Picking a fund manager? The odds aren’t great

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Picking a fund manager? The odds aren’t great
WHO wants mediocrity? That is what a lot of people say when the subject of index-tracking, or passive fund management, comes up. They would rather choose a fund manager (an active manager in the jargon) who tries to beat the market by picking the best stocks. It does sound like a good idea. The tricky […]
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Boeing takes off on a flight of hypocrisy against Bombardier

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Boeing takes off on a flight of hypocrisy against Bombardier
“WE WON’T do business with a company that is busy trying to sue us.â€� So said an uncharacteristically stern Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, alongside his British counterpart, Theresa May, in Ottawa on September 18th. The two had teamed up to take on Boeing. The giant American aeroplane-maker is pressing Donald Trump’s administration to impose […]
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The Tech & Tools We Use As a Team Every Day

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The Tech & Tools We Use As a Team Every Day
Top Atlanta blogger Waiting on Martha shares a handful of small business project management tools that will help productivity, organization and Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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How to Instantly Jump Start Reputation Management for Your Small Business

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How to Instantly Jump Start Reputation Management for Your Small Business
The importance of online reviews for your small business can’t be understated. Check out these tips to jump start your online reputation management efforts. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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Flyers rarely complain even when they should

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Flyers rarely complain even when they should
BUSINESS travellers are hardy souls. It goes with the territory. Theirs is a life of jet lag, cramped seating and reheated meals, all washed down with weak cups of coffee. Small wonder, then, that a recent study by Clarabridge, a technology firm, suggests that few travellers ever actually lodge complaints about their flights. It surveyed […]
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MRM EXCLUSIVE: Your Restaurant Is a Small Business, Fund it Like One

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MRM EXCLUSIVE: Your Restaurant Is a Small Business, Fund it Like One
Do you want to open a new restaurant? Is your dining room or kitchen in need of renovation? Maybe you want to start a food truck on the side?   How are… Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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Which One is Better? A Device as a Service (DaaS) Comparison

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Which One is Better? A Device as a Service (DaaS) Comparison
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Hotels are employing fewer concierges

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Hotels are employing fewer concierges
IF BUSINESS travellers need to reserve a table at a restaurant, they may use OpenTable, a website. If they wish to find a nearby museum, a Google search will probably be their first port of call. And if they want transport into town, they can easily hail an Uber. Given that so many services are […]
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A shareholder pact is rocked by Liliane Bettencourt’s death

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A shareholder pact is rocked by Liliane Bettencourt’s death
A face of the firm DEATH does not end all uncertainties. News that Liliane Bettencourt, a glamorous 94-year-old Parisian heiress, died on September 20th has provoked a flurry of investor speculation over L’Oréal, the world’s biggest cosmetics company. She had held a controlling stake in the firm her father, an inventor of hair dyes, founded […]
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Multilateral lenders vow openness about their carbon footprints

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Multilateral lenders vow openness about their carbon footprints
THE World Bank gets a lot of flak. Developing countries clamour for a bigger role in its management. President Donald Trump’s administration lambasts it for lending too much to China. Last year employees openly griped about a crisis of leadership under their boss, Jim Yong Kim. Now the embattled institution faces criticism from a traditionally […]
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5 time management tips for small business owners

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5 time management tips for small business owners
What time management tips does Richard Branson credit his success to? Read our article to find out and uncover more ways to save time. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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Facebook and the meaning of share ownership

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Facebook and the meaning of share ownership
ONE group of Facebook friends that Mark Zuckerberg recently decided were not worth hanging out with were its public shareholders, who expected to cross-examine him (via a lawyer) on September 26th in a Delaware court. At issue would have been Mr Zuckerberg’s plans to refashion the social-media firm’s share-ownership structure more in his favour. There […]
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Firms should make more information about salaries public

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Firms should make more information about salaries public
SWEDES discuss their incomes with a frankness that would horrify Britons or Americans. They have little reason to be coy; in Sweden you can learn a stranger’s salary simply by ringing the tax authorities and asking. Pay transparency can be a potent weapon against persistent inequities. When hackers published e-mails from executives at Sony Pictures, […]
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Kobe Steel admits falsifying data on 20,000 tonnes of metal

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Kobe Steel admits falsifying data on 20,000 tonnes of metal
THE port city of Kobe, on the southern side of Japan’s main island, is known for luxury beef from pampered cattle, fine sake and precision engineering. Its reputation for the last of those products took a blow on October 8th when one of its oldest industrial firms, Kobe Steel, admitted that that it had falsified […]
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After a bite of Apple, Margrethe Vestager targets the e-commerce giant

