Business

U.S. infrastructure bill could be nearing final vote, key senators say By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Traffic is seen on a highway ahead of the July 4th holiday, in New York, U.S., July 2, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz By Susan Cornwell and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate could vote in the next few days on the $1 trillion infrastructure package that is one of President...

abandon old ideas, embrace bold experimentation

Foundation essay: our foundation essays are longer than usual and take a wider look at a key issue affecting society. In the preface to his great book, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, written in the 1930s at the height of the Great Depression, the renowned economist John Maynard Keynes suggested that the...

One of Nigeria’s satellites is on its last legs: why this is worrying

Nigeria has sponsored or co-sponsored six satellites, of which only two are currently operational. One of them is functioning even though it has passed its expiry date, according to the director general of the National Space Research and Development Agency. The Conversation’s West Africa regional editor, Adejuwon Soyinka, asks space policy researcher Samuel Oyewole to...

IMF

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IMF Bahamas Digital Currency Bitcoin

The digital currency revolution is opening new opportunities, but regulators and the public need to manage new risks and threats IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Thursday in Washington, DC (July 29). The Fund published two new papers on the rise of public and private digital currencies Thursday. It said that that electronic money holds...

Techno

DIGITAL SME and Coalition for App Fairness partner to support an open and competitive app marketplace

The European DIGITAL SME Alliance (DIGITAL SME) is partnering with the Coalition for App Fairness (CAF) to advocate for freedom of choice and fair competition across the app ecosystem. DIGITAL SME President Dr. Oliver Grün remarked, “App stores act as gatekeepers and create barriers between small app developers and their customers. It is important that...

DIGITAL SME welcomes G7 agreement on fairer taxation

Global fairness in taxation is good news for tax-paying SMEs from around the world. The Group of Seven (G7) agreement, which proposes a global minimum corporate tax rate and granting taxing rights based on where a multinational enterprise makes profit, is an important step toward fairer taxation. However, the agreement at the Organisation for Economic...

European Digital Academy First Strategic Seminar

The post European Digital Academy First Strategic Seminar appeared first on European DIGITAL SME Alliance. by : Rosanna Belmonte on 2021-06-23 08:56:38 Source link #European #Digital #Academy #Strategic #Seminar

European AI Act – How will this regulation affect SMEs?

On 19 May 2021, DIGITAL SME held a workshop titled “European AI Act- How will this regulation affect SMEs?” for members of the Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other invited stakeholders. Mr. Martin Ulbrich, Policy Officer at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, explained the consequences of the European...

Economy

NextGenerationEU: European Commission disburses €12.1 million in pre-financing to Luxembourg

European Commission Press release Brussels, 03 Aug 2021 The European Commission has today disbursed €12.1 million to Luxembourg in pre-financing, equivalent to 13% of the country’s financial allocation. by : European Commission on 2021-08-02 22:00:00 Source link #NextGenerationEU #European #Commission #disburses #million #prefinancing #Luxembourg

Commission proposes new Regulation to address distortions caused by foreign subsidies in the Single Market

The legislative proposal follows the adoption of the White Paper in June 2020 and an extensive consultation process with stakeholders. It aims at closing the regulatory gap in the Single Market, whereby subsidies granted by non-EU governments currently go largely unchecked, while subsidies granted by Member States are subject to close scrutiny. by : europa.eu/newsroom...

Eurogroup – Consilium

Highlights from the Eurogroup meeting of 21 May 2021, held in Portugal Main results The Eurogroup discussed macroeconomic and fiscal developments in the euro area and looked into the functioning of adjustment mechanisms. Ministers also adopted the Eurogroup work programme...

World

Koné Dossongui se prépare à injecter 39 milliards de FCFA dans une cimenterie à Kribi

(Agence Ecofin) – L’ancien ministre ivoirien de l’Agriculture reconverti dans les affaires se prépare à injecter un peu plus de 39 milliards de FCFA dans une cimenterie au Cameroun, après celle inaugurée à Abidjan le 28 janvier 2021. La Société internationale du ciment (SIC), filiale d’Atlantic Group, conglomérat contrôlé par l’homme d’affaires ivoirien Koné Dossongui...

Key Fed official sees rates liftoff in 2023 as policy debate heats up By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Vice Chair Richard Clarida talks on the phone during the three-day “Challenges for Monetary Policy” conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, U.S., August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Crosby By Lindsay (NYSE:) Dunsmuir and Ann Saphir WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Federal Reserve Vice Chair Richard Clarida, a key architect of the U.S. central bank’s...