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Ports of Indiana, AAPA bring together transportation, business, Govt leaders

INDIANAPOLIS: Issues and potential solutions related to under-investments in America’s freight transportation infrastructure will be the focus of discussions at a national freight transportation industry “Influencer’s Roundtable” in Indianapolis on May 18. Hosted by the Ports of Indiana and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and in conjunction with Infrastructure Week , invited “influencers,” including key transportation, business, academic ... Read More »

Vietnam’s steel market growth in production, business

HANOI: Viet Nam’s steel market showed growth in both production and business in the first 11 months of this year, according to the Viet Nam Steel Association (VSA). In the first 11 months of this year, total output of building steel gained a year-on-year increase of 30.1 per cent to reach 6.1 million tonnes, the association said. This was the ... Read More »

Demand four fifths of businesses, say most firms in Northern Ireland

DUBLIN: Four fifths of businesses in Northern Ireland believe demand for finance is increasing, a snap poll has suggested. More than 100 delegates were quizzed at the Funding Conference in Belfast. And 80% felt that the demand for business finance was increasing in Northern Ireland, while 66% felt the supply of finance to local businesses was increasing. The event, organised ... Read More »

40% of Belgian businesses victims of cybercrime attacks in 2014

BRUSSELS: 40% of Belgian businesses were victims of cybercrime last year, according to the 1st “European 2015 Cyber Risk Survey Report” published by the daily La Libre Belgique on Thursday. “The survey shows quite clearly that 38% of businesses in Belgium report instances of ‘hacking’ in 2014,” explains Anne-Sophie Coppens, financial & professional risks advisor at the firm Marsh. Risk ... Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn says social responsibility key to good business

  DUBLIN: On a visit to Glasgow to speak at Scottish Labour’s annual fundraising dinner, the UK party leader said businesses that work with trade unions should be celebrated. The trip north of the border is Mr Corbyn’s second since becoming leader as he tries to win back voters ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections next May. Mr Corbyn will ... Read More »

Volkswagen prepares for ‘painful’ changes in Germany

BERLIN: Workers at Volkswagen have been warned to expect painful changes as the German carmaker tackles the emissions scandal. New CEO Matthias Müller told staff that non-essential investments will be delayed or abandoned as it wrestles with the crisis. Brewing firm SABMiller has turned down an ‘informal offer’ from rival Anheuser-Busch InBev, according to a Bloomberg newsflash. That’s sent SAB’s ... Read More »

George Osborne announces UK business rates overhaul

LONDON: Today George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, made three important announcements regarding business rates and, more broadly, how councils are funded: Here’s what Osborne said to the Conservative Party conference this morning: “Today I am embarking on the biggest transfer of power to our local government in living memory. We’re going to allow local government to keep the rates ... Read More »

Netherlands’ Rwanda business matching, stressing on economic progress

AMSTERDAM: Rwandan Embassy in The Hague and Rwanda Development Board organized Rwanda Business Matchmaking Event taking place this Friday. The Dutch Embassy in Kigali and the Rwanda Development Board, progressively forge commercial partnerships with Dutch firms. With export oriented growth for local Rwandan businesses rising, the opportunity to benefit from insights by experienced international firms has increased. Dutch companies have ... Read More »

Serious business begins for Ireland

DUBLIN: It all gets a bit more serious from here on in. Ireland left Guildford in good spirits last night having spent the last five days here with the sun on their backs and a smile on their faces. If they’re back in this neck of the woods in three weeks’ time, they’ll have made history by reaching the last ... Read More »

Employee use of cloud storage services putting UK business data at risk

LONDON: UK businesses are struggling to catch up with employee use of cloud-based storage services and policies to maintain data security, according to security firm WinMagic Employee use of cloud-based storage services is putting UK business data at risk, a survey of 1,000 office workers has revealed. Employees are increasingly using cloud storage services such as Google Drive and Dropbox ... Read More »

UK just got dragged into Volkswagen emissions scandal

LONDON: Britain just got dragged into the Volkswagen emissions scandal. The German carmaker confirmed in a statement emailed to Business Insider that 1.2 million cars in the UK contain the software that was found to be falsifying emissions data in the US. All the cars involved run on diesel and include VW brand, Audi, Seat, Skoda and VW vans. Volkswagen ... Read More »

APCCIF president-elect focuses at business opportunities in UK

LONDON: VIJAYAWADA:Members of AP Chambers of Commerce and Industry Federation showed interest for business collaboration with the United Kingdom during an interactive meeting with UK Trade and Investment team of British Deputy High Commission, organised here. The meeting, chaired by APCCIF president-elect M Murali Krishna focused on auto, air space, real estate, infrastructure among others. The issues like present trade ... Read More »

UK business minister to tackle steel dumping in China trip

LONDON: The government looks set to clash with Chinese ministers next week after promising to raise the sensitive issue of steel “dumping” following a new threat to 3,000 jobs in the north east of England. George Osborne leads a delegation to Beijing which includes the business minister, Anna Soubry, who said on Friday that she would raise the issues that ... Read More »

Northern Ireland businesses get teeth into Rugby World Cup

DUBLIN: There’s bound to be a scrum for takings over the course of the 44-day extravaganza, which kicks off tomorrow when co-hosts England take on Fiji at Twickenham. The event has grown into the world’s third largest sporting tournament and is expected to generate almost £2.2bn for the British economy in general. And with seven Ulster players in the Ireland ... Read More »

Northern politicians need to get back to business in October

DUBLIN: The Boston headquartered IT security specialist Rapid7 is recruiting a “talent scout” for its software innovation centre in Belfast which will celebrate its first year in the city next month. The company, which plans to create 75 jobs in the North by 2016, says it is a very exciting time for its “rapidly expanding Belfast office” . But what ... Read More »

Tampa officials discuss their business and cultural trip to Ireland

DUBLIN: LastForbes magazine called Ireland the fourth best nation in the world to do business in, based on 11 different factors — property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape, investor protection and stock market performance. The island’s low corporate tax rate of 12.5 percent has led many American corporations to flee the U.S. to ... Read More »

Belgium explores business opportunities in Cuba

BRUSSELS: A delegation of representatives of twelve companies of Belgium is visiting Cuba, which explores business opportunities and investment to expand trade between the two countries, official media reported today on the island. The mission is the first of its kind to visit the island in search of boosting strategic partnerships with Cuban entities for the development of telecommunications, construction, ... Read More »

TeliaSonera moves business head Rehman from Norway to Sweden

OSLO: TeliaSonera said that Charlotta Rehman moved from her role as head of business development and wholesale at Telia Norway to the post of head of Telia Enterprise Sweden. It said Rehman has a long background at Telia in Sweden and a solid understanding of its business. She has held several leading positions within B2B, marketing, sales and business development. ... Read More »

Germany tries to curb too many rules and red tape to run business

BERLIN: Small business owner Nadja Kothe spends one day each week fulfilling reporting obligations to the government, a duty she says drains valuable time and money from her design company. To create and innovate in business, you have to think in a way that is unconventional — you break the rules over and over,” Kothe said. “But the more regulated ... Read More »

Belgium NBB business climate -5.1 vs. -3.5 forecast

BRUSSELS: – Confidence among Belgian business leaders fell unexpectedly in the last quarter, official data showed. In a report, National Bank of Belgium said that Belgium NBB Business Climate fell to -5.1, from -4.1 in the preceding quarter. Analysts had expected Belgium NBB Business Climate to rise to -3.5 in the last quarter.   Read More »