So you are finally making the big move? Congratulations! But moving houses can be quite hectic so we are trying to save you some time by giving you some quick tips to help decide if you should hire professionals or do it yourself. Before you choose to hire a moving company or start renting a van to do it yourself, there are a number of factors to consider which is the best option for you. For example, your budget, your location and how much time you are willing to spend on this move. So keep that in mind as you read what each option involves as well as their pros and cons. DIY MOVING While it might be tempting to do the moving yourself to save costs, there are many factors to consider if this option is best for you before choosing this route. Considerations for a DIY move: 1. THE MOVING CREW How many people are in your household? How many friends are willing to help? How many belongings do you want to take with you? If you are planning on moving yourself, chances are you have … [Read more...] about Moving houses: Should you DIY or hire a moving company?
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MEXICO CITY: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday (Apr 30) urged the United States to ratify the countries' new trade agreement with Canada after Mexico passed labour reforms demanded by its partners."Now it's up to the United States government, to the US legislators, to finish approving the free-trade agreement," Lopez Obrador told a news conference, referring to the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which was signed in November and must now be ratified by all three countries' legislatures.He made the comment after Mexico's Senate passed reforms on Monday night intended to boost protections for Mexican workers and increase their wages - something the US and Canada demanded in updating the three countries' 1994 trade deal, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, President Donald Trump's top negotiator on the new deal, meanwhile praised Mexico's reform as "historic," and vowed the administration … [Read more...] about Mexico urges US to ratify trade deal after passing labor reform
PETALING JAYA: City Motors Group has signed a management agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) to operate Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Bangsar, which will be part of Alfa Tower in Bangsar. City Motors Group chairman Datuk Foo Wan Kien said the agreement is part of the group’s initiative to establish a foothold in the local hospitality scene. “This latest move will consolidate the group’s diversification plan to secure sustained recurring revenue,” he said in a statement. The upper mid-scale hotel will occupy part of Alfa Tower, a 46-storey mixed-use development, which will also comprise high-end service apartments and a commercial podium. The project will be completed in 2022. Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Bangsar will feature 220 rooms and six meeting rooms, with a banquet hall for 800 people while the service apartments will cater to families or young adults and couples looking to upgrade, as well as property investors seeking real estate appreciation. The … [Read more...] about City Motors inks deal with IHG to operate Holiday Inn at Alfa Tower
Deslyn Ng (left), 27, has plans to visit South America in 2021, while Helen Mottus (right), 27, used her six weeks’ leave to travel to Estonia and Morocco. Transferwise For most people, taking over a month’s leave from work is extremely tricky. But for employees of online international money transfer service TransferWise, six weeks of paid time off is practically guaranteed, thanks to a new rewards programme the company refers to as a “sabbatical”. This is on top of the 21 days’ leave its Singaporean employees get annually, and a three-day bonding trip held every year in Estonia, fully paid for by the company. In addition to the extended leave, staff even get a £1,000 (S$1,800) cash gift. There’s just one catch: employees must work for the company for at least four years to qualify for the reward. Read also: London’s $1 Billion Finance Startup TransferWise Is Just Like An Ancient Islamic Money Transfer System … [Read more...] about This company in Singapore is giving staff 1.5 months’ leave and S$1,800 cash – there’s just one catch to nabbing that sweet deal
By Bruce Campion-Smith Ottawa Bureau Sun., April 28, 2019 OTTAWA—European companies have been fast out of the gate to take advantage of the free trade deal between the European Union and Canada, prompting questions about what more can be done to spur Canadian firms to diversify their foreign trade. European exports of merchandise and goods and services have seen double digit increases, outpacing Canada’s exports to Europe in the months after the trade pact with 28 nations of the European Union — known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement — took effect on Sept. 21, 2017. In addition to eliminating most tariffs, the pact also liberalized trade in services such as financial services, telecommunications, energy and transport, and give companies access to bid on government procurement projects. “We saw during the first year that European enterprises and European companies were more active in Canadian market,” said … [Read more...] about European companies quick to seize opportunities of new trade deal with Canada