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

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 safe for in-person...

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 like Amazon and...

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 by Stripe

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 anywhere in the...

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 – Reuters UK

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 – Reuters India

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, as the company...

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 can take home...

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…