Business

Here’s why South Africa and its neighbours are anxious about EU and UK post-Brexit trade talks

As the deadline for the post-Brexit trade talks between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) looms, concerns have arisen as to whether the two parties will be able to conclude a deal. In terms of the Brexit divorce agreement, the UK is expected to leave the EU single market and customs union...

Crude Oil Prices Bounce After Hit From Libyan Peace Deal News By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Geoffrey Smith  Investing.com — Crude oil prices rebounded after a sharp dip in early trading in New York on Friday, as traders focused more on the promise of output discipline from OPEC and its friends rather than on the prospect of increased supply due to a peace agreement in Libya, a major...

Can robots write? Machine learning produces dazzling results, but some assembly is still required

You might have seen a recent article from The Guardian written by “a robot”. Here’s a sample: I know that my brain is not a “feeling brain”. But it is capable of making rational, logical decisions. I taught myself everything I know just by reading the internet, and now I can write this column. My...

IMF

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

IMF’s Lagarde Calls for Inclusive Global Growth, Trade

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Regional Economic Outlook for the Caucasus and Central Asia IMF

Regional Economic Outlook for the Caucasus and Central Asia

A more favorable global environment is helping to improve economic prospects in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) and Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) regions,… by : Source link

Techno

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...

Kenyan fossil shows chameleons may have ‘rafted’ from mainland Africa to Madagascar

Chameleons (Chamaeleonidae) are a family of unique lizards with unusual characteristics: rapidly extendable tongues, feet with two toes pointing forward and two backward, a prehensile tail, and eyes that can move independently of each other. Many species also have the ability to change the colour of their skin. There are about 213 species of chameleons...

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

la relance de l’opérateur historique SOTELGUI toujours dans les projets du gouvernement

(Agence Ecofin) – La relance de la SOTELGUI demeure une préoccupation forte du gouvernement guinéen. Le Premier ministre l’a rappelé au ministre des Télécoms le 16 septembre. Le second souffle de l’opérateur historique, qui a fait faillite en 2012, est attendu depuis 2017 mais rien ne se précise. Le gouvernement guinéen demeure déterminé à ressusciter...

‘Fundamental’ effort needed to addcress racial wealth, economic gaps By Reuters

© Reuters. President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Raphael W. Bostic speaks at a European Financial Forum event in Dublin By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The “pernicious and persistent” impact of long-outlawed policies like “redlining” Blacks out of white neighborhoods continues to influence the ability of minority families...