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From Amazon's Jeff Bezos To Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: What Really Motivates Entrepreneurial CEOs?

What, apart from their beards, do Sir Richard Branson and Lord Alan Sugar have in common? Answer: they’re probably the only two British business executives who can walk into a room in their homeland and guarantee they will be instantly recognised. They both fall into the classification of …

Soaring pound wipes £1.5bn off UK plc profits

Pound has soared 10pc against the US dollar and the euro over the last year, wreaking havoc at companies exposed to foreign markets<p>The soaring pound is savaging corporate Britain, with more than £1.5bn wiped off the year-to-date profits of a string of top multinationals in recent days.<p>The number of …

International students may be outbidding bankers for fabulous London apartments

Mayfair, Belgravia and Kensington: all London boroughs associated with affluence and grandeur, not student accommodation. But today these areas play host to a burgeoning student population. With the internationalization of education and the “flight to quality” of overseas students to highly rated …

McDonald's CEO Reveals The Brand's 4 Biggest Problems

The fast food giant has lost market share to fast-casual brands like Chipotle and better-burger restaurants like Five Guys.<p>In a recent call with investors and analysts, CEO Don Thompson revealed the four biggest issues facing the brand — and how he planned to fix them.<p><b>1. Offering the best value.</b> …

Strong pound is good for travellers abroad but less so for the economy

The strength of sterling is good news for those jetting off to the beaches of the Mediterranean this weekend, because their pounds will buy them more euros than they did a year ago. The same goes for travellers to the US, given that the pound is trading at its highest level in five years against …

10 Secrets to Building Trust and Credibility With Your Customers

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>If you want to build trust and credibility with your customers and hold on to them for life, follow these 10 important tips:<p><b>1. Avoid selling a solution that isn’t in the customer’s best interest.</b> Sometimes you just don’t have the right solution at the …

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The ape of things to come

It’s all about the eyes. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes features some of the saddest simian eyes you’ve ever seen, belonging to crestfallen chimps, produced from pixels but emotive as hell. Watching them are human eyes, especially those of the film’s vengeful antagonist Gary Oldman who, to …

Uganda's tobacco laws could see farmers' livelihoods go up in smoke

Fred Okippi's five-acre backyard is a lush emerald field of tobacco. Dressed in a black T-shirt and red hat, he delicately bends stems as he weaves his way through the plants, carefully pruning unwanted leaves. "This [tobacco] is my future," he says from his home in Uganda's western district of …

New recalls and questions about auto parts safety

DETROIT (AP) — The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across …

What Is A Dark Pool And What Does Barclays' Misuse Of It Mean For Bank Shares?

News of the law suit from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman against Barclays over the bank’s dark pool market raises a number of questions. Probably the most commonly cited one outside of the financial services industry was: what’s a dark pool?<p>The idea of a dark pool is that it allows …

According To Game Theory, Germany And The US Should Collude To Get A Draw In Their Next World Cup Match

How World Cup Points Work<p>In the World Cup tournament, the first round consists of eight groups of four teams each. Each team plays all the other teams in its group.<p>If a team wins a game, they get three points and the losing team gets nothing. If the teams tie, they both get one point.<p>The two teams …

Brazil 'ready' for football World Cup, says Rousseff

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1083000/1083594_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1536624626_485499d729460616e436f27d78cd915d<p><b>Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says her country is ready, on and off the pitch, for the football World Cup which starts on Thursday.</b><p>In a TV …

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Tesco enters battle for current accounts

<b>The competition to win new banking customers is about to intensify, as the UK's largest supermarket launches its first current account.</b><p>Some 17 million customers of Tesco will be offered extra shopping discounts if they open an account.<p>The supermarket is one of four banks offering new current …

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These Middle Income Countries Are Poised To Become Rich

In the lexicon of the World Bank, countries like China and Brazil are actually considered upper middle income. After all, it’s a big world, and most of the world is still low income so that brings the middle closer to $10,000 a year. But a few developing nations in this group will rise up, their …

Growth in China's service sector picks up

<b>China's service sector grew at its fastest pace in six months in May, helping allay fears of a sharp slowdown in its economy.</b><p>The non-manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 55.5 in May from 54.8 in April.<p>It comes just days after China reported that the manufacturing sector grew at …

