Hotels are employing fewer concierges

IF BUSINESS travellers need to reserve a table at a restaurant, they may use OpenTable, a website. If they wish to find a nearby museum, a Google search will probably be their first port of call. And if they want transport into town, they can easily hail an Uber. Given that so many services are just one swipe away, is there a need for a hotel concierge More...

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Rest in peace: Australian auto industry dies at 69

Australia’s car industry officially ended on Friday as Holden, a unit of US carmaker General Motors, closed its plant in South Australia. The closure comes a year after the exodus of Toyota and Ford. More...

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How should recessions be fought when interest rates are low?

ONE day, perhaps quite soon, it will happen. Some gale of bad news will blow in: an oil-price spike, a market panic or a generalised formless dread. Governments will spot the danger too late. A new recession will More...

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Catalonia independence supporters call on public to pull cash from Spanish banks

The pro-independence Catalan National Assembly has urged Catalans who back the region’s independence to withdraw money from five banks, including those that moved their headquarters out of Catalonia. More...

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Workers are not switching jobs more often

EVERYBODY knows—or at least thinks he knows—that a millennial with one job must be after a new one. Today’s youngsters are thought to have little loyalty towards their employers and to be prone to “job-hop”. More...

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Washington’s economic war against Russian gas supplies to Europe unacceptable – Gerhard Schroeder

The United States would like to weaken Russia’s energy cooperation with the European Union, said former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, adding it’s unacceptable to create barriers to Russian More...

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Misco UK plunges into administration – around 300 jobs lost at Northamptonshire-based firm

AROUND 300 jobs have been lost at the UK arm of computer reseller Misco after the operation plunged into administration. Daily Express :: City and Business Feed  More...

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A rash of bankruptcies hits Chinese lenders backed by state firms

THE Communist Party dominates China’s economy and uses state-run companies, which it controls with an iron fist, to enforce its diktats. Or so the theory goes. Reality is messier: the party often struggles to More...

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Jack Ma: ‘Alibaba should join forces in developing Russia’

Alibaba founder Jack Ma said the e-commerce giant wants to work with young Russian scientists and engineers, adding that every visit to the country makes him feel more and more confident in Russia. More...

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Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline sparks fierce war of words from Warsaw

Officials from Poland have again spoken out against the expansion of the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. Read Full Article at RT.com RT Business  More...