22 Jul 2014 - 14:32

We keep hearing in the news about directors whose standards fall below that which was expected of them in their role and what would be expected of them by society in general. How can an organisation minimise the risk of such people emerging?

22 Jul 2014 - 12:03

All too often meetings take up an inordinate amount of time. But by focusing on meeting productivity, individuals and businesses can greatly reduce time wastage

16 Jul 2014 - 11:06

Spreadsheet use is a habit that many commodity traders find hard to break. But the tools that proved adequate for running a trading operation a decade ago are no longer fit for purpose: relying on spreadsheets to compete in today’s commodity markets is like running against Usain Bolt while wearing lead boots – and businesses, like great athletes, need the best tools and conditions

15 Jul 2014 - 10:04

With the increased focus on the role and accountability of Non-Executive Directors it seems that their whole mindset needs to change along with the expectations from the other board members

Global business news

25 Jul 2014 - 10:09

The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for global economic growth this year from 3.7 to 3.4 percent but raised its outlook for some economies

22 Jul 2014 - 10:15

The prices of zinc, nickel and aluminium were among the front runners as base metals showed gains averaging 1.2 percent

21 Jul 2014 - 09:54

The Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has reported a 19 percent rise in sales to $21.9 for the first half of 2014

18 Jul 2014 - 11:36

The £1.4 billion contract to operate the cross-London Crossrail franchise has gone to Hong Kong-based MTR Corporation

16 Jul 2014 - 08:47

The world's second largest economy showed improved growth in Q2 prompting speculation about a recovery

Executive Insight

CEO, Leni Gas & Oil

Neil Ritson, CEO of Leni Gas and Oil discusses why Social media is overrated and why life is too short for bad wine.

Director, Digby Wells Environmental

Danie Otto, Director of Digby Wells Environmental discusses his biggest achievements, learning from past mistakes and who inspires him professionally

General Manager of Fortescue’s Cloudbreak mine

Julie Shuttleworth, General Manager of Fortescue’s Cloudbreak mine discusses her proudest achievements, her inspirations and the lessons she has learnt throughout her career

Business Blogs

David Sturges looks at the risks of cyber crime and how businesses can ensure greater security against it by moving to the cloud.

On 17 October, 2013, the United States will have hit its deadline to extend its debt ceiling. With the government having been partially shut down, some are beginning to question what it will take for the Democrats and Republicans to realise their stubbornness to negotiate with each other ultimately benefits no one

Sustainability is no longer of interest to big corporations only, smaller firms are just around the corner. Considerable focus on sustainability from Asian investors, European investors are lagging behind.

You can’t read the label from inside the jar, say Fortune 100 consultants.

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