Businesses provide the means by which goods and services are exchanged
and the basis for the economy on a local, national, and global
scale. They may provide consumer products, consumer services,
durable goods such as refrigerators and televisions, capital goods such
as machinery and commercial vehicles, raw materials such as wheat and
corn, semi-finished goods such as computer components, finished goods
such as cars and trucks, or business services such as insurance and
banking. Business has always been strongly influenced by the
economic climate and world events. In turn, the health of the
business sector greatly influences the economy.
Browse the headlines below to find relevant and up-to-date business news
from around the globe.
- City hotel revenues lifted by Games
Glasgow hotels saw revenues soar as a result of the Commonwealth Games, according to a survey by business advisers BDO.
BBC News. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:09:31 GMT.
- Turkey’s former EU Minister Bağış admits receiving gifts from key graft probe suspect
Former EU Minister Bağış has admitted receiving gifts including 'chocolate, shirts and ties' from Iranian-Azeri businessman Reza Zarrab and said he helped some of Zarrab’s friends receive visas
Hurriyet. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:32:00 +0200.
- Book Review: Grand Prix Strategies for the Real World
Mark Gallagher’s “The Business of Winning: Strategic Success from the Formula One Track to the Boardroom” offers the racing series as a model for businesses.
By Brad Spurgeon. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:00:14 GMT.
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- Thailand backs surrogacy trade ban
Thailand's parliament votes to ban commercial surrogacy following international outrage over the largely unregulated trade.
BBC News. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:30:56 GMT.
- Which Small Businesses Need A Big Small Biz Saturday?
With awareness of Small Business Saturday rising and the generally fuzzy feelings people have for America’s small businesses, this Saturday could provide an important lift for many retailers .
By Mary Ellen Biery. Forbes. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:22:00 GMT.
- Africa: Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to Serve 12 Countries
[Capital FM]Nairobi -The Coca-Cola Company, SABMiller plc and Gutsche Family Investments (GFI) are set to merge their bottling operations of their beverages businesses in Southern and East Africa.
All Africa. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:24:51 GMT.
- Op-Ed Columnist: The Ambition Explosion
China’s future may be determined as much by its spiritual struggle as by its new capitalist ethos.
By David Brooks. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:53:31 GMT.
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- Serbia-Romania border checkpoint to boost cultural and commercial ties
Serbia and Romania are the perfect model of bilateral co-operation, experts say.
Southeast European Times. 2014-11-27.
- Ski slopes set to open in Latvia for winter season - The Baltic Times
Ski slopes in Latvia will be opening this weekend for business. Many ski slopes which are able to produce artificial snow will open during the winter season. They include Zagarkalns near Cesis ...
Baltic Times. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT.
- Halla mulls buying back Visteon stake in climate control unit
Halla CEO Im Kee Young said he's still considering buying back the group's former automotive heater and air conditioner maker after a buyout fund agreed to acquire a stake in the business, Halla Visteon Climate Control.
AutoNews.com. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:34:21 EST. Subscription required.
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