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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Australian authorities were preparing to evacuate thousands of more people on Monday from flood-affected suburbs on the western fringes of Sydney, the country’s biggest city, with another day of heavy rain triggering the worst floods in 60 years. Rivers across the state of New South Wales (NSW) have burst their banks amid three days of…
A new report by Airwallex and CPA Australia shows that only one third of Asia Pacific (APAC) businesses have invested in fintech despite increasing digital adoption in the face of COVID-19. 600 CPA members in the APAC region were surveyed with the aim to educate businesses about the benefits of financial technology and to address…
When you grow a business, the prevailing advice is to draw up a business plan. When I first started to grow my business outside of my first 4×4 clinic, I focused heavily on the business strategy as to how we were going to grow and where we would get the business from. Over time, and…
A group of police officers who defied the Myanmar army’s orders to shoot opponents of the coup recounted their experience after they escaped to India. While speaking, they raised a three-finger salute – a symbol of resistance to Myanmar’s military rulers. “We cannot hurt our people, that’s why we came to Mizoram,” said one of…
London, United Kingdom – Marius Daniel Banceanu has a grand vision for greater recognition for his people, the Roma, but this month his gaze is fixed on a single, small box. For the first time, in the 2021 census of the United Kingdom – an event that takes place every 10 years, Roma is included…
On February 7, a Himalayan glacier broke and caused a flash flood in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand. The avalanche smashed two hydroelectric dam projects and killed more than 200 people. A total of 205 people were reported missing in the disaster, but so far only 74 bodies and 34 separate body parts have…
In a quest to cut costs, many businesses inadvertently leave money on the table by overlooking legitimate savings or chasing false economies. From paying more than necessary to cutting budgets on activities that bring home the bacon, here are some of the most commonly overlooked savings in business to look out for in 2021. 1.…
Listen to this story Directors no longer have the protection of the “COVID Safe Harbour” insolvency rules put in place to deal with the impact of the pandemic. These rules, which absolved directors from personal liability if their businesses traded while insolvent, have been replaced by legislation that includes a new, streamlined SME restructuring process…
Listen to this story Victorian business affected by the most recent lockdown may be eligible for support thanks to a $143 million Circuit Breaker Support Package that’s been introduced by the State Government. The package is aimed at businesses that incurred costs, such as lost trading and the forfeit of perishable goods, during the recent…
Four Indonesians had been held by group notorious for kidnapping for ransom for more than a year.Philippine troops have killed a leader of the Abu Sayyaf kidnap-for-ransom group and rescued four Indonesian hostages – one aged just 15 – who had been held for more than a year, the military said on Sunday. Majan Sahidjuan,…