Finance

The week ahead in business and finance

Low-cost carrier easyJet will release its latest trading update on Tuesday.  CREDIT: SIMON DAWSON/BLOOMBERG Monday May 15 After Dignity, the UK’s only listed funeral company, cut its earnings guidance just two months ago, it is expected to enjoy a robust first quarter. Earnings before interest and tax are forecast to increase by around 8pc in quarter one to £33.5m, while ... Read More »

Xander finance invests 130 crore in Adarsh developers ‘residential project’

Xander Finance, the non-banking finance arm of Xander Group, had invested Rs 130 crore in Adarsh Developers’ residential project in Bengaluru.”We have already funded more than half of the total commitment of Rs 130 crore provided to Adarsh. This facility is for project development for their villa projects in and around south-east Bengaluru,” said Amar Merani, the CEO of Xander ... Read More »

Tips to Help Control Your Small Business Finances

There’s no way to get around some of the challenges that come with being a small business owner. But the proper tools and support can help you navigate the world of debits and credits more smoothly.  Here are a few financial challenges you may face and some small business finance tips for managing them. Small Business Finance Tips Cash Management ... Read More »

48% say financial education would help them save for retirement

Just under half (48%) of respondents believe that financial education would help them to save for retirement, according to research by Capita Employee Benefits. Its Insight report, which surveyed 1,801 UK employees aged 16 or over, also found that 73% of respondents expect their employer to provide tailored guidance on the benefits available, as well as information on how appropriate each benefit ... Read More »

Belgian finance minister warns EU: change or die

Mr Van Overtveldt said a “different” and “better” EU, that focused on key areas such as security, migration, jobs and trade instead of policing trivial policies would help to boost prosperity in the bloc CREDIT: AFP Brexit has “shattered” the principle of ever closer union in the EU, according to the Belgian finance minister, who warned that the bloc had ... Read More »

Stamford school board blasts finance panel for budget cut

FILE — Nicola Tarzia answers questions as the Parent-Teacher Council of Stamford hosts a forum with the Board of Education candidates at the Government Center in Stamford, Conn., Oct. 27, 2016. STAMFORD — Frustrated school board members have lashed out at the city’s Board of Finance for cutting $1.7 million from the district’s budget request last week. “The budget that ... Read More »

Zoho launches finance suite for GST regime

CHENNAI, APRIL 20:   Software company Zoho on Wednesday launched its GST-compliant finance suite, Zoho Finance Plus, even as the country prepares for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime from July 1. Zoho’s finance suite will help companies make a smooth transition to GST regime by offering end-to-end integrated Cloud-based platform for businesses to manage their finances and operations, including ... Read More »

Bonds: Italian risk premium at highest since 2014

These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2.32% (-5bp) UK: 1.05% (-2bp) Germany: 0.20% (-0bp) France: 0.96% (+3bp) Spain: 1.64% (+3bp) Italy: 2.28% (+4bp) Portugal: 3.85% (+3bp) Greece: 6.72% (-6bp) Japan: 0.04% (-2bp) Longer-term Gilts tagged along for the ride with debt from the other G4 economies, as heightened tensions around the ... Read More »

New Milford finance board cuts budget yet again

NEW MILFORD — The Board of Finance, in a series of budget amendments adopted Thursday night, rejected Mayor David Gronbach’s plan to offset a $1.5 million revenue miscalculation with measures including the sale of town properties. Instead, the board cut $968,000 from the town budget and $532,000 from the schools budget. The overall budget now stands at nearly $101 million, ... Read More »

How finance brands use Instagram

  A mountain top view. A close-up of a hand-rolled pastry. These images, while almost pedestrian on Instagram, are hardly what you’d expect out of a finance brand. But that’s exactly what American Express’ presence on the platform is all about: An effort to connect with an experience rather than a product. “Instagram is really about engaging — it’s so ... Read More »