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Business school rankings from the Financial Times

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* KPMG reported on the results of obtaining evidence and applying specified audit procedures relating to selected survey data provided for the Financial Times 2020 MBA ranking for selected business schools. Enquiries about the assurance process can be made by contacting Lori Huber of KPMG at lahuber@kpmg.ca. The specified audit procedures were carried out between November and December 2019. The audit date published denotes the survey for which the specified audit precedures were conducted. **These schools run additional courses for MBA students for which additional language skills are required.

Although the headline ranking figures show changes in the data year to year, the pattern of clustering among the schools is equally significant. Some 170 points separate the top programme, Harvard, from the school ranked number 100. The schools are divided into four groups, indicated by bold lines: those in groups one and two score above the average

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Dirty money: The case against cash in times of the coronavirus outbreak

On Friday, South Korea’s central bank said it was taking all banknotes out of circulation for two weeks — and burning some — to reduce the spread of the virus, according to Reuters. It follows China’s massive initiative around deep cleaning potentially infected cash with ultraviolet light and high temperatures, and in some cases, destroying it. The treated cash comes from high-risk infection areas, such as hospitals.
Meanwhile, the Louvre museum in Paris this week banned cash amid the outbreak. Its decision to accept only credit card payments was part of an effort to make staffers feel more comfortable about returning to work, according to the Associated Press.
The concerns over cash come as the global number of people infected by the coronavirus nears 100,000, mostly in China. The outbreak may just drive up adoption of mobile payments, a newer technology that has long trailed behind cash in the US,
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Like many companies, Twitter will see a financial hit from the coronovirus pandemic even as the online platform gains users to share information about the crisis

Coronavirus Dims Twitter Earnings Expectations

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Graphic naming selected companies that could benefit from the "coronavirus economy,' according to a Forbes data from March 7

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E-Commerce Times: E-Business Means Business

March 19, 2020

facebook has promised grants and other help to small businesses struggling during the pandemic

Facebook has announced a $100M commitment of cash grants and ad credits to help as many as 30,000 eligible small businesses in 30 countries where the company operates. The program can help SMBs maintain their workforces, meet rent costs, connect with more customers, and cover operational costs. In addition, Facebook has earmarked $1 million in grants to local news organizations covering COVID-19. [More…]

March 19, 2020

tools of technology will help get us through the coronavirus crisis

Life goes on, though I keep thinking about the coronavirus and its impact on business, which is substantial. I am wondering if it’s time to count our blessings even as we remain vigilant. At this point the number of active cases in the U.S. is still small, relative to the population, though the bug has an annoying ability to do math in the form of exponential spread. [More…]

March 18, 2020

improve profitability with intelligent crm for millennial customers

Does your customer relationship management strategy have what it takes
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