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Facebook faces tax heat for assets that may have been undervalued...

Facebook is facing the heat from U.S. tax authorities, as news emerged this week that the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has sought a...
Berlusconi : AC Milan 'sold' to Chinese consortium

Berlusconi : AC Milan ‘sold’ to Chinese consortium

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has sold football club AC Milan to a Chinese consortium. Berlusconi, who owns the Serie A team,...
Avoid Your Own BREXIT Leadership Crimes

Avoid Your Own BREXIT Leadership Crimes

I was in Europe last Friday when Brexit results were announced. I’m not here to pass judgment on whether the Brits got it right or...
OnePlus warns its customers that the effects of Brexit could impact its business in the UK

OnePlus warns its customers that the effects of Brexit could impact...

That the UK-EU referendum’s result has come as a shocker is not news anymore, but while the how and when of Britain leaving the EU may...
U.S.-UK 'special relationship' seen untouched after Brexit

U.S.-UK ‘special relationship’ seen untouched after Brexit

WASHINGTON - The United States looks unlikely to follow through on a threat to relegate Britain to second-class trade status once its ally leaves...
Barclays and RBS suspended from trading after Brexit financial crash

Barclays and RBS suspended from trading after Brexit financial crash

UK shares have remained volatile in the wake of the Brexit vote, with trading in Barclays temporarily suspended and airline Easyjet falling more than...

UK tech sector reacts to Brexit

Now the UK has decided to leave the European Union, technology firms have been left to wonder what the future holds. As news of Brexit...
Samsung to Invest $1.2 Billion in IoT Research in US

Samsung to Invest $1.2 Billion in IoT Research in US

Samsung announced plans Tuesday to invest $1.2 billion (roughly Rs. 8,111 crores) for US-based research over the next four years on "human-centered" applications for...
Yahoo's Tumblr Launches Live Video

Yahoo’s Tumblr Launches Live Video

Tumblr, the Yahoo-owned blogging platform, said Tuesday it was launching live video to help compete against similar offerings from Facebook and Twitter. The new feature,...
Facebook Signs Deals With Media Companies, Celebrities for Facebook Live

Facebook Signs Deals With Media Companies, Celebrities for Facebook Live

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has signed deals worth more than $50 million with media companies and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service, the...
China: Bank employees publicly spanked for poor performance

Video: Bank employees publicly spanked for poor performance

Eight employees of a rural bank in China have been publicly spanked for poor performance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICtQQFzri0w%20 A cellphone video of a man with a wooden stick...

BUHARISM, BUHARITICS AND BUHARICONOMY: ASSESSMENTS OF PMB 365 DAYS IN OFFICE

Without doubt, President Muhamadu Buhari (PMB) ascended office as the President of Nigeria, the largest black nation in the world and the powerhouse of...

Living Your Passion: Reality or Fiction?

“Be Like the Bluebird who never is blue, for he knows from his upbringing what singing can do.” –Cole Porter, Be Like the Bluebird,...

6 Stupid Office Rules that should be Banned

Rules in the workplace. Without them we'd have anarchy right? Or would we? According to an article by Dr Travis Bradbury in the Huffington Post most...

(A) Politically Speaking

Let me start by saying that I am one of the most apolitical (notice the "a", it's important) person on the planet, but as...

Our Future With Trump’s Wall!

It is time to take a satirical look at the future and see what the 2016 election results will produce regarding a wall on...

20 Key Actions that Make You Happier and Healthier

Understanding the true meaning of  "less is more" is highly important to have clarity about where we are and where we want to go in...

The World Economic Forum Is Missing An Important Voice To Succeed

Few week ago executives and policy makers from around the world gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum (#WEF16) to “improve the...

The Politics of Business Transformation

Decisions to transform a business are the product of organisation and political processes, but political coalitions exist in most organisations, which can support or...

Why You Want To Self-Reveal

How much do I tell, how much do I withhold? When does self-revelation serve a conversation, when is it self-indulgent? It’s a game of context and social...

China’s yuan set for IMF reserve status

The Chinese yuan is today (Monday) set to join a select group of currencies by receiving reserve status from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The...
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Founders of Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, and more to invest in...

Bill Gates and a group of elite private investors — including Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg, Alibaba cofounder Jack Ma, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, LinkedIn...

