GSK sales in China nosedive

Following a bribery scandal, GSK sales in China fell 61% during the third quarter of 2013. Experts wonder whether the company may be able to recover in the region from such a fall.British…

Did partial shutdown undermine the economy?

According to the American Chemistry Council’s Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), the partial shutdown of the federal government during the first half of October did not have a significantly negative…

Campaign to Fix the Debt offers common sense ideas

The Campaign to Fix the Debt, a non-partisan movement aimed at putting America on a better fiscal and economic path, has just issued “The Citizen’s Plan to Fix the Debt”.Campaigners say it offers…

How to ask for a raise

Before reading this article it is important to note that the methods by which raises are given vary depending on the company you work for.Some companies automatically raise employee salaries on a…

What are the most powerful countries in the world?

This article focuses on the most powerful countries in the world, depending on a range of criteria which create different sets of rankings.A country may be powerful simply because of its military…

Obamacare online problems

When you launch a new health care program, such as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare online, you should not depend entirely on computers.Even though they are full of promise and raise sky high…

What are the best business schools?

This article paints a picture of the best business schools around the world, according to various different ranking systems.Business schools are university-level institutions that provide…

2013 Economics Nobel Prize awarded to trio

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2013 Economic Nobel prize to Eugene F. Fama, University of Chicago, IL, Lars Peter Hansen, University of Chicago, IL, and Robert J. Shiller, Yale…

Was the Royal Mail sale too cheap?

Royal Mail shares, which sold at 330p per share, rose to 456p, an increase of 38% at the beginning of conditional dealings on the LSE (London Stock Exchange).Many opponents, and even City experts…

CEO confidence down in second quarter 2013

CEO confidence fell during the third quarter of 2013 to 54 points, down from 62 during the second quarter, according to the Conference Board and PwC Measure of CEO Confidence report.Any measure…

IMF cuts global growth estimate to 2.9%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its 2013 global growth estimate to 2.9% in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, down from 3.2% in July. In 2012 the global economy grew by 3.2%.…

Mobile banking becoming more popular

Mobile banking is becoming progressively more popular, says the ABA (American Bankers Association).In a survey involving 1,000 US adults, mobile banking is now preferred by 8% of customers, two…