Women entrepreneurs in Kenyan industry struggle to access credit – study...

Nita Bhalla, Thomson Reuters FoundationNAIROBI, Sept 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Raising start-up capital is one of the biggest challenges for women entrepreneurs in Kenya’s key manufacturing sector, with banks requiring collateral that most of them do not have, a study said on Tuesday.Manufacturing contributes about 10% of Kenya’s gross domestic product but women account…

Iran official dismisses U.S. sanctions against judges, courts – Reuters UK

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump displays an executive order imposing fresh sanctions on Iran in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria(Reuters) - A top Iranian constitutional official on Friday dismissed the imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iranian judges for alleged gross human rights violations and…

Flimsy PPE, missing soap, non-compliant students: Teachers say some classrooms aren’t...

Students who have signed up for in-person learning have begun returning to schools. Teachers say that while some critical safety measures have been implemented, they're not enough to protect against the coronavirus. Some have reported dead cockcroaches and substandard protective equipment in schools.  Teachers say they are desperate for more cooperation from families, so children…

A Microsoft cloud exec says what sets Azure apart from rivals...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. REUTERS/Sergio Perez This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now. Microsoft Azure Global corporate vice president Tom Keane said what sets the company apart from rivals is trust, and that it is never "focused on competing with our customers in the respective industries."…

Philippines payment processing startup PayMongo lands $12 million Series A led...

Stripe has led a $12 million Series A round in Manila-based online payment platform PayMongo, the startup announced today. PayMongo, which offers an online payments API for businesses in the Philippines, was the first Filipino-owned financial tech startup to take part in Y Combinator’s accelerator program. Y Combinator and Global Founders Capital, another previous investor,…

These are the 20 highest-paying remote jobs you can do from...

Gideon Mendel/Getty Images This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now. FlexJobs, a website dedicated to remote-job vacancies, analyzed 5,713 companies that are hiring to see which truly remote jobs have the highest salaries. The data is based on jobs that allow you to work from anywhere,…

Exclusive: Petrobras resumes oil trading with Vitol, Trafigura and Glencore –...

PETR4.SA has lifted its ban on trading with major commodity traders Vitol, Trafigura and Glencore GLEN.L, in place since Brazilian prosecutors announced a bribery probe in 2018, the company told Reuters.FILE PHOTO: Brazil's state-run Petrobras oil company headquarters is pictured in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes“After a temporary suspension period with…

Macquarie prepares intel analytics seller Nuix for $1.5 billion IPO –...

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s Macquarie Group is preparing to list its majority-owned software provider Nuix in a deal that would value the data-analysis program seller at close to $1.5 billion, two sources with knowledge of the plans told Reuters on Friday.Macquarie, which owns about 65% of the company that has been used to analyse thousands…

Zoom’s head of talent shares tips for how to get hired,...

Zoom founder Eric Yuan speaks before the Nasdaq opening bell ceremony on April 18, 2019 in New York City. Kena Betancur/Getty Images This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now. Given its exponential growth this year, Zoom is hiring quickly and is on track to double its…

Cannabis salaries are soaring. Here are the 24 jobs where you...

Pay in the cannabis industry is on the rise. AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now. Salaries are rising in the cannabis industry. There are 24 nonexecutive roles in cannabis that offer six-figure salaries, according to a recent report by CannabizTeam. They include…

Exclusive: Petrobras resumes oil trading with Vitol, Trafigura and Glencore –...

PETR4.SA has lifted its ban on trading with major commodity traders Vitol, Trafigura and Glencore GLEN.L, in place since Brazilian prosecutors announced a bribery probe in 2018, the company told Reuters.A man walks past the headquarters of Brazilian oil company Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 10, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes“After a temporary suspension period…

Goldman Sachs boosts 2021 oil forecast and recommends Brent as an...

Thomas Trutschel/Getty Goldman Sachs projected a bullish view for the oil market in 2021, as prices recover alongside a possible COVID-19 vaccine.  Analysts expect benchmark Brent crude futures to rally to $65 per barrel from $45 per barrel in the third quarter of 2021, before settling at $58 by the end of next year. US…

HSBC moved vast sums of dirty money after paying record laundering...

In March 2014, three men kidnapped Reynaldo Pacheco and bludgeoned his head with rocks, leaving the 44-year-old father of a young daughter dead in a creek bed in California’s Napa County. Local authorities determined that his murder was a consequence of an investment fraud that targeted low-income Latino and Asian immigrants around the world. Like…

3 Lessons in Sales and Scale from a Founder Who Sold...

August 24, 2020 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. No doubt, competition in the business world is fierce. New and experienced entrepreneurs must be willing to do everything in their power to achieve success and meet their sales targets. Not every B2B business has a product that sells like IHOP…

Danske Bank, Deutsche Bank channelled suspicious money through Lithuania: Danish media...

DANSKE.CO helped Deutsche Bank DBKGn.DE facilitate suspicious trades worth over $600 million through its branch in Lithuania between 2012 and 2015, Danish media outlets reported on Thursday. The reports, by newspapers Berlingske and Politiken and public broadcaster DR, cited leaked documents from Deutsche Bank obtained by the German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung and later shared with…

LVMH says submits disputed Tiffany takeover for EU clearance – Reuters...

PARIS (Reuters) - LVMH said on Friday it had submitted its troubled takeover of Tiffany, which is now at the centre of a legal dispute between the two groups, for EU approval as it seeks to counter accusations that it deliberately stalled antitrust proceedings.The French group’s $16 billion acquisition of the U.S. jeweller turned sour…

EXCLUSIVE-Petrobras resumes oil trading with Vitol, Trafigura and Glencore – Reuters...

Department store chain Neiman Marcus emerges from bankruptcy Neiman Marcus Holding Co said on Friday it has completed its Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection process, emerging from one of the highest-profile retail collapses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2:35pm EDT SpaceX handed loss in challenge over Air Force contract A federal judge plans to deny SpaceX's challenge…

Iran official dismisses U.S. sanctions against judges, courts – Reuters India

A woman walks past the mural showing U.S. flag with barbed wire and the Statue Of Liberty with skull face in Tehran, Iran June 25, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/Nazanin Tabatabaee/West Asia News Agency via REUTERS(Reuters) - A top Iranian constitutional official on Friday dismissed the imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iranian judges for alleged gross human…

Top cannabis VCs are now searching for companies with proven track...

Crystal Cox/Business Insider This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now. As the cannabis industry matures, winners have begun to separate themselves from the pack and position themselves as leaders in their categories. VCs are taking notice. They said they're shifting their investment dollars from early stage…