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UCCS Economic Forum a much different event after 20 years

Tom Zwirlein used an old-fashioned overhead projector with individual transparencies at the first Southern Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum, which attracted a crowd of 225 to The Broadmoor hotel in 1997, because his Microsoft PowerPoint presentation didn’t work. Twenty years later, Tatiana Bailey has replaced him as director of the event, now called the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs ...

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China’s August trade with North Korea surges after UN sanctions

China’s trade with North Korea rose in August to its highest since December 2016, data showed on Saturday, even after the United Nations slapped tougher sanctions on Pyongyang in a bid to choke off a third of its $3 billion in annual export revenue. The world’s second-largest economy imported and exported goods worth $604.27 million in August, up from $456.16 ...

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Dafza companies can get dual licences in Dubai

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai to allow Dafza’s hosted companies to obtain dual licences to operate across Dubai. The agreement aims to strengthen cooperation on initiatives targeting all aspects related to providing economic support for Dafza’s main services. It will also facilitate collaboration ...

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Wanted: Ambassadors for Dubai business

Dubai is seeking qualified and well-connected professionals who can attract conferences and meetings to the city Dubai Business Events, a division of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, is looking for new ambassadors to join its drive to bring more meetings and conferences to the emirate, a senior official said. Abdulla Yousuf, senior manager of business development, ...

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VAT likely to affect UAE retail sector

Large margins in region expected to provide retailers some cushion for the introduction of tax A family shops at a Hypermarket in Sharjah. The appliances sector, especially consumer electronics, will be hardest hit by the introduction of value-added tax (VAT), according to Euromonitor International. As for other segments of the retail sector, the UAE’s first major tax will have varying ...

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All transactions in gold should be with pan card, says RBI Committee of Household

Indian markets are touching all-time highs and they are doing that with foreign investors turning net sellers of equity in 2017. This rally in equities despite foreign investors not participating is happening for the first time because of domestic investor support, giving the impression that domestic investor is well and truly getting converted from investing in gold and real estate ...

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Economic optimism index hits highest in over 2 years: survey | Economics | FOCUS TAIWAN

Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) An index measuring optimism about the local economy over the next six months hit its highest in more than two years after a recent slew of economic data pointed to improvements, according to Cathay Financial Holding Co. (國泰金). Citing a survey conducted from Sept. 1-7, Cathay Financial said that although the local economic composite index of ...

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Ask the Experts: The Brexit effect on UK production | Features

With the British public voting to leave the European Union, Broadcast TECH asks five industry experts to predict what a post-Brexit future might hold for the UK production sector. While opinions differ, it’s an overwhelmingly negative picture.  NIALL DUFFY, Chief marketing officer, VIRTUAL AI The most likely impact of a ‘hard Brexit’ will be a further decline in sterling and ...

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