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Stakeholders plan talk on doing business in Nigeria – Punch Newspapers

Professional business advisors have concluded plans to hold talks designed to empower stakeholders with the requisite knowledge on how to optimally do business in various sectors of the Nigerian economy. The seminar, to be organised by Tokunbo Orimobi, an international legal practice with offices in Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Mauritius, London and New York, is known as the Tokunbo Orimobi Doing Business in Nigeria Series and is in its second edition, according to a statement by the firm. The organisers said…

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How Hoteliers can Start Thinking about ‘Sustainability’ into Their Business

‘Sustainability’ is relatively new emerging terminology in which people are still learning and discussing about especially in hospitality industry. It seems to be like looking forward to the long-term competitive goals, being heroes and saving the world, or even marketing ourselves and seeking new segments of customers who are willing to pay more. So, what does ‘sustainability’ actually mean in practical reality? Is it about more ‘green tourism’ or reducing environmental impacts? Or, is it all about corporate social responsibilities?…

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Columnists challenge Tax Reform – Sunbury News

Tax Cuts for the Rich, Paid for with Your Health Care So-called “tax reform” would have the same result as health care repeal: millions lose their care, while millionaires get a tax break. By LeeAnn Hall Guest Columnist When Republican leaders tried to repeal health care in the spring and summer, many Americans raised the alarm and made a ruckus. We asked hard questions, looked at the independent analyses, held town halls, told our health care stories, and took to…

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Nigeria’s Fixed Income Market Records N103 Trillion in 9 Months

Bamidele Famoofo reviews investment in the country’s fixed income market in the last nine months The value of investments in the Nigerian fixed income market in the first nine months of 2017 is put at N102.88 trillion. That value will finance the country’s 2017 budget 14 times. Also, investments in the market have consistently outperformed the capital market, where long term instruments are traded. Data made available by the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange showed that the Treasury Bills segment of…

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Fitch Affirms KFH Rating at “A+” with Stable Outlook

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Kuwait Finance House’s (KFH) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘A+’; the outlook is stable. It also affirmed KFH’s Support Rating (SR) at ‘1’ and Support Rating Floor (SRF) at ‘A+’. Fitch has also upgraded the bank’s Viability Rating (VR) to ‘bb+’ from ‘bb’. The VR upgrade incorporates KFH’s reduced risk appetite to non-core banking assets, especially equity securities and investment properties. It also includes an improvement in the bank’s asset quality and profitability, supported by…

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Louisiana company’s next CEO to stay in Colorado – The Denver Post

MONROE, La. — The next CEO for Louisiana’s largest public company says he plans to keep living in Colorado, but CenturyLink’s headquarters will remain in Louisiana. Jeff Storey is president and CEO of Level 3 Communications Inc., which is based in Broomfield, Colorado, and which CenturyLink Inc. is buying. Under the planned deal, he will take charge of Monroe-based CenturyLink on Jan. 1, 2019. CenturyLink is a global communications and information technology services company with more than 2,700 employees in…

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Vanuatu Trade Policy Focuses On Reducing Barriers, Lowering Costs

Foreign investments challenged by ‘huge’ costs of doing business By Jane Joshua PORT VILA, Vanuatu (Vanuatu Daily Post, June 5, 2012) – Four days ago, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Vanuatu Investment Promotion Authority (VIPA) labeled the high cost of doing business in Vanuatu a “major stumbling block” to Foreign Direct Investment. Trade negotiations have the potential to boost Vanuatu’s exports in areas of comparative advantage but Vanuatu needs to frame negotiating proposals targeted at eliminating key barriers…

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That World Bank Debate | THISDAYLIVE

Muhammadu Buhari A rather development debate, which unfortunately assumed an ethnic slant almost took the shine off other major news items last week. The World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, at a forum in the United States, had said during a question and answer session that President Muhammadu Buhari had asked him to focus their assistance more on the north (not North-east). The question was basically on the efforts of the World Bank in addressing development challenges in Nigeria. Of…

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Jacinda Ardern’s discusses early priorities for the new coalition

A more even playing field for workers, and a concerted effort on housing will be early priorities for the new coalition. Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern has been outlining what she hopes to achieve in the first 100 days in office, which formally begin on Thursday. She’s told TVNZ’s Q&A programme that leaving everything to the market simply isn’t working for workers. But she says that doesn’t mean we’re heading for a period of industrial strife. Ardern said she wants to…

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Bankruptcy issue in Plymouth race

Bankruptcy issue in Plymouth race Challenger tells of surviving personal crisis October 21, 2017 – Local, Top Stories – Tagged: Naugatuck Valley Community College, Plymouth, State budget, Taxes, terryville Towns: Bristol CT , Greater Waterbury , Lower Valley , Naugatuck CT , Plymouth CT – BY JACQUELINE STOUGHTON REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN PLYMOUTH – Pattie DeHuff describes filing for bankruptcy in 2005 as a humiliating, humbling and sobering experience, but she doesn’t believe it disqualifies her from being the town’s next mayor. “It’s…

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You are warned: Branches take charge

In less than two months from now, nearly 5 000 delegates from ANC branches across the country will gather in Johannesburg to elect a new leadership. The entire country, the continent and the rest of the world will be watching the conference’s proceedings with keen interest to see whether the delegates will elect leaders who will be able to pull back the ANC from the precipice – or allow it to tip over the cliff to its demise. This is…

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Oklahoma pilot program helps ex-inmates find employment

Most people wouldn’t look forward to a shift in a drainage ditch, with crisp winds whipping into the thick brush and making the work even tougher. But on a gray Tuesday morning in Edgemere Park, Kevin Fletcher of Oklahoma City set about with a line trimmer and a lopper, content to be far away from a Lexington prison. “It’s pretty hard being a felon and looking for work,” said Fletcher, 26. “Most people, when they see you’re a felon, they…

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Upcoming Dreamforce Event Is Perfect for Trailblazers

Are you a trailblazer? Lots of small business entrepreneurs are. And you can potentially meet other trailblazers and learn about innovations that could benefit your small business at the upcoming Dreamforce event. Dreamforce 2017 takes place in November in San Francisco, California. The four day event features more than 2,700 sessions to help attendees in every industry. The event also features hands-on demonstrations with the latest software and other innovations. If Dreamforce sounds like an event that could benefit your…

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Understanding Uncertainty is Vital to an Entrepreneur – Planning, Startups, Stories

Pop quiz: what relationship factor is the single most common trait in the successful entrepreneur? My answer: understanding uncertainty. Living with uncertainty Why? First let me say that I’m not sure. Second, that I might change my mind tomorrow. (Irony intended.) Third, that I know there are seemingly endless lists of traits of the entrepreneur, and I’m guilty of producing several (including my own top 10 list, which is one of the most popular post on this blog). Today I’m thinking…

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Soap crayon encourages children to wash their hands

ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘Crowdfunding Now’, ‘article’, ‘article-industry-impression’, {nonInteraction: true});ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘Health & Wellbeing’, ‘article’, ‘article-industry-impression’, {nonInteraction: true});ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘Non-profit, Social cause’, ‘article’, ‘article-industry-impression’, {nonInteraction: true}); This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding. With hygiene a global challenge and the use of hand sanitizer becoming increasingly prevalent, staying clean has never been more important.…

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