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People walk next to a Bank of America’s branch in New York October 24, 2012.
It’s that time of year again. In addition to holiday networking activities, many companies are busy planning other traditional holiday routines–including the ever-popular holiday office party.
The end-of-the-year holiday party is a staple of the U.S. workplace.
- A $6.4 billion gas project being built by Chevron CVN.X in China is facing further delays due to disagreements with partner PetroChina over how to develop the technically tricky fields, three industry sources said.
The Chuandongbei project, the U.S. firm’s largest investment in China, is now not expected to deliver first gas until the second half of 2014, nearly 7 years after the firms clinched a 30-year deal to produce 7.6 billion cubic meters of gas a year.
The latest setback follows a series of delays for Chuandongbei, which Chevron has described as one of its larger capital projects for 2013.
Managing your finances efficiently is extremely critical in financial planning. This is true for both individuals as well as businesses. Imagine the case of an individual, when his salary increases at a nominal rate every year, whereas expenses increase at a faster pace due to high inflation. It is very easy to face a financial crunch in this case if proper planning is not done. Similarly, assume you run a business which is dependent on consumer demand. A crunch in consumer demand due to the above factors can cause cash crunches for your business. Hence it is very important to plan in advance in order to overcome such problems.
UAE. Emaar Properties PJSC (EMAAR), Dubai’s biggest developer, has banned real estate brokers from reselling its homes before completion to clamp down on a practice that fueled the city’s last property bubble.
Emaar acted after seeing that a number of real estate agents were buying properties with the intention of selling them to their eventual occupants, the company said in a statement today. It has asked brokers not to sell the homes until the completed properties are handed over.
The measure is “aimed at providing more stability to the real estate market and to minimize the adverse impact due to heavy speculative practices,” Emaar said.
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This is part of a new series of articles that looks at some of the most bizarre and niche business ideas we see here at Springwise.
While some people get annoyed by pedestrians who walk and text at the same time, its tough luck — because a company called Brolly has made it easier to do just that. The unusual knuckle duster-shaped handle has been designed to enable umbrella holders to stay dry and keep their digits free for using their smartphone at the same time.
The Brolly functions in much the same way as a typical umbrella, and — aside from the claim of being more wind-resistant than other makes — does much the same job. Howev
When you have a legal problem it is advisable to consult a qualified lawyer. However choosing a solicitor to represent you in court and provide legal advice is not easy. Factors to consider when choosing such an employment solicitor include:
The Boston Consulting Groups (BCG) study Lessons on Technology and Growth From Small Business Leadersshows that tech-savvy – and especially cloud savvy – small businesses outperform their peers in terms of sales and job growth.
The chart below, from the study (free registration required), nicely summarizes their findings.
BCGfound there is a growing digital divide between small businesses that lead in technology deployment and use relative to those that dont.
This means small businesses that dont keep up technologically are likely going to find themselves at a competitive disadvantage.
Key quote from the study press release:
The BCG report argues that the latest wave of technological advancement—which encompasses cloud-based software, services, and solutions—brings the potential for the most far-reaching innovation and business growth ever. The