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Understanding the concept of virtual office

Today, more than 5 billion of the world’s 7.1 billion citizens are part of the global mobile network and 20 per cent of these are smartphone users. We carry our ‘worlds’ with us wherever we go. The concept of a career, an occupation, a professional routine, has taken on new me

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Nepalis back at quake epicentre to rebuild stone by stone

Dressed in his brother's old British army fatigues, Mohan Ghale is rebuilding his mother's home stone by stone, after returning to Barpak village, high in the Himalayas, which was demolished by last month's earthquake. Ghale had been working as a plumber a full day

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Simulated-driven learning: A new pedagogical approach

Simulations challenge students to analyse information and make critical decisions to solve a business problem enabling them to experiment with ideas and apply these concepts in real-life situations, said an industry expert. “Old pedagogical approaches have proven to be less

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US drivers yield 'swing' oil demand crown to Saudis

As the United States raced over the past five years toward becoming a global petroleum powerhouse, the world's biggest oil exporter Saudi Arabia quietly seized a market milestone from America: the largest source of peak summer demand. From June through August, when temperatur

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Islamic State controls half of Syria

Islamic State controls more than half of Syria's territory after its westwards advance into the central city of Palmyra, a group monitoring the war said on Thursday. The militant group, which already controlled wide tracts of land in Syria's north and east, captured the a

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Small food makers on fast path to US store shelves

Small US food manufacturers once toiled for decades to develop a critical mass of fans for their products. Now, an increasing number of privately-held players are going from garage to grocery store in fewer than five years thanks to an erosion of barriers to entry within the food industry.

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Mobile technologies driving a trillion-dollar impact

Mobile technologies are creating immense value for consumers, who value them at 11 to 45 per cent of their income – well above what they pay for the service, a report said. According to the new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm

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Eye-tracking tech makes virtual reality hands-free

An advanced virtual reality headset could be a game-changer for the entertainment industry and give people with certain disabilities new powers of communication and interaction, according to the developers. The Fove headset uses eye-tracking technology to give the wearer an immer

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Supercar makers neglect women at their peril

Supercar makers are like teenage boys at a high school dance, according to business consultant Belinda Parmar. They don't have a clue how to speak to women. They may need to learn, and quickly. With the number of financially independent women on the rise across

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Iran flexes muscles in Strait of Hormuz

Iran is using its sea power in the Gulf to show it will not be cowed by Washington's newly assertive Arab allies, prompting critics to accuse Tehran of destabilising the region. Iranian ships fired shots at a Singapore-flagged tanker which it said damaged an Iranian oil platf

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