April 1, 2011

Weekly Global Business News Round-Up

Can't keep track of the latest buzz in global business today? Here's a compilation of movers and shakers in the industry for the week:

March 28, 2011
Cartridge World announced its strategy to save money for small businesses around the world by reducing printing costs. Global Business Solutions received the 2011 Broker of the Year Award from Ex-Im bank and US Trade Representative, Ron Kirk, says the Obama administration hopes to "demystify" the export process to fuel job recovery.

March 29, 2011
Prime Minister Stephen Harper re-announces one-year $1,000 tax credit to help small businesses in Ottawa. The Go Global Conference laid out their 2011 featured speakers and key interview opportunities to discuss building successful relationships, both foreign and domestic as key to global business success. Blackbaud launched its Global Account Program in support of international non-governmental organizations. A working agreement had been signed to link Kenyan SMEs with their international counterparts. IFC will provide trade-finance facility to boost Sri Lankan Business trade opportunities. UK Prime Minister David Cameron launched StartUp Britain scheme and Fujitsu also pledged its support for the initiative.

March 30, 2011
The global manufacturing supply chain is uneasy because of the recent Japan quake. Microsoft released its study on Global SMB Cloud Adoption and how cloud computing could impact small businesses. Foreign companies under UK listing would not be subjected to the UK Bribery Act. AMEX announced enhancements  for Global Business Travel. Larry Downes analyzed and expressed his views on why no one will join the Global Network Initiative.

March 31, 2011
The Association of Corporate Travel Executives announced their Global Business Travel Conference schedule, featured speakers and new features. Asian  and World stocks gain amidst world woes after reports that US employers are hiring. EU SMEs provided help to export products and services.

April 1, 2011
Alternative solutions to nuclear power needs are urged in the aftermath of Japan's quake which is causing a global risk society. Global process automation solutions reaches to North American SMB markets. Iconosys released smartphone app to promote daily deals on Facebook.

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