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Air Asia announces big sale, offering tickets for as low as Rs 399

Air Asia announces big sale, offering tickets for as low as Rs 399

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Air Asia has announced a new sale under which it claims to offer discounted airfares on both Indian and international routes. However, the sale is only meant for members of its loyalty programme called Big Members. The sale period is from November 12 to November 18, 2018. As per a statement issued by the company, tickets are available for as low as Rs 399 on domestic routes and Rs 1,999 on international routes. On the domestic routes, passengers can choose from 21 destinations where the low-cost carrier flies across the country, with a fleet of 19 A-320 aircraft. Among the cities are Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune, Ranchi, Srinagar and Visakhapatnam. Among the overseas routes passengers can choose from ...
EPS to enter new business lines in digital banking

EPS to enter new business lines in digital banking

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PUNE: Electronic Payment and Services (EPS), a retail banking technology service provider, is diversifying its business by entering the fraud and risk management and transaction processing and enterprise reconciliation markets. The company has partnered with Morocco-based m2m and Dubai-headquartered Ascent Business Group to use their products for these segments, said Thyagarajan Seshadri, president, banking relations at EPS. Set up in 2011, EPS started out offering end-to-end ATM operations and outsourcing services for public sector banks in India. It currently runs more than 12,500 brown-label ATMs for banks like State Bank of India, Canara Bank and Bank of India. Brown-label ATMs are owned by banks and the management of these is outsourced to firms like Electronic Payment and Services....
SAP is acquiring survey software maker Qualtrics for $8 billion

SAP is acquiring survey software maker Qualtrics for $8 billion

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SAP is acquiring Qualtrics for $ 8 billion, snapping up the survey software company just before its planned IPO. The all-cash deal has been approved by the boards of both companies and by Qualtrics shareholders, SAP said in a statement on Sunday. Qualtrics competes with SurveyMonkey, which went public in September. Qualtrics is bigger and growing faster than SurveyMonkey and is also more profitable. SAP has been counting on new cloud products for growth as the transition away from traditional desktop software has taken business from its core enterpris...
25 percent of workers run into this career derailment, but you can protect yourself

25 percent of workers run into this career derailment, but you can protect yourself

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As you approach your open enrollment deadline this year, you may forget to pay attention to one key area. However, chances are you will need it. One in 4 adults will become disabled before reaching retirement age, according to the Social Security Administration. A total of 20.1 million adults of employment age report a work disability, according to research published by the National Institutes of Health. Common causes include back or neck problems; depression, anxiety or other emotional issues; and arthritis or rheumatism. ...
Jeremy Siegel: With tech down for the count, a 'surprise' move could lead the market higher

Jeremy Siegel: With tech down for the count, a 'surprise' move could lead the market higher

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The stock market can "absolutely" go higher even without technology stocks leading the way, Wharton School finance professor Jeremy Siegel told CNBC on Friday. Tech stocks, which have delivered the best returns in recent years, have been hammered lately. October was their worst month since 2008. "We might get surprised by [investors] moving into some more dividend stocks even in a rising interest rate environment because bonds wouldn't be good and people who don't want the risk of tech might say, 'Hey, I want stocks that have had long-term good dividend performance for income,'" Siegel said on "Closing Bell." ...