A business day is considered every official working day of the week. Another common term is working day. Typically, these are the days between and including Monday
to Friday and do not include public holidays and weekends.
The definition of a business day varies by region. It depends on the local workweek which is dictated by local customs, religions, and business operations. For example, in the United States and much of the Western world, they are typically Monday to Friday. Within the European Union, the normal business days are Monday to Friday based on the working time regulation of the EU.
Business days are commonly used by couriers when determining the arrival date of a package. If a courier ships a parcel on a Thursday that will be delivered in "two business days", it will arrive on the following Tuesday if neither Friday nor Monday are a holiday.
In finance, how business days are defined are called "business day conventions" and determine how payments are settled on contracts such as interest rate swaps.
BusinessWorld is a business newspaper in the Philippines with a nationwide circulation of more than 117,000 (as of March 2014). Founded in 1967 as Business Day, it is Southeast Asia's first daily business newspaper.
Raúl Locsin, then a reporter for the business section of the now-defunct The Manila Chronicle, took out a ₱5,000 loan to start Business Day, the paper's forerunner.
Business Day released its debut issue on February 27, 1967. It was the first business daily in Southeast Asia, and it was dedicated to “competent and responsible reporting of the news.”
On March 1, 1971, Business Day published a record of the previous year’s highest-grossing Philippine firms. Eight years later, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Business Day launched 1000 Top Corporations in the Philippines gazette. This effort laid the foundation for what is now known as BusinessWorld Top 1000 Corporations in the Philippines, an annual magazine that provides readers with corporate financial data.
Almost every business in SouthAfrica has got Heritage Day wrong. Yes, we should be honouring our individual and cultural heritage, but leadership needs to have an eye on the legacy that their business will create for generations to come, that goes beyond the symbolic but superficial team braai or cultural attire day.
As part of Shell we will be able to execute our mission even faster to deliver carbon emission reductions and power cost savings to businesses across Africa.” ... The businesses said that “further pan-African diversification” would be considered, and hinted at possible moves into north and central Africa.
Presenters Ant and Dec have confirmed that they are currently filming in SouthAfrica for the brand new spin-off of ITV hit series I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! In South Africa! ... Get Me Out Of Here! In South Africa!' ... Busy day. The pair looked ready for business as they embarked on a day of interviews.
Under the headline UnstoppableAfrica, the two-day GABI launch event brought together business, non-profit, political, media and cultural leaders to create a new growth roadmap and realize the immense, untapped business and investment opportunities offered by the $2.5 trillion African market ... About the Global Africa BusinessInitiative (GABI).
On 16 August, a 60-member trade delegation from Mauritius visited Iran to upgrade ties, and a few days later, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian left for his first trip to Africa since assuming office ... in Tehran on the occasion of Africa Day on 25 May.
That same day, the China-AfricaBusinessCouncil released a report on China's investments in African countries and said the two sides have made great strides in all-around, multilevel and wide-ranging cooperation over the past 22 years. The report showed that Chinese companies are committed to investing in Africa's supply chain.