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Building on its consumer credit product, Experian Boost, the credit score company Experian is offering a way to use the leading video streaming service to boost credit. Experian's Jeff Softley explains how.

Singapore company director charged over Wirecard scandal

A company director has been charged in Singapore with falsifying letters linked to scandal-hit German payments giant Wirecard, according to court documents, as the fallout from the firm's collapse spreads further around the world.

Brazil's Embraer reports $315 mln in losses

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer reported second quarter losses of $315 million Wednesday, as sales plunged due to the coronavirus pandemic and a proposed joint venture with Boeing collapsed.

Most airlines expect job cuts over next 12 months: survey

Most airlines are considering downsizing their staff over the next 12 months due to the coronavirus crisis, the International Air Transport Association said Wednesday, citing an internal survey.

In the cyber-vulnerable world how much do we trust the banks?

Digital banking is increasingly becoming the standard way for businesses and consumers to complete transactions and to manage money. As the check withers, does digital finance have our full support and trust?

What do employees really think about remote working?

Working from home presents many challenges and there are scores of articles looking into the technical aspects. But what do employees themselves really think about the process and the impact on work-life balance?

Single mums feel 'invisible' in Germany's coronavirus crisis

Germany's huge coronavirus rescue packages have won praise at home and abroad. But for divorced caterer Lulu Pototschnik the financial aid remains tantalisingly out of reach -- and she's not the only single mum slipping through the cracks.

Banks snared by Hong Kong sanctions laws as US-China spat spirals

International banks in Hong Kong are caught in the crossfire of competing laws enacted by the United States and China as the superpowers clash over the city's future, with analysts warning businesses are being forced to pick a side.

Virgin Australia closes budget offshoot, fires 3,000 staff

Pandemic-struck airline Virgin Australia announced Wednesday it would close budget subsidiary Tigerair Australia and lay off 3,000 staff as it prepares to relaunch under new owners.

Why big data analytics are proving essential for pharma

Big data has the potential to become translated into 'big business' for pharmaceutical firms, despite the slow growth with analysis of large volumes of data using artificial intelligence solutions.

Ecuador's creditors accept debt restructure plan

Ecuador's creditors have voted in favor of a restructuring plan for $17.4 billion of debt that will see the South American country's capital and interest payments reduced, the government of President Lenin Moreno said on Monday.

HSBC profits hammered by pandemic and soaring US-China tensions

HSBC said Monday profits for the first half of 2020 plunged by 69 percent on year as the banking giant was hammered by the coronavirus pandemic and spiralling China-US tensions.The lender reported post-tax profit of $3.

British Airways pilots back job loss deal

British Airways pilots have overwhelmingly voted to accept a deal cutting wages by 20 percent with 270 jobs lost, according to aviation union BALPA.

Media scion James Murdoch quits News Corp board

Former 21st Century Fox chief executive James Murdoch, the son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, has resigned from News Corp's board citing clashes over editorial content, US regulators said.

Virus wreaks economic havoc as global cases top 17 million

The scale of economic devastation from the pandemic was laid bare on Thursday as Western economies recorded historic slumps, just as resurgent caseloads forced many countries into agonising new trade-offs between health and financial stability.

2.6-billion euro loss for Air France-KLM in virus-hit 2nd quarter

Air France-KLM on Thursday announced a second-quarter loss of 2.6 billion euros ($3.1 billion), thanks to grounded flights during the virus pandemic, adding that the twin airlines must "significantly reduce" the workforce.

US sanctions London-based Cuban bank

The United States announced sanctions Thursday against Havin Bank LTD, a London-based Cuban entity also known as Havana International Bank, dealing a blow to the Cuban financial system.

German economy shrinks by record 10.1% in Q2 on virus hit

The German economy shrank by a record 10.1 percent in the second quarter as coronavirus lockdowns took their toll, official data showed Thursday, but experts say a recovery is already under way.

Uber keeps Asia HQ in Singapore, ditching Hong Kong move

Uber will keep its Asian headquarters in Singapore for now, the ride-hailing giant said Thursday, blaming regulatory uncertainty for thwarting a mooted shift to Hong Kong.

In globalised market, French growers embrace 'slow-flowers' movement

In Amsterdam's suburbs, the forklift trucks have already resumed their incessant loading of crates of flowers as the Netherlands' horticulture giants get back to deliveries across the globe after the virus lockdown.

Germany braces for historic quarterly GDP decline on virus hit

The German economy suffered a record slump in the second quarter as coronavirus lockdowns took their toll, official data is set to show Thursday, but experts say a recovery is already under way.