2015 global surface temperatures set to be hottest on record-UN

This year is set to be the hottest on record and 2016 could be even hotter due to the current El Nino weather pattern,...
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President Obama interviews Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma as ecommerce giant pushes...

U.S. President Barack Obama took time off at an Asia-Pacific summit on Wednesday for an unusual task - putting questions to Chinese internet billionaire...

Global markets face rocky day as France opens for trade

Markets face a turbulent open on Monday after the Paris attacks, as the French stock exchange says it will open for trading as usual. World...

All ELSE is LOST: The Crisis of Rising Expectations

President Obama is a victim of the same issue that leads many couples to divorce within the first 5 years of marriage. That issue...

MTN seeks to cut $5.2bn Nigerian fine

Africa's biggest mobile operator MTN, has restarted after earlier being suspended following a huge fine imposed by Nigerian authorities. Trading in MTN Group was halted...

How To Land Your First Million Dollar Contract in Africa

If you have businesses in around the world and you haven’t thought of moving into Africa, then you need to reconsider you strategies. In an...

China manufacturing activity shrinks

Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector shrank in October for the third straight month, officials said Sunday, fuelling fears that growth in the world's...

Oil-rich kingdom could run out of cash

WATCHING your bank account dwindle by $930 billion in five years is a scary prospect. But that’s the reality facing one of the world’s...

DANGEROUS DEAL: China’s newest plan ‘verging on insane’

THE Chinese government is set to announce a major stake in a UK nuclear power plant, in a game-changing move that has prompted warnings...

JP Morgan profit misses expectations

Wall Street banking giant JP Morgan Chase reported higher profits in the three months to September but still missed analysts' expectations. The largest US bank...

Deutsche Bank expects to lose €6bn in just three months

Deutsche Bank warned it would post a net loss of €6.2bn in the third quarter and that dividends for the year may be scrapped. The...

IMF warns of new threat posed by emerging economies

The International Monetary Fund has warned that "global financial stability is not yet assured". The note of caution came from senior IMF official Jose Vinals,...

Europe and China sign pact to make 5G a reality

The European Commission and China today announced they have signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of 5G mobile networks. Following similar agreements...

US and China agree cybercrime truce

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have said they will take new steps to address cybercrime. Speaking at a joint news conference...

The No. 1 Reason Tech Firms Won’t Work With Defense Department

The Defense Department is making a big push to attract companies in Silicon Valley like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), but venture capital firms...

How to read Hillary Clinton’s emails on Google, tech dinners, and...

Hours ago the U.S. State Department released 7,000 new pages of emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server. The latest release, following Clinton’s alleged violation of U.S....

Obama Administration teams with Apple, HP, Boeing on new wearable tech...

The Obama Administration will make an announcement later today that it will establish a new flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing innovation hub in Silicon Valley. More...

EU close to sealing deal with United States on data-sharing

The European Commission is working with the United States on the final details of a commercial data-sharing deal that was put up for renegotiation...

Nigeria’s Declining External Trade

The First Quarter Economic Report for 2015 released by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) last week indicates a significant slide in Nigeria's external...

Greece says expects bailout deal by Aug 18

Greece expects to conclude a bailout deal with international lenders by Aug. 18, with the drafting of the accord starting on Wednesday, government spokeswoman...

White House calls for upgrade to law protecting consumer cloud data...

The law that protects the privacy of consumer data in the cloud, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), was written in 1986 before the...

UK is no place for dirty money – PM

Foreigners must not be able to buy UK homes with "plundered or laundered cash" as part a global effort to defeat corruption, David Cameron...

Nigeria’s Oil Workers Risk Job Loss Over Iran’s Return To Crude...

Anxiety and fear have enveloped stakeholders in the nation's oil and gas industry over the recent re-entry of Iran into the global crude market...
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Obama praises African growth at business summit

US President Barack Obama has said "Africa is on the move", as he praised the spirit of entrepreneurship at a business summit in Kenya...

Greece wants new bailout deal by 20 August

THE Greek government says it wants to see a final deal on its international bailout hammered out by August 20.          More draft...

Is The Global Economy Headed For Another Recession?

I was watching Bloomberg business channel this afternoon and the anchors were talking about the recently proposed Greece Bailout by the Euroean Union, the...

