Latvia’s top banking official has been accused of taking a bribe

ILMARS RIMSEVICS, governor of Latvia’s central bank for the past 17 years, had been due to retire next year. Instead, he is facing calls to resign. On February 17th he was detained by Latvia’s anti-corruption authority on suspicion of taking a bribe of at least €100,000 ($123,000). The prime minister, Maris Kucinskis, says the allegations […]

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How To Get From Ideation To Execution In A Hardware Startup

by Arindam Paul of Atomberg Technologies While having a great startup idea which addresses several problems is impressive, if you are not able to transform this idea into something productive, then it is entirely pointless. Many budding entrepreneurs with ingenious ideas are stuck in the middle of the ideation and execution stage. A lot of hardware […]

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Recent tax reforms in America will hurt charities

DESPITE its oft-professed pro-market orthodoxy, America has always had an unusually large non-profit sector. Americans gave $390bn to charity in 2016, with the bulk of contributions coming from individual donors. Historically, revenues at non-profits tend to track GDP growth. The recent tax reforms imply that despite strong economic growth, charitable contributions in America are poised […]

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Opportunities are opening for electrified commercial vehicles

Pulls a heavy weight of expectation ELECTRIC commercial vehicles were once a common sight in Britain’s towns and cities. A fleet of 25,000 battery-powered milk floats roved the early-morning streets delivering a crucial part of the nation’s breakfast. Short ranges and low top speed were unimportant for a milk round but near-silent running meant customers […]

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3 Advantages Of Cryptocurrencies For Small Businesses

Digital currencies have been reaching the mainstream news circuit more often recently, with many investors and larger corporations beginning to trade and accept multiple kinds of cryptocurrencies.  Of course, most of us are aware of the obvious benefits of using cryptocurrencies, such as rising value, better anonymity, convenience, redundancy and so forth, but from a […]

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Going out need no longer be a headache for teetotallers

BARS and pubs have not usually been the non-drinker’s friend. Knocking back pint after pint of juice or fizzy drink quickly gets boring. But beverage manufacturers are now showing more sympathy for their plight. Many companies regard non-alcoholic drinks as the “biggest opportunity in the market”, says Frank Lampen, who runs Distill Ventures, which helps […]

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Boost Your Productivity – And Your Team’s – By Learning To Delegate Better

by Martin Lanik, CEO of Pinsight and author of “The Leader Habit“ Do you feel overwhelmed with too many projects?  Do you have a hard time trusting others to perform as well as you do and spend time checking every deliverable your team produces?  Do you assign projects to the wrong people?  These are all […]

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How To Change Corporate Culture In 6 Steps

by Andi Simon, author of “On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights” A company’s culture plays a significant role in how successful that company will be over the long haul. But often as the world and circumstances change, that long-ingrained culture also needs to change – and that’s no […]

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What Natarajan Chandrasekaran must do next at Tata

FACED with complexity humans often resort to a heuristic, a rough mental template that gets the job done. That could come in handy at Tata Group, India’s largest business, whose dizzying mix of scale, palace politics and sense of moral purpose defy any categorisation. Tata’s boss, Natarajan Chandrasekaran, known as Chandra, has been in the […]

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