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Services sector most affected due to Covid; Financial and housing rebound to pre-pandemic levels: economic survey

New Delhi: Minister of Finance of the Union Nirmala Sitharaman filed the Economic survey 2021-22 in Lok Sabha before Union budget Monday. The economic survey said the services sector has been hardest hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but financial, real estate and professional services have now recovered and are back to where they were […]

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According to an economic study, the gross value added of the services sector is expected to increase by 8.2% in FY22

The services sector has contributed over 50% of India’s GDP, pointed out the 2021-22 economic survey which was tabled by Union Minister of Finance and Trade, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament today. The survey also noted that the services sector recorded a steady recovery in the first half of the current fiscal year. […]

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Companies disbursing hire-purchase loans cannot charge service or processing fees « Khabarhub

Businesses providing hire-purchase loans are not allowed to charge service fees or processing fees Nepal Rastra Bank. (File photo) KATHMANDU: The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has put in place a provision under which companies providing hire-purchase loans will not be able to charge anything other than the interest rate. NRB recently amended for the third […]

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Rhode Island Shipyards to Build Five Offshore Wind Crew Vessels to Service Northeast Ørsted and Eversource Wind Farms

PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – Ørsted and Eversource are creating jobs in Rhode Island, partnering with Rhode Island Shipyards to build Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) to support their Northeast Wind Farms. Ørsted and Eversource have chartered five new CTVs from Windserve Marine and American Offshore Services (AOS). Windserve Marine’s subsidiary, Senesco Marine, in Quonset Point, will […]

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Houston City Council approves plans for homeless services center in Fifth Ward following rejection by some community members

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the center will provide temporary housing for people coming out of homelessness. (File photo from Community Impact newspaper) The Houston City Council met Jan. 26 to pass two ordinances related to rebuilding and leasing a navigation center in the Fifth Ward that developers say will help people exit homelessness. The […]

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Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Home Care Service Center

The increase in life expectancy has led to an increase in the number of patients suffering from health problems that require constant care and monitoring. Today’s group of older people are known to spend more time at home instead of going to nursing homes. This means that most of them need skilled caregivers who can […]

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UK economy falters as Omicron wave hits service sector

Britain’s economy faltered in January, a closely watched survey showed on Monday, after the rapid spread of Omicron took a heavy toll on the services sector. the flash IHS Markit/CIPS UK Composite Output Index fell to an 11-month low of 53.4, from December’s final reading of 53.6. Most analysts were expecting a rise, with consensus […]

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SPI Subsidiary Opens Retail Store and Service Center for RideZoomers Electric Scooters in Fremont, CA

SANTA CLARA, Calif./ACCESSWIRE/January 24, 2022/ SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (“SPI Energy” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SPI), a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for businesses, individuals, governments, logistics and utility customers, today announced the opening of its first RideZoomers electric scooter retail store and service center in […]

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Woodbury Location of $30M Washington County Service Center Could Come Down to 3 Sites – Twin Cities

A proposed $30 million service center in Woodbury is looking for a home – and there are now three possibilities. For more than a year, officials planned to build the Washington County Service Center at the end of the proposed Gold Line for rapid transit buses. But at a meeting on January 18, the board […]

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City hall takeover of Chantry Center cuts business service fees by a third

BUSINESSES in Andover Shopping Center have seen service charges cut by a third since Test Valley Borough Council bought the shopping center in 2019. The charge, which covers running, promoting and maintaining the Chantry Centre, has risen from £1.2m in 2019 to £850,000 for 2022. But businesses will still receive the same level of support […]

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Tesla plans new sales and service center in Jacksonville, Florida

Credit: Ben Apilot A developer with ties to Tesla has submitted plans for a new electric vehicle sales showroom in Jacksonville, Florida. According to plans submitted to the city on January 14, 2022, NLA/GCH Jacksonville LLC wants land at 11585 Atlantic Blvd. Although Tesla is not mentioned in the plans, the LLC is associated with […]

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Tesla developer files building plans for no-name electric vehicle sales and service center | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record

A Tesla dealership developer submitted plans to the city on Jan. 14 for a North Atlantic electric vehicle sales center in Jacksonville. This is the site where landowner Sleiman Enterprises wants to designate land for an electric vehicle sales showroom and service bays that industry sources suspect is Tesla Inc. NLA/GCH Jacksonville LLC has filed […]

