Category: H

May 2, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Holding on Future-facing steps firms can take while holding on to ride out Covid-19?  Adopt new technology to stay in touch with clients & re-schedule missed appointments.  Explore partnerships to enable shift working.  Devise attractive limited-contact options for wary returners.  Plan engaging experiences that customers can’t replicate at home.  Get a grip Guessed the Word? …

December 4, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Hedge funds Hedge fund fees pour out of the sky during market-beating alpha returns which averaged 18.3% pa in 1990s, 6.4% in 2000s, 3.4% pa since 2010.  But buoyant markets now mask outflows to keep their global size constant at £2.3tn ($3tn, €2.7tn).  In 2018, 580 funds out of 11,000 closed, outnumbering launches for a…

July 22, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Hamper Created in 1730s, hampers sustained Londoners on journeys from Piccadilly coaching inns to country estates.  Contents: game pies, fresh bread, butter, ‘scotched’ eggs, cheese, hothouse fruit, fruit cake, water, beer & hock. Over 300 years, explorers have taken hampers all over the globe – Mt Everest, the Nile, the Arctic Ocean.  Portable pleasure at…

June 29, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Heatwave Heatwaves make us realize that adapting to global warming is key to survival.  Cost to transform the world economy for climate change is blistering, but the price of inaction will be even greater.  A growing number of firms are making decisions using hypothetical costs & reducing their carbon footprint voluntarily Guessed the Word?   …

June 22, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Hedge Mexico’s annual ‘Hacienda Hedge’ contrarian bet with banks protects the world’s 12th-largest oil producer from boom-&-bust prices, and made $2.4bn (£1.8bn) profit from 2001-17.  But the sun may be setting on the hedge, as world oil demand is falling Guessed the Word?           Series 26 (5/7)           [pic: Gellinger]

May 16, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  Heyday Let’s use rivers as transport arteries to move people & goods, as in their heyday.  London was busiest world port in the 19th c.  Innovations like floating cycle paths could bring a buzz back to city rivers  Guessed the Word?       Series 23 (6/8)        [pic: Claude Monet 1871]

October 6, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Hemline index Women’s skirts get shorter in an upturn, but revert to more conservative lengths when things aren’t so good.  George Taylor’s 1920s economic measure still holds up Guessed the Word?    Series 10 (1/8)     [photo: Alba_Benavides]

January 27, 2016 admin123@ No comments exist

  RTC’s  BC:AD  QED. Hello World! Guess the business word  &  contact us for prizes!   1st letter of each post Title (in a Series) spells a topical business word (which may be spelt correctly, backwards, jumbled up or as anagrams).  As a clue, Series 1 spells the word  U-N-I-C-O-R-N. [photo: qimono]  Business Change: Alter Direction.   Quod…