November 29, 2020

Business management

PARIS — Some small shops and services, including a dog grooming salon, remained open on Saturday in a small town outside Paris with support from their local mayor, amid signs of sporadic pushback against a new coronavirus lockdown in France.

In Paris, mayor Anne Hidalgo also joined a growing wave of support for independent booksellers, saying in an interview published on Sunday that she would bring in local authorizations for them to remain open.

The French government put in place fresh restrictions on Friday to combat a resurgence in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, echoing a two-month shutdown earlier this year. This time, schools will remain open but all non-essential stores are supposed to close.

In the small town of Yerres, shops such as shoe-sellers remained open under a local edict.

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The 2020 U.S. election is taking place on Nov. 3 with President Donald Trump and former VIce President Joe Biden battling for the lead position.Gold Price Analysis: The U.S. presidential election will play a huge role in shaping the global economy and gold prices are expected to react in the run up to the election day. So how important is it for the safe haven asset gold if Biden or Trump makes it to the White House?"There is no doubt that we are likely to see increased volatility in stock markets in the run up to the election day and investors seeking traditional safe havens such as gold, particularly if the race between the two candidates gets very close and there is a growing risk of a contested outcome," writes Saida Litosh, manager of precious metals analysis at Refinitiv.Biden or Trump Impact: If the past is any indication, a second … Read the rest

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Filipinos are expected to spend more next year especially on recreation amid government stimulus measures for sectors badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and as more people return to work, according to Fitch Ratings.

Household spending will probably grow by 5.7% in 2021 after shrinking by 8% by year-end, the global research firm said in a report on Friday.

Household spending on recreation and culture is expected to grow by 15.3% next year — the fastest among all sectors — after shrinking by 17.8% this year, Fitch analysts said.

Filipino spending on furniture and homes is also expected to increase by 13.7% after contracting by 15.2% this year, while spending on hotels and restaurants will probably grow by 10.5% after shrinking by 16.8% this year, Fitch said.

Spending on alcoholic drinks and tobacco is expected to rise by 10.4% from a contraction of 16.7% by year-end.

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The rise in consumer prices is expected to fall within 1.9% to 2.7% this month as lower fuel prices and water rates temper rising electricity costs, according to the Philippine central bank.

Inflation would probably settle at 2.3%, the same rate as in September, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno told reporters in a Viber group message on Friday.

Inflation eased for the second straight month in September due to a slower increase in food prices. This brought the nine-month average to 2.5%, which was within the central bank’s 2-4% target for the year.

“Higher electricity rates in Meralco-serviced areas, increases in LPG and kerosene prices and the impact of weather disturbances on selected food items contributed to upward price pressures for the month,” Mr. Diokno said.

These could be partly offset by lower prices of gasoline, diesel and rice, as well as lower water rates for … Read the rest

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It is easy to say you want to be an entrepreneur. However, it’s another thing entirely to actually become one. You need to be prepared to work harder than you have ever in your life. It will require commitment from you, and a whole other array of skills you may not have even considered. What skills do you need to become a successful entrepreneur?

Determination

One of the main things you will need to succeed is determination. There will be a whole world of elements thrown at you during your business venture, and you need to be prepared to tackle each and every one. James Kinsella co-founded instantprint, a printing company that looks to help start-ups through marketing materials such as brochures or books. He advised, “It’s an emotional roller coaster. If you compare working for someone else versus working for yourself, the highs when you’re doing really well are Read the rest

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As Brexit looms, Amazon is starting the process of separating UK and EU sales from 14 November and UK shoppers buying gifts from EU sites and British traders selling to Europe face potential increased costs and confusion.

The international e-commerce giant Amazon has hastened its Brexit bail-out by confirming that traders will no longer be able to remove stock across the EU and UK border from 14 November.

Amazon has just announced record sales figures for its third quarter, with profits tripling. Its net sales increased by 37% to $96.1bn (£74.4bn) in the third quarter but its shipping costs rose by $1.4 billion and are now $5 billion higher than the same period a year earlier.

To keep rising costs in check, it is taking early action to limit the impact of Brexit on its operations by ending ‘inventory removal orders’ from its Fulfilment Centres for stock that is being … Read the rest

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As restrictions tightened in Europe amidst rising new coronavirus cases, U.S. stocks went into a tailspin this week. Of course, the aviation sector wasn’t spared, and despite better than expected Q3 earnings, neither was Boeing (BA). The stock ended the week down 14%, further adding to 2020’s poor performance. Expectations were low heading into the quarter’s print, and despite posting a fourth consecutive quarterly loss, Boeing’s third-quarter results came in ahead of Wall Street estimates.Revenue dropped by 29.4% year-over-year, yet at $14.1 billion still beat the Street’s forecast by $140 million. The loss on the bottom line wasn’t as bad as expected, either, with Non-GAAP EPS of -$1.39 beating consensus by $0.55.Boeing reported negative (FCF) free cash flow of $5.08 billion, yet still, the figure was an improvement on the previous quarter’s negative $5.6 billion. However, with so much uncertainty surrounding the aviation industry, Boeing’s hope of turning cash flow … Read the rest

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Social entrepreneurship is a recent term defined as combining entrepreneurial skills with social responsibility. Publishing finance newspaper is yet another thriving and profitable business venture that an entrepreneur who is interested in starting a business in the finance services industry should consider starting. There are several finance based dailies and there is still room for more because people would always seek information that is useful to them. So if you know you have what it takes to compete with publishers of financial newspapers, then by all means join the fray. Are you an entrepreneur? Do you work from home? Do you like to work smarter or harder? Well, both are needed but in this article, I am sharing a few tips to work smarter. I hope by reading this article, you will get some hints as to how we can work smarter. Offer your customers discounted services for referring new … Read the rest

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If you have bad credit, you probably think that great idea for a new business that has been building in the back of your mind for years will never see fruition. Almost all banks avoid working with pot businesses because pot is illegal federally, and banks want to avoid running afoul of anti-trafficking laws. Also, residency restrictions in Colorado prevent raising money from out-of-state investors in exchange for a share of the company, which is exactly what most investors want. From time to time offer free seminars with a focus on health insurance needs, retirement needs, and financial goals. Looking for a specialized entrepreneurship degree or certification course? You’ll find them at both undergraduate and graduate levels. There are online colleges offering a Bachelor Degree in Business, Master’s of Business Administration, and Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship. And you’ll find colleges offering online training leading to a graduate certificate in entrepreneurship. … Read the rest

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