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QBE flags 30% rise in dividend

Insurance giant under pressure on payouts as profits recover, says board will consider ratio policy.

3 Simple Changes That Will Help You Land More Networking Meetings

Please tell me you’ve read Adrian J. Hopkins’ recent Daily Muse article, “How to Handle Requests for Favors or Your Time.” If not, make sure you check it out (and bookmark it). Hopkins examines what connecting with someone really entails and walks through the steps of assessing whether you have the time and energy to help a new contact. Show More Summary

ASIC probing Leighton: report

Media report says construction giant under investigation over alleged breach of disclosure.

E-Cigarettes, Craft Beer and Protein Powder in British Inflation Basket

E-cigarettes, craft beer and bodybuilding powder are now part of the basket which is used to calculate UK inflation, indicating Britain’s changing shopping habits. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its 2015 basket of...Show More Summary

GM says Korea labor costs have surged, but has no plans to exit

By Hyunjoo Jin ILSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM) on Thursday said its labor costs have risen nearly 50 percent over the past five years in South Korea, where it makes nearly one-fifth of its global output, but that it does not plan to shut any of its four plants there. Show More Summary

Pfizer to shutter vaccines sales business in China

By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc said on Thursday it will cease its vaccines sales operations in China after an import license for one of its top-selling treatments, the only vaccine it sold in the country, was not renewed. Show More Summary

Zim foreign banks weather the storm

Standard Chartered is to streamline its operations in Zimbabwe after net profit for the year to December declined from $9.6 million to $6.7m. ||| Tawanda Karombo Harare STANDARD Chartered is to streamline its operations in Zimbabwe after net profit for the year to December declined from $9.6 million (R116.6m) to $6.7m. Show More Summary

Greece, EU agree on payment deal

Greece and EU authorities pledged to press ahead with efforts to release aid payments after progress in recent days, a Greek Finance Ministry official said yesterday. ||| GREECE and EU authorities pledged to press ahead with efforts to release aid payments after progress in recent days, a Greek Finance Ministry official said yesterday. Show More Summary

Malawi: Maize harvest to fall sharply

Malawi would see a “substantial decrease” in the maize harvest of its staple maize crop this year due to a combination of floods and drought, Agriculture Minister Allan Chiyembekeza said. ||| MALAWI would see a “substantial decrease”...Show More Summary

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what you need to know for Thursday. 1. A Russian freezer trawler sank Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula, killing at least 43 of the 132 crew members on board. 2. At least four people died and dozens were injured after a fire broke out on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico. 3. Show More Summary

10 things you need to know before European markets open

Good morning! Here are the 10 most important things you should read about in markets today. The EU is about to throw the book at Google. The European Union is going to file antitrust charges against Google in the next few weeks, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary

JPMorgan Chase on track to pay $9 billion to homeowners as part of settlement

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co is on track to meet its mandate to provide billions of dollars in consumer relief to struggling homeowners as part of a settlement it reached over bad residential mortgage-backed securities it sold before the financial crisis, an independent monitor said on Thursday. Show More Summary

BP Podcast 116: How to Quit Your Job Through Wholesaling, Flipping, and Taking Action with Nasar Elarabi

On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, learn what it took for Nasar Elarabi to quit his dead-end job and become a full time wholesaler, flipper, and landlord. Tune in for discussions covering how he funds his deals, what makes him a better landlord, and why he’s tried his hand at many avenues of real estate. In this [...]Show More Summary

Global changes to trade rules to rattle EU

European fears of being forced to lower tariff defences against cheap Chinese imports have grown following a confidential warning from the EU’s own lawyers, who say the bloc should not ignore changes to global trade rules set to favour Beijing. Show More Summary

British couple wins £1m lottery for second time in 2 years

A British couple has won £1 million (R17.9m) in the EuroMillions lottery for the second time in two years – beating odds of more than 283 billion to one. ||| A BRITISH couple has won £1 million (R17.9m) in the EuroMillions lottery for the second time in two years – beating odds of more than 283 billion to one. Show More Summary

Nigerian stocks surge on Buhari win

Nigerian stocks surged the most since March 2010, leading gains among world equity markets, after former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari won a vote that marks the first peaceful shift in power since the end of colonial rule in 1960.Show More Summary

UK: Investors told to reject pay

Two leading consultants have urged BP shareholders to vote against chief executive Bob Dudley’s $12.7 million (R153m) 2014 pay, saying it was not in line with the energy major’s poor performance. ||| TWO leading consultants have urged...Show More Summary

European stocks start quarter higher

European stocks and the dollar made solid starts to the second quarter yesterday as signs of a recovery in the euro zone and expectations of more good US news cheered investors after their blow-out in the last few months. ||| Marc Jones...Show More Summary

70% Of The Mobile Banking Android Apps Are Vulnerable: Appvigil

Leaking private sensitive celebrity content sure drives the hackers, but not as much as hacking banking websites and now banking apps on android too! Appvigil, a flagship of Wegilant, in their report have found that 70% of the Top 100...Show More Summary

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