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Sensex soars 385 points at close as rupee recovers, financials lead gains

Indian shares bounced back on Friday after two straight days of losses, starting July derivatives series on a strong footing led by energy and financial stocks as the rupee recovered from an all-time low and Asian peers staged a pullback. The rupee, which breached the 69 per dollar mark for the first time on Thursday, recovered tracking a rebound in Asian shares and currencies. The BSE Sensex surged 385.84 points to close at 35,423.48, whereas the broader NSE Nifty zoomed 125.20 points to 10,714.30 at close. Market sentiment across the globe was…

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India plans to cut oil imports from Iran, say officials

India is looking at slashing oil imports from Iran, and replacing them with more purchases from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait after US re-imposed sanctions on the Persian Gulf nation, government and industry officials said on Thursday. While a final view on US asking India and China to cut Iranian oil imports has not yet been taken, the petroleum ministry has asked refiners to tread cautiously and start looking at alternatives, they said. Bringing down imports to zero, as desired by the US, may however not be feasible, officials said. The…

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The new ASUS ZenBook Pro May be Perfect – if Somewhat Costly – for Creative Businesses

The new ScreenPad feature on the ZenBook Pro has essentially placed another screen where the touchpad is supposed to be, one-upping Apple’s TouchBar with many more features. And this could be perfect for small businesses in the creative field. 2018 ZenBook Pro Series Asus announced its new ZenBook Pro series along with other more affordable laptops at Computex 2018. But the headliner was the Pro series and its ScreenPad. This is a computer for professionals specifically designed for creators. While Asus has not set the price, the fully packed device is expected to go…

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The Best and Worst International Airlines for Small Business Travelers in 2018

Consumers choose a brand for a host of different reasons, and the new survey carried out by GraphicSprings.com asked international passengers which airline they would like to fly based just on the logo. And not surprisingly, depending on how you look at it, one of the best airlines in the world, Etihad was first. Remember this was just based on the logo of the company. This result highlights why it is significant for companies to put their best effort into all of their customer-facing products, whether it is a logo or something…

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Best QuickBooks Apps for Small Business Users

QuickBooks is one of the top bookkeeping tools available today. With a desktop software and online version available, businesses of all sizes have used the product to track their earnings, expenses and other financial data. But the platform can do even more when you start making use of integrated apps. There are third-party apps available for everything from uploading data from spreadsheets to tracking employee time and pay. All of these are available in the QuickBooks App Store, where you can browse or search and then download the apps of your…

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How Small Businesses Can Think And Operate Like Big Brands

Shutterstock The other day, my worst nightmare came true. I was in the middle of writing an article and my computer crashed. Luckily I know a bit about hardware, so like any go-getter, I took apart my laptop and immediately identified the problem. Since I didn’t have the parts or time to fix it, I logged onto the most popular search engine, looked up “computer repair near me” and went to the first spot on the list. The experience that follows taught me a couple of valuable lessons for both…

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