Melissa Chia

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With interest rates, watch out for the unexpected

Commodity prices and interest rates may turn much more violently than anticipated<p>In stock market parlance, there is a concept known as “capitulation”, where investors give up on hopes of a rebound in prices, surrender to bearish sentiment and sell. Oddly, it also tends to be a key indicator of …

Monitise falls 18% after ending sale plans

<b>Monitise</b>, the specialist in mobile banking software, has slumped 18% after it called off plans for a sale of the business and announced its founder was stepping down.<p>The company unveiled a strategic review in January and put up the for sale sign after its third revenue warning in a year. US …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

Tesco plans management cull to restore fortunes

Up to 9,000 jobs, including team leaders at larger supermarkets, to be shed a month after 43 store closures were announced<p>Tesco is preparing to shed up to 9,000 jobs in a turnaround plan that would remove a layer of management in larger supermarkets in addition to slimming its head office and …

THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY EXPLAINED: The trends creating new winners and losers in the card-processing ecosystem

The way we pay is changing dramatically. For example, people are beginning to use their smartphones for every kind of formal and informal transaction — to shop at stores, buy songs online, and even split their rent.<p>At the heart of these changes in how we pay are thousands of companies competing and …