Category: Business

Amazon delivers a suite of 150 new tools and services for SMEs

Amazon has lent a helping hand to small and medium-sized enterprises wishing to grow their sales via the e-commerce portal with the release of a new suite of 150 separate tools and services designed to aid third-party sellers. The toolkit includes a raft of new functionality such as Target Inventory Levels and Sold by Amazon […]

How small business owners can have a holiday, without neglecting their business

How small business owners can have a holiday, without neglecting their business As a business owner you’re often the last to take a holiday. There is always so much to do, and then if your staff are away, you need to fill in – and of course, it can feel as though everything will come […]

Supermarket considers rationing small business buyers

A senior executive at a major food retailer has said that it is considering introducing rationing. It will prevent firms that have not made their own no-deal Brexit plan from using food retailers as wholesalers. But he said he did not envisage that the limits would affect normal retail customers. “One potential problem is that […]

Asian stocks cautious ahead of Powell’s speech; yuan at fresh 11-1/2 year low

Asian shares struggled to make headway on Friday as uncertainty over how much further the U.S. Federal Reserve would cut interest rates added to investors’ worries over slowing global growth. With the U.S.-China trade war dragging on, and political tumult in Hong Kong, Italy and Britain adding to the tense backdrop, investors were keenly awaiting […]

Two Fed officials see no case for rate cut now; Kaplan ‘open-minded’

Underscoring divisions within the Federal Reserve over how to respond to signs of a global economic slowdown, two officials on Thursday said they see no need to lower borrowing costs next month, while another said he was “open-minded.” Kansas City Fed President Esther George, who dissented against the U.S. central bank’s decision to cut rates […]

Markets doubt Fed’s ability to defend economy, spur inflation

From the market’s point of view, neither prospect is looking great. Market conditions have grown harsher and data is pointing to lower inflation. Fed policymakers, economists and other officials are convening at an annual monetary policy retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this week, a bucolic backdrop for a tough discussion about whether central bankers can […]

Hasbro takes home Peppa Pig, PJ Masks in $4 billion eOne deal

Hasbro Inc will buy Entertainment One Ltd for about $4 billion (3.27 billion pounds) in cash, expanding into the lucrative infant and preschool market by gaining access to popular TV shows like Peppa Pig and PJ Masks. The deal for the independent studio will give the Nerf and Power Rangers toymaker more exposure in its […]