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Palm Oil In Focus As Swiss Vote On Trade Pact With Indonesia

Palm Oil In Focus As Swiss Vote On Trade Pact With Indonesia

Swiss voters will decide on a free trade agreement (FTA) with Indonesia on Sunday, with lower tariffs on palm oil imports the main issue in what the polls predict will be a tight referendum. The Alpine country signed the pact with Indonesia in 2018 together with the other European Free Trade Association (EFTA) members Iceland, […]

South Sudan Authorities Arrest Two People With $1.8m Counterfeit Cash

South Sudan Authorities Arrest Two People With $1.8m Counterfeit Cash

South Sudan’s Internal Security Bureau of the National Security Services in Juba has apprehended two people believed to have counterfeited more than $1.8 million. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, David John Kumuri, National Security director of Public Relations, said the suspects were arrested in separate operations. “The two suspects were respectively apprehended in possession […]

China Sentences Former Top Finance Executive To Death For Bribery

China Sentences Former Top Finance Executive To Death For Bribery

A Chinese court has sentenced the former chairman of a huge state-owned financial company to death after finding him guilty of bribery. It’s a rare use of the most severe punishment in a long-running crackdown by Beijing on corruption. Lai Xiaomin —who used to chair China Huarong Asset Management — was guilty of taking or […]

Traits To Have A Winning Mindset

Traits To Have A Winning Mindset

Clear goals. Self-confidence. Positive self-image. Self awareness. As in all aspects of life, there are five essential ingredients for success: passion, enthusiasm, optimism, inner strength, and perseverance. Winning people are those who take risks and go for their dreams and goals; that they conquer the objectives, and, at the same time, that they have the ability, […]

Turn Your Brand Into A Movement

Turn Your Brand Into A Movement

Lisa Barnett sees a crowded future: more brands, more noise. “It’s going to be expensive for you to get customers, so how do you get people to care?” she says. She is cofounder and president of Little Spoon, a DTC startup that makes meals for kids and babies, and that word care is big to her. For a brand to […]

Record Climate Disasters In Asia-Pacific Push Millions To ‘Breaking Point’

Record Climate Disasters In Asia-Pacific Push Millions To ‘Breaking Point’

Asia-Pacific has faced a record number of climate-related disasters in 2020, affecting tens of millions of vulnerable people already hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Red Cross said on Wednesday. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said it had responded to 24 climate-linked crises this year in the world’s […]

As #MeToo Turns Three, Founder Launches Platform To Fight Sexual Violence

As #MeToo Turns Three, Founder Launches Platform To Fight Sexual Violence

The founder of the #MeToo movement marked its third anniversary on Thursday by launching an online platform to fight sexual violence, hoping to expand the reach of the campaign against harassment and assault. The digital platform, called “‘me too.’ Act Too,” will act like a search engine, giving users personalized options to donate, participate or […]

6 Keys For Getting Temporarily Remote Teams Back Together

6 Keys For Getting Temporarily Remote Teams Back Together

When Covid-19 struck, entrepreneurs did all they could to keep people safe. Concerned for their employees and customers, they acted quickly and sent their teams home. As the economy reopens, entrepreneurs are now asking their teams to head back to the office. But without the virus vanquished, bringing people back safely isn’t as easy as […]

Nigeria Remains China’s 3rd Largest Trading Partner In Africa

Nigeria Remains China’s 3rd Largest Trading Partner In Africa

The Charge d’Affaire of the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, Zhao Yong, in this interview with BUKOLA OGUNSINA, said Nigeria is China’s third-largest trading partner after South Africa and Angola. The envoy spoke on China, Nigeria relations in times of COVID-19, cooperation between both countries in terms of infrastructural projects, Hong Kong matters and some of […]

The State Of Entrepreneurship For Women Business Owners

The State Of Entrepreneurship For Women Business Owners

When Dane Stangler, Vice President of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (Kauffman Foundation) said, “Entrepreneurship drives economic growth, propels job creation and creates opportunities for upward economic mobility,” he wasn’t just talking about the best of times. This statement is not entirely correct since there are plenty of other things to consider, such as the difficulties facing entrepreneurs and their […]

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