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McKinsey’s question of trust Two high-profile scandals have McKinsey’s global managing director, Dominic Barton, attempting to change the culture of the firm that shaped him. The best bank cards to use overseas Debra Cleveland | Smart travellers have long lauded the Citibank Plus debit card and GE Money’s 28 Degrees Mastercard as the best cards to use overseas thanks to their low fees. That all changed at the start of the year.

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World Bank won’t fund coal-related projects in India Debjoy Sengupta, ET Bureau Jul 31, 2015, 05.15AM IST (The World Bank has made a…) KOLKATA: The World Bank has made a U-turn on its stance that coal is the backbone of the India's energy economy 17 years after it agreed to lend $1.03 billion to Coal India along with a Japanese lending agency. The international lender has now decided not to invest in any coal-related project, be it a coal mine or a thermal power plant. "The World Bank Group will only in 'rare circumstances' provide financial support for new greenfield coal power generation projects; these 'rare circumstances' refer to considerations such as the country in question having no other feasible alternatives to meet the basic energy needs of its people," a World Bank spokesperson told ET.

NSW Small Business Commissioner - Find an advisor Find an advisor - NSW Small Business Commissioner Find an advisor Small Biz Connect has extensive network of advisors across NSW in a town or suburb near you. They can come to you or you can meet at a convenient location. Our advisors offer face-to-face support, provide expert advice on managing your small business and can help develop your business skills. Google Meets Miss Manners, Encourages Searchers To Thank Those Who +1'd Content DEAR MISS GOOGLE: When I searched for something using your service, I found a friend had +1′d one of the of listings. What should one do in this case? GENTLE SEARCHER: It’s always polite in these situations to thank your kind friend. In fact, I’ve added a new “Thank” feature allowing you to do exactly this, though Google+. Yes, a new Google+ feature has been spotted in the wild that further blends organic results with social information.

Accounting changes add up to turf war PEAK accounting body CPA Australia wants to increase pathways into the profession and the universities are not happy. But while this looks like an arcane argument over accreditation, it involves broader questions of how national qualifications are assessed in a global education market and whether people will always pay for an expensive education when lower-cost options are on offer. At the heart of the dispute between CPA and the Accounting and Finance Association, representing trans-Tasman academics, is the professional body's plan to offer its own study material and exams designed to assess an individual's technical knowledge, gained on the job or through study. Technology - Alexis Madrigal - Sorry, Young Man, You're Not the Most Important Demographic in Tech Despite companies' hamfisted, male-focused marketing efforts, women are the dominant users of a wide variety of new technologies. A young man contemplating his decreasing significance on the world stage (Shutterstock/Tracy Whiteside). If you're a man between the ages of 18 and 35, you used to be tech industry's most coveted prize. You were the one who decided what products failed and what products succeeded. That's why companies like Asus tweet ridiculous, sexist stuff. That's one reason why less than 10 percent of venture capital-backed companies have female founders and there is a massive gender gap in tech.

Unemployment rate, jobs both record surprise jumps The latest official figures from the ABS show a jump of employment of 38,500 in July Photo: Virginia Star Employment surged in the month of July even as the unemployment rate climbed from 6 to 6.3 per cent. The latest official figures from the Bureau of Statistics show a jump of employment of 38,500 in July after a jump of 7000 in June and 42,000 in May. NSW Business Chamber - NSW Business Chamber - Maximising your business potential Upcoming Events Tailored events enable you to connect face-to-face, form new business relationships, seek recognition for your achievements and learn and share experiences. For more information and to register for our upcoming events, visit our events calendar. Tailored events enable you to connect face-to-face, form new business relationships, seek recognition for your achievements and learn and share experiences. For more information and to register for our upcoming events, visit our Events calendar. - See more at: events enable you to connect face-to-face, form new business relationships, seek recognition for your achievements and learn and share experiences.

Stop Talking About Social and Do It - Nilofer Merchant “Leadership” has changed when a decentralized group of people can take down a government. “The Value Chain” has changed when the customer is no longer just the “buyer” but also a co-creator. “Human Resources” have changed when most of the people who create value for your organization are neither hired nor paid by you. “Competition” has changed when individuals can create value through a centralized network of resources: for example, designing a product from anywhere, producing it through a 3D factory, financing it through community and distribution from anywhere to anywhere. Yet our business models have not changed to keep pace with these shifts. This five-part series has shared case studies and examples of how the social era affects all areas of the business model: how we create, deliver, and capture value.

Our technology future - Future Tense - ABC Radio National Antony Funnell: And wherever you are in the world, this is Future Tense, I'm Antony Funnell, you're you, welcome to the show. Only three guests on the program today, but a banquet of ideas and lots to get your head around. Usman Haque is back to talk about Cosm, a website that aims to get people and their devices exchanging data and ideas in the one space. Don't worry, I'll explain more shortly. Professor Dan Sarewitz is also with us to ponder what it means to be human in a world where humans themselves are increasingly technologically modified.

The Australian dollar is 'smashed' and teetering over the US 70c precipice The Australian dollar has been in freefall. “Smashed” was the description from a foreign exchange trader friend noting that since the peak of US$1.1080 during 2011, the dollar is now below US 75c and many strategists are now forecasting a fall below US70c and with a real risk of US60c over the next year. The Australian dollar’s fall of more than US 35c from its recent peak is substantial and reflects a buildup of negative news concerning the economy. Recently, I noted the escalation in Australia’s net foreign debt as one factor that is risking international investor confidence.

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