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Najib’s case against ‘Malay tsunami’; Dr M selling business for GE14

KINI ROUNDUP | Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. Najib’s case against ‘Malay tsunami’ Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, at a Mara event, urged those present to ensure that there will not be a “Malay tsunami” against BN in the 14th general election. Bersatu named former lecturer Samsu Adabi Mamat as its candidate for Putrajaya while its women’s wing chief Rina Harun will contest in Titiwangsa. Wan Saiful Wan Jan, who was initially slated…

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Coventry Group Ltd’s improved year-to-date performance driven by Cooper Fluids business

Ltd () has provided a promising March quarter and year-to-date update. The company is cycling off a disappointing fiscal 2017 performance, but appears to have turned the corner with comparative group year-to-date sales up by 11%. Cooper Fluid Systems’ mining and construction markets perform well Management has taken initiatives to enhance the value proposition of its products, as well as improving in areas such as stock availability. Coventry manufactures and distributes a diversified range of…

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Business as usual: RBI crackdown fails to deter bitcoin traders

Aniket Patel is a teenager who has just finished his board exams, but spends more time checking the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) website than figuring out what his results will be. Patel is a bitcoin investor who saves pocket money to invest in bitcoin, the most popular virtual currency. His holdings are now almost twice the initial investment, but he is in it for the long haul, he says. Ever since the Indian central…

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Small Business: Solving the data problem for kiwifruit growers – Acuris Systems

Nicholas Woon, co-founder and director of tech company Acuris Systems, talks about operating his business in startup mode and his plans for the future. What does the business do? Matthew Warner and I founded Acuris Systems, an analytics and automation company based in Auckland, in late 2016. Kiwifruit growers make crucial decisions that impact the quality of their yield and ultimately affect their seasons results on large areas of their orchards, from information formed from tiny sample sizes, so we…

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Convert innovative ideas into effective business models, says Naveen Patnaik

By: PTI | Sambalpur | Published: April 15, 2018 9:59:34 pm Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday advocated for entrepreneurship based on innovation and asked management students to convert innovative ideas into sustainable business models to create socio-economic value. “Many IIM students are desirous of innovation-based entrepreneurial opportunities. You must try to build upon your potential by converting innovative ideas into sustainable business models in order to create socio-economic…

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Youth business workshops will teach the entrepreneurial spirit – The Buffalo News

A Youth Entrepreneur Marketplace, to teach young peo0ple the entrepreneurial mindset, will kick off with an orientation session from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Alphonso “Rafi”  Green Jr. Masten Recource Center, 1423 Fillmore Ave. The program, for those  aged 5 to 21, will teach young people about business development and will expose them to others in their age range who have started businesses, as well as to business professionals in the community. It will include a series of workshops from 5…

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Business Bay and Silicon Oasis record 9% dip in prices

Dubai: For those property investors wanting to buy on the dip, Business Bay and Silicon Oasis is where they should head for. Both clusters recorded 9 per cent declines in the first three months, to be at Dh1,178 and Dh729 a square foot, respectively. Sports City, Jumeirah Village Circle and The Greens recorded drops of 8 per cent to Dh957, Dh824 and Dh1,095 respectively, according to a new update from Chestertons Mena. “As a result of falling sales prices, many…

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Syrian air strikes to unsettle ASX, jobs report in focus

“After outsized seasonal volatility over the summer (in original terms) March sees a return to ‘normal’,” TD said. “We look for +30k with upside risk, i.e. much higher than Jan/Feb but well below last year’s outsized +57k. If the participation rate remains at 65.7 per cent then the unemployment rate can return to 5.5 per cent.” NAB also is bullish. “It’s now been 17 consecutive months of employment growth and still counting,” the bank’s director of economics David de Garis…

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New buildings unlock opportunity at South Worcester Industrial Park – News – telegram.com

Lisa Eckelbecker Telegram & Gazette Staff @LisaEckelbecker WORCESTER – Take about 11 acres of land, buy much of the property, tear down decrepit buildings, give new construction a tax break and then resell available parcels to developers. That’s the recipe the city of Worcester followed with the South Worcester Industrial Park over close to two decades, a swath of land wedged between Canterbury Street and railroad tracks. The land was once home to metal and machine manufacturers, a foundry…

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 15/4 – News VietNamNet

Saigon Co.op to open 50 more convenience stores Saigon Co.op, the country’s leading retailer, will open an extra 50 Cheers in convenience stores in HCMC in partnership with NTUC FairPrice of Singapore this year, said Nguyen Thanh Nhan, general director of Saigon Co.op. At a 2017 review meeting of Saigon Co.op last week, Nhan said Cheers stores would sell household and consumer goods and operate 24/7. In HCMC, there are already two Cheers stores. Besides Cheers, Nhan said this year…

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Citing Monkey Business, Court Refuses to Toss Simian Selfie Lawsuit

David Slater via Wikimedia The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has refused a request to dismiss the famous “monkey selfie” case, despite an agreement that was reached between the photographer and wildlife group PETA. This means we may finally find out who owns the rights to the image that has spawned countless internet memes. Back in 2011, nature photographer David Slater was capturing images of the endangered Sulawesi crested macaque in Indonesia. “So I put my camera on a tripod…

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Sandy Police find man dead in car parked outside vacant business

SANDY, Utah — A Sandy Police officer found a man dead inside a vehicle while on patrol Saturday. Sgt. Jason Nielson of Sandy PD says an officer on patrol near 10400 South 1300 East around 2:25 p.m. saw a car in the parking lot of a vacant 24 Hour Fitness. The officer approached the vehicle and observed an adult male deceased inside. The dead man was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Nielsen said the deceased will be taken to…

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Qatar-India Business and Investment Conference opens tomorrow

DOHA: Vital concerns as well as fostering entrepreneurship between Qatar and India are expected to be shared, examined and deliberated by top government officials and key business leaders during the first edition of the Qatar-India Business and Investment Conference. Organised by the Indian Business & Professionals Council (IBPC), Qatar, and Reach Events, in collaboration with the Indian Embassy in Qatar, the event will take place on April 16 and 17, at the City Center Rotana Doha Hotel. The conference will…

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B.J. Armstrong talks Derrick Rose and doing business for — and with — the Bulls

Fifteen years ago, B.J. Armstrong had just finished his third season as a special assistant to Jerry Krause, scouting and learning the nuances of management. “I learned a lot in those years working for Jerry,” Armstrong said Friday by phone in a rare interview. In April 2003, Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf hired John Paxson from radio broadcasting to replace Krause, a decision Reinsdorf called “an easy one.” At the time, given Armstrong’s ties to the organization and role, Armstrong had…

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Liam Dann: Cheer up, Business, it might never happen

Why is a middle-aged man like an economic downturn? His hairline is in recession, his stomach is suffering from inflation and the combination is increasing his risk of depression. Sorry, awful I know. It was the best the internet could deliver at short notice. I’m just trying to lighten the mood. Business needs cheering up, apparently. NZIER’s Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO) last week showed firms still down in the dumps after last year’s election. The QSBO revealed businesses…

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Business English Language Training Market – Adoption of Adaptive Learning Drives Growth | Technavio

Technavio’s latest market research report on the global business English language training market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2018-2022. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180414005020/en/ According to market research Technavio analysts, the global business English language training market will grow at…

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