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The BitLocation system facilitates retail trading by providing real-time market values and, critically, eliminating the need for each retailer to maintain its own cryptocurrency inventory. Cryptocurrencies are highly volatile, meaning that maintaining inventory can quickly generate significant gains, but also losses. BitLocation will shield its retail partners from such risks.

BitLocation in talks to bring Bitcoin Trading to the High Street

BitLocation declines to name the UK firm, but describes it as one of the top-five FX retail groups and one of two in the UK it has had contacts with in recent weeks

Countries that want to achieve sustainable growth must cater for diverse forms of work and consider the rights of all workers. Our policy-makers need social innovations to fully embrace the idea of flexibility and social protection – “flexicurity” – by giving all workers the same rights and benefits, regardless of what contract they have.

3 ways the future of work can be fair as well as flexible

Setting the right course for labour policy in today’s rapidly evolving world of work is a complex challenge. Trends such as skills imbalances, the gig economy and digitization are transforming work so quickly that policy creation is lagging behind

A social business is a business that can create an impact on people, environment, employment and make reasonable profits that are invested back in the company. But a social business never remains a social business forever. Today, sanitation is a social business in India, but when the problem of open defecation will be solved and satisfactory sanitation facilities will be built, it will become a commercial business.

Rajeev Kher: ‘A social business does not remain a social business forever’

Social businesses are supposed to address social and environmental issues. But when the social issue is resolved, the social business becomes a business like any other, according to Indian social entrepreneur Rajeev Kher

According to Castronovo and Huang (2012), social media can be used to accomplish one of three goals for a business: building awareness, increasing sales, or building loyalty. If the goal is to build awareness, measurement of success will revolve around the analysis of web traffic, web traffic referrals, volume of followers, social mentions, and share of voice. If the goal is to increase sales, measurement of the social media program’s success must take into account web traffic, time spent on the site, repeat visits, content acceptance rate, followers, social mentions, and share of voice. If the goal is to build loyalty, success measurement will need to include an analysis of time spent on the site, repeat visits, followers, content acceptance rate, repeated social mentions, share of voice, recommendations and reviews, and social connectivity among purchasers.

Social Media and SMEs

Social media refers to online services that support social interactions among social media users through highly accessible and scalable web-based publishing techniques (Dutta, 2010), in order to co-create, find, share and evaluate the online information repository

The complete table can be found on pp. 11-16 of our paper. It enables firms and executives from any of the 61 economies covered to assess the magnitude of the challenges of operating in any of the other 60 economies – for instance, France is most similar to Italy, Switzerland to Denmark, and the United States to Australia. The text of our paper can then be used to gain a fuller understanding of what drives these differences.

The nine major ways of doing business in the world

A new measure for gauging and understanding the challenge of business abroad


Digitally enabling customer loyalty

By: EBR | Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Business can help create a more collaborative and inclusive society, but first this needs to change

By: EBR | Friday, August 25, 2017

The Rise of Digital Workers

By: EBR | Friday, August 18, 2017

Trust in the age of AI: We need cybersecurity by design

By: EBR | Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The dark and the darker sides of the market

By: EBR | Friday, August 04, 2017

We’re losing trust in business. How can we get it back?

By: EBR | Friday, July 28, 2017

China’s $900 billion New Silk Road. What you need to know

By: EBR | Friday, June 30, 2017

How the Berlin government could rein in Airbnb and protect local housing

By: EBR | Friday, June 30, 2017

How to get the most from your agency relationships in 2017

By: EBR | Monday, June 26, 2017

Turning the linear circular: the future of the global economy

By: EBR | Friday, June 02, 2017

Does Silicon Valley still care about climate change?

By: EBR | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Why it’s time for the Arab world to unshackle its start-ups

By: EBR | Monday, May 29, 2017

Over 9.4 million people employed in the renewable energy sector

By: EBR | Friday, May 05, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg: The end of smartphones and TVs is coming

By: EBR | Friday, April 21, 2017

Q&A with Vietnam’s inspiring Social Entrepreneur of the year

By: EBR | Friday, March 31, 2017

Start-ups won’t save the economy. But ‘scale ups’ could

By: EBR | Friday, March 31, 2017

The black box of executive compensation

By: EBR | Thursday, March 23, 2017

The finance world’s short-termism will destroy our communities, economies and the planet

By: EBR | Friday, March 17, 2017

The world’s 10 biggest economies in 2017

By: EBR | Friday, March 17, 2017

GSMA Survey: 5G expect to be widely available in 2020

By: N. Peter Kramer | Monday, March 06, 2017

Huawei made its mark early at the MWC 2017

By: N. Peter Kramer | Monday, March 06, 2017

Big data: how much is too much?

By: EBR | Friday, March 03, 2017

Trump’s FCC man Ajit Pai takes a more deregulatory way than his Democratic predecessor

By: N. Peter Kramer | Thursday, March 02, 2017

What does the future of jobs look like? This is what experts think

By: EBR | Thursday, March 02, 2017

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