The Definitive Guide To Marketing Your Business On LinkedIn

The Definitive Guide To Marketing Your Business On LinkedIn No other social network comes close to LinkedIn LNKD +2.97% for professional networking and lead generation. However, while many professionals use the platform to make new connections, LinkedIn is much more than just an online rolodex. If you’re … Read more on Forbes Starbucks? OK. Lattes? No! Cuba business rules still complex after US changes Starbucks Corp can move to Cuba, but it still cannot sell lattes there. The Obama administration on Friday tore down barriers to U.S. companies doing business on the Communist-ruled island just south of Miami, but plenty of regulatory and legal … Read more on Reuters More US firms eying overseas moves given…

NRG to Split Off Renewable Businesses, Pay Down Debt

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NRG to Split Off Renewable Businesses, Pay Down Debt The announcement represents a setback for NRG Chief Executive David Crane, one of the most passionate advocates of renewable energy in the electricity business. In the past, he has promoted solar panels, wind turbines and electric cars as the future of … Read more on Wall Street Journal Eyes on PMIs for clues after Fed keeps markets guessing PARIS (Reuters) – Business confidence data from China and the euro zone will offer some pointers this week to where the global economy is going after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept markets guessing about when it will begin raising rates. With a Chinese … Read more on Business Insider

Maimane: Eskom must declare national energy crisis – Mail & Guardian Online

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The DA’s parliamentary leader also said that government should follow a “World Cup approach” to completing the Medupi and Kusile power stations. The DA has demanded that President Jacob Zuma sign the Ismo Bill into law, which will open the electricity grid to independent power producers. (Delwyn Verasamy. M&G) Eskom must declare the rolling blackouts a national crisis, Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said on Tuesday. Maimane was speaking outside the offices of the public enterprises ministry in Pretoria where he handed over a list of demands addressed to minister Lynne Brown. “The president, the public enterprises minister and Eskom must come clean and acknowledge that load shedding is indicative of a national…

SA to cut back on festive spending? – iAfrica.com

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 8:22 AM 123RF.com     A new report shows that South Africans will be a bit more practical when it comes to their annual festive season spending. Deloitte’s year-end 2014 holiday survey indicates consumers will prefer to cut back on travel and socialising over the holidays in favour of buying food due to tough economic times. The report also found the average proportion of the consumer budget that will be spent on food has jumped to 44 percent in 2014 compared to 36 percent a year ago. The group’s Rodger George says consumer behavour around spending seems to have shifted. “Most will spend 42 percent on kids and this year we think that’s…

BUSINESS DAY TV: Time is right for uranium, says Oakbay CEO – BDlive

Source: BUSINESS DAY TV: Time is right for uranium, says Oakbay CEO by Transcript service, December 4 2014, 2014-12-05 17:05:17.0 Transcript service, December 4 2014 BUSINESS DAY TV: Time is right for uranium, says Oakbay CEO GEORGE van der Merwe is CEO of Oakbay. BUSINESS DAY TV: Oakbay Resources and Energy, majority owned by SA’s politically connected Gupta family, began trading on the JSE last week and while this was a listing by way of introduction, the company does plan to raise at least R800m over the next year to further invest in uranium assets in SA’s North West Province. CEO George van der Merwe joins us now on News Leader. George, let’s start off…

Minister’s Amplats stake revealed – iAfrica.com

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 1:53 PM Questions continue to be asked about Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi’s apparent conflict of interest following reports that he holds a stake in a black economic empowerment (BEE) partner of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) worth an estimated R20-million. Shortly after his appointment last month, Ramalthodi announced his first duty would be to end the crippling strike in the platinum sector and established an inter-governmental task team to try and break the deadlock in the strike. But shortly afterwards, he announced he was withdrawing from the negotiations between platinum producers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).   Today, the Mail & Guardian is reporting that the minister…

Five-month platinum strike finally ends – Independent Online

Independent Newspapers. Picture: Timothy Bernard. Related Stories Johannesburg – Union members at South African operations of the world’s largest platinum companies today said they accept a pay deal from producers, bringing closer the end of a crippling five-month strike. “If we sign the offer tomorrow, it means the strike has ended officially and that workers will go to work on Wednesday,” Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union President Joseph Mathunjwa said at a mass rally. Thousands of Amcu members shouted out their approval for the offer from Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin at the Royal Bafokeng stadium in Rustenburg, 120 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg. “Basic salaries have gone up and even your working…

SA’s bad economy is self-inflicted, says Marcus – Mail & Guardian Online

SA’s economic slowdown is “domestically driven”, says Reserve Bank Govenor Gill Marcus, adding that the country holds the solutions to the problems. Gill Marcus says that South Africa can steer its own fate towards greater productive output. (M&G) South Africa can no longer blame the global financial crisis for its flagging economic performance, says Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus. While the global backdrop remains difficult as the advanced economies emerge from the financial crisis of the past seven years, “it is no longer the main cause of South Africa’s weak domestic economic performance”, said Marcus. Speaking at a business breakfast in Rosebank on Tuesday morning, the governor said that South Africa’s economic slowdown is “domestically…

Eskom warns of tight power supply – iAfrica.com

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:54 AM Mark Wessels, Business Day As maintenance work at Eskom plants is reduced to ensure electricity supply, South Africa’s power system will remain tight this winter, the company’s acting CEO Collin Matjila said. “The country still remains vulnerable,” Matjila told media at Eskom’s Quarterly State of the System briefing, as the country heads into winter. Matjila said this winter, the entity anticipates that the load will increase to 36 gigawatts (GW), with maintenance expected to continue but at a lesser pace so as to ensure security of supply this winter. Last year, the peak was at 35.4 GW in June. In the last three years, Eskom had increased maintenance work…