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- Russian ruble firms sharply as government pressures exporters December 17, 2014MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's ruble strengthened sharply on Wednesday after dramatic falls on the previous two days as the government pressured exporters not to hoard foreign-currency earnings and the central bank announced new measures to support financial stability.
- PepsiCo earnings may be pressured by currency fluctuations December 17, 2014(Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc earnings could come under pressure in the fourth quarter due to currency fluctuations, investors said, as the company's biggest foreign markets - Russia, Mexico and Canada - have all taken hits to their currencies in recent months.
- U.S. consumer prices fall on gasoline; eyes on Fed December 17, 2014WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest drop in nearly six years in November as gasoline prices tumbled, but that did not change views the Federal Reserve would start raising interest rates in mid-2015.
- FedEx profit misses expectations; stock down December 17, 2014CHICAGO (Reuters) - FedEx Corp on Wednesday posted lower-than-expected quarterly earnings as results at its FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight units missed estimates, and it reiterated an outlook analysts consider conservative, sending its stock down nearly 5 percent.
- Wall St. climbs ahead of Fed decision December 17, 2014NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were higher shortly after the open on Wednesday, following a three-session losing streak for major Wall Street indexes, as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve's final statement of the year that may set the stage for interest rate hikes in 2015.
- Dollar recovers ahead of Fed; rouble off lows December 17, 2014NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar rebounded against major currencies on Wednesday on expectations that the Federal Reserve would signal rate hikes were on track, while the rouble recovered as...
- U.S. consumer prices fall on gasoline; eyes on Fed December 17, 2014WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest drop in nearly six years in November as gasoline prices tumbled, but that did not change views the Federal Reserve would start...
- Wall St. climbs ahead of Fed decision December 17, 2014NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were higher shortly after the open on Wednesday, following a three-session losing streak for major Wall Street indexes, as investors awaited the U.S. Federal...
- World market shockwaves ripple far and wide from oil price epicenter December 17, 2014LONDON (Reuters) - The financial turmoil engulfing Russia is a symptom of a wider world markets quake that has its epicenter in oil's collapse and Western disinflation but is now rippling far and...
- Brazil Congress approves lower fiscal goal in 2015 budget December 17, 2014BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Congress on Wednesday approved federal budget guidelines that set a much lower savings goal for next year, in line with President Dilma Rousseff's efforts to regain...
- Cow farmers get high-tech tracking app December 17, 2014Brazilian startup BovControl is turning cows into data with a mobile app.
- Google Ventures: less Ubers, more health care December 16, 2014The venture capital investment arm of the tech giant has quadrupled its funding of life sciences and health startups this year.
- Rahm Emanuel: How Chicago saved its small businesses December 16, 2014Read full story for latest details.
- How Memphis is lowering crime and reviving neighborhoods December 16, 2014Read full story for latest details.
- 7 lifehacks to eliminate your holiday hassle December 12, 2014Whether curating the perfect gift or finding a pet-sitter, these startups offer time-saving services that might just seem like holiday magic.
- Novelty gifts for people with money to burn December 17, 2014For those who've got the cash, these holiday gifts can really make a statement.
- Saving America's malls from the brink of death December 17, 2014Read full story for latest details.
- Meet the 'accidental American' with a big tax bill December 16, 2014Israeli citizen Elad Shahar may owe the U.S. government $6,000 in taxes, even though he hasn't lived in America since he was seven and has never earned a penny there.
- The 2014 tax breaks you'll be able to take December 16, 2014Congress waited until the last minute to decide what to do with a slew of expired tax breaks. They extended most of them, and a handful will affect individuals directly.
- Get your portfolio ready for 2015 and beyond December 16, 2014Rattled by the rocky markets? Ignore the turmoil and prognostications and focus instead on creating a long-term investing strategy that will see you through 2015 and beyond. Here's how.
- NBA confirms L.A. Clippers sale to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer May 30, 2014Donald Sterling sues the NBA for damages and demands to be reinstated as owner.
