Business

How employers can help workers become more dedicated and engaged — new research

Whatever your occupation, you may have noticed that some of your colleagues are energetic and passionate about their job, while others appear bored and disinterested. The difference between them is known as “employee engagement” and can be seen in everyone from a passionate lecturer to an enthusiastic flight attendant. Work engagement has been described as...

Australian stinging trees inject scorpion-like venom. The pain lasts for days

Australia is home to some of the world’s most dangerous wildlife. Anyone who spends time outdoors in eastern Australia is wise to keep an eye out for snakes, spiders, swooping birds, crocodiles, deadly cone snails and tiny toxic jellyfish. But what not everybody knows is that even some of the trees will get you. Our...

Will the UK really join the CPTPP free-trade bloc in Asia-Pacific?

The news that Japan and the UK have reached a trade agreement in principle was heralded by the government and British press as a landmark for the UK’s post-Brexit trade ambitions. In contrast with British exuberance, the Japanese response has been rather muted, with the agreement viewed as generally comparable to the EU-Japan deal, providing...

IMF

Asia and Pacific Outlook Robust, but Risks Remain IMF

Asia and Pacific Outlook Robust, but Risks Remain

Asia’s growth is forecast to accelerate in 2017 to 5.5 percent, up from 5.3 percent in 2016, according to the IMF. This makes Asia the leader of global economic growth, say IMF economists in a briefing on Friday about Asian and Pacific countries. But they pointed to significant downside risks that need to be addressed....

IMF’s Lagarde Calls for Inclusive Global Growth, Trade IMF

IMF’s Lagarde Calls for Inclusive Global Growth, Trade

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The path to Europe’s sustainable digitalisation

At yesterday’s State of the European Union 2020 speech, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen emphasised the importance of the EU’s leadership in digital To highlight the path towards digital leadership, DIGITAL SME is launching a new campaign to raise awareness about Sustainable Digitalisation The campaign’s first major event will be a #DIGITALSMELive Webinar on...

The Digital Services Act: SMEs need a more open and competitive internet ecosystem

The European Commission yesterday closed its consultation on the Digital Services Act package (DSA), which sets out to modernise the current legal framework for digital services In a new position paper, DIGITAL SME emphasises the importance of targeted measures aimed at large platforms instead of a one-size-fits-all approach that could hurt SMEs If done well,...

DIGITAL SME Live Webinar with EUIPO

Add to Calendar DIGITAL SME Live returns after the summer break with a webinar about “IP Dispute Resolution for SMEs: Finding rapid and amicable solutions with the help of EUIPO”. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many SMEs across the EU, including digital SMEs, have suffered devastating economic repercussions. The crisis will substantially affect...

OPEC oil cuts deal in trouble as Russia still not on board By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) sits outside its headquarters in Vienna By Rania El Gamal, Alex Lawler and Olesya Astakhova VIENNA (Reuters) – Russia will not back an OPEC call for extra oil output cuts and will only agree to extending existing curbs, a Russian...

Lifestyle

À l’occasion de la Journée mondiale du cœur, Nestlé lance des programmes de santé et de bien-être en Afrique du Centre et de l’Ouest

L’hypertension artérielle étant l’une des principales causes de décès dans le monde, et certains pays d’Afrique subsaharienne affichant des taux de prévalence de l’hypertension parmi les plus élevés au monde (bit.ly/2ovEFEF), savez-vous comment maintenir votre cœur en bonne santé ? Divers facteurs liés à la santé, notamment le mode de vie, l’âge et les antécédents familiaux,...

Darth Vader balloon takes to the skies above England

A balloon shaped as the head of fictional Star Wars film character Darth Vader is seen flying at the annual Bristol hot air balloon festival in Bristol, Britain, August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – A huge Darth Vader mask balloon took to the skies over the western English port of Bristol on Thursday...

New footbridge restores crossing at birthplace of UK’s legendary King Arthur

LONDON (Reuters) – A new narrow footbridge spanning a near 60-metre gorge will open this weekend, restoring a lost crossing to Tintagel castle, legendary birthplace of King Arthur, on the windswept coast of southwest England. Made of steel, local slate and oak, the 5 million pound ($6 million) bridge almost 60 meters above sea level...

World

Huawei Wi-Fi 6 : sécurité et connectivité

(HUAWEI) – La connectivité est essentielle à la réussite de la transformation numérique car c’est le moyen qui permettra aux entreprises d’évoluer vers un futur monde intelligent. Dans la région de l’Afrique du Nord1, Huawei est non seulement un défenseur de la transformation numérique, mais aussi un contributeur aux nouvelles technologies. Le groupe a pour...

L’Ethiopie abritera bientôt un centre de données national certifié Tier 3

(Agence Ecofin) – Courant septembre 2020, le ministère éthiopien de l’Innovation et de la Technologie lancera l’appel d’offres pour recruter l’entreprise qui concevra et construira le centre de données national Tier 3. A travers cette infrastructure, le gouvernement prépare l’entrée du pays dans l’économie numérique. Le gouvernement d’Ethiopie dotera bientôt le pays d’un centre de données...