TOKYO (Reuters) - Each April, hundreds of new graduates report for work in Japan's corporate world, all on the same day, all dressed in standard business black, and all ready to be molded into staunch company loyalists.
Each April, hundreds of new graduates report for work in Japan's corporate world, all on the same day, all dressed in standard business black, and all ready to be molded into staunch company loyalists. ...
TOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to raise incomes by 3% annually and set up special economic zones to attract foreign businesses in the third tranche of measures aimed at boosting growth in the world’s third-biggest economy.
Abe is also considering a push for public pensions and other public funds – a pool of US$2 trillion – to increase returns by raising investment in equities, a government draft growth strategy showed, confirming a Reuters report.
LONDON: A worldwide sell-off in government bonds deepened on Wednesday, with the rise in long-term borrowing costs to their highest level this year spreading unease across all assets and putting stock markets under pressure too. European equities stabilised after the previous session's heavy losses as upbeat regional economic and corporate reports helped. But bond yields continued to push higher, with investors reassessing the early year deflation scare in the light of a 50 percent rebound in oil prices from January's trough.
Ninety years ago, President Calvin Coolidge stated before the American Society of Newspaper Editors: “The chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.”
When new hires don’t work out, they end up costing companies a lot of money. This can be especially hurtful in a small-business environment. Making a bad hiring decision not only hurts your business’s bottom line, it has a negative impact on your employees and your company’s culture.
It’s a media ritual — releasing oh-so-hysterical faux press releases, and waiting for the gullible to bite — until they check a calendar and realize it’s April Fool’s Day. (Sadly, having to work on Easter Monday does NOT appear to be an April Fool’s Day joke.) Below, a compilation of some of the fooling making the rounds, and don’t let us catch you pulling anything after noon.
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Andrew Wilkinson submits: Equity investors reveled in signs of an improving labor market the day before an official government report that may yet deliver a disappointing reading. Stocks jumped after retailers put on their best performance in seven years, while The Wall Street Journal points out that 87% of them topped same-store sales predictions.