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Impressive growth in the online gaming industry

22. August 2016

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All over the world it seems that video games are bucking the trend of other industries by enjoying a period of unparalleled growth in a way that suggests that gaming has significantly accelerated its global reach and broadened the way that it entertains its huge audiences.   Last year saw games revenues soaring with a […]

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The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Model of Insider Trading

12. June 2016

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In 2014, a landmark insider trading case (U.S. v. Newman) redefined the nature of insider trading. According to the ruling, a person who had profited off of tips from an insider was not insider trading unless there was something given in exchange for the tips. In other words, a corporate heavyweight could simply let his […]

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Outsourcing: When is it Financially Beneficial for your Business?

31. July 2015

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When automotive firm General Motors decided to bring an estimated 10,000 IT jobs back to the U.S. in 2013, it seemed to herald the end of global outsourcing. This was a trend that first emerged during the great recession, as internationally active brands looked to reduce operational costs by relocating I.T and manufacturing projects to […]

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The Industries that drive the Global Economy in 2015

28. July 2015

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Since the great recession, the global economy has struggled to achieve sustained or consistent growth. When you also consider how the changing financial landscape has altered the perception of lenders and borrowers alike, we continue to live in challenging and volatile times. Despite this, citizens have never been more engaged with political messaging, the economy […]

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The Biggest Stock Market Events of the Past Century

15. July 2015

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The United States has grown to be the single largest economy in the world over the past few centuries. The value of everything produced in the country just last year stood at an astounding $16.77 trillion. Compare that to the second largest economy, China, and it’s easy to understand why the nation has such a […]

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Exploring Finance: The Unheralded Insurance Products that could save you Money

29. April 2014

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Insurance is a fluid and constantly changing entity, and one which continues to benefit from the fruits of innovation. This has manifested itself in a number of unique and exciting products, each of which has been designed with the aim of protecting a client’s financial assets or helping individuals to save their hard earned money. […]

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Computerized Construction: Smart Buildings Equals Smart Money

17. March 2014

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The ever-expanding reach of technology has enabled the construction industry to undergo several important changes that make it possible for new buildings to contain a variety of computerized aspects. For example, computerized building automation systems have become an increasingly popular way for major corporations and even homeowners to regulate energy usage.  Being able to maintain […]

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Essential Staff Investments for a New Business Owner

11. March 2014

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As talented, capable, and focused on your entrepreneurial goals as you may be, you more than likely will be unable to keep your business afloat all by yourself. The multitudes of tasks that you must attend to, including making up payroll, keeping track of inventory, and ensuring the safety and wellness of your workers, may […]

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6 Benefits of Web-Based Point of Sale Software

6. February 2014

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As technology advances, retailers’ lives are being made easier with the rapid developments in point of sale software. While this can only be a good thing for business, the main drawback is that the speed of development can be hard to keep up with. You may be able to identify with this if you have […]

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Australia’s Mobile Banking Users to Outnumber Desktop-Based Users by 2018

8. January 2013

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Various recent statistics informed, on the one hand, that Australians are much more likely than British and American citizens to use mobile banking apps, and, on the other, that Australia is a major market for Wi-Fi and 3G-ready smart phones, it’s no wonder that the official news has finally emerged. The news comes from Westpac, […]

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Eurobonds: What they could mean for forex trading

10. July 2012

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Eurobonds: What they could mean for forex trading

For people who have been following the recent developments in the financial markets, one word that is appearing with increasing occurrence is Eurobonds.  Investors involved in forex trading are eagerly anticipating the results of continued negotiations in Europe.  Labelled by some as the last hope for Europe, Eurobonds have been championed by new French President […]

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How to Get a Tax Rebate in the UK

4. July 2012

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How to Get a Tax Rebate in the UK

When people in the UK change jobs or become self-employed, part-time employed or a contract worker they should, in theory, pay less tax. The problem is that the taxman (also known as HMRC) doesn’t always update your tax code and it means that millions of people are paying too much tax. If you’re anything like […]

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“I need money!” But how much?

7. November 2011

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“I need money!”  But how much?

How much money buys happiness? A wide body of research suggests the number is approximately forty thousand dollars a year. Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology at Harvard University, says once you have enough money to meet basic needs – food, shelter, but not necessarily cable —incremental increases have little effect on your happiness. Aaron Karo, […]

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Retirement Savings News: 401K contribution limit raised to $17,000!

24. October 2011

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Retirement Savings News: 401K contribution limit raised to $17,000!

You’ll be able to contribute more tax-free money to your 401(k) next year, the IRS just announced. The contribution limit for employees participating in pension plans including 401(k)s, 403(b)s, most 457 plans and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan will be $17,000 for the tax year 2012. That’s $500 higher than the $16,500 limit this […]

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