- FBI and SEC probe into Carl Icahn and golfer Phil Mickelson May 30, 2014Authorities are looking into the potenial insider trading.
- Google launches "right to be forgotten" service in Europe May 30, 2014Now European citizens can request to have search results removed.
- Five crazy things Steve Ballmer has done May 30, 2014In light of Ballmer placing the highest bid on an NBA team in history on Thursday, here are some of his wackiest actions and greatest hits.
- Zuckerberg's latest donation reawakens concerns over mixed results in Newark May 30, 2014Facebook founder and his wife donate $120 million to Bay Area schools, claim to have learned from previous gift to Newark, N.J. schools.
- $3 a month for advance access to web shows December 17, 2014The founding CEO of Hulu, Jason Kilar, is about to release a new online video service that aims to make web video shows worth paying for.
- Jack Ma made $18.5 billion this year December 17, 2014Think your 8% return this year in the S&P 500 was pretty good?
- Uber to use Baidu's maps and apps in China December 17, 2014Smarting from a string of black eyes this month, Uber has scored a major win in China.
- Cow farmers get high-tech tracking app December 17, 2014In Brazil, there are more cows than humans. The country is the world's largest exporter of beef in the world.
- Theater chain drops 'The Interview.' Will others follow? December 17, 2014One major movie theater chain has decided not to show Sony's "The Interview," and other theater owners may follow on Wednesday.
- FOREX-Dollar recovers ahead of Fed; rouble off lows December 17, 2014* ECB policymaker comments hurt euro (Updates prices, adds comments, changes byline, dateline; previous LONDON)
- UPDATE 1-Kenyan shilling firms, stocks down on profit-taking December 17, 2014* Bond sale buoys shilling * BAT, Safaricom lead stocks lower (Adds shilling closing rate, stocks, bonds) By George Obulutsa NAIROBI, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The Kenyan shilling firmed on Wednesday helped...
- EMERGING MARKETS-Rising rouble calms Latam markets after recent rout December 17, 2014SAO PAULO, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Latin American stocks and currencies were mostly stronger on Wednesday after Russia's rouble rebounded against the dollar, easing investor jitters over global financial...
- UPDATE 1-Russian cenbank says extra financial measures will aid rouble December 17, 2014MOSCOW, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The Russian central bank said on Wednesday it would take additional financial measures to speed stabilisation of the rouble.
- CANADA FX DEBT-C$ steady as markets await Fed, eye oil and rouble risks December 17, 2014* Canadian dollar at C$1.1632 or 85.97 U.S. cents * Bond prices mixed across the maturity curve By Solarina Ho TORONTO, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar was little changed against the greenback...
- China seeks Balkans foothold December 17, 2014Chinese Premier Li Keqiang tells a summit of eastern European leaders that China will pledge billions of dollars in funding as it seeks a stronger foothold in the region. Should the EU worry over, or welcome, the approach? David Pollard reports.
- Russia turmoil sparks flight to safety December 17, 2014The collapse in Russia's rouble slows for a while, but fears of how the crisis will hit not only Moscow but its trade partners are deepening. As Ciara Lee reports, the repercussions could be felt far and wide.
- Ivory trade boom swamps law efforts December 17, 2014Demand for ivory has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of African elephants and now a conservation report says the illegal trade is overwhelming efforts to enforce the law. Amy Pollock reports.
- Mi casa, new casa December 17, 2014Spain is seeing the first signs of improvement in the house-building sector for the first time since the financial crisis hit in 2008. David Pollard reports.
- Russia worries rock emerging markets December 16, 2014Russia's rouble crisis is sending Asian emerging market investors running for cover, with many running to the safety of the Japanese yen. Tara Joseph reports.
