In a first, ICICI Bank offers debit card for customers availing Loan Against Security



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ICICI Bank today became the first Indian bank to introduce a debit card facility for customers availing the Loan Against Securities (LAS) from the Bank. The debit card is available on the Visa platform. It can be used by customers across all domestic merchant establishments to make seamless POS and online transactions like payments on e-commerce portals among others, using their sanctioned LAS amount.

Speaking on the initiative, Sudipta Roy, Head – Unsecured Assets, ICICI Bank said, “This new facility aims to provide greater accessibility to our customers to their sanctioned loan amount and enables them to use it in a frictionless manner to meet their varied needs. Also, the card is another step forward in our endeavor to constantly harness the digital prowess of the bank to provide pioneering new facilities to our customers. We are delighted to be the first bank to implement

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3 Things Online Businesses Must Consider to Grow and Thrive

A​ successful business is always built from the ground up, and the most promising ventures are the ones that innovate. Innovation can define our goals and craft our strategies in ways that allow us to grow and thrive even in the most chaotic of times. It’s exciting to realize our potential beyond what we’ve settled into as the status quo.



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When it comes to ecommerce, building an online business is one thing, but conquering your industry is another. However, trends indicate that adopting these three promising strategies will help you meet and surpass those goals. 

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1​. Get your marketing strategy right

With the immense potential available to entrepreneurs in the digital realm, businesses now have access to even larger audiences, making the ability to scale far more feasible. An average social media user spends around several hours per day learning from, or

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Oyo CEO to speak at Business Insider Global Trends Festival

Business Insider is proud to announce that Ritesh Agarwal, founder and CEO of SoftBank-backed hotel chain Oyo, will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.

Agarwal, who founded Oyo when he was 18, predicts rapid changes in people’s travel habits resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

“The hospitality industry will never be the same again, that is absolutely clear,” Agarwal told Reuters. “Small hotels are going to be in vogue. In my view, small is going to be the new big, wherein people will rethink a lot about going back to that 1,000-room hotel versus going to a 40-room niche hotel.”

Oyo allows guests to book rooms on its mobile app. Promising more revenue to hotel owners, the company transforms local hotels into Oyo franchises and takes a cut on every booking.

As a college student, Agarwal won $100,000

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Hotel Equities adds Ryan McRae as Senior Vice President of Business Development

Former Marriott executive expected to advance growth in Canada

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Ryan McRae, Sr. VP of Business Development for Hotel Equities
Ryan McRae, Sr. VP of Business Development for Hotel Equities
Ryan McRae, Sr. VP of Business Development for Hotel Equities

ATLANTA, Oct. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, hotel ownership, management and development firm,  Hotel Equities (“HE”), announced Ryan McRae has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Business Development. McRae most recently served as Area Vice President of Lodging Development with Marriott International. Based in Vancouver, in his new role McRae will focus on continuing to grow Hotel Equities’ Canadian portfolio of full service, select service and extended stay hotels.

Prior to joining Marriott in 2014, McRae was Vice President, Acquisitions and Development for SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts, where he was responsible for hotel development and acquisition activities across Canada. He also served as chairman of the company’s investment committee. Prior to his role with SilverBirch, McRae

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Cathay Pacific mulls smaller aircraft, business class cuts as Covid-19 crisis remoulds travel



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Cathay Pacific Airways is weighing up if it needs smaller aircraft with fewer business class seats, as Covid-19 reshapes travel habits and the airline industry.

No immediate changes are on the horizon, according to CEO Augustus Tang Kin-wing, but discussions are ongoing over the company’s restructuring plan, which will set its course for years to come.

“What kind of aircraft is going to be a big aircraft or small? Do you need to have a large business class because people perhaps will be more concerned about personal space because of the pandemic or just the opposite?

