Business

Why AstraZeneca and others racing to make a COVID-19 vaccine should be more open about the process

AstraZeneca is resuming clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, following confirmation that is safe to do so. The trials were paused when one of the participants developed an “unexplained illness”. The pause is over, but the concerns that it raises about transparency are not. When AstraZeneca announced the pause on September 8, it...

Oil Up, Clawing Back After Overnight Spill By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Adam Claringbull Investing.com – Oil were up on Tuesday morning in Asia, as Tropical Storm Beta in the Gulf of Mexico weakened. However, strong falls came overnight as global COVID-19 cases made a resurgence, pushing WTI Futures back below $40. were up 0.41% to $41.61 by 11:52 AM ET (4:52 AM GMT)...

how adopting new tech could drive Australia’s economic recovery

Over the next few years, science and technology will have a vital role in supporting Australia’s economy as it strives to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. At Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, we’ve identified opportunities that can help businesses drive economic recovery. We examined how the pandemic has created or intensified opportunities for economic growth...

IMF

Latin America and the Caribbean are Recovering, but Slowly IMF

Latin America and the Caribbean are Recovering, but Slowly

The International Monetary Fund discussed regional economic issues in Latin America and the Caribbean on Friday, saying the region is recovering, though slowly. The region is trailing many others amid a global recovery, according to the Western Hemisphere Department.  Venezuela represents a trouble spot, though fears of spillovers to neighbors should be tempered, said Robert Rennhack,...

Middle East Gains Breathing Space; Some Threats Remain IMF

Middle East Gains Breathing Space; Some Threats Remain

The International Monetary Fund discussed regional economic issues in the Middle East and Central Asia on Friday. While the outlook for the region is better, the IMF warned there are lingering risks. Jihad Azour, the director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department, weighed in with his assessment of Egypt’s reform efforts. by...

Techno

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 Connect, à suivre du 23 au 26 septembre sur le site dédié du groupe

(HUAWEI ) – A l’occasion de l’évènement Huawei Connect qui aura lieu du 23 au 26 septembre à Shanghai, une diffusion en direct sera organisée sur le site dédié du groupe. Huawei s’inscrit ainsi dans la dynamique du tout digital actuelle, qui permet d’apporter le numérique à chaque personne, à chaque foyer et à chaque...

Australia central bank assessing various monetary policy options, A$ slips By Reuters

© Reuters. Man walks past the headquarters of Australia’s Reserve Bank in Sydney By Swati Pandey SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s central bank is assessing various monetary policy options including currency market intervention and negative rates to meet its inflation and employment goals, Deputy Governor Guy Debelle said on Tuesday. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)...