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Things To Consider When Choosing Office Chairs For Your Home Office

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are working from home, which means more and more people are setting up home offices. An important part of setting up any office, whether it’s at home or at a designated workplace, is making sure that you have an office chair that you can take sitting in for hours at a time, day in and day out. Luckily, these days you can find all sorts of different styles and materials, which mean that there is definitely something out there for everyone.

Take a look at the following important considerations when choosing office chairs for your home office.

Your Needs.

When you’re investing in perfect office chairs, be sure to take into account your personal needs in terms of comfort level, space requirements in your home office, and any medical conditions, such as lower back pain or postural problems. By considering … Read the rest

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IPhone Chipmaker TSMC Lifts 2020 Outlook Expecting Big 5G Boost

(Bloomberg) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. raised its 2020 revenue forecast for a second time this year, reflecting strong demand for 5G mobile devices like Apple Inc.’s new iPhones and high-performance computing in the post-pandemic era.The world’s largest contract chipmaker now expects 2020 sales to climb more than 30% in dollar terms, compared with a previous forecast of growth of more than 20%. For the current quarter, revenue should be between $12.4 billion and $12.7 billion, while gross margin will be between 51.5% and 53.5%, Chief Financial Officer Wendell Huang told analysts.The main chipmaker for Apple’s iPhones continues to invest in expanding and upgrading technology, anticipating strong demand from 5G smartphones as well as for server chips as countries gradually emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. Executives said Thursday they expect capital spending of about $17 billion in 2020, the high end of its previously forecast range.Previously disclosed monthly numbers showed … Read the rest

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Startup Founders Should Focus on Managing Expectations Before Managing KPIs

by Manni Sidhu, Co-founder and CEO of Coleegs, and William Gilchrist, Founder and CEO of Konsyg

A new challenge has bloomed for founders and managers in the Covid-19 era –how do they set key performance indicators (KPIs) for the years ahead?

The start of a new quarter prompts common questions from start-up founder’s and executives across Asia: What are our revenues and sales targets? How do we achieve our intended goals?

These same decision makers are now being forced to answer an alternative set of questions: Which staff do we retain, furlough, or layoff? Will our funding dry out? How much further will our revenues drop?

We identified three fundamental areas where founders need to direct their attention over the coming 12 months, in order to set the stage for KPIs to create positive outcomes.

Retention of Staff.

A recent report from research and policy advisory organisation ‘Start-up … Read the rest

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ConocoPhillips in Talks to Buy Concho Resources in Big Shale Bet

(Bloomberg) — ConocoPhillips is in talks to acquire rival Concho Resources Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, as one of America’s largest independent oil explorers looks to make a bold bet on shale during an historic industry downturn.The companies may announce a deal in the next few weeks, said the people, who asked to not be identified because the matter isn’t public. Shares of Concho climbed as much as 10% to $48.72 in early New York trading Wednesday, giving the Midland, Texas-based company a market value of about $9.6 billion.Conoco was little changed after closing down 2% at $34.88 on Tuesday, translating into a market value of about $37 billion. No final decision has been made and talks could fall through, the people said. Representatives for Conoco and Concho didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.The potential combination would be the latest sign that long-expected consolidation in the … Read the rest

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Business Travel Decline Due To COVID And Environmental Concerns

by Simone Semprini, CEO & Co-Founder, TourScanner

A few months after the world discovered the first Coronavirus case in China, a general lockdown has completely changed the lives of billions of people. It was a surreal situation with over one billion people confined at home.

Effect of the lockdown in the travel industry.

The measures to prevent the spreading of the virus induced a global reduction of the travel demand. International traveling was forbidden in most countries in the world, and even domestic trips were not allowed in several countries.

The number of flights in the United States was reduced by over 70% in April, seven times more than the impact of the financial crisis of 2008. The decline of business travel has been a significant factor.

