Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday holds talks in Greece, where he is eagerly awaited by the new pro-business government. Xi touched down in Athens on Sunday at the start of a three-day visit aimed at deepening cooperation with Greece across the board."It is our duty to steadily upgrade our cooperation in all sectors, by delving deeply into existing fields and expanding the range of investments", the Chinese president said in an article published in "Kathimerini" newspaper on Sunday.Xi is due to meet Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the trip, with the two countries set to sign cooperation documents on education, shipping and energy.Close According to the Chinese foreign ministry, the visit to Athens will have "historical significance" for the development of China-Greece relations, and will also "inject new impetus" into the development of China-EU relations and Beijing's "Belt and Road" initiative. related news Japan's … [Read more...] about China’s Xi Jinping holds talks in Greece en route to BRICS summit
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The year’s end is a natural time for leaders to clear off their desks and begin setting goals that will be key to their company’s growth and productivity in the coming months. But figuring out exactly what those objectives are and how best to implement them is no easy feat. advertisement advertisement No wonder more than three quarters of the business owners polled in a recent Staples National Small Business Survey said they haven’t achieved their vision for their company. Daina Middleton, global CEO of Performics and author of Marketing in the Participation Age suggests leaders begin with an eye toward how they do business. “It’s clear that we are living in a highly participative and networked environment,” she explains. “Businesses are beginning to understand that to thrive in the participation age, they must become adept ‘nurturists,’” Middleton advises, by adapting quickly, cultivating what works, and … [Read more...] about 6 Achievable Business Goals Your Company Needs To Set Now For 2013
Hareesh VTrade war worries that fanned fears of a possible recession adversely hit the global economy, particularly that of the US and China. The prolonged uncertainty about trade policies between the world’s two largest economies also hit global trade and demand for commodities.Escalation of hostilities has led to most industrial metals lose ground, suppressing prices in a tight range near its multi-year lows.Close Chinese industries are the key consumers of all base metals. The trade dispute has roiled the Chinese manufacturing sector and demand for industrial commodities. related news Silver futures rise Rs 171 to Rs 44,043 per kg Crude oil futures slip on weak global cues The industrial red metal, copper, gained in the first four months of the year on optimism that the two sides would resolve the dispute and spur demand.But, prices dropped to a two-year low later as there were no signs of a breakthrough.Aluminium, a widely used industrial metal in the automobile … [Read more...] about Should one bet on aluminium, zinc, copper amid trade disputes, slowdown gloom?
Audi India recently launched the A4 sedan with a mild upgrade making it a facelifted 2018 model rather than the new 2020 model that is currently on sale in international markets. While aesthetic changes have been made, the A4 now only gets one engine option.The car gets a redesigned front bumper and brand-new all-weather LED headlights and the rear-end has also been updated with a new set of taillamps. The company is offering the Auto Park Assist feature as standard with the top Technology trim of the sedan.The A4 now, gets only one engine option, a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit making 152 PS of maximum power and 250 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 7-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch transmission (DCT) gearbox.Close Along with the facelift, the A4 range also gets updated prices for India. This includes a price tag of Rs 42 lakh for the Premium Plus trim, which is Rs 51,000 more than its predecessor. The new Technology trim also costs Rs 45.55 lakh -- Rs 48,000 more than the previous … [Read more...] about Audi launches facelifted A4 sedan with only one engine option
Shares of Affle India rallied 10 percent intraday on November 11 after Japanese brokerage firm Nomura had initiated coverage with a buy rating on the stock and the target price at Rs 1,900, implying 36 percent potential upside from current levels.The stock more-than-doubled already from its issue price of Rs 745 since the August listing. It was quoting at Rs 1,519.20, up Rs 121.35, or 8.68 percent, on the BSE at 13:48 hours IST."We initiate with a buy on Affle, a leading digital AdTech player in India. We think the underlying macro is attractive in Affle's key markets (India & SEA), where a large internet user base, rising smartphone sales, improving data connectivity and young demographics augur well for the shift to digital," the brokerage said.Close Digital advertising spends are expected to grow faster at 32 percent and 18 percent CAGR in India, and SEA against 15 percent globally over FY18-21E. Despite this, the penetration is expected to remain low at 25-30 percent by … [Read more...] about Affle India share price hits record high, sees 36% upside after Q2 as Nomura initiates coverage with buy