Greece debt crisis: Eurozone backs €7bn bridging loan

Eurozone ministers have agreed to give Greece a €7bn (£5bn) bridging loan from an EU-wide fund to keep its finances afloat until a bailout...

Two out of three big firms think UK exit from EU...

A majority of companies believe a British exit from the EU could harm them but only 7% would be willing to speak out publicly...

Greece’s scary 24-hour to-do list

PHEW. It seems an economic crisis in Greece has been narrowly averted by a unanimous agreement, that was reached after 17 hours of discussions...

eBay & PayPal split clears final hurdle as European Central Bank...

EBay / PayPal separation just cleared its final major hurdle today, after the European Central Bank (ECB) gave the split its official seal of...

Nigerian Investors Lose N271 Billion in Five Days

I'm sure this headline sounds outrageous or magical but it's not. This happened this past week on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) according to...

‘Don’t take me for a fool’

THERE was apparently raised voices, reprimands and outright hostility but at the 11th hour of a very long day Eurozone leaders have agreed on...
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Greece debt crisis: EU summit cancelled as talks continue

A summit of all European Union members planned for Sunday has been cancelled as "very difficult" talks over a third bailout deal for Greece...

Losing Confidence in Corporate Bonds

Credit Suisse’s Investment Committee has been bearish on core government bonds – those issued by the U.S., U.K., Germany, Canada, and Switzerland – since...

How Not To Manage A Business

Now I know this looks like a strange topic but it has a lot of wisdom to it. I'm sure you would have seen...
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Google Is Launching Free WiFi In New York Starting This September

Imagine a city that's one giant WiFi hotspot. Great right? Now imagine that it's free as well. Google has unveiled a plan to roll out...

China’s Stock Market Collapse Worries The World

Seasoned observers aren't panicking, but broader concerns are growing as Chinese stock markets tumble further into bear territory less than a month after hitting...

Why Beijing’s Efforts Have Failed to Tame China’s Stock Market

Since the last week of June, the Chinese government has intervened in the country’s stock markets nearly every day to stop their steep slide....

Greeks Spend in Droves, Afraid of Losing Savings to a Bailout

MAROUSI, Greece — Business has been so brisk in the giant Kotsovolos appliance and electronics store in this upper-middle-class suburb of Athens that you...

Greece and Spain helped postwar Germany recover. Spot the difference

Sixty years ago today, an agreement was reached in London to cancel half of postwar Germany's debt. That cancellation, and the way it was...

China Markets Fall Sharply Despite Fresh Help From Beijing

Chinese markets fell sharply Wednesday, even as officials scrambled to arrest a three-week stock selloff. The widespread selling has spilled into global markets and...

5 Things Peculiar About China’s Market Meltdown

China’s stock market is unusual thanks to government’s heavy-handed approach and the high participation of retail investors. Now as markets plunge and the government...

Syriza can’t just cave in. Europe’s elites want regime change in...

It’s now clear that Germany and Europe’s powers that be don’t just want the Greek government to bend the knee. They want regime change....

Eurozone economic growth speeds up

Eurozone business activity rose at its fastest pace in four years in June, boosted by higher spending by consumers and businesses, a survey has...

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No One Needs to Know How Awful They Are

No One Needs to Know How Awful They Are

Have you ever worked for a terrible communicator? Perhaps you have a family member who routinely criticizes everyone. There’s nothing like the dysfunctions of others to...
Twitter Marketing Statistics That Drive Sales

Twitter Marketing Statistics That Drive Sales

Did you know that over 500 million people visit Twitter without logging in? Twitter has been, and still is my favourite social network for connecting...
Starting an eCommerce

Starting an eCommerce

It’s not that big of a secret that, although open and very accessible to newcomers, today’s business environment is a bloody mosh pit where...
Building Your Personal Brand for 2017 In 3 Simple Steps

Building Your Personal Brand for 2017 In 3 Simple Steps

DID YOU KNOW THAT CONTENT SHARED BY AN EMPLOYEE, OR OWNER OF A BUSINESS RECEIVES 8X MORE ENGAGEMENT THAN CONTENT SHARED BY THE BUSINESSES...
To Forgive or Not: Who Suffers More?

To Forgive or Not: Who Suffers More?

People are prickly about forgiveness. They often resist it because they think forgiveness means letting someone off the hook. But it doesn’t. Forgiveness is simply giving up...