LinkedIn ProFinder Offers New Freelance Marketplace for the Gig Economy

ProFinder is a new professional services marketplace that LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) is piloting across the U.S. It is a “freelancer for hire” site similar to Fiverr, Flexjobs or Upwork, designed to help businesses find local freelance talent. How LinkedIn ProFinder Works To... Read more

Coronavirus threatens Australian economy reeling from drought and fires

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has told the National Press Club Australia’s tourism and education sectors are likely to suffer billions of dollars worth of damage if travel bans remain in place. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP The coronavirus outbreak may further... Read more

Economy grows 2.1% in the fourth quarter as GDP gets boost from falling trade deficit

The U.S. economy tapered off toward the end of 2019, but a record expansion is still alive and well. The numbers: The U.S. economy grew slightly faster than 2% in the final three months of 2019, aided by a temporary plunge... Read more

Not all is gloomy! SBI chairman nudges industry to borrow and invest in economy

NEW DELHI: SBINSE 2.96 % Chairman Rajnish Kumar on Saturday nudged the industry to enrich their borrowing capacity so as to boost investment in the economy, asserting there is no dearth of funds and most of the banks will be in a better position... Read more

Nirmala Sitharaman’s economy booster; what industry titans Deepak Parekh, Uday Kotak, others said

Among the major decisions, the finance minister announced lowering corporate tax rate and relief on capital gains for FPIs. After Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced fresh measures to boost economy, industry leaders reacted with a thumbs up. The... Read more

Premium Smartphone Sales Beating Indian Economy Slowdown to Continue Growth

While a weakened Indian economy continues to wreak havoc and affect key industries, jobs and the average spending potential, shipment volumes and sales of premium smartphones have maintained consistent growth over the past two quarters, and is expected to continue... Read more

What the govt can do to bring the economy back on the fast track

NEW DELHI : On Friday, the Union finance ministry called a press briefing at New Delhi’s National Media Centre on short notice, where finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the first instalment of the government’s plan of action to revive the economy... Read more

Govt advisors confessed economy is in crisis, PM should answer: Congress

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the government should remonetise the economy by putting money in the hands of “the needy and not the greedy”. The Congress on Friday said the government’s advisors have “confessed” that the country’s economy is in... Read more

Warning signs for global economy: the countries spooking investors

Stock markets have taken fright over a number of warning signs from key economies, the latest this week being the inversion of the US bond yield curve and news of a contraction in the German economy. Here is a guide... Read more

Bloated budget: Will ‘fiscal pickle’ stimulate US economy?

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow and US Vice President Mike Pence stand by as President Donald Trump speaks during a presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist Arthur Laffer, a theorist best known for supporting supply-side... Read more