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What if… We knew the difference between leadership and management? Presenter: Tony Mortensen, Director of the Executive Development Programmes · What is strategic leadership? · What is effective management? · Do organisations know the difference? · What is best for achieving sustainable growth? The last decade has seen an exponential increase in the number of courses offered in the area of organisational leadership, with almost every major business school worldwide now offering specialised training in this area. Do organisations truly understand the key difference between leadership and management? Do they understand what is needed in their organisation to achieve efficiency, profitability and sustainable growth? If we employ skilled people to undertake the different tasks in an organisation do we really need to manage those people or are we better off allowing them to do what we employed them to do. The flip side of this is that if we do not manage these people effectively then the organisation runs the risk of becoming less efficient and effective at providing society with the desired outcomes. At odds with both these ideas is the fact that New Zealand is now seen as one of the hardest working countries in the OECD, yet our productivity continues to fall. Therefore, are organisations getting the best from their human resource or are we as a society destined to be out-performed? Tony has over 18 years’ experience in accounting, management and education and is now responsible for executive training through the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership, Master of Business Management (MBM), Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) and Executive Education (short courses).
3 Dimensions of Innovation: James Wallbank In the late 90’s James imagined an alternative model of lifelong digital engagement that would be free and open to all, and would develop a wide range of skills and abilities at a minimal cost. A key seemed to be mobilising the wasted resources he saw around him – prematurely obsolete technology, trashed materials, empty buildings, and the wasted time of people who couldn’t find work. The do-it-yourself media lab that emerged from that vision, Access Space, opened in 2000 and is still running today. It combines recycled computers, free software and the collective intelligence of a peer learning community to build a powerful platform for developing skills and enterprise. Access Space develops confidence, capability, creativity and connections, and seeks to spread its holistic approach. Currently the organisation is researching the individual, enterprise and community development potential of advanced manufacturing technologies. James contends that access to technology and technological skills, are necessary, but insufficient, for individuals, enterprises or communities to thrive; other very different capabilities are also needed.
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Brian Klapper: “The Q-Loop” The business environment has never been more fast-paced and competitive. Survival, let alone success, depends on an organization’s ability to recognize possibilities, innovate, implement change, and sustain that transformation. Yet a paradox exists. How does an established organization filled with long-time employees, a deeply entrenched culture, and a history of drawn-out planning and development cycles become nimble, innovative, and responsive? In The Q-Loop Brian Klapper reveals the “art and science” of lasting transformation based on a proven, repeatable model. Learn how to unlock the potential of your organization’s collective intelligence to create buy-in from top to bottom. The Q-Loop extracts the deep knowledge that resides with front line employees, breaks down their inherent resistance to change, and converts them into passionate advocates who are fully invested in leading the organization to achieve transformational results. About the Speaker: Brian is the President and Founding Partner of The Klapper Institute. He is an internationally recognized expert in transformational change, working with a variety of global companies in financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, food service, utilities, retail, and healthcare. His experience spans all elements of the value chain, as well as all customer touchpoints. A recognized thought leader, Brian is currently working on a new book that provides insights on the complex cultural and operational issues that companies must address to achieve and sustain transformational change. Before founding The Klapper Institute, Brian was the President of The Tatham Group, a boutique process redesign firm. Previously, he was a Partner at Mercer Management Consulting (formerly Strategic Planning Associates, now Oliver Wyman) focusing on strategy development and operational transformation.
Talent Management Best Practices: Identifying and Developing High Potential Leaders Kevin Groves, assistant professor of organizational theory and management at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, makes a case for why talent management matters now more than ever. Based on his research, he offers a model for talent management best practices and the implications of his findings for organizations.