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“These are the kind of questions we have to wrestle with,” Tang said in

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find the best prices and deals on Razer Blade laptops today

Looking for a truly cheap Razer laptop is indeed a bit of an oxymoron: they won’t really ever be ‘cheap, per se, but you can certainly get deals on them where they are at least cheaper than their premium often dictates. Nonetheless, it can’t be denied that they do go a long way to justifying their price tag. They really are some of the best in the business so, as a result, they do offer good value in their own premium way.



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We’re big fans of Razer’s portable powerhouses here at GamesRadar – the Blade 15 is atop our best gaming laptop list, though this might be threatened soon enough….when I test the next iteration of the Razer Blade 15 that came out recently this year. As a result of that, we are really keen to see if we can find deals on these great

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Boston Consulting Group Publishes New Landmark Strategy Book for Building Sustainable Business Advantage in Challenging Post-COVID Era

BOSTON, Oct. 6, 2020­ /PRNewswire/ — According to a new book by three veteran Boston Consulting Group (BCG) senior partners, unprecedented instability and uncertainty are scrambling the traditional playbook that companies have used to compete and succeed in the past 50 years, and a wholesale reimagining is required for sustainable success. Based on firsthand research into more than 50 major global companies, the book, titled BEYOND GREAT: Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution by Dr. Arindam Bhattacharya, Dr. Nikolaus Lang, and Jim Hemerling, publishes today.

BEYOND GREAT contends that “great is no longer good enough” and reveals foundational new rules for going beyond. It highlights the disruptive forces transforming the global economy: rising discontent with capitalism, increased strain on the natural ecosystem, heightened geopolitical conflict, and technological revolution happening at breakneck speed.

“The range of disruptive

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centrexIT and Biocom Launch New IT Platform to Streamline Business Operations for California Life Science Companies

IT Deal Desk eliminates the hassle of vetting and securing new technology providers

centrexIT, an information technology (IT) services provider helping businesses thrive through technology, and Biocom, California’s leading life science member association, today announced the launch of IT Deal Desk. The latest platform provides Biocom members with exclusive access to an extensive, vetted partner network and simplifies the task of negotiating and securing agreements on members’ behalf.

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“centrexIT has decades of collective experience operating IT strategy in the life science industry. Currently, roughly 40% of our clients work in the space, so we understand what it takes to support regulated businesses,” says Dylan Natter, CEO of centrexIT. “Our company has been part of the

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Asamoah Gyan’s business manager Anim Addo responds to reported $500,000 Asante Kotoko demand

Media reports claim the striker’s asking price has become a barrier between a possible move 

Asamoah Gyan’s business manager Samuel Anim Addo has revealed speculation that the Ghana striker is demanding an amount of $500,000 [€426,530] from Asante Kotoko before joining the local giants are untrue.

The former Sunderland and Udinese striker, who has been without a club since January, has been heavily linked to the Porcupine Warriors ahead of the commencement of the 2020-21 football season in November.

Rumours of an imminent move have been heavily fueled by the 34-year-old’s long-held dream of wearing the Kotoko jersey before calling time on his playing career.

He played for Liberty Professionals before leaving the domestic league for Italian side Udinese in 2003, but the Kumasi-based outfit is the most successful club in the history of the Premier League, having won 23 titles.

“I don’t know where the news is

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Arizona’s Morrison Consulting and Mode Effect Merge to Create a Full-Service Ecommerce Consulting and Management Agency

PHOENIX, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Morrison Consulting, LLC, a Scottsdale-based e-consultancy firm founded in 2005 by John Morrison, and Mode Effect, LLC, a Phoenix-based WordPress and WooCommerce development firm founded in 2010 by Cody Landefeld, announce their merger. The merger joins two established Arizona companies to create a full-service ecommerce consulting, development and management agency.

“Mode Effect and Morrison Consulting have been working together as partners for three years on several projects and already had unified goals,” said Morrison, Chief Executive Officer of the newly merged company. “It was a natural extension of our existing business relationship to merge our teams to make the best use of our resources and experience for continued growth. Our ability to move, pivot, acquire and invest grow much deeper as a unified company.”

Prior to the merger, Morrison had joined Mode Effect as a partner to help Mode

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