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How the medical-tourism business thrives

How the medical-tourism business thrives

Finance
IN THE tiny Croatian town of Zabok patients arrive in their thousands each year from across Europe and the Middle East, seeking replacement hips or knees at the St Catherine hospital, which specialises in orthopaedic work. Some come for treatment they cannot get at home, others to escape long waiting-lists for public health care or high prices for private operations. Croatia is one of a number of treatment hotspots in the medical-tourism industry. Babies are made in Barbados, sexes are changed in Bangkok, teeth are replaced in Hungary or Mexico and hair is transplanted in Turkey (see map).Precise numbers are hard to pin down, partly because of differences between countries in what is counted as medical tourism. Some national statistics include a mere spa visit or a tourist who falls sick. ...
Raab’s first job – building bridges with business

Raab’s first job – building bridges with business

Business
The leaders of Britain's biggest business groups have met new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, telling him that time is running out for a deal to be agreed with the European Union. Mr Raab met bosses of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), Institute of Directors, Confederation of British Industry, Federation of Small Businesses and the EEF, which represents manufacturers.The group, together with civil servants, met this morning at the Cabinet Office in Whitehall, along with the Business Secretary Greg Clark.:: LIVE: Two more resignations in protest at PM's Brexit dealSky News understands that the five business groups have enjoyed weekly meetings with Mr Clark in recent months, but met only once every six weeks with the previous Brexit Secretary, David Davis.Over the past f...
Here are the 10 worst states to start a new business

Here are the 10 worst states to start a new business

Finance
“Location, location, location” has been a real estate industry cliché for nearly a century and, since clichés are clichés because they are largely true (according to the well-known, er, cliché), the mantra still applies — and across many industries. To wit, a less-than-ideal location or failed geographic expansion was a factor in 9 percent of business start-up failures in a recent analysis of 101 shuttered new businesses from research firm CB Insights. Around one-fifth of all start-ups, in fact, don’t survive one year of operation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, reports WalletHub in its recent “2018’s Best & Worst States to Start A Business” ranking.Here’s a look at the 10 absolute worst U.S. state...
Business Brexit 'threats' are 'inappropriate' says Hunt

Business Brexit 'threats' are 'inappropriate' says Hunt

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that "threats" by business over Brexit are "completely inappropriate".He was responding to warnings by Airbus and BMW that investments in the UK could be jeopardised by Brexit uncertainty.Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, Mr Hunt said Brexit discussions were at "critical moment" and needed unity.He also refused to rule out scrapping cuts to corporation tax in order to fund extra spending on the NHS.Last week, Airbus warned it could leave the UK if Britain were to exit the single market and customs union without a transition deal.BMW followed the warning by saying that clarity over Brexit is needed by the end of the summer.In response Mr Hunt said: "It's complete...
Discount brokers expand business on data, Aadhaar KYC

Discount brokers expand business on data, Aadhaar KYC

Finance
CHENNAI/MUMBAI: Discount brokers — the low-cost, no-frills broking houses — have seen a phenomenal growth in the last two years on the back of the Aadhaar-enabled e-KYC process, launch of high-speed data services at low cost by Reliance Jio, and the five-year old bull market. The growth has been so strong that, as of fiscal 2018-end, Zerodha — an eight-year-old tech-driven startup in the broking space — became the third-largest in India in terms of number of customers, behind ICICI Securities and HDFC Securities. It ranked 16th on the list two years ago, and 34th five years ago. In the league table, it’s ahead of D-Street’s old horses like Sharekhan, Axis Securities, Kotak Securities, Angel Broking and Motilal Oswal Securities. Zerodha and peers like Upstox, Samco and SAS Online have seen