Showing posts with label English. Show all posts
Showing posts with label English. Show all posts

Monday, 14 January 2019

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

20 Years with Euro

On January 1, 1999, eleven (11) countries of the European Union (EU) fixed their exchange rates, adopted a shared monetary policy under the European Central Bank (ECB), and launched a new common currency: the euro. It was initially an electronic currency used by financial markets and for cashless payments.



Friday, 21 December 2018

Friday, 7 December 2018

Indoor farms for smart cities

Plantagon, an indoor farm that recently opened in Sweden, can produce a head of lettuce at about 0.9 liters of water, while for the equivalent weight in traditional farm with crops it can take as many as 128.7 liters. Indoor farming is the next big thing in agriculture and advanced food factories will be in a city's heart.



Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Google’s gender pronouns and AI’s bias

According to recent news, Google is deleting all gender pronouns from its autocomplete feature in Gmail, to avoid machine bias. Alphabet’s Google in May introduced a slick feature for its mail service that automatically completes sentences for users as they type. However, Google runs from gender bias.



Friday, 16 November 2018

Sweden’s cashless society

Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sweden just published an article about Swedish retail payment market. The outstanding value of cash in circulation has dropped to just 1% of Swedish GDP. Market is rapidly moving away from using notes and coins!



Thursday, 1 November 2018

The most important ingredients of a Single Market: The EU Prospect

The most important element of a single market creation is the exploitation of its economic aspects. In terms of the European Union (EU), the Single Market entity gives it all the necessary ingredients to make a unique world-class economic association, in which you can find both border-separated states and common-market definitions.



Thursday, 18 October 2018

Leaving the European Union: The Article 50 TEU process

According with the European Law, any Member State can choose to leave the EU. The Government paper "The process for withdrawing from the European Union" sets out the process for leaving. The rules for exit are set out in Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This is the only lawful route available to withdraw from the EU.



Wednesday, 3 October 2018

A future with digitalized payments only

World’s forward-looking innovative companies are already on the race about the digital payments. It is impossible to predict the future of digitalized payments, and even well-known companies such as Mastercard or Visa do not know exactly how the market will look like in fifty (50), twenty (20), or even ten (10) years.



Thursday, 20 September 2018

Britain’s jobs illusion: Low unemployment with low wages

Britain is enjoying a jobs miracle according to a recent article by “The Economist”. Its rate of unemployment is one of the lowest in Europe, and very soon it could fall well below 4%, a level that has not been breached since 1974. However, the economy that has got so many people into work has proved incapable of generating pay rises.



Monday, 10 September 2018

Color Branding: What Your Brand Colors Say About Your Business

Color branding matters? Yes, of course! Why should you care about your brand colors? Because by integrating your brand colors across the board, in your logo, working environment, final product, and more, you can achieve the highest impact. Product's color influences a high percent of a consumer's purchasing decision, meaning color can make or break a product. Remember, color is the first thing a customer will notice about your logo.



Thursday, 23 August 2018

Timeline of events about the Greek Economic Crisis 2009-2018

Greece successfully concluded its almost ten-year programme on August 20, 2018. This marked the end of the largest sovereign assistance package in global history, comprising three distinct programmes. Thanks to unprecedented financial support, granted under very favorable terms, Greece was able to modernize its economy and regain the trust of investors, according to the European Stability Mechanism.



Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Is the financial crisis over?

As the pace of change accelerates globally, and as risk interconnections deepen, there are four (4) key areas that the recent report "The Global Risks Report 2018" by the World Economic Forum analyzed: a) environmental degradation, b) cybersecurity breaches, c) economic strains, and d) geopolitical tensions.



Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Thursday, 1 March 2018

How can we benefit from blockchain technologies?

Nowadays blockchain is one of the most common topics among business news. Blockchain technology is the best-known distributed ledger technology. As a digital ledger, it is a database, which keeps a final and definitive record of transactions. Records, once stored, cannot be tampered without leaving behind a clear track, so it provides safety to its users.



Friday, 9 February 2018

Thursday, 23 November 2017

How’s Life in Greece, Italy, Germany, UK, and the US?

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently published the "How's Life? 2017" book, which is part of the OECD Better Life Initiative. The findings about Greece, as a country with significant effects from the financial crisis, in comparison with Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, are very interesting.



Thursday, 16 November 2017

Bitcoin exceeds $7,000. What?

Bitcoin (BTC) has recently surpassed 7,000 dollars per coin for the first time ever. Business Insider reported that the recent run has been helped by news that CME Group, the world's largest derivatives marketplace, plans to introduce Bitcoin future contracts in response to client demand.