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The big read: At your service – or maybe not, as labor shortages worsen for hotels and restaurants

The F&B industry – which relies heavily on labor from neighboring countries like Malaysia – also faces a labor shortage of around 20-30%, a spokesperson for the agency said. Restaurant Association of Singapore. “Of course the longer the queues to get into the restaurant, and in some cases a slightly longer wait at the table […]

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Portland restaurant Kachka swaps tips for automatic service charge in new employee equity plan

Your browser does not support the audio element. Kachka, a Southeast Portland restaurant featuring Russian cuisine, co-owned by Bonnie Morales and Israel Morales, Jan. 14, 2022. Starting in January, the restaurant replaced tipping with a 22% service charge, will pay guests employees a minimum wage of $25 per hour and provide free health care. Kristyna […]

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OPPO Indonesia won “The Most Creative and Innovative Service Center 2021” by Tabloid Pulsa

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Media OutReach – January 13, 2022 – With the rapid development of mobile internet, smartphones have become an indispensable tool in modern society. According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, an authoritative market research organisation, the average user replacement cycle for mobile phones in the UK is 38 months, that in […]

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Rising Oil Prices and Service Sector to Grow Nigeria’s Economy by 2.5% in 2022 – Report

Food prices hit a 10-year high in 2021, rising by an average of 28%, the highest average level since 2011. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in its Food price index, revealed that despite a slight drop in December 2021, there was still a 23.1% increase in points recorded in December […]

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“Do I have to tip extra if establishments are already adding a service charge to the bill?”

photo of erin “Dear Popville, I wanted to get hold of the hive mind. Last week, I was at Dacha with friends and I was paying my bill. The server came over and informed me that there was an additional 20% service charge taken from the bill so the restaurant could pay the staff $15 […]

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Reduced LeeWay Customer Service Center Hours

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Lee County is encouraging residents to use online services to obtain transponders for LeeWay toll road service. This is as the Customer Service Center hours of operation are temporarily reduced due to COVID-19 related staffing shortages. The county’s online portal allows customers to obtain free transponders to use on the Cape […]

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BC Ferries warns of potential service disruptions due to crew shortages and vaccination policies – BC

BC Ferries is warning customers that a “combination of issues” could lead to unplanned service disruptions on all routes over the coming months. Inter-island routes could be the most affected, the organization said in a statement. Factors such as the Omicron variant, the regular cold and flu season, winter storms, vaccination policies that have reduced […]

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The Canadian restaurant industry needs a paradigm shift

A report from October of the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives made a point of a long-term trend for the restaurant industry that shouldn’t shock anyone with eyes and appetite in Whistler: food workers are leaving the industry in droves and they’re not likely to return anytime soon. Contradicting the narrative that restaurant servers and […]

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The Strasbourg service center celebrates 50 years of activity

STRASBURG, Va. (WHSV) – The Strasbourg service center celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. It was opened in January 1972 by brothers Gary and Gene Holsinger. Gary Holsinger has been the sole owner and operator of the business for 23 years after his brother left, and he works hard every day for the people of […]

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UK services sector slumps to lowest level in ten months following Omicron impact

Service providers in the UK faced a tough December as the Covid-19 Omicron variant led to a sharp drop in spending on face-to-face consumer services due to commercial uncertainty and staff absences. As a result, commercial activity at the end of 2021 was the weakest since the rebound in containment measures that began last spring. […]

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Omicron hits service sector growth in UK and US; German inflation at highest since 1992 – as it happened | Business

“Will this be the tale on repeat for early 2022? Banking and energy stocks up and rate-sensitive growth stocks down? Investors shouldn’t have been surprised by the tone of increasingly hawkish employee of the U.S. Federal Reserve and yet the mere anticipation of seeing his final black-and-white comments sparked a sell-off in a tech stock […]

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Gold Price Unable to Cut Fed-Related Losses Despite U.S. Services Sector Failing to Meet Expectations

(Kitco News) Gold was trading near daily lows as momentum in the services sector was weaker than expected in December, according to the latest data from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). The non-manufacturing purchasing managers’ index was at 62% last month, down from November’s all-time high of 69.1%. The 7.1 percentage […]