Luggage Maker Samsonite Buys Apple Case Maker Speck for $85 Million

It's the company's first move outside its core suitcase business.<p>In its first acquisition outside the luggage space, Samsonite is buying Speck Products, a maker of cases for iPhones, Macs and other digital gear, in a deal valued at $85 million.<p>“The acquisition offers Samsonite the opportunity to …

Emerging-market shocks could rattle West, IMF says

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — With worries growing over the health of emerging markets, a new International Monetary Fund analysis says a shock there …

Stunning Air France Ads are Ready for Take Off - The Fox Is Black

This week, Air France unveils its new campaign, “Air France, France is in the air.” The French agency behind it all, BETC, has slowly but surely been …

Britain to have just one remaining coal pit after UK Coal announces closures

Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire, which employs 700 people, and Thoresby Colliery in Nottinghamshire, which employs 600 people, will close within 18 months at the latest<p>Just one deep coal mine will be left in Britain by the end of next year after the UK’s largest coal producer announced plans to …

It’s official: Disney buys Maker Studios for $500 million

Disney (s DIS) has acquired Maker Studios for $500 million, with an additional $450 million waiting for Maker’s founders and backers if certain …

Independent retailers plug high street gaps left by chain store exodus

Independent mobile phone shops, barbers, tailors and tattoo parlours are becoming the new linchpins of Britain's rapidly changing high streets as the exodus of chain stores continues.<p>"As chains cut their links with high streets our towns are showing signs of reverting to older models of economic …

Rolls-Royce Analyzing Business Case for SUV

Traditional British luxury as we once knew it is in a state of flux. As the 2016 arrival date for the long-gestating Bentley SUV looms, word comes that Rolls-Royce, too, may be pondering a genuine SUV of its own. Peter Schwarzenbauer, the BMW board member in charge of Rolls-Royce recently told Top …

Porsche to Replace Engines in all Sold and Unsold 2014 911 GT3s

Owners of the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 finally have an answer to the engine fire issue that surfaced almost a month ago. Porsche announced today that it will replace the engines in all sold and unsold model year 2014 911 GT3 vehicles. A total of 785 GT3s are affected.<p>Last month the engine in two 911 …

David Moyes takes Manchester United training - but what went on behind the scenes? - Telegraph

Porsche Beats Hedge Funds in German Court

A profound sigh of relief must have resonated in from Stuttgart via Wolfsburg to Salzburg after a regional court in Stuttgart announced its decision: The claim for damages against Porsche SE, calculated at €1.36 billion ($1.89 billion), has been roundly and categorically dismissed.<p>Nearly two-dozen …

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Zaha Hadid’s Sleek New Sports Stadium in Tokyo

With her trademark modern style, smooth lines, and bright white open layout, it's no surprise that UK firm Zaha Hadid beat out 10 other finalists to win a contract to design and build a new national stadium for Japan. The 80,000-seat stadium is a key part of Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic …

Caribbean states demand reparations from European powers for slave trade

Most of the Caribbean nations have adopted a single plan to solicit from former slaving nations an apology, more aid and damages for 300 years of slavery, which they say have hobbled their economies and public health<p>A coalition of Caribbean countries has unveiled its demands for reparations from …

Alibaba buys ChinaVision stake for $804 million; gains TV, movie content

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China’s largest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding has agreed to buy a controlling stake in ChinaVision Media Group Ltd for $804 million, giving it access to TV and movie content as competition in the world’s biggest Internet market becomes increasingly cutthroat.<p>An …

Adidas agreed on Tuesday to stop selling two raunchy T-shirts months ahead of the World Cup in Brazil after the government complained that they associated the country with sexual tourism. (Photo: Adidas) http://gu.com/p/3n4a3/fb

Bank of England's McCafferty would fear further sterling rise

LONDON (Reuters) - Further sterling strength would be a worry and could potentially make the Bank of England delay raising interest rates, BoE policymaker Ian McCafferty said in some of the central bank’s most forceful recent comments on the pound’s rise.<p>A woman exercises on the steps of the Bank …