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Argentina to relax foreign exchange controls

Argentina has announced it will lift its currency controls, which were imposed four years ago to prop up the peso. The move is expected to lead to a sharp devaluation of the currency. President Mauricio Macri hopes it will boost exports and spark economic growth. But consumers...

Identity Theft

A thief could be feeding off of your identity for years before you find out—and when you find out, it’s only when you apply for a loan or to rent an apartment and get rejected on the grounds of bad credit—which the thief has tanked. Another way...

Airbus Wins South Korean Helicopter Deal

Airbus (IW 1000/47) Helicopters Monday inked a deal worth $1.6 billion to build more than 300 civil and military helicopters for South Korea in partnership with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). The deal is part of a South Korean military project to replace its ageing fleet of McDonnell Douglas’ 500MD light...

Best Practices for Learning

The world around us is constantly changing, which in turn brings many new opportunities. There are those that keep up with the fast changes, and those that get left behind. So how can you ensure you keep up to date? Follow these tips and strategies and your...

E-Commerce Trends for Distributors – Part 2

This is the second part of this article, part one is here. Wholesale distributors are seeing their addressable markets change shape and focus at an ever-increasing speed. For example, distributors’ business models are being significantly impacted by the recent rapid growth and adoption of ecommerce. Customers are...

E-Commerce Trends for Distributors – Part 1

Distributors are currently, and will continue to, see their markets changing shape and focus fast. This can be put down to the ever-increasing engagement in e-commerce and the rapid comfortability between customers and purchasing on the internet. It is important that distributors pay attention and adapt to...

Is coal gasification the clean energy of the future?

Seeing the words coal and clean in the same sentence is likely to shock most of us, and too right! Turning coal into gas is not as ‘clean’ as some may say. Coal remains to be the world’s main source of power for one main reason –...

The US will power the world’s economy in 2015

After the struggle the USA has experienced since and throughout the recession, they are back and ready to lead the global economy this year. The United States is expected to grow at it’s fastest in over 10 years, its expansion from July to September 2014 was it’s...

Ebay cutting jobs

EBay has made billions reinventing ways to sell items on the Internet. Now, in the face of declining growth, the company must reinvent itself once more. Facing stiff competition and the declining growth of its auctions business,eBay announced a shake-up of the company on Wednesday, saying it...

Being a good networker pays off!

Every year the theme of the World Economic Forum (WEF) changes, this year, from January 21st-24th it will be the ‘new global context’. However, the forum’s more constant theme throughout the years is the power of networking. Many people argue that time should be spent doing ‘real work’...