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Stanbic IBTC launches customer Magazine Achiever

STANBIC IBTC Bank, a member of the Standard Bank Group, has launched a magazine for its customers. Tagged Achiever, the magazine’s major objective according to Bimbola Ashiru, Head of Corporate Affairs & Corporate Social Investment is to educate the customer, providing him with useful guidance and empowerment with which to make better informed financial decisions and derive better value from the banking and financial services industry.

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Oil trades below $79 as US dollar strengthens

OIl prices fell to below $79 a barrel Friday as the strengthening U.S. dollar outweighed news that the U.S. economy grew again in the third quarter after contracting for a full year. By afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for December delivery was down $1.36 to $78.51 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose $2.41 to settle at $79.87 on Thursday.

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Franchise operators seek efficient funding

NIGERIAN enterpreneurs have been urged to embrace the concept of franchising to grow and survive their businesses. They should also seek favourable franchise agreement terms that should not only be flexible but also include a termination right with no fees or capital contribution in the form of key money, depending on the circumstances.

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Issues affecting Nigeria’s economic growth are internal —MD, Standard Chartered Bank

Ever since the country’s economy took a downturn, the masses have not been spared from pains the years of failed dreams resulting from bad leadership, and misuse of resources that could have been chanelled towards reviving the battered economy. It is an established fact that 70 percent of the country’s population still live below the poverty line.

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Expert offers solutions to mobile phone radiation risk

AS users of the Global System for Mobile Telecommunication (GSM) struggle to overcome the health risks and other dangers associated with mobile phone radiation, a research scientist, Mr. Eric Edrems has proffered solution on how best to curb frequent insensible and invisible radiation emitting from mobile phones through his latest research work titled “Hazards Of Mobile Phone Radiation” According to him, Nigeria unarguably made a giant stride with the introduction of the GSM and its accessibility to all.

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