Shabir Ahmed

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Of refining margins and policy mismatches

2013-10-18T09:04:17.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>A tale of Reliance. Or of cracks. Or of regulation. Take your pick but this is simply pointing out that …

Dismantling the Sales Machine

Sales leaders have long fixated on process discipline. They have created opportunity scorecards, qualification criteria, and activity metrics—all part of a formal sales process designed to help their team members replicate the approaches of star performers. This is the world of the sales machine, …

Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2014

Gartner just concluded its Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 in Orlando, gathering tens of thousands of IT executives. Among the most anticipated aspects of the gathering are the ruminations from the Gartner pontificators regarding IT trends. Among several trends shared were the Top 10 Strategic …

The Java Virtual Machine (JVM): The Platform That Powers The World

Wikipedia: A Java virtual machine is a program which executes certain other programs, namely those containing Java bytecode instructions….. JVM’s are most often implemented to run on an existing operating system, but can also be implemented to run directly on hardware. A JVM provides a run-time …

B2B Sales Is Being Massively Disrupted (Hint: It's Looking More Like B2C)

Enterprise sales and marketing models have traditionally been built around large sales forces, C-suite relationships, and enterprise-wide implementations. A disruptive new sales model, however, is emerging: digital-enabled enterprise sales more closely resembles B2C e-commerce models where large …

Why Oil & Gas Should Be Regulated By The States

At the time of this writing, it appears that congress and the White House are nearing an agreement that would raise the nation’s debt ceiling and end the 17% shutdown of the federal government. In the hope that does come to fruition, it’s instructive now to have another look at the ways in which …

Technology, Not Pizza, Helps Domino's Crush Competitors And Grow Faster Than McDonald's Overseas

Domino’s might not be the first place that comes to mind for the best slice in town but the retail chain is growing a lot faster than you might think.<p>Today the company said revenue was up 6.9% in the third quarter to $404 million while net income jumped 18% to $30.6 million.<p>But the real impressive …

S Africa: MTN and Vodacom face antitrust complaints

MTN is one of Africa’s most ubiquitous brands, its sunny blue and yellow logo peppering every street corner from capital cities to rural villages. …

Brazil telecoms: big shake up ahead

Print this page<p>It’s the big question in the telecoms industry right now – will Telecom Italia sell its controlling stake in Brazilian mobile carrier …

Nigeria: stumbling on

From an economic viewpoint, Africa’s most populous country, with about 173m people, is moving in the right direction, as the FT’s bumper <i>Investing in</i> …

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Hong Kong / Lukoil: the Russians aren’t coming

Russia’s second largest oil producer Lukoil has put on ice its plans to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Lack of an accord between Russian and …

The geopolitics of Ukraine’s gas supplies: the EU, Russia and Gazprom’s mysterious meters

Foreign media coverage of Ukraine has been dominated over the past year by the European Union’s repeated warnings: the signing of historic bilateral …

Politics prevents energy industry doing job

With the world’s population growing by almost 10,000 a day, and more and more people in Asia and Latin America enjoying access to effective spending …

U.S. surges past Saudis to become world's top oil supplier -PIRA | Reuters

Oct 15 (Reuters) - The United States has overtaken Saudi Arabia to become the world’s biggest oil producer as the jump in output from shale plays has led to the second biggest oil boom in history, according to leading U.S. energy consultancy PIRA.<p>U.S. output, which includes natural gas liquids and …

Oil

Made in China – the world energy market

The importance of China in the global energy economy can hardly be overstated. Chinese consumption drives the world market prices of oil, gas and …

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The big mobile-phone reset

ONE was a long-expected divorce, the other a much-predicted wedding. On September 2nd America’s Verizon Communications bought Britain’s Vodafone out …

Sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate mobile broadband rollout | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

September 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories<p>The Vice President of Botswana, the Honourable Dr Ponatshego H. Kedikilwe opened …

Conversations on the Future of Business

What are Conversations on the Future of Business?<p>Businesses and their executives are challenged to create a swift and effective response to key market dynamics, including increased competition, an increasingly-segmented workforce, the impact of technology in business, the impact of critical …

Innovation

Niger delta oil spill victims reject 'derisory' Shell compensation offer

London court may now decide how much firm should pay 11,000 fishermen and others who lost incomes when pipeline burst<p>Niger delta communities devastated by giant oil spills from rusting Shell pipelines have unanimously rejected a compensation offer from the company, calling it an insult, and cruel …

Japan switches off last nuclear reactor

Japan has started the process of switching off its last working nuclear reactor for a scheduled inspection with no restart in sight due to public hostility towards atomic power.<p>The move on Sunday leaves the world's third largest economy without atomic energy for the second time since the Fukushima …

Libya Faces Looming Crisis As Oil Output Slows To Trickle

If you looked for stories on Libya's oil industry after the revolution that ousted Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, you'd find encouraging headlines like these:<p>Spared in War, Libya's Oil Flow Is Surging Back<p>Libya rises fast from the ashes<p>So it seemed Libya's oil industry had survived intact and wouldn't be …

Eskom: funding problems, new debt solutions?

What can Eskom do about it’s funding problems? The South African power utility is looking to spend a whopping $50bn revamping old plants and building …

Glencore Xstrata to list in Jo’burg despite S Africa’s troubles

Commodities bosses have spent the last two years trying to put as much rhetorical distance as possible between their companies and South Africa.<p>Not …

As Nigeria Drowns In Crude, A Lifeline: Africa's Richest Man Signs Deal To Build Oil Refinery

One of the most perplexing features of Nigeria's economy is its dependence on fuel imports. The country is Africa's largest oil producer, with output …

BP (LSE:BP) (NYSE:BP) Mideast Tensions Don't Slow BP's Egypt Drilling And Firm Unveils Large Natgas Find In Nile Delta

BP PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BP), which continues to explore in Egypt despite the political chaos there and across the Mideast, announced on Monday that it has …