brought about many new opportunities for entrepreneurs and consumers. But it has also led to new opportunities for scammers. Sometimes, spotting a scam can be difficult for an individual. That’s where Fireball Approves comes in. The company’s owner was once almost a scam victim herself. And the experience led [...]

June 14, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Spotlight: Fireball Approves Aims to Protect Online Buyers from Scams

94% of Diners Will Choose a Restaurant Based on Online Reviews

94% of Diners Will Choose a Restaurant Based on Online Reviews

What goes into the decision-making process when a diner is looking for a restaurant? According to the new TripAdvisor “Influences on Diner Decision-Making” survey, 94% of US diners are influenced by online reviews. The numbers are also quite high in other countries, with French, Spanish, and Italian diners coming in at 90, 91 and 93% [...]

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TCS shares rise over 2%, gain Rs 16,539 crore in market cap on share buyback plan

TCS shares rise over 2%, gain Rs 16,539 crore in market cap on share buyback plan

Shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) ended with over 2% gains on Wednesday, adding Rs 16,539 crore to its market valuation, on the company’s plan to buy back shares at its board meeting later this week. The stock gained 2.43% to end at Rs 1,824.20 on the BSE. During the day, it rose by 2.86% [...]

June 13, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on TCS shares rise over 2%, gain Rs 16,539 crore in market cap on share buyback plan

PC Jeweller shares continue recovery, shares gain 44%

PC Jeweller shares continue recovery, shares gain 44%

Shares of PC Jeweller skyrocketed nearly 44% Friday, extending its rally for the second straight session, as value buying continued at the counter. The stock soared 43.72% to end at Rs 174.55 on the BSE. Intra-day, it zoomed 48.41% to Rs 180.25. At the NSE, shares of the company rose sharply by 43.80% to close [...]

May 7, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on PC Jeweller shares continue recovery, shares gain 44%

Art Deco family home in Clontarf with contemporary finishes

Art Deco family home in Clontarf with contemporary finishes

Maple Lodge on Killiney Road, was built in the early 2000s in a homage to 1930s architecture – complete with railed flat roof terrace and corner windows. It has modern conveniences such as double-height ceilings and a C1 energy rating. You reach the roof terrace from the en-suite master bedroom on the second floor. There [...]

May 7, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Art Deco family home in Clontarf with contemporary finishes

The best place to start a business? Check Amazon’s 2nd HQ list

The best place to start a business? Check Amazon’s 2nd HQ list

I’d put a recent survey by WalletHub, 2018’s Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business, in this category. Its top three small cities to start a business were Holland, Mich.; St. George, Utah; and Aberdeen, S.D. Now, these may all be perfectly delightful places to live (Holland has a lovely Tulip Festival in May), but [...]

April 21, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on The best place to start a business? Check Amazon’s 2nd HQ list

I Sat Through the First Stop on Facebook’s Feel-Good Road Show

I Sat Through the First Stop on Facebook’s Feel-Good Road Show

Some time ago, a man named Stephen found himself yearning for his home-state’s famous peaches. He’d grown up in Georgia, but lived in Nashville, Tennessee, where the peaches—desiccated, tasteless things—barely merited the name. Sensing a market, Stephen started selling Georgia peaches out of the back of his truck. The peach truck was a hit, as [...]

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YouTube Addresses Monetization Gripes, Is Your Small Business Effected?

YouTube Addresses Monetization Gripes, Is Your Small Business Effected?

In trying to get rid of materials its advertisers deemed offensive, YouTube instituted policies that hit small creators hard by demonetizing their channels or certain content. Some of these creators include small business owners who had come to rely on YouTube as a major part of their revenue. Months later, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki addressed the creator community [...]

April 21, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on YouTube Addresses Monetization Gripes, Is Your Small Business Effected?

New York City Council May Regulate whether Employees Must Respond to After Work Emails

New York City Council May Regulate whether Employees Must Respond to After Work Emails

The connectivity today’s technology offers means you can connect with your team anytime and anywhere. But remeber your emplotees need off time too and a new regulation in New York City may see they can get it. New York City Council member Rafael Espinal has proposed a bill to protect employees from any retaliatory action if they [...]

April 10, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on New York City Council May Regulate whether Employees Must Respond to After Work Emails

Vegas Tops the List of Cities Where Millennials Are Seeking Work at Small Businesses

Vegas Tops the List of Cities Where Millennials Are Seeking Work at Small Businesses

We’ve reported how Millennials are looking for something more than money and benefits from their jobs. These are areas where small businesses often fail to keep pace with larger companies. Those bigger employers are able to wave a little more cash around and offer things like health insurance and 401k retirement plans to new recruits. Small businesses [...]

April 10, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Vegas Tops the List of Cities Where Millennials Are Seeking Work at Small Businesses

Presentations: How to Make Your Message Stick

Presentations: How to Make Your Message Stick

I’d guess that most of you that are reading this have either given PowerPoint presentations at one time or another or at least viewed one. Did you know that statistics reveals that listeners only remember 50% of what was presented just 10 minutes after a presentation is given? The following day, it drops to 25%. [...]

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