Workflow automation can ensure compliance during COVID-19 Special

Many businesses are now more vulnerable to any mistakes that can affect compliance and legal processes. For this reason, many are turning to workflow automation to mitigate these impacts created by the current pandemic.

Pharmaceutical firms are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks

The pharmaceutical sector has become one of the top targets for rogue actors in terms of seeking to exploit digital vulnerabilities. This means that continually assessing the cybersecurity policy and having a back-up plan is of great importance.

Student loans & COVID: Most borrowers unsure about payments

A survey from LendEDU of 1,000 adult Americans who are currently repaying federal student loan debt so that we could better understand how this group has been impacted by the pandemic.

Target joins Walmart in closing for Thanksgiving this year

Target stores will be closed on Thanksgiving due to the coronavirus pandemic, joining Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart - but plan to start rolling out its biggest deals of the year in stores and online in October.

Op-Ed: This could get nasty — Evictions in US could spark a big crash

The news for renters and mortgagees in the United States is grim enough. The moratorium on evictions is due to end, and about 22% of American households aren’t ready for it according to the Census Bureau.

Most workers want their bosses to check their productivity

With the expansion in home working concerns have been raised about worker productivity. It may come as a surprise, but a new survey finds that most workers appreciate their boss assessing their productivity rates.

Business strategies for coping with the 'new economy' Special

How can business address the challenging economic circumstances during COVID-19? Taking MBLM's Brand Intimacy 2020 Study (brands based on emotion) and the leadership of Microsoft and Ben & Jerry’s as examples, Mario Natarelli points out a strategy.

U.S. DOJ accuses China on stealing COVID-19 trade secrets Special

The escalating war of words between China and the U.S. took a different tangent, crossing over to COVID-19 related matters. This was triggered by the U.S. government in relation to a specific area of coronavirus measures.

EU calls on US to lift tariffs in plane dispute

The EU called Friday on the United States to lift tariffs imposed in a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies after Airbus said it had brought itself into compliance with World Trade Organization rulings.

Future of EVs: How stable is Tesla in the longer-term? Special

Investors expected and were delivered another profitable quarter from Tesla. For how long cab the bubble last? Tesla has little room to disappoint when it report as it continues as the world's most profitable car company.

Australia warns economy to shrink record 7% in Q2

Australia warned on Thursday that its economy will shrink at its fastest pace in history during the second quarter, while the budget deficit will be the biggest since the Second World War as the country battles to contain the impact of the coronavirus....

US signs $2 billion vaccine deal with Pfizer and BioNTech

The United States on on Tuesday signed a $1.95 billion agreement with US pharma giant Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech for 100 million doses of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine, part of an aggressive push to start immunizing Americans early next year.

EU leaders agree to link funds to rule of law

European leaders for the first time on Tuesday agreed to link payment of EU funds to a member state with respect for the bloc's legal norms -- although Poland and Hungary insisted they had blocked tougher planned measures.

EU agrees landmark 750-bn-euro virus 'Marshall Plan'

EU leaders emerged from a marathon four-day and four-night summit Tuesday to celebrate what they boasted was a historic rescue plan for economies left shattered by the coronavirus epidemic.

Briggs & Stratton files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection

Another icon of post-war American suburbia went bust as Briggs & Stratton Corp. declared bankruptcy, felled by weak sales, too much debt and a final push over the edge from the coronavirus pandemic.

Declining employee productivity in a remote world

COVID-19 has led to an increase in the rate of remote working, and aspects of remote working look set to become part of the 'new normal'. Most reports cite an increase in productivity from remote work; however, one survey presents a different view.

Areas in the U.S. with the highest loan take-up rates revealed

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the U.S. economy, and one of the measures of this is with the take-up of loans. New data from WalletHub shows considerable variation throughout the U.S., as measured by individual states.

Study: IT decision makers ramping up post-COVID automation

The ending of the COVID-19 lockdowns and the reopening of many businesses has seen a parallel increased in investments in automation, which the change leaders being IT professionals.

Cuba will eliminate dollar tax to boost economy

Cuba will eliminate Monday the 10 percent tax it has previously levied on the use of the US dollar -- and widen the categories of products for which it can be used to pay -- in response to the country's economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemi...

US considers partly nationalizing military aviation industry

The US Air Force worries that there are fewer and fewer companies that are capable of making huge costly planes for the world's by far the largest military.
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