Category Archives: Business

21Jun/20

COVID-19 to add £5.3bn to UK ecommerce in 2020

The surge in online shopping caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to add £5.3bn to UK ecommerce sales this year to make a total of £78.9bn. This is according to analysts at Edge Retail Insight, the global trend forecasting arm of retail insights firm Edge by Ascential, who have updated all pre-existing forecasts to account for the significant long-term impact of COVID-19 on consumer shopping behaviours and preferences. Read more

16Jun/20
Google Cloud

Solving for IT Operational Efficiency: Principles of Optimization

Today, IT leaders need to quickly optimize costs and simplify operations to respond to new and changing business conditions.

To better serve our customers during this time, Google Cloud is focused on solving together for operational efficiency, business continuity, and digital transformation. These marketing resources help you launch digital-first, cost-effective campaigns about Google Cloud, with a focus on listening to customers and serving their unique business needs. Read more

16Jun/20

Despite Multi-State Push To Reopen Economy, Americans Unconvinced It’s Safe To Return To Work

Only one in three Americans feel they have heard all that is required from their government and employers (32% and 33% respectively) in order to feel safe returning to work, according to the June edition of an international opinion survey tracker conducted by leading global strategic communications firm Kekst CNC.

The dynamics are similar among American workers specifically: 31% and 23% respectively feel they have not yet heard enough. What’s more, this sentiment is especially true among lower-earning Americans, of whom only 18% agree their employers have made them feel safe enough to return. Read more

09Jun/20

Local Media Consortium, Local Media Association, Google Launch “Support Local News” Ad Campaign

The Local Media Consortium and Local Media Association today announced the launch of a major ad campaign, “Support Local News,” in partnership with the Google News Initiative. Backed by $15 million in funding from Google, the campaign will raise awareness of the need and importance of funding newsrooms through subscriptions, donations and advertising. Read more

09Jun/20

Houston-Based Preacher Turned Realtor, Dr. Ramson Mumba, Sued for $3 Million

Pacific Diversified Investments (PDI), a property investment management company based in California filed a federal lawsuit today against prosperity-gospel preacher and real-estate promoter, Dr. Ramson Mumba. PDI filed a complaint for damages, declaratory relief, and injunctive relief for the millions of dollars allegedly misappropriated at the hands of Mumba. Read more

08Jun/20

Black Enterprise CEO: “I Am Tired … The Pandemic Of Racism Must End”

Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr., CEO of Black Enterprise magazine, is speaking out due to civil unrest in the wake of the George Floyd killing, which is part of a trend of deaths of black men at the hands of police. Due to ongoing racial inequities, Graves believes that corporate America must take leadership in providing opportunities and stamping out institutional racism and discrimination. Read more

04Jun/20

Reuters Virtual Newsmaker with Dr. William Haseltine

As nations around the world begin to wind down restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, Reuters will be joined by scientist, businessman and philanthropist Dr. William A. Haseltine—a pioneer in the fights against HIV/AIDS and cancer—for a Newsmaker discussion on COVID-19, the race for a vaccine and the pandemic’s impact on the future of public health. Continue reading

26May/20

CRU: Multi Commodity Outlook

Over Q1 2020, COVID-19 has developed from an emerging threat to a transformational reality with potentially long-lasting effects on economic growth. All optimism for commodity markets at the start of the year was quickly extinguished as the coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China. Prices have been dragged down further by dire market fundamentals which were a result of government-imposed lockdowns in the major global economies. Both supply and demand have been lowered across the board, but demand has been harder hit and will be slower to make a recovery. Most commodities have further to fall from here. There has been a profound human cost to the pandemic and the economic fallout of governments’ responses is just starting to be counted. Read more

26May/20

Finastra Global Survey Shows Appetite for Open Banking Picking up Pace Worldwide

Finastra research reveals that 86% of global banks are looking to use open APIs to enable Open Banking capabilities in the next 12 months. In addition, 30% of banks surveyed believe Open Banking is already making a tangible impact in delivering improved overall customer experience. This is against a backdrop where regulation is perceived to be tighter than a year ago and close to half (48%) of those audited believe that regulators are holding back innovation. Read more