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Germany Begins Pumping Ukraine with Gas as Political Crisis Intensifies

A German energy company has started delivering natural gas to Ukraine on Tuesday as the diplomatic crisis between Moscow and Kiev continues to …

China gold demand to rise, World Gold Council says

<b>China's demand for gold is set to rise by about 20% over the next few years, the World Gold Council has estimated, as the population becomes more wealthy.</b><p>The council estimates private sector demand for gold in China will rise to at least 1,350 tonnes by 2017.<p>Chinese customers bought 1,132 tonnes of …

The Slow Death of Egypt's Tourism Industry

When Germany's second-biggest airline cancelled its flights to the Egyptian resort town of Sharm al-Sheikh, it was yet another blow for Egypt's …

UK inflation hits new four-year low, house prices continue rise | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation fell to its lowest in over four years in March, easing pressure on living standards and raising the prospect that prices may now be rising by less than wages for the first time in years.<p>A woman passes racks of greetings cards displayed in a shop in London March …

A new policy tool for banks to stop asset bubbles wreaking economic havoc

After years of denial central banks are finally coming around to recognise that they must take responsibility for asset bubbles that can wreak economic havoc. Executive director of the Bank of England Andrew Haldane highlighted this earlier this month when he stated that managing the asset managers …

How To Stand In Front Of A Room Full Of People And Tell A Stellar Story

Whether it’s a board room or a banquet hall, speaking to an audience can be intimidating. Beyond imagining everyone in their underwear, how can you get past the stage fright to tell a riveting story?<p>It happened 18 years ago, but Kevin Allison remembers the moment like it was yesterday. He was up on …

10 Tricky Interview Questions For Interns

Most prospective interns head into job interviews prepared to answer basic questions like why they want to work at the company, which classes they like, and why the employer should hire them. But what if the interviewer suddenly wants to know what your guilty pleasure is? Or which browser homepage …

China eases immediate cash crunch but policy still tightening

One-week borrowing costs tumble as China calms nerves but fears grow that small scale tweaks will not contain credit crunch<p>Short-term rates plummeted in China after the central bank injected fresh liquidity to alleviate extreme stress in the money markets, but key borrowing costs remain worryingly …

Central Banks

World Bank: Britain is best country in world for credit but it's easier to start a company in Afghanistan than UK

It's quicker to start a company in Afghanistan, Mongolia and Burundi than the UK, says the World Bank, but overall Britain is the 10th easiest place to do business on the planet.<p>In the <b>World Bank’s annual Ease of Doing Business Survey</b>, the UK has fallen three places from 7th last year and from 6th …

World Bank

Why We’re More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work

You may be hardwired as an introvert or an extrovert. But don’t worry, there are ways to change how our brains work.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our …

Foward guidance helps us to understand our economy

In August, the Monetary Policy Committee committed not to consider raising interest rates until the unemployment rate has fallen below 7pc, and as long as inflation and financial stability risks do not emerge in the meantime.<p>Since then, a lot has been said and written about this “forward guidance”. …

Economics

Markets to fall on Fed taper, warn investors

Global markets will slump when the US finally bites the bullet and begins winding up its quantitative easing programme, nearly 70pc of leading City fund managers believe.<p>A survey of 200 City investors found that 59pc think tapering will have a "slight downward impact" on global markets and 10pc …

14 things successful people do on weekends: http://bit.ly/1bgvh6T #forbesgreatesthits

OracleVoice: How 'Employee Experience' Is HR's Competitive Differentiator http://bit.ly/15SfpXd Much has been made about a major power shift in the marketplace–away from brands and the products they create and toward savvy social customers whose choices and opinions can have a dramatic impact on the bottom line. This shift to the power of the individual is also transforming the relationship between workers and employers.

