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.
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- Total sells retail network assets in Turkey to Demirören for 325 million euros
Total has said it signed an agreement to sell its service station network and commercial sales, supply and logistics assets located in Turkey to Demirören for 325 million euros (around $356 million) in a written statement on Sept. 1
Hurriyet. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:48:00 +0200.
- DealBook: End-of-Summer Business Reading: Dreamers and the Defiant
Summer’s almost gone, but in these last warm days you might reach into a few books on some of the people and creations that shape the economy.
Andrew Ross Sorkin. International Herald Tribune. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:41:13 GMT.
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- Pressure Creates Diamonds: 7 Startups Heating Up The Tech Industry
When you hear the word “startup,” the first vision that comes to mind is often of a scrappy budding business revolving around a single product or idea. ...
By Steve Olenski. Forbes. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 15:24:00 GMT.
- Africa: Africa-Japan Forum Kicks Off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
[Ethiopia Government] The Africa-Japan Business and Investment Forum that will be held for the next three days kicks off at the Sharaton Hotel, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, yesterday (August 31st, 2015). ...
All Africa. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:48:28 GMT.
- Anthem taps Griffin as president of commercial plans
Health insurer Anthem has named Brian Griffin, former president of Anthem's New York health plan, as the president of Anthem's overall commercial and specialty business. He starts Tuesday.
Modern Healthcare. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 11:26:23 EST.
- Business Briefing: Chinese Manufacturing Index Hits Lowest Level Since 2009
The report increased investor fears that the world’s second-largest economy may be lurching toward a hard landing.
Reuters. International Herald Tribune. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:37:32 GMT.
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- Business improvement plan rejected
Businesses in Stranraer vote down plans to create an "improvement district" in the south west Scotland town.
BBC News. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:41:46 GMT.
- Five ways Trump has changed the 2016 race
Business tycoon Donald Trump's presidential campaign has already made a lasting impact on the Republican Party - and he's not done yet.
BBC News. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:49:15 GMT.
- Slipping Industrial Growth Paints Bleak Picture for China Stocks
The short-term future of China’s stock markets appears dismal, with industrial profits shrinking and an overwhelming majority of companies saying they will not invest additional sums in their business in the second half of 2015. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:20:43 -0400.
- Spain to Hand Over American-Belgian Man Arrested Over Blood Diamonds
Spanish court officials say an American-Belgian businessman arrested for suspected involvement in enslavement and pillaging blood diamonds during Sierra Leone's civil war will be handed over shortly to Belgium. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:37:09 -0400.
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