Dear Reader, The Panorama newsletter is sent to Moneycontrol Pro subscribers on market days. It offers easy access to stories published on Moneycontrol Pro and gives a little extra by setting out a context or an event or trend that investors should keep track of. Volatility, uncertainty, and unpredictability have been go-to words for writers and analysts tasked with writing about markets in the past few years. That’s not changed despite the market taking a bearish turn. Just a while ago, it seemed like the mother of all bloodbaths was just around the corner. No, what you saw was a mere prelude, they said. But the markets are on a different trip now. At 12.45 pm, the Sensex was up 1.2 percent above Friday’s close and 4 percent above its recent low made in mid-June. What is this, a bear market rally and how many dead cats will bounce before none are left? Can somebody call the bottom already? Close This time, the white flag waved by the bears has the “we … [Read more...] about Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | Can somebody call the bottom already?
Let's face it. Being an entrepreneur is a difficult job. And in this high-risk, high-reward profession, you must develop strategies to deal with stress . You must find ways to keep your energy high and reduce daily anxiety . And if you're like me, running a business is only part of your life responsibilities. That's why finding work-life balance and keeping your body and mind feeling great is essential. This is especially true when you're trying to raise children, maintain a relationship with your spouse, and make time for friends and family. But for some time, I thought I was immune to these difficulties. However, earlier this year I started to feel different about my business. It wasn't fun anymore. I was exhausted all the time. I constantly felt on edge. I call it the business burnout . And between the diaper changing, starting two new companies, and purchasing a new house, it was hitting me hard. I was so stressed that even responding to emails … [Read more...] about This All-Natural Stress Reliever and Energy Source Will Jump-start Your Productivity
Every year, around the world, tens of thousands of small businesses are badly disrupted by natural disasters (and sometimes man made disasters). I know that in Australia alone, we face fire, floods and cyclones constantly. The cost both financially and emotionally is huge. Businesses can be disrupted for anything from a few days to a few months. So what should you do to when disaster hits your business? 1. Start by setting up communication to the outside world. The first step in the rebuilding process is to make sure you are connected to the outside world and this normally means a working telephone and an email connection. It might mean hiring some computer equipment or getting your mobile phone set up for internet connection (if you haven't already. Even setting up a TV in your building helps to make you feel connected to the rest of the world. 2. Break the rebuilding process into smaller, more manageable chunks When standing in a devastated office, … [Read more...] about Your Business has Been Damaged or Destroyed by a Natural Disaster, What now?
The race to save the planet has given an urgency to corporate efforts to make and deliver net-zero carbon commitments. But for their companies to be truly sustainable, CEOs must focus not only on the E in ESG but also on the S and the G. Human rights, workplace safety, fair pay for a fair day’s work, ethical business practices—these are just a few of the social and governance issues that CEOs must address in their company and in the companies they do business with—their suppliers. advertisement advertisement This is not just about complying with regulations. It is about fulfilling the terms of an unwritten social license to operate. But doing the right thing is hard. To help CEOs, we have identified a series of actions that they should instruct their CPO and the procurement team to take in order to address social and governance issues. To start with, companies should set out their social and governance expectations in their supplier code of conduct, … [Read more...] about To truly address ESG, your company has to also consider its suppliers
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Liz Longley never intended to crowdfund her sixth studio album , but when the Nashville-based singer-songwriter learned it would cost more than she could afford to buy back the masters from her record label she looked to Kickstarter and her fans for help. On Sept. 24, 2019, Longley launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of $45,000 to pay her label Concord back and raise enough money to release Funeral For My Past independently. Much to her surprise she raised $150,000, ranking her as the fourth most funded solo female musician on the crowdfunding platform behind Chely Wright, Nita Strauss and Kate Nash. Nearly a year later, that project is now available. MORE FROM FORBES Songwriting University Offers Virtual Co-Writes With Hit Songwriters By Annie Reuter “Before we launched, I reached out to some of my hardcore fans that have been supportive over the years and asked them if they'd be willing … [Read more...] about Liz Longley Releases Kickstarter Funded Studio Album ‘Funeral For My Past’
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Songwriters are the heartbeat of Nashville and as the city continues to expand, so do the creatives and the way in which they make music. Prior to the 1990s, it was common for songwriters to write songs by themselves. Willie Nelson penned Patsy Cline’s timeless ballad “Crazy,” Bob McDill wrote Don Williams’ reflective “Good Ole Boys Like Me” while Tom T. Hall crafted Jeannie C. Riley’s memorable “Harper Valley P.T.A.” solo. The way a song is created today is drastically different than the early ’90s when thousands of songwriters flocked to Nashville where they could make a decent living by simply getting an album cut. Blair Daly moved to Nashville in the ’90s and saw early success with John Michael Montgomery (“How Was I to Know,” “Angel In My Eyes”) and more recently Kip Moore (“Beer Money, “Running For You”). Songwriting was more stripped down back then and there was much more co-writing amongst songwriters without artists … [Read more...] about Evolution Of The Nashville Songwriter: From Solo Writes To Songwriting Apps
Cho Hyun-min, president of Hanjin Trasportation, speaks at a press conference Tuesday. [HANJIN TRANSPORTATION] Hanjin Transportation will invest of total 1.1 trillion won ($859 million) by end of 2025, and it will also open its own metaverse world on the Zepeto application. Of the total investment, 800 billion won will be used to build a logistics hub in Daejeon, another in greater Seoul and various smaller fulfillment centers nationwide. Another 150 billion won will be used for IT and digitization. The remaining 150 billion won will be used to establish overseas subsidiaries in countries such as Thailand and Indonesia. Hanjin Transportation has 12 overseas subsidiaries and plans to increase that to 19 by end of 2025. With the investment, the company aims to log an annual revenue of 4.5 trillion won and operating profit of 200 billion won in 2025. It reported annual revenue of 2.5 trillion won last year, up 13 percent on year. Operating profit was 105.8 billion won, edging … [Read more...] about Hanjin to up investment after losing Coupang business
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Starting about seven or so years ago, the folks at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) were looking for a way to address a problem: Governments in many developing countries wanted to protect their natural resources. But they lacked the financing muscle to do so. “There wasn’t enough funding globally to allow countries to achieve their conservation goals, while providing a sustainable funding stream to do so,” says Steve Valdes-Robles, senior attorney at TNC. Ultimately, they devised the Blue Bonds for Ocean Conservation program, a massive debt refinancing project with the government of Belize, which agreed to a long-term commitment for ocean conservation. The $364 million debt conversion reduced Belize’s debt by 12% of GDP, created long-term sustainable financing of approximately $4 million annually for conservation, and locked in a commitment to protect 30% of Belize’s ocean, in addition to other conservation measures. The … [Read more...] about How The Nature Conservancy’s Blue Bond Helped Belize Restructure Its Debt And Conserve Its Oceans