Suresh George

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China breaks silence on cash crunch

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) allowed the nation's lenders to approach crisis point this week as part of a crackdown on shadow finance, the government has indicated.<p>Lending between banks in China ground to a near-halt last week as the <b>PBOC, China's central bank, refused to pump more cash</b> into …

Cuba 'to offer' limited public internet access

<b>The government of Cuba has said it will soon expand public access to the internet, although it will maintain restrictions for access at home.</b><p>It said that 118 internet points would be set up on the Caribbean island from 4 June, to allow web surfing for $4.5 (£3) an hour.<p>Cuba's average salary is $20 …

Cuba

Seven Strategies for Simplifying Your Organization

<i>This post is co-authored with Lisa Bodell.</i><p>Over the past several years we have heard hundreds of managers talk about the negative impact of complexity on both productivity and workplace morale. This message has been reinforced by the findings of major CEO surveys conducted by IBM and KPMG [PDF], …

Boris Johnson unveils plan for £1bn Chinese business district

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has unveiled a £1bn project to turn the capital’s docklands into a Chinese business district, creating 20,000 jobs and strengthening UK ties with one of the world’s largest economies.<p>The 35-acre site at Royal Albert Docks will be transformed by ABP China Holding …

Open University: Coursera Partners With 10 Major State Schools

The new partnerships will bring technology-enhanced learning to 1.25 million enrolled students–and possibly millions more worldwide.<p>In the nine months since <i>Fast Company</i> profiled the launch of online learning platform Coursera, MOOCs–aka massively open online courses–have taken both the mainstream …

Higher Education

Cash payments falling in the UK as shoppers move online

The use of cash to buy products in the UK has fallen into sharp decline as online shopping grows in popularity.<p>British shoppers did 10pc less of their shopping with cash in 2012, according to the British Retail Consortium’s survey of 10bn payments last year.<p>Cash still accounts for 54pc of …

Jaguar Land Rover looks like deal of century for Tata

Record sales, revenues and profits unveiled on Wednesday at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) underline yet again what a stunning success story this is for the …

Bracing for a Holy Wine Shortage in Venezuela

Soon, there may be nothing to fill your cup with at mass. Venezuela’s Catholic Church is suffering a wine shortage just as the rest of the country …