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Nation’s business confidence hits decade high: Bank of Japan

Confidence among Japan’s biggest manufacturers has jumped to its highest level in a decade, a key central bank survey showed Monday, as the world’s number three economy picks up pace. The Bank of Japan’s tankan report — a closely watched quarterly survey of more than 10,000 companies — showed a reading of 22 among major manufacturers in its latest report, ...

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Growth in the UK consulting industry slows as businesses cut back on non-essential spending in the run-up to Brexit, according to the MCA

Consultancy firms saw the rate of growth in their fee income slow last year, in what the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) has called a worrying sign for the UK business economy. The trade body’s annual report, released today, shows that fee income in the consulting industry grew by 4.76 per cent last year – down from eight per cent in ...

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Euro wobbles briefly on Spanish vote, China data a boon

SYDNEY (Oct 2): The euro took a brief knock in Asia on Monday as investors kept an anxious eye on an independence vote in Spain’s Catalonia, although surprisingly strong economic news out of China offered support to equities and commodities. The euro fell around a third of a U.S. cent after the violence-marred vote to as low as $1.1776 in ...

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Call for budget measures to support firms at risk from Brexit

A failure by the British government and European Union officials to achieve progress in Brexit negotiations makes it even more crucial that measures to support Irish businesses be included in Budget 2018, Ibec has said. The lobby group warned steps need to be taken to ensure the economy is prepared for all possible outcomes. “Negotiations have yet to provide any ...

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SMEs must be nimble to adapt to change, says Iswaran, Economy News & Top Stories

Singapore enterprises must adopt differentiated strategies for growth in order to beat the competition, said Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran. He told the audience at the Emerging Enterprise Award event last Friday that firms must first be prepared to develop new capabilities and harness innovation to capitalise on emerging trends in their sectors. These can include mastering ...

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7 of 14 catering equipment reasons to visit London and Birmingham

Fourteen Turkish catering equipment businesses are visiting London and Birmingham to meet UK buyers, suppliers, dealers and distributors from the commercial kitchen industry. Here are details of seven Store, prepare, cook, display and serve with EMPERO Group Minsk Marriott Hotel’s commercial kitchen designers visit Birmingham World Class refrigeration coming to Kensington See and test 3,000 exquisite new ways to present ...

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Keep an eye on the RBA – The Experts

Keep an eye on the RBA By Shane Oliver Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets pushed higher over the last week as solid economic data and ongoing talk of US tax reform more than offset continuing North Korea worries. US shares rose 0.7%, Eurozone shares gained 1.3% and Japanese shares rose ...

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Zimbabwe hyperinflation fears trigger panic-buying

HARARE: Driving to work last week, Dennis Zhemi found his usually busy neighborhood garage in the Zimbabwean capital Harare deserted and a forecourt attendant signalling “no fuel.” For Zhemi, it was a worrying sign that Zimbabwe’s chronic economic collapse could be heading for another vicious downwards spiral of basic shortages, hyperinflation and social chaos.Zhemi’s heart sank as he drove on, ...

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