Ramadhan: Fasting month will coincide with Christmas in the 2030s

For Islam, the ninth of the 12-month lunar calendar is a different kind of holy. Whereas all through the year Muslims still endeavour to follow...

Word of the Day: Peppercorn value

In legal parlance, a peppercorn is a metaphor for a very small payment, a nominal consideration, used to satisfy the requirements for the creation...

Liquidity

Liquidity as a term in business refers to how easy it is to convert any asset into cash when required. Besides cash, stocks and bonds...

Insider trading

Today's Word of the Day is "insider trading", which is the selling or buying of a listed company's shares or other securities (such as...

The real meaning of Valentine’s Day

The history of Valentine's Day – and the story of its patron saint – is shrouded in mystery. February has long been celebrated as...

Bulls and bears

Bulls and bears (an analogy from the real animals) are not very common words in everyday business language. The two words are mainly used...