How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …

10 things you will never learn at business school

The secret of fast growth companies is to consistently have those working with you looking for ideas for business improvement, efficiency gains, …

America to hit debt ceiling by October 17, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns

America will reach its debt ceiling by October 17 at the latest, the US Treasury Secretary has warned, piling pressure on Congress to pass a bill that will extend its borrowing limit.<p>Jack Lew also said that after that date the government will only have about half the cash it needs to keep the …

Economics

It is the regulators who now pose the biggest threats to financial stability

Try as you might, it’s hard to feel any sympathy for Britain’s banks.<p>Interest rate rigging, customer mis-selling, sanctions busting, money laundering, and suggestions of bribery have cemented the pariah status they earned – so to speak – after triggering the deepest recession since the Great …

Interest Rates

What The World's Top Leaders Look For When They Hire

The job search process is no walk in the park. Applying and interviewing for a job can be stressful and strenuous for the candidate—and the process isn’t always much easier for those trying to fill the open position.<p>Hiring managers take huge risks every day. They strive to recruit top tier talent, …

How to compete with the big guys

“Take a seat,” says one of the employees of Sofa.com, after I arrive the firm’s showroom in Chelsea, London.<p>There’s plenty of choice. From wingback …

Why you suck at networking - and what to do about it

Simply put, no matter how life-changing your products and services are, or how well you sell them, if you’re continually making more than one of the …

Pound rises and borrowing costs fall after Summers pulls out of Fed race

US stocks came close to hitting an all-time high on Monday and the pound strengthened against the dollar after Lawrence Summers, the man widely tipped to replace Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman, pulled out of the race.<p>Mr Summers – a former US Treasury Secretary who served as President …

Economics

UK regulator investigates PwC audit of builder Berkeley

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has launched an investigation into an audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers of the finances of housebuilder Berkeley Group.<p><b>The regulator said on Monday</b> it was looking into whether the accountantcy firm was independent when it audited the FTSE 250 company's financial …

Barclays' £322m of hidden fees for Qatar

Barclays paid Qatar £322m in hidden fees to secure the gas-rich Gulf state’s support for its rescue fundraisings at the height of the financial crisis and keep the bank out of UK taxpayers’ hands.<p>Barclays is now facing a £50m regulatory fine for failing to disclose the payments, which it dressed up …

Investing

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox counter-sues over failed North American expansion

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Mt. Gox, the largest exchange for trading the crypto-currency known as Bitcoin, is demanding its one-time partner CoinLab …

Successful Founders Share 4 Must-Have Skills To Bolster Any Career

Every career is different. But some skills cut across all of them. Here are four.<p>Some skills may be awesome but not in demand: While a sonnet might take your breath away, iambic pentameter doesn’t have a high market demand. But some skills by any industry are wanted just as sweetly–and as founders …

Business news and markets: as it happened, September 16, 2013

The Government is to sell part of its stake in Lloyds Banking Group, in the first step towards putting the bank back into private hands.<p><b>• Government to sell partial stake in Lloyds</b> <b><br>• Violence as Greek civil servants protest job cuts</b> <b><br>• Barclays publishes £5.8bn rights prospectus</b> <b><br>• Tom Albanese</b> …

Budget Deficit

Lloyds timeline: from financial crash to Government stake sale

The start of the return of the taxpayer-owned chunk of Lloyds Banking Group to private hands marks the end of a turbulent period that saw it dragged down by its rescue of HBOS. Here is a timeline of what happened to the bank:<p><b>2007</b><p><b>• Late July/early August</b> Credit crunch begins in earnest as banks stop …

Investing

US demand for Lloyds shares as George Osborne begins sale

US investors are set to buy as much as half of the £3.3bn of Lloyds Banking Group shares being sold by the Government in what amounts to a major bet on the recovery of the UK economy.<p>Sources close to the accelerated sale of a 6pc Government-owned stake in the British bank said that American …

Investing

The five-year battle to bring Lloyds back from brink

Three months ago George Osborne said he would only sell the Government’s stake in Lloyds Banking Group if he was sure he could get the “best value for the taxpayer and maximise support for the economy”.<p>He omitted another key objective: the sale was to be as slick and controlled as the …

Investing