Microsoft Japan tests three-day weekend; sees increase in productivity, dip in costs

Microsoft restricted meetings to a maximum of 30 minutes and limited the number of participants to five. The company also encouraged online chats as an alternative to face-to-face communications as well as emails. Wrapping up work on a Friday evening could be an enticing prospect, but would it not be …

SoftBank Takes a $4.6 Billion Hit From WeWork. Its C.E.O. Remains Defiant

Masayoshi Son defended the Japanese company’s investment, while admitting he misjudged the American firm’s founder, Adam Neumann. Masayoshi Son makes big bets. Over nearly four decades, the chief executive of SoftBank Group of Japan has spent vast amounts of money to build an investment empire that spans countries and industries …

World economy is sleepwalking into a new financial crisis, warns Mervyn King

The world is sleepwalking towards a fresh economic and financial crisis that will have devastating consequences for the democratic market system, according to the former Bank of England governor Mervyn King. Lord King, who was in charge at Threadneedle Street during the near-death of the global banking system and deep economic slump a decade …

Bogdan Terzi, the business expert, created his own “The Entrepreneur’s ABC”

As long as a year ago, the media stated that one of Ukraine’s reputed business experts, the financier and marketing expert, Bogdan Terzi had taken up the pen. He promised to put in writing the key take-aways of his experience in creating three now flourishing companies: Amillidius, Finsiter, FinExpert, which …

UK urges World Bank to channel more money into tackling climate crisis

UK backing for a World Bank fund to help poor countries will hinge on reforms at the global institution to channel more money into tackling the climate crisis, improving gender equality and ensuring vulnerable countries can pay their debts. Speaking in Washington, the international development secretary, Alok Sharma, said the size of …

World finance officials pledge to combat global economic slowdown due to trade war

Global finance ministers and central bank officials wrapped up their fall meetings on Saturday with a pledge to “employ all appropriate tools” to combat the weakest global economic growth in a decade, but there was little evidence of progress in easing tensions over international trade policy, a major source of …

Want to spend a luxurious life after retirement? Try these saving schemes, say experts

Being rich doesn’t mean you need not to earn. Especially, if an individual is a retired person. It’s okay that a retired person can’t match with the physical ability of the working professional but they have garnered some experience that may help them continue to earn via smart investments. So, …

Tips to become rich: This gold investment can give whopping 25% profit, says expert

Tips to become rich: Gold and gold jewelry have been a traditional investment destination for most Indians. Investing in gold is not only a good hedge against inflation, but it is also considered an investment that raises the status as well as burnishes the buyer’s pride. However, with changing times, …