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The great pensions gamble: You'll end up old and poor, entrepreneurs warned

Small business owners are “sleepwalking” into a miserable, impoverished retirement, it has been claimed, because many are cashing in their pension pots to fund their companies, and could lose everything.<p>The Forum of Private Business, the voice of 12,000 small firms, has warned that more and more …

House prices to fall by 10 per cent, say Capital Economics

"The 350 per cent rise in prices in Australia since 1990 eclipses the 140 per cent rise in the US before its bubble burst," said Mr Dales.<p>"And on …

Trudeau set to meet with Japan's PM, auto sector officials

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Tokyo, where he is set to meet with Japanese leaders in his first bilateral visit to Asia since taking …

Canada

Justin Trudeau to look into 'next steps' if Toronto bids for World Expo 2025

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has revived the idea of Toronto playing host to World Expo 2025, promising Mayor John Tory in a letter that the federal government will talk about "next steps" should city council support such a bid.<p>"We are committed to strengthening Canada's place in the world as well …

7 Ways to Increase Your Personal Wealth Before You Retire

Where do you see yourself when you’ve retired? Are you traveling the world without a care? Or, are you worried that you won’t even have enough money …

6 Free Online Tools to Help Your Business Grow

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you are a new startup or an established business, you are undoubtedly harnessing the power of the Internet to operate, manage and market your business. By simplifying and streamlining certain aspects, it allows you to focus more …

Cashing Out Your 401(k): Why It's A Bad Idea

For millions of cash-starved Americans, a 401(k) account is seen as ready savings, so they cash it out. I know I’ve been tempted many times.<p>But cashing out a 401(k) can hurt you for a long time. Resist the temptation and you will ultimately save more money for your retirement.<p>The main reason for …

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Did Wells Fargo pay off new mayor's mortgage?

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee takes a look at news across the HousingWire weekend desk, with more coverage to come on bigger issues.<p><b>Crime may not pay</b>, …

Finance

For Uber, Lagos could be bigger than London

Uber launched in Lagos less than two years ago, but executives say business in the Nigerian city is booming despite fuel shortages and an economic slump.<p>After only 16 months into their Lagos launch, the car-hailing app has provided 30% more rides than it did in London in its first 16 months, said …

The Five Most Important Years for Your Financial Life

To secure your retirement, make the proper moves at a few key moments.<p>When you’re saving and investing for retirement, you can make a lot of progress …

What everyone needs to know about China’s debt load

Few have watched the development of the Chinese economy as closely as Arthur Kroeber.<p>His new book, published last month, is a wide-ranging and authoritative primer on the history and development of China’s unique blend of decentralized economic authoritarianism.<p>It’s an idiosyncratic system, …

The double-edged sword of corporate tax avoidance

The hot topic is taxes, what with the Panama Papers illustrating the lengths to which wealthy individuals use offshore companies to shield their income, and the U.S. government launching a broadside against "inversions," the process by which some of its biggest corporations have merged with …

Here's what's happening in Fx after a court ruled against South Africa's president

Here are the major moves in Forex as of Thursday, March 31 8:15 a.m.<p>The <b>US dollar index</b> is down 0.3% at 94.58. The currency has now lost 5.5% since the beginning of December. "The US dollar continues to struggle post Yellen and despite attempting to rebound on yesterday's employment data (and Evans' …

BMO financial planner's 'erroneous' advice loses Ontario couple almost $50,000

A retired couple says trusting the advice of a Bank of Montreal financial planner cost them almost $50,000.<p>Tom and Gloria Ratcliffe went to BMO's …

6 (OK, 7) Big Data and Analytics Learning Resources That Business People Can Understand

Intrigued by analytics? Wish you knew more about it? A lot of people search for information, and land on sites that are, well, too geeky. They’re aimed at programmers, people who pride themselves on knowing all the intricacies of their favorite software, or (eek!) math majors. These are not good …

Big Data

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found a common daily habit could be keeping you from getting rich

"It prevents even the most talented individuals from realizing success in life," he writes in his upcoming book, "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life."<p>This goes hand-in-hand with author Napoleon Hill's assertion that the wealthiest people are also the most decisive people.<p>Out of the 500 …

Canadian business welcomes infrastructure plan | Toronto Star

Here’s a closer look at some of the items on corporate Canada’s wish list.<p><b>Infrastructure spending:</b><p>Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters supports the …

4 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy in March

Image source: Lendingmemo.com.<p>Stocks with unusually high yields may look enticing, but they can be ticking time bombs. After all, high yields are frequently a by-product of a cratering share price -- and that may spell disaster for unsuspecting investors.<p>That said, our Foolish contributors think …

Apple Inc. Faces iPhone Slowdown In China While Losing Ground To Android In US

Apple’s smartphone is showing some signs of weakness in China, one of the company's most important markets. In the three-month period ended Jan. 30, …

Zara Uses Supply Chain To Win Again

Nearly all supply chain leaders we talk to these days want to get on top of the digitization wave that is sweeping our economy and world. I’ve argued in the past that there are three broad buckets of performance improvement enabled by digital: sense, decide and respond. New data from a survey still …

Manufacturing

Dollar hardly affected by risk-off correction

On Tuesday, global sentiment turned risk off. Initially, the losses on European and US equity markets remained limited. The dollar lost a few ticks …

Whopping 88% of German Companies Want End to Sanctions - Poll

German companies in Russia have complained about the continued deterioration of the business climate in Russia and expect negative developments in …

Apple, FBI Invited By House Commerce Committee To Testify On Encryption

A bipartisan group of Washington lawmakers sent letters Friday inviting Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook and FBI Director James Comey to testify on their …