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7 Tips to Be More Effective in 2018

A new year brings new goals. But, you can’t achieve new goals by doing the same things you’ve always done. That’s why, in this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy gives you seven tips you can use to be more effective in 2018. Tracy recommends you should start by writing down your measurable and quantifiable goals for the year. Just as importantly, Tracy says you should understand that you are never truly stuck. Even if your situation looks like it’s…

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LIVE MARKETS-Brexit watchers, what do you make of Blankfein’s latest tweet?

Jan 23 (Reuters) – Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Julien Ponthus. Reach him on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: julien.ponthus.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net BREXIT WATCHERS, WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF BLANKFEIN’S LATEST TWEET? (0947 GMT) The CEO of Goldman Sachs, which has yet to announce precise plans as to how it will move staff from the City of London to Frankfurt and…

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After-hours buzz: NFLX, AMTD & more

Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Monday: Netflix stock soared more than 8 percent in the extended session. The streaming company reported quarterly earnings per share of $0.41 on $3.29 billion in revenue, just exceeding analyst expectations. Netflix also added 1.98 million domestic subscribers, well beating the 1.29 million expected by Wall Street. After the surge in stock value, the tech giant’s market cap exceeded $100 billion for the first time. Shares of TD Ameritrade gained nearly…

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Q4 net profit dips by 2.5% at M1 as drop in handset sales eats into operating revenue, Companies & Markets

Tue, Jan 23, 2018 – 5:51 PM NET profit has dipped by 2.5 per cent on the previous year at M1, the telco said on Tuesday. Fourth-quarter earnings, for the three months to Dec 31, 2017, stood at S$31 million, down from S$31.8 million in the same period the year before. The results came in on a 2.1 per cent decline in operating revenue to S$307.2 million. The slide was no thanks to how a rise in service revenue was…

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Singapore shares close higher on renewed optimism, Stocks

Tue, Jan 23, 2018 – 5:34 PM SINGAPORE shares ended higher on Tuesday, bolstered by renewed optimism on Wall Street after US senators struck a deal to end a three-day government shutdown. The benchmark Straits Times Index ended at 3,592.08, up 0.63 per cent, or 22.65 points. More than 2.5 billion shares, worth S$1.8 billion, changed hands. Gainers outpaced losers 325 to 182. DBS continued to power ahead, ending at S$26.84 a share, up 40 Singapore cents, or 1.5 per…

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Budget 2018: Tax managers want Arun Jaitley to align cycle to calendar year

A Deloitte survey of pre-Budget expectations of managers on personal income tax shows that most give a thumbs-up to aligning the tax year with the calendar year. Jurisdiction-free e-assessment of tax returns, a gradual reduction in personal tax rates in line with changes to the corporation tax structure and enhanced tax breaks for education of kids are among other key Budget 2018 demands from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Indian managers are keen to align the tax year (April-March) with the…

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Lord O’Neill, former head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, told the BBC that the UK economy has shown terrific resilience in the face of Brexit

The man who first coined the term BRICs – the economics sage Jim O’Neill – has just passed a surprisingly upbeat judgment on the economic impact of Brexit. Lord O’Neill, the former head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, was a leading voice in the 2016 Remain campaign. The man who first identified Brazil, Russia, India and China as the 21st century’s rising global powers is a highly regarded economist, and when he speaks, the markets listen. So for him to…

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Madness announce huge concert in Northumberland – here’s how to get tickets

Music fans will get the chance to go One Step Beyond this summer as Madness announce an exclusive four-date tour of UK stately homes including a trip to Alnwick Castle. The British pop icons, who have been thrilling audiences for more than four decades, will headline four open air gigs and will bring their House of Fun to Alnwick Castle in Northumberland on July 14. Tickets for the tour go on general sale at 9am on Friday, January 26, from…

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Oregonians to vote on Medicaid taxes as costs soar

Oregon aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act, adding enough people to leave only 5% of its population uninsured—one of America’s lowest rates. Now, with the reduction of a federal match that covered those enrollees, the state is calling on voters to decide how to pay for its ballooning Medicaid costs. A special election on Tuesday asks Oregonians whether they approve of a tax on hospitals, health insurers and managed-care companies that would leave Medicaid, as it…

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Uber says security bug that let hackers bypass two-factor authentication wasn’t ‘particularly severe’

Uber initially dismissed the flaw as “expected behaviour” Carl Court/Getty Images A security researcher uncovered a bug in Uber’s two-factor authentication system that could have potentially allowed hackers to bypass it and hack into users’ accounts. However, the ride-hailing company initially said the issue was “not particularly severe”. Earlier this month, New Delhi-based analyst Karan Saini filed a bug report with HackerOne, which manages Uber’s bug bounty programme. However, Saini told ZDNet that his report was rejected. Uber uses two-factor…

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Bathabile Dlamini caught in a contradiction at Sassa inquiry

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has contradicted herself during an inquiry into why she should not be held personally liable for the Sassa fiasco. On the first day of the inquiry, Dlamini said no one had ever raised concerns about the controversial work streams. But on Tuesday she admitted to receiving a letter from Thokozani Magwaza, who was CEO of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) at the time, in which he raised issues. Advocate Geoff Budlender asked Dlamini…

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P&G Trying to Stop ‘Dangerous’ Tide Pods Challenge, CEO Says

Jan. 22, 2018 7:45 p.m. ET Procter & Gamble Co. PG 0.90% Chief Executive David Taylor on Monday outlined steps the company is taking to keep teens from eating Tide laundry pods for sport, a behavior he called a “dangerous trend” fueled by social media. In a blog published by the company, Mr. Taylor said the company has put out public-service announcements and is asking industry and advocacy groups to discourage the game while working with social media companies to…

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UK regulator says Fox buying Sky not in public interest, suggests remedies

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s competition regulator told Rupert Murdoch his $15 billion takeover of Sky was not in the public interest and would be blocked unless there was a way to prevent the tycoon from influencing the network’s news output. The initial ruling complicates a plan by Walt Disney Co to buy the majority of Murdoch’s assets, including Sky. Disney had hoped that Murdoch would have taken full control of the European broadcaster by the time the U.S. group completed…

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What I’ve Learned from Talking About My Bipolar Disorder at Work

thomas vogel/Getty Images Many years ago, I had to take some time off work for depression. I had a sick note from the doctor, and had disclosed that it was mental health–related. After two weeks, when I was just starting to feel like I could cope again, my colleagues invited me out for the evening. I wanted to remain welded to my sofa, but I decided to go as a way of easing myself back into my routine. I returned…

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National Express signs up as sponsor of the Jockey Club

Image copyright Getty Images Coach operator National Express has signed up as a sponsor of the horse racing operator the Jockey Club. As well as running 15 racecourses the Jockey Club stages the high-profile Cheltenham Festival and Grand National meetings each year. The firm will provide coach services direct to all major events in The Jockey Club’s race calendar. The size of the deal has not been revealed but it is understood to be a six figure sum. Paul Fisher,…

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UK regulators thwart Murdoch takeover of Sky

Matthew Garrahan in London January 23, 2018 The UK regulator scrutinising Rupert Murdoch’s £11.7bn bid to take full control of Sky has delivered a rebuke to the 86-year-old billionaire, saying the deal would concentrate too much power in the media mogul’s hands, thwarting his second and final attempt to buy the pan-European broadcaster. The Competition and Markets Authority said the deal for the satellite broadcaster would give the Murdoch family “too much control over news providers across all media platforms,…

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