Economy Tag

business and sustainability

“Sustainability is one of the most compelling and urgent issues that we have facing us today,” Diane MacGillivray, Senior Vice President for University Advancement, at Northeastern University said in her welcome remarks in a “Women Who Inspire” conference held at the same.   While sustainability is vital for our survival on this planet, it can also be integrated in the business models to make a brand name....

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korea

Interestingly, economic sanctions are not very common nowadays, except for those imposed on North Korea and a few other countries. Countries are interacting more and more with each other, so this makes economic sanctions stand out more as an exception to the general trend of the global economy. The Donald Trump administration recently announced an expansion of sanctions on North Korea, focusing largely on financial...

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As the election of 2015 had redefined the fate and perception of the superpower that is the United States of America, the election of 2020 is touted to make even bigger waves in the global scenario. This is owed to the deep dark abyss that is the Electoral College, as well as Donald Trump’s interspersed measures from time to time to carry on his incumbency....

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Global Leadership Summit, 2018, held in Paris

The global leadership summit, by Northeastern University, hosted more than 160 attendees. It was kicked off by Northeastern University’s President Joseph E. Aoun and Richard D’Amore, chair of the Board of Trustees, in Paris. The main aim of the summit was to conduct a discussion that focused on a global vision and to emphasize the importance of students developing a global mindset. The guests at...

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From economic cost-benefit analysis to moral philosophy and ethics, the notion risk is all-pervasive. Neil Gaiman once wrote, “If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you have gained.” As a successful novelist, Gaiman is lucky. It is easy to retrospectively write about the importance of taking risks, largely because for someone like Gaiman, it has paid off. The real...

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Emerging economies

Investing in an emerging market is always riskier than investing in developed markets. This is because factors move faster than usual in the still-developing economies. These are experimental; people are always learning and adjusting to already established norms in the developed markets. There is a very high-risk factor present; one never knows where the market is going to go. These economies also depend heavily on...

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Karl Marx in his book “Das Capital” espoused the idea of economics as the base of society. He said that the most important factor in the modern capitalist world is Money. Economics form the basic structure of any society. The culture, norms, values, and more are all built around the economic structures of society. In this world of growing neo-liberal principles of economics, these ideas...

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Seasonal marketing

Seasonal marketing is marketing products according to seasons or events which come once a year. This is the time when some products are in exceptionally high demand as compared to the rest of the year. Such businesses might suffer throughout the year and flourish at a particular time. This might be related to a season, for example, the demand for boots during winters or it...

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women and minority entrepreneurs

Women-and-minority-owned businesses often find it challenging to secure loans. This might be because of stereotypical thinking and prejudices against these communities. Promoting entrepreneurs to set up and expand businesses is a great way to increase the number of jobs available in an area. It leads to the economic growth of the whole area and lifts the living standards of all the people in the community.   Empowering...

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world

The dramatic rise of digital token offerings saw the creation of hundreds of new virtual currencies, but experts say most of them have little to no value and some are outright examples of fraud. That’s due to the relative ease in conducting a token offering and the few regulatory checks. Because of this, market observers expect that the cryptocurrency's world market will consolidate over the...

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