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The desire to grow and expand a business is central to the goals of most small business owners. This goal can be elusive for many entrepreneurs in today's competitive business climate. The following six strategies may prove useful to the business owner that seeks to grow their business interests. New Products...
Unemployment levels in Saudi Arabia rose to 12.1 percent in the third quarter of 2016, a four-year high, although employment growth remained positive, according to new data from Jadwa Investment. Its latest research note on the Gulf kingdom's labour market said the overall participation rate rose to a record high,...
ABU DHABI // The UAE has ordered two surveillance satellites from France worth almost Dh3.4 billion. The deal was signed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, the state news agency Wam said...
Every year, hundreds and thousands of business startup. It’s common for someone to build a business from scratch. It could be something simple like an out-of-house makeup company to something more complicated like a law firm. But, for every person who starts their dream business, another person doesn’t bother...
Unmarried couples should not enjoy the same staff benefits as married people, as this would burden small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and go against traditional family values, businesses have told the equality watchdog. The topic is under debate during a public consultation on improving anti-discrimination laws, conducted by the Equal...
RIYADH: Job opportunities in the tourism sector of the Kingdom are expected to reach 1.7 million by 2020, according to the Tourism Information and Research Center (MAS), the statistical division of the the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH). “This total figure includes the number of direct and...
Asian nation produced 68% more cars in January than a year earlier Canada's heft as a maker of automobiles is shrinking, and a new analysis of the world's car industry from Scotiabank suggests we're barely in the Top 10, leapfrogged by Thailand. In his monthly report, the bank's economist Carlos Gomes...
Nestle, the world's biggest food company, has removed beef pasta meals from sale in Italy and Spain after finding traces of horse DNA. The discovery of horsemeat in products labelled as beef has spread across Europe since last month, prompting product withdrawals, consumer anger and government investigations into the continent's...
 Hiring the right employee for the job can be a difficult process for employees. Not only is hiring a bad employee time consuming, but it’s also costly and often takes a toll on the work environment. However, hiring the right employee can increase work productivity and, in some instances,...
Businesses are always in search of ways to expand their output by way of increased productivity. Whether you're the head of a small startup or you're the CEO of a successful company, finding the secret to getting more out of your day is something we are all searching for....
Microsoft executive, Steven Sinofsky has left the world’s largest software company barely two weeks after launching the flagship Window 8. The 23-year veteran of the company has refused to comment on his departure with insiders saying his exit was, “mutual”. The 47-year-old was widely tipped to become the next chief executive...
COCA-COLA Amatil (CCA) has ended speculation over the future of its managing director Terry Davis by announcing his retirement - but not until he leads the beverage giant into the Indonesian and alcoholic drinks markets. CCA on Monday said Mr Davis would continue in the role until August 31, 2014...
NEW DELHI: India’s government faced a test of its ability to survive as a minority administration yesterday as opposition lawmakers slammed its decision to allow in foreign supermarket giants such as Walmart. In a stormy debate ahead of a vote expected today, the Congress-led ruling coalition was lambasted by...
An estimated 43% of businesses in the U.S. comprise of home-based entities according to statistics from the Small Business Administration. These startups have seen most businesses start from scratch and develop into large enterprises and international brands. Mary Kay Cosmetics, Apple, and Ford Motors are some of the brands...
AFP - Japan's Mizuho Bank will punish more than 30 executives over revelations that the lender made loans to underworld figures, reports said Friday, in the latest chapter of a headline-grabbing scandal. The unit of Mizuho Financial Group, Japan's third-biggest bank, has drafted punishments ranging from pay cuts to demotions to...
The number of bankruptcy claims keeps on increasing year after year. The U.S courts revealed that creditors file over 800, 000 cases within a year. The number is likely to rise with the growing business dynamics and economic uncertainties. Operating a business comes with the risk of having creditors...
GERMAN automaker BMW says it plans to build a factory in southern Brazil, a more than 200 million euros ($A254.52 million) investment expected to create 1,000 jobs. The luxury car giant hopes to start building the plant in April next year and producing cars in late 2014, BMW vice president...
Emirates Airline
THE Flying Kangaroo has leaped back into a prestigious list of the world's best airlines, only to be outdone by its partner airline. Qantas has been voted the tenth best airline in the world according to the Skytrax World Airline Awards, the world's largest survey of air passengers spanning 160...
Trade between BiH and other countries for the first two months of this year recorded a significant growth. In the first two months, BiH exported 1,253 billion KM, which is 15.7 percent more than in the first two months of last year, and at the same time imported goods wroth...
Economic immigrants will be the most successful of those wishing to become a permanent resident of Canada in 2014. Next year, economic immigrants will make up a higher percentage of newcomers to the country than ever before. That was concluded based on the Annual Report of Immigration, presented to Parliament...
Launching a small business can be a major endeavor that consumers most of your time, energy and even financial resources. It often requires you to sacrifice free time with family and friends, various aspects of your comfortable lifestyle to reallocate funds to the business and more. All of this...
What started in the 1990s as the original “The Halal Guys” food cart has become a word-of-mouth success story on the streets of New York and looks set to create a Middle Eastern street food phenomenon in national and international markets within the next five years. Scenes of block long...
More than 70 percent of businesses fail after their 10th year, according to an article from Fundera. As a novice entrepreneur and aspiring business owner, this statistic can be discouraging. Fortunately, there are always ways to revive a business, regardless of the dire situation they are in. Pumping life...
Company’s historic gas strategy will enable the UAE to become gas self-sufficient,with the potential to become a net gas exporter Oil production capacity to increase to 4mmbpd by end of 2020 and 5mmbpd by 2030  ADNOC to sustain LNG production to 2040 Discovery of 1 billion barrels of oil and 15 trillion...
AFP - Beijing urged the European Union on Thursday to avoid engaging in protectionism, after Brussels proposed an anti-dumping levy on imports of Chinese solar panels. The EU's executive arm, the European Commission, is considering a heavy tariff of 47 percent, an EU source told AFP, as European solar panel makers...
It might be true that in the traditional sense, the government and businesses don't get along as well as other entities. However, when it comes to some things like technology (that the government usually lagged behind on) there are big changes in the mix. You might be surprised to...
Our cars are large and lean looking, which makes it easy to forget that they are sensitive machines. Your automobile relies on a complex working of interconnected parts that can all become damaged or worn out as a result of the way your drive. Even the most careful of drivers...
no Pakistanis allowed
A French restaurant, running in a posh locality here, was raided and shut down by police following a public outcry over its policy of not allowing Pakistanis in. 'La Maison', running out of Islamabad's F7-1, was not allowing Pakistanis in, citing the French style of cooking that uses...
(The Economist)- BITCOIN, the world’s “first decentralised digital currency”, was launched in 2009 by a mysterious person (or persons) known only by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. It has been in the news this week as the value of an individual Bitcoin, which was just $20 at the beginning of February, hit record highs...
Air travel in economy class can be rather unpleasant and much manoeuvring in an uncomfortable seat with little legroom is often called for. But a British design company believes it has come up with a seating concept that will make even the longest of journeys more enjoyable - although it...
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