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Hospitality businesses saw Omicron hit in December as service sector growth slowed

The problems faced by travel, leisure and hospitality businesses across the UK have worsened in the past month, according to a respected monthly survey. Growth in the services sector slowed to its lowest point since February as the Omicron variant of Covid-19 swept across the country in December. The UK broke its previous record for […]

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India’s services sector PMI slows to 3-month low in December

Indian service companies continued to record growth in sales and business activity in December. Growth rates moderated but were nonetheless marked by historic norms. However, despite strong gains in new work in recent months, companies have been able to rein in workloads and as a result reduce headcount at the end of 2021. […]

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India’s services sector sees weak expansion in December; Services PMI falls to 3-month low

India’s seasonally adjusted index of services business activity fell to a low of 55.5 in December, according to IHS Markit, from 58.1 the previous month. India’s services sector experienced slow expansion in December, with the services PMI falling to its lowest level in three months, continuing the trend of a bumpy year, according to a […]

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State Bank of India (SBI) will not levy service charges on IMPS transactions made through its digital banking channels

In a bid to boost digital transactions in the country, State Bank of India (SBI) has announced that it will not levy any service charges on Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) transactions up to Rs 5 lakh through its digital banking channels. Informing its clients in a tweet, the country’s largest public sector lender said that […]

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Growth in Japan’s service sector activity slows in December – PMI

People sit at a restaurant using plexiglass dividers to protect customers from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Shibuya area of ​​Tokyo, Japan, July 29, 2021. REUTERS/Androniki Christodoulou Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Activity in Japan’s service sector slowed in December as growth in new and […]

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Services Sector and Composite PMIs Offer EUR Support Despite Service Sector Struggles

It was another busy economic calendar for the Eurozone this morning. The Member State and Eurozone services sector and composite PMIs were in focus. Member States For Spain, the services PMI fell from 59.8 to 55.8 vs. 57.5 forecast. Service sector activity in Italy also saw a slowdown in growth, with the PMI index falling […]

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Public transport, schools and health services: sector-by-sector disruptions as the country returns to work

The country continues to return to work today after yet another “Covid Christmas”. The BEC confirmed this week that around 18% of the workforce are absent due to testing positive for Covid or close contact with someone positive for Covid. We bring you our breakdown of potential disruptions across different sectors as the country begins […]

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SBI will not charge service fees on IMPS digital transactions

For IMPS transactions made at physical branches, a new tranche of ₹ 2 lakh to ₹ 5 lakh has been added SBI is the country’s largest public sector lender | Photo file The State Bank of India (SBI) said on Wednesday that it will not levy any service fees on Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) transactions […]

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Kachka removing tips, implementing 22% service charge

The owners of the Russian-inspired restaurant in Portland say the tipping system is rooted in inequality. PORTLAND, Ore. — Kachka, a famous Russian-inspired Portland restaurant, will replace tips with a 22% service charge when it reopens Thursday after the holidays. The company’s owners are instituting a fee to support their pay equity program, which they […]

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Service Electric Cable TV Introduces Renovated Customer Service Center in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE – Present in the local market for more than 50 years, Service Electric Cable TV & Communications officials said Tuesday that the company is building on its history to prepare for the future. The revamped customer service center was just the latest example, said Mark Plosa, general manager of the Wilkes-Barre office. Plosa joined […]

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The ambulance service center makes Marianna home

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Frazer is a Texas-based ambulance manufacturer. “At Jackson County Fire and Rescue, we have 10 Frazer ambulances that are built in Texas at their main facility,” Fire Chief Charlie Brunner said. Today, Frazer has decided to expand outside of Texas, and its first field service center is in Marianna. The […]

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Tesla Service Center in Superior, Colorado damaged by worst wildfire in state history

Credit: @rkaplan1 /Twitter Colorado suffered the most destructive wildfire in state history on Thursday, with more than 1,000 homes damaged or destroyed in Boulder County The fast-moving fire also engulfed commercial and industrial areas, including the Superior Tesla Service Center on South Marshall Road. Footage of the fire, shared on Twitter by Brian Smith, showed […]