Business

ShakeAlert earthquake warnings can give people time to protect themselves – but so far, few have actually done so

My Facebook feed exploded shortly after noon on Dec. 20, 2021, with news from friends and family in northern California: A “big one!” The 6.2 magnitude earthquake they’d just experienced had its epicenter on the coast near Petrolia. Yet many social media posts weren’t focused on the earthquake itself, but rather the alert sent to...

How a Russian-Ukraine conflict might hit global markets By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., November 29, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – A potential invasion of Ukraine by neighbouring Russia would be felt across a number of markets, from wheat and energy prices and the region’s sovereign...

Some of the super-rich want to pay more tax – but society cannot afford to depend on them

Demands for the super wealthy to pay more taxes are not new. But they don’t usually come from billionaires or millionaires. Yet on January 19 2022, around 100 of the world’s richest people declared that the time has come for governments to take more of their money. In an open letter, they said their personal...

IMF

IMF / Kristalina Georgieva’s Conversation with Center for Global Development IMF

IMF / Kristalina Georgieva’s Conversation with Center for Global Development

“Yes, the recovery is likely to continue, but against stronger winds,” announced IMF’s Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva in an event hosted by the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC (Wednesday, January 12). Georgieva expressed her concern over how this new wave of infections will affect divergence, inflation, and debt. She urged economies to assess...

Techno

Funding worth 130.000€ available for SMEs to test Digital Innovation Hubs Services Catalogue

The H2020 project EUHubs4Data has just launched a new Open Call for Experiments, with support available for 10 selected applicants […] The post Funding worth 130.000€ available for SMEs to test Digital Innovation Hubs Services Catalogue appeared first on European DIGITAL SME Alliance. by : James Philpot on 2022-01-12 14:51:45 Source link #Funding #worth #SMEs...

Europe’s digitalisation at a crossroads: A closer look at digital sovereignty

“Digital sovereignty” describes the capability to actively shape the digital transition of the state, the economy and society. It is […] The post Europe’s digitalisation at a crossroads: A closer look at digital sovereignty appeared first on European DIGITAL SME Alliance. by : Annika Linck on 2021-11-16 14:59:10 Source link #Europes #digitalisation #crossroads #closer #digital...

European Parliament agrees on new rulebook for digital markets

The European Parliament has voted yesterday evening on the Digital Markets Act, the new EU proposal on competition in digital […] The post European Parliament agrees on new rulebook for digital markets appeared first on European DIGITAL SME Alliance. by : Annika Linck on 2021-12-16 16:07:32 Source link #European #Parliament #agrees #rulebook #digital #markets

Strengthening Europe’s sustainable Digitalisation: 2021 overview by our Working Group

As many of us usually do, at the end of a year we are thinking retrospectively about what we achieved […] The post Strengthening Europe’s sustainable Digitalisation: 2021 overview by our Working Group appeared first on European DIGITAL SME Alliance. by : Guest Author on 2021-12-24 10:02:02 Source link #Strengthening #Europes #sustainable #Digitalisation #overview #Working...

Economy

Video conference of economic and finance ministers

Main results Economic impact of COVID-19 and recovery measures Ministers exchanged views on the progress achieved on the implementation of measures to respond to the COVID-19 crisis at EU level. The European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) presented their...

Economic and Financial Affairs Council

Main results Priorities of the French Presidency The French presidency presented its priorities for economic and financial affairs for the first half of 2022.  Europe has managed to bounce back from the worst economic crisis since 1929. We took the right action at the...

Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Women on Boards' Gender Diversity Award

European Commission Speech Brussels, 20 Jan 2022 Dear Hedwige Nuyens,Ladies and gentlemen,Dear friends, Why diversity? Why women on board? Because all research and economic studies show that companies that emb… by : European Commission on 2022-01-19 23:00:00 Source link #Speech #President #von #der #Leyen #European #Women #Boards039 #Gender #Diversity #Award

World

désormais toute opération bancaire importante bénéficiera d’une escorte policière gratuite

(Agence Ecofin) – Rien qu’au second semestre 2021, au Togo, 24 opérations de braquages ont été enregistrées sur le territoire national, occasionnant le vol de plus de 108 millions FCFA. Pour lutter contre cette insécurité, le gouvernement offre aux opérateurs une escorte policière gratuite. Au Togo, les citoyens en général et les opérateurs économiques en particulier...

Airtel prépare l’introduction d’une partie de son capital en bourse

(Agence Ecofin) – En 2019, la Commission ougandaise des communications a dévoilé un nouveau cadre pour l’octroi de licence aux entreprises de télécommunications. Airtel n’a plus que cette année pour s’y conformer au risque de s’attirer des problèmes.  L’opérateur de téléphonie mobile Airtel Uganda prépare l’introduction d’une partie de son capital sur l’Uganda Securities Exchange...