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The State of Customer Acquisition for SaaS Businesses [Infographic]

McKinsey research shows that any SaaS company that grows at 20% has over 90% chance of extinction in the next 5 years. In other words, failure to …

Marketing

Oil prices fall as Libyan production recovery weighs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Monday as a rebound in Libyan oil output weighed against upbeat economic data from Asia that pointed to strong energy demand from the region.<p>Benchmark Brent LCOM7 futures for June delivery lost 41 cents, or 0.8 percent, to settle at $53.12 a barrel. That, …

Oil

Why Asia's Farms Are Contributing To Global Antibiotic Resistance -- And How We Can Stop It

The recent spike in bird flu outbreaks beginning October last year in China have made headlines around the region, leading to widespread public health concerns and devastating the live poultry trade. However, a more sinister issue lurks in the heart of the farming and healthcare industries — the …

Medicine

Aging China Considers Incentives To Boost Child Birth -- Too Little, Too Late?

To Jian Xiao, having a second child simply doesn’t sound like a good idea. The 31-year old left her job as an architect a year ago to become a stay-at-home mom and the loss of her salary means she has to save hard to provide for her child.<p>“In the past year, I spent all I got on my first baby,” she …

China

Good thing, or bad?

<b>The Fair Trade Scandal: Marketing Poverty to Benefit the Rich.</b> By Ndongo Samba Sylla. Translated by David Clement Leye. <i>Ohio University Press; 208</i> …

Fair Trade

Food security: how Fairtrade helps level the playing field for small producers

Paradoxically, of the one billion people classified as food insecure by the United Nations, about 500 million are smallholder farmers in developing …

Agriculture

Sudden death warning over faulty heart gene

<b>An estimated 620,000 people in the UK have a faulty gene that puts them at risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death, and most are unaware, a charity has warned.</b><p>The British Heart Foundation said the figure was 100,000 more than had been thought and could be even higher.<p>It said there …

A bigger rice bowl

A SEED of rice that could transform the developing world saved Asha Ram Pal’s farm in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the summer of 2008. Mr Pal …

As Japan ages, so too does its workforce

LIKE many firms in Aichi prefecture, Japan’s manufacturing heartland, Nishijimax, a maker of machine tools for the car industry, is struggling to …

Forbes Welcome

Rich province, poor province

EARLY in the summer Xi Jinping, China’s president, toured one of the country’s poorest provinces, Ningxia in the west. “No region or ethnic group can …

Alberta wildfire turns to boreal forests

Fort McMurray, in Canada’s Alberta province, is surrounded by two things: oil sands and boreal forests. And while the former emerged from last week’s …

Ethiopian farmers made a desert bloom again

Ethiopia is in the middle of the worst drought in 50 years. It’s the sort of shock to the system we are likely to see more of with climate change. …

Water scarcity may knock 6% off GDP: World Bank

Countries that mismanage their water supplies as climate change effects take hold could see economic growth rates decline by as much as 6 percent by …

Stanford scientists find Amazon rain forest responds quickly to extreme climate events | Stanford News

A new study examining carbon exchange in the Amazon rain forest following extremely hot and dry spells reveals tropical ecosystems might be more …

Environmentalism

The biggest loophole of all

DEVIN NUNES raised eyebrows in 2013 when, as chairman of a congressional working group on tax, he urged reforms that would make America “the largest …

TPP: What is it and why does it matter?

<b>US President Donald Trump made abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal a key part of his election campaign and on his first day in office, he has proved as good as his word.</b><p>But what was the TPP designed to do? And does it have any future without the US?<p>TPP in a nutshell<p>Twelve …

Globalization

Why Ethiopian women are having fewer children than their mothers

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1204000/1204729_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518081739_550348c13dd1d41767cfbb3d32e2be4f<p><b>Ethiopia has seen a massive cut in its fertility rate, from an average of seven children per woman in the 1990s to 4.6 currently. But how has it</b> …

Africa

Fast facts – consumption statistics

<i>First published March 2009, last updated May 2012</i><p>Sometimes it can be difficult to relay to people just how much we consume; particularly to those of …

Africa Cup of Nations host Equatorial Guinea is the world's most unequal country

Inequality in Equatorial Guinea is so extreme it makes South Africa look like Sweden.<p>The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) host’s GDP per capita (on …

Why millions of Chinese are becoming official

<b>China will give official status to all of its "unregistered" citizens, many of them children born illegally under the one-child system, in plans announced this week.</b><p>If implemented at local level, this could change the lives of 13 million Chinese, who will now be allowed access to crucial services …

Amnesty International

Oxfam says wealth of richest 1% equal to other 99%

<b>The richest 1% now has as much wealth as the rest of the world combined, according to Oxfam.</b><p>It uses data from Credit Suisse from October for the report, which urges leaders meeting in Davos this week to take action on inequality.<p>Oxfam also calculated that the richest 62 people in the world had as …

Income Inequality

Contributions of Fairtrade to the cocoa industry in Ghana

header() --><p>Feature Article of Monday, 26 January 2015<p>A report published by Reuters Television revealed Ghana produces 14% of the total production of …

Singapore GDP Grew More Than Earlier Estimated Last Quarter

(Bloomberg) -- Singapore’s economy grew more than initially estimated last quarter as a gain in services outweighed weaker manufacturing and …

Many women in Stem fields expect to quit within five years, survey finds

One third of women in science, technology, engineering and maths professions say lack of career opportunities mean they are considering leaving<p>Almost one third of women in Australia employed in science, technology, engineering and maths – known as Stem fields – expect to leave their job within the …

Balearic Islands consider banning tourist cars to avoid summer gridlock

Officials say they may stop people arriving in smaller islands by car as region prepares to receive record number of visitors<p>Tourism chiefs in the Balearic Islands could ban cars from the smaller islands during the summer months as the region braces for a record number of visitors.<p>The islands of …

Indian Scientists Make Sea Water Drinkable, Pilot Plant Produces 63 Lakh Litres A Day

What is the best thing about the month of December? What is the first thing that crosses our minds as we enter the winter season?<p><b>Christmas! The</b> …