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After a bite of Apple, Margrethe Vestager targets the e-commerce giant
MARGRETHE VESTAGER’S assault on technology firms she deems to have improperly massaged down their tax bills continued this week with a tilt at Amazon. The internet retailer faces a bill of €250m ($293m) for back taxes over what the European Union’s competition commissioner considers to have been an illegal sweetheart deal with Luxembourg. The order […]
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Bitcoin is fiat money, too

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Bitcoin is fiat money, too
FINANCIERS with PhDs like to remind each other to “read your Kindleberger”. The rare academic who could speak fluently to bureaucrats and normal people, Charles Kindleberger designed the Marshall Plan and wrote vast economic histories worthy of Tolstoy. “Read your Kindlebergerâ€� is just a coded way of saying “don’t forget this has all happened beforeâ€�. […]
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Monarch Airlines goes into administration

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Monarch Airlines goes into administration
JUST before dawn on October 2nd, passengers booked to fly on Monarch Airlines began to receive texts informing them that their flights had been cancelled. This was the first news that Britain’s fifth-biggest airline had ceased trading and is now in administration. It is the country’s biggest airline ever to collapse. Monarch had been in […]
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Small Business Digital Marketing

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Small Business Digital Marketing
Small Business Digital Marketing, affordable SEO and Facebook management for your small business. Digital Marketing Company Sydney Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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Catalonia and the perils of fiscal redistribution

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Catalonia and the perils of fiscal redistribution
POPULISM is the weapon not just of the downtrodden. As the crisis in Catalonia demonstrates, the rich have economic anxieties of their own. Catalonia has an identity distinct, in important ways, from that of the rest of Spain. But the recent drive for independence has been energised by anger over the flow of fiscal redistribution […]
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DAIC President calls for better governance of small business management financing under MSME sector.

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DAIC President calls for better governance of small business management financing under MSME sector.
President of the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC), Kira Thompson-Aird, has proposed better governance of the Micro Small Medium Enterprise as a way to effectively keep a record an… Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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Online matchmaking businesses in India have many ways to woo

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Online matchmaking businesses in India have many ways to woo
Arranged by algorithm “IT WAS 2012…I was number 37,â€� says Ashwini, referring to the badge that was pinned on her shirt pocket. Her task was to go onto the stage and introduce herself to around 70 eligible bachelors and their parents. Families then conferred and, provided caste and religious background proved no obstacle, would approach […]
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Why Airbus’s tie-up with Bombardier is so damaging for Boeing

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Why Airbus’s tie-up with Bombardier is so damaging for Boeing
Alabama bound LIKE an airliner in service, Bombardier’s C-Series programme has had multiple highs and lows. In 2008 the Canadian firm began its attempt to break Airbus and Boeing’s duopoly on smaller jets, spooking the pair into upgrading their own models. Costs and delays pushed it near bankruptcy in 2015, followed by a bail-out from […]
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Small Business, Big Opportunity: Replacing The Traditional Management With Holacracy

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Small Business, Big Opportunity: Replacing The Traditional Management With Holacracy
Open book management and Holacracy are helping this small business owner “get out of the way.� Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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Investment in American infrastructure is falling

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Investment in American infrastructure is falling
IT IS not a number to tweet about. President Donald Trump plans to plough $1trn of spending into America’s crumbling infrastructure. And a dearth of capital is not a problem: investors are keen on such assets. But investment seems to be falling. Government infrastructure spending in the second quarter fell to 1.4% of GDP, the […]
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In Japan, the move from cash to plastic goes slowly

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In Japan, the move from cash to plastic goes slowly
BIC CAMERA, a Japanese electronics retailer, accepts payments in so many ways that the list nearly obscures the till: credit, debit and pre-paid cards; mobile wallets; ApplePay and Alipay; and, in some stores since April, bitcoin too. Efforts are under way to wean Japan off genkin, or cash. Handling notes and coins is expensive for […]
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A geopolitical row with China damages South Korean business further

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A geopolitical row with China damages South Korean business further
Closing time came suddenly IN A cosmetics emporium in central Seoul, rows of snail-slime face-masks sit untouched. Not long ago, visiting Chinese tourists would snap these up as avidly as a designer handbag in New York or anything from London featuring the Queen. Yet now their rejuvenating properties are failing to lure the country’s shoppers. […]
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