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Tue Apr 15

How widespread is tax evasion?

How widespread is tax evasion?

Tax evasion
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New study puts a cost on ’round-tripping,’ a method investors use to avoid the tax collector

Tax evasion is widely assumed to be an eternal problem for governments — but how widespread is it? For the first time, a new study, co-authored by an MIT professor, has put a cost on a particular kind of tax evasion, known as “round-tripping,” that…

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USA tops world for entrepreneurship

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The USA is the most entrepreneurial economy in the world, according to the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI).

The GEDI index combines data on entrepreneurial activities and aspirations with data describing how well the country supports entrepreneurial activity in the US and 119 other countries across the world.

The USA…

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Mon Apr 14

China continues looking to S&T to fuel economy

China continues looking to S&T to fuel economy

Shanghai, China
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Maintaining stability in the face of rapid change and growth, and proactively partaking in cooperative global ties in science and technology fields will be key in helping China become an innovation-based economy, according to Denis Simon, vice provost for International Strategic Initiatives at Arizona State University.

One of the world’s leading…

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Neurofinance study confirms financial decisions made on emotional basis

Neurofinance study confirms financial decisions made on emotional basis

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The willingness of decision makers to take risks increases when they play games of chance with money won earlier.

Risk taking also rises when they have the opportunity to compensate for earlier losses by breaking even. This outcome was demonstrated by Dr. Kaisa Hytönen, a Finnish Aalto University researcher in neurofinance, together with her…

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Global poverty could be up to a third higher than reported

Global poverty could be up to a third higher than reported

Hunger
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With over one billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, the World Bank aims to end ‘extreme poverty’ by 2030. But new research suggests that global poverty figures could be underestimated by up to a third, and calls for more robust measurement in the future.

The World Bank figures are widely used by the international…

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Sat Apr 12

Only Customer Obsessed Companies Win The Competitive Race

Only Customer Obsessed Companies Win The Competitive Race

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In three recent interviews with Microsoft UK’s CMO, Forrester Research’s VP, Principal Analyst Serving CMOs and Oystercatchers’ Founding Partner, the Marketing Leaders’ Exchange explored the pressing issues faced by Global Heads of Marketing to find out who is obsessed enough to successfully compete and what they are doing to win.

These…

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Fri Apr 11

Majority of Current Jobs Risk Obsolescence with Tech Advances

Majority of Current Jobs Risk Obsolescence with Tech Advances

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Within the next ten to twenty years a combination of technologies will be capable of performing the jobs of as many as 80% of current workers.

We have seen workforce changes on this scale in agriculture and manufacturing before, but never at this pace.

The critical question raised in “Anticipating a Luddite Revival” is whether our social…

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Thu Apr 10

CEO Confidence at Two-Year High

CEO Confidence at Two-Year High

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The Conference Board and PwC Measure of CEO Confidence™, which had increased in the fourth quarter of 2013, improved further in the first quarter of 2014. The Measure now reads 63, up from 60 in the previous quarter (a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses).

Says Lynn Franco, Director of Economic…

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Creativity and Innovation

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Creativity and innovation are not sufficiently integrated in either the business world or academic research, according to a new study by Rice University, the University of Edinburgh and Brunel University.

The findings are the result of the authors’ review of the rapidly growing body of research into creativity and innovation in the workplace,…

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Wed Apr 9
72% of Senior Banking Professionals in Singapore Want More Leadership and Management Training

© Photographer: Ivan Mikhaylov | Agency: Dreamstime.com In a global survey of senior banking professionals, Singaporean training company Anagram Group has found that 50% of banking professionals in Singapore expect more training in 2014 than compared to 2013.

72% of Senior Banking Professionals in Singapore Want More Leadership and Management Training

© Photographer: Ivan Mikhaylov | Agency: Dreamstime.com In a global survey of senior banking professionals, Singaporean training company Anagram Group has found that 50% of banking professionals in Singapore expect more training in 2014 than compared to 2013.

Location Matters When it Comes to Deal Making

Location Matters When it Comes to Deal Making

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Even six-year-olds know who you sit beside matters, whether you’re in first grade or at a high-powered dinner.

But now a new study, using the U.S. Senate Chamber as its laboratory, provides documented evidence of that phenomenon. It shows that where a person is located influences who they interact with and who they will turn to in order…

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Sun Apr 6

Of brands and companies - Jeff Bezos

Of brands and companies – Jeff Bezos

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well. – Jeff Bezos

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Women entrepreneurs have limited chances to lead their new businesses

Women entrepreneurs have limited chances to lead their new businesses

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Women who start new businesses with men have limited opportunities to move into leadership roles, according to sociologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and when they co-found a business with their husbands, they have even fewer chances to be in charge.

The study, published in the April issue of the American…

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Sat Apr 5

New Approach to Definition of a Business

New Approach to Definition of a Business

“Our traditional mindset even if we use sophisticated mathematical techniques and impenetrable sociological jargon – has always somehow perceived business as buying cheap and selling dear. The new approach defines a business as the organisation that adds value and creates wealth.” Peter Drucker

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Aging Workforce Requires New Strategies for Employee Retention

Aging Workforce Requires New Strategies for Employee Retention

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As more baby boomers reach retirement age, state governments face the likelihood of higher workforce turnover. For example, in the state of Missouri, more than 25 percent of all active state employees will be eligible to retire by 2016. Such large numbers of retirees threaten the continuity, membership and institutional…

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