16, Feb, 2019
Change Of Legislation – The Marketing Priority In The Balkans

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Božidar Abramović of Omnicom Media Group was elected the new chairman of the Marketing Association of Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) at its latest session. Asked about the priorities, he said that “The first goal is to secure better marketing legislation.” Abramović has been at the helm of Omnicom Media Group for 12 years and […]

The energy trade is burning up. The energy ETF (XLE) just posted its biggest monthly gain since 2015, buoyed by oil’s bestJanuary since 1983. Frank Cappelleri, chief market technician at Instinet, said that kind of advance could fuel an even bigger crude rally which may spill over into energy stocks. […]

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While administration officials in Washington advise unpaid federal workers to take out loans and seek credit from friendly grocers rather than visit food pantries, the financial industry is donating relief funds as a partial government shutdown was nearing its sixth week. The latest is J.P. Morgan Chase, which told employees […]