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World commodities

OILBRENT crude oil fell below $49/barrel on January 22, after the European Central Bank said it would start buying...



Hate income taxes?

Revenue from resources such as oil may fill government coffers, but in reducing the need for income taxes it...




Quality standards for imports

Between 2010 and 2014, the total installed costs of utility-scale solar photovoltaic systems fell by as much as 65pc



Taking candy to the bank

The confectionary company has increased its shareholding in the bank from 8.6pc to 10.8pc, and has received ...



Business as usual for banks?

‘Interest rate is one factor that determines the quantum of bank lending. A more important one is stakeholders’ ...



Trucking needs workers

In several US industries, the number of job openings currently far exceeds the number of available workers. In...


Scandinavia’s extreme taxes

Taxes and other forms of income redistribution take such a bite out of wages in Denmark, Norway and Sweden that an...



How To...

Ask the right people for referencesDon’t underestimate how important references are to the hiring process. Even...






Bank investments up

Twelve-month T-bills fetched the highest amount of Rs128.816bn during the latest T-bill auction


Rupee drops against dollar

The rupee depreciated by around 29 paisas against the dollar in interbank dealings and by 50 paisas ...




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