Russian rouble firms past 57 to the dollar for first time in four years

(Reuters) – The Russian rouble strengthened to levels not seen since March 2018 against the dollar on Tuesday, boosted by export-focused companies selling foreign currency to pay taxes and shrugging off a slight easing of capital controls.FILE PHOTO: A Russian rouble banknote is seen placed on U.S. dollar banknotes in this illustration taken March 1, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoThe rouble […]

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Computer chip giant ASML places big bets on a tiny future

VELDHOVEN, Netherlands (Reuters) – ASML, a semiconductor industry and stock market giant, has to think smaller. Or maybe bigger.An optical system is prepared for testing in a vacuum chamber at Carl Zeiss SMT in Oberkochen, Germany, in this undated handout photo. Zeiss is developing optical systems that will go into the newest tool being developed by ASML of the Netherlands […]

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Top Workplaces 2022: The best large companies to work for in Colorado – The Denver Post

No. 1 Custom Made Meals Years ranked: 4 Founded: 2009 Headquarters: Denver Employees: 505 Locations: 2 Facts: Custom Made Meals creates fresh oven-ready entrees and appetizers for more than 15,000 groceries nationwide. No. 2 RE/MAX Professionals Years ranked: 3 Founded: 1982 Headquarters: Lakewood Employees: 560 Locations: 10 Facts: RE/MAX Professionals leads the real estate industry in sales, technology and professionalism. […]

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Wall St slides as growth stocks rally wanes; Target slumps

(Reuters) – U.S. stock indexes fell on Wednesday as a rally in growth shares faded and Target slumped after the retailer became the latest victim of surging prices.FILE PHOTO: A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., May 13, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidShares of Target Corp fell 25.1% to the bottom […]

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Cherry Creek Alliance seeks to speak with unified voice for Denver business hub

Four Cherry Creek groups representing more than 1,000 businesses have teamed up to form the Cherry Creek Alliance to better address business support, economic development and policy issues in the east Denver neighborhood. Cherry Creek North, the Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce, the Cherry Creek Leadership Council, formerly known as the Cherry Creek Business Alliance, and the Cherry Creek Shopping […]

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What we could see as property and retirement businesses report full-year results

Nine NZX-listed property and retirement village companies are due to report full-year annual results in the next week. Six are property stocks and three are retirement businesses. First to report is the diversified landlord Argosy Property which owns large-format retail, industrial and office land and buildings. On the same day, Investore Property (managed by Stride), which specialises in owing large-format […]

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Pay growth momentum slowing among UK employers – survey

FILE PHOTO: A lorry driver passes a sign on the side of his vehicle advertising for jobs as he makes a delivery, in London, Britain, October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleLONDON (Reuters) – British employers expect to raise staff pay by 3%, a big increase by normal standards but far below the current rate of inflation, and there are signs of […]

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Improving Investor Behavior: Correcting the word “correction”

The markets are off to a rough start for 2022, with the S&P 500 down about 13.9% from its peak in January, according to data from LPL Financial. Global turmoil, inflation, supply-chain disruption, and the Federal Reserve are all supposedly to blame. The media pundits call moments like these a “correction,” which is typically defined as a broad market drop […]

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Proposal to change Fair Pay Agreements could put NZ under wrath of UNs International Labour Organisation

New Zealand risks being placed on a list of the world’s “worst case” breaches of international labour law if it continues with its proposal to change Fair Pay Agreements to include compulsory collective bargaining. BusinessNZ says the introduction of Fair Pay Agreements would essentially force collective bargaining, which would have detrimental effects for the country and its reputation, as well […]

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