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, corporate travel is worth $1.4 trillion and it accounts for 21% of the global … Read the rest

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Altimmune’s COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Positive Results; Street Sees 289% Upside

Shares of Altimmune published positive pre-clinical data for its new single-dose, intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate AdCOVID. Shares closed 1.9% higher on Monday.The company stated that the study conducted on two strains of mice demonstrated that its AdCOVID elicited multi-faceted immune activity including serum neutralizing immunity, T cell immunity, and mucosal immunity.According to Altimmune (ALT), “AdCOVID is based on the Company’s adenovirus-based intranasal vaccine platform and expresses the receptor binding domain (RBD) of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.” The company said, “AdCOVID is designed to offer significant advantages over other COVID-19 vaccine approaches, including intranasal administration, single-dose effectiveness, broad activation of the immune response, and the ability to ship and store the vaccine conveniently and inexpensively.”Altimmune is planning to file an Investigational New Drug (IND) with the US Food and Drug Administration. It expects to initiate a Phase 1 safety and immunogenicity trial of its intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate during the fourth … Read the rest

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How Technology Is Shaping The Future Of Lending In Australia

by Luke Fitzpatrick

In an age where loans are harder to come by than ever, it seems behind the times that technology hasn’t already further accelerated an individual’s capacity to explore different methods of funding. 

With trust in major banks faltering, it makes sense that now is the time for investors and borrowers to explore alternative means for gaining loans. The digital age is helping to facilitate this change through new means like crowdfunding and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending. 

The endless possibilities of technology.

The shift to more modern funding options has occurred on the back of industry regulators cracking down on credit providers and banks making property, business, and personal loans harder to come by. 

Instead of relying on traditional lenders, young people are using technology to assume greater control over their own financial destiny. This means no longer accepting the word of large financial institutions as law. 

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China Bans Australian Coal Imports as Political Relations Sour

(Bloomberg) — China has suspended purchases of Australian coal, according to people familiar with the order, as Beijing continues to tightly control imports of the fuel amid soured political relations with Canberra.Chinese power stations and steel mills have been verbally told to immediately stop using Australian coal, the people said, asking not to be identified as the matter is private. Ports have also been told not to offload Australian coal, one of the people said. China’s customs administration wasn’t immediately available to comment.The ban marks an escalation in tensions that have already jolted agricultural exports from China’s biggest supplier of commodities. It isn’t clear when the halt might end or how it might affect long-term contracts that are already in place.The fossil fuel has been a previous target for China’s ire with what it regards as an increasingly hostile government in Canberra, most recently in 2019 when shipments became subject … Read the rest

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3 Tips For Developing A Sky-High Growth Plan

by Karen Hayward, Chief Outsiders Managing Partner and CMO, and author of “Stop Random Acts of Marketing: Deliberate & Practical Growth Strategies for Mid-Market CEOs

Middle market companies are ambitious to grow, and they need the right marketing strategy that can guide the whole enterprise to new heights.

Ask any CEO if they want “marketing” and they’ll nod and speak to the value of an attractive website, a recent trade show, or their latest brochure. Ask that same CEO if they want “sales” and the answer will be far simpler… and more enthusiastic. The Internet killed the pure cold call years ago, and marketing is now responsible for 80 percent of the buyer’s journey, which is now done digitally, before the first salesperson is involved. That leaves marketing responsible for awareness, consideration, interest, intent and half the evaluation process.

1. Know the Difference Between a Junior and a

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The Next Big Shift in Economics Takes Shape Under Covid Shadow

(Bloomberg) — A rare regime-change in economic policy is under way that’s edging central bankers out of the pivotal role they have played for decades.Fiscal policy, which fell out of fashion as an engine of economic growth during the inflationary 1970s, has been front-and-center in the fight against Covid-19. Governments have subsidized wages, mailed checks to households and guaranteed loans for business. They’ve run up record budget deficits on the way — an approach that economists have gradually come to support, ever since the last big crash in 2008 ushered in a decade of tepid growth.And the public spending that put a floor under the pandemic slump is increasingly seen as vital for a sustained recovery too. When it looks like drying up, as it did in the U.S. last week, investors start to worry.How long to keep the taps open will be a key theme at this week’s International … Read the rest