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How Does a Business Line of Credit Work?

Money is essential when running a business. No matter what types of products or services your business sells, its success is dependent upon cashflow. With money, you can buy inventory, equipment, machines, advertising, and you can hire employees. Fortunately, there are a variety of financing options available, one of which is a business line of…

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How to Get a Business Loan?

Not every entrepreneur can fund his or her business venture or idea using only their own personal money. In fact, the National Small Business Association states that 73% of small businesses in the United States have used financing in the past 12 months. The SBA also states says that 63% of small business employers have…

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IMF Places China’s Yuan in Reserve Basket

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced earlier this month that it would be placing China’s currency, the yuan, in its Special Drawing Rights (SBR) basket of reserve currencies, alongside other globally recognized currencies like the dollar, euro, pound and yen. The world’s most populated country has been pushing the IMF to place its currency in…

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US Employment Numbers Signal Towards Interest Rate Hike

There’s new evidence indicating that the U.S. Federal Reserve will increase interest rates by the end of the year. According to data released by the Department of Labor (DOL), more than 211,000 new jobs were created last month. This is roughly 35,000 more than the previously projected amount. With higher employment numbers comes speculation that…

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Gold Tumbles to Near 6-Year Low

Gold has long been viewed as stable commodity, with investors pouring billions of dollars into the precious metal. However, prices for gold fell to a near 6-year low, trading as low as $1,051.60 per ounce on Friday. So, what’s driving the price of gold down? And how long can we expect this trend to last?…

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Notre Dame to Receive $20 Million for Global Investing Institute

Notre Dame has been given a $20 million donation to fund development for a new global investing institute in its Mendoza College of Business campus. According to a statement issued by the esteemed university, former Notre Dame graduates from the class of 1996 James Parsons and his wife, Dr. Carrie Quinn, made the donation. Parsons…

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IMF Looks to Cut Global Outlook

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be cutting its global outlook amid weak commodity prices in emerging markets. Established December 1945, the IMF is an organization of some 188 countries working to promote greater trade cooperation, financial security, employment and economic growth, and to lower poverty rates. Each country member of the IMF contributes funds…

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Angel Investing in India Rises 81% to Rs 70.3

Angel investing has become increasing popular not only here in the US, but abroad as well. There’s a good reason for this trend: angel investing offers is a win-win scenario for both angles and the entrepreneurs/business owners with whom they invest. The angel benefits from receiving a stake in the venture, whereas the entrepreneur benefits…

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Billions of Dollars Being Invested in Bank IT

The independent analyst and consultancy firm Ovum has released a new report on the growing trend of IT investments in the banking/financial sector. The London-based firm predicts Information Technology (IT) budgets among global retail banks will reach a jaw-dropping $141 billion by the end year, up 4.3% from 2013. But the IT investment train won’t…

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UN Report: Surge In Renewable Energy Investments

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)  has published its annual Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment report, indicating a growing trend towards investments in renewable energy sources throughout the world. 2014 was an abysmal year for the oil industry, as prices dropped by nearly 50%. While this hurt the profits of major oil companies like…

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Will European Banks Fail The Upcoming Stress Test?

The Federal Reserve is preparing its next round of stress tests for several major European banks, including Deutsche Bank AG and Banco Santander. This test, as the name suggests, is designed to gauge banks’ ability to hold up under pressure. While we’re still several weeks away from knowing whether or not the European banks failed,…

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