The Model of Hope: Daniel Simkin and Ethan Wasserman Daniel Simkin is the co-founder and co-director of HopeBook, Inc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to help cancer patients. He was born and raised in Venezuela. In 1997 he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and the doctors’ prognosis revealed that Daniel would only live for two months. He not only survived and lived past those two months, but he fought cancer for a year. He remembers that there were 23 other children in the Cancer Ward at that time who were also battling this horrible disease, of which he is one of only three survivors from that group. Today he has been cancer free for 15 years. For Daniel, cancer has changed his entire viewpoint on life, and he really enjoys helping cancer patients. Daniel is the co-founder and co-director of HopeBook, Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to help cancer patients. Currently, Daniel lives and studies in New York City. He is majoring in Business Management and minoring in Mathematics at Yeshiva University and will be graduating in 2014. Daniel is a serial entrepreneur who, at 22 years of age, has created six different companies. Daniel plans to continue dedicating his time to those with cancer. Ethan Wasserman is a co-founder of HopeBook, a non-profit that helps young cancer patients through the tough challenges they face everyday. His co-founder suffered from cancer and realized that even simple questions like, “Why is this happening to me?” are hard to answer. HopeBook was started to provide these answers and stop patients from feeling alone. HopeBook is a community project dedicated to creating, distributing and providing hope to patients in the form of a book. This interactive diary is a collection of information, games, health facts and stories of people who overcame the same struggles and are alive and thriving today. It provides a vision of a future to patients by sharing stories of many others who survived the same disease. It has created a network of friends who use their experiences to help current patients. Ethan graduated Yeshiva University with degreesin Psychology and Political Science. He is currently a Presidential Fellow for the Sy Syms School of Business at YU.
Adam Grant ” The Power of Powerless Communication” Adam Grant, author of ‘Give and Take’ and the youngest tenured professor at Wharton- gives us some insight into what works in communication. Grant uses results from research as well as stories from his own life to get us thinking about how we are perceived when we communicate and how to tweak our style to maximize our results.
Keys to leadership success ESADE Visiting Professor and leadership expert Richard Boyatzis discusses the characteristics that distinguish effective leaders from non-leaders
Collaboration -Affect/Possibility – Ken Blanchard Stating that “no one of us is as smart as all of us,” Ken Blanchard teaches us three aspects of successful collaboration: 1. if you meet someone who wants to accomplish something, and you want to accomplish something, the experience is meant to be dynamic; 2. rely on the different skills and experience people bring to the table; 3. “essence” and “form” are the two characteristics of a solid collaboration.
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- Janus Capital Group says launching EM managed volatility fund December 17, 2014NEW YORK (Reuters) - Janus Capital Group said on Wednesday the firm was launching the INTECH Emerging Markets Managed Volatility Fund, which will seek to target above-market returns with lower risk...
- MSCI could exclude Russia from Emerging Markets index December 17, 2014LONDON (Reuters) - Index provider MSCI said it may exclude Russia from its emerging markets benchmark if authorities introduced capital or foreign exchange controls.
- Investors in beat-up oil bonds lean on banks for rescue December 16, 2014BOSTON (Reuters) - Independent oil exploration and production companies are leaning heavily on bank credit lines to survive plunging crude prices, making it a nervous time for U.S. funds holding...
- Wells to raise minimum stock commission size for FAs December 16, 2014(Reuters) - When the almost 11,000 financial advisers in Wells Fargo & Co's branch brokerage system get their 2015 compensation plan on Wednesday they may grimace at one change that could hit their...
- U.S. terrorism insurance bill killed by objections in Senate December 16, 2014WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to extend an expiring federal terrorism insurance program effectively died on Tuesday when the U.S. Senate failed to reach an agreement to hold a vote before Congress...
- Encore: Will retirement pay you a ‘happiness bonus’? December 17, 2014Retirees’ sense of well-being tends to rise well into their 70s, and surveys suggest that many people’s retirement health and money worries prove to be unfounded.
- Slide Show: ‘The Colbert Report’ leaves us 5 important investing rules to live by December 17, 2014In honor of the final episode of “The Colbert Report,” MarketWatch highlights investing lessons that can be gleaned from the long-running satirical TV show.
- A half a percent that can change your retirement December 17, 2014Even a slight change in your return can made a huge difference in your retirement account given the proper time horizon.
- These 5 questions predict how rich you’ll be December 17, 2014Five simple questions may predict personal financial health and wealth surprisingly well.
- Mark Hulbert: Why Wall Street’s oldest market timing system is bullish December 17, 2014The Dow Theory, the oldest stock market timing system that remains in widespread use today, remains bullish despite the market’s recent weakness. Mark Hulbert discusses what it will take for the Dow Theory to flash a sell signal.