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European companies together against Silicon Valley
EuropeJanuary 24, 2014 ET
Tech leaders, global corporations, universities and financial institutions have joined the European Commission in two initiatives to nurture Europe's tech and digital startups into global internet companies.
U.S. and Switzerland main partners of EU
EuropeJanuary 24, 2014 ET
At the end of 2012, the EU27 held Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) stocks of 5 207 billion euro in the rest of the world, while stocks held by the rest of the world in the EU27 amounted to 3 947 bn, meaning that the EU27 continues to be a net investor in the rest of the world.
Fear of failure keeps Finns from entrepreneurship
FinlandJanuary 23, 2014 ET
According to the annual Global Entrepreneurship Monitor survey, approximately 44 percent of adult Finns said that could see good business opportunities in their environments.
Unemployment in Scotland falls by 25,000
ScotlandJanuary 23, 2014 ET
Unemployment in Scotland has reached its lowest level in almost five years after new figures showed the jobless total had fallen by 25,000.
UK budget cuts could lead to 3bn pounds flooding damage
UK floodsJanuary 23, 2014 ET
Cuts to government spending on United Kingdom flood defences will cost 3 billion pounds in damage that could have been avoided, putting houses and businesses at risk across the country.
Renewable Italian energy companies bet on UAE
Renewable energyJanuary 23, 2014 ET
Renewable energy incentives have run out in Italy, while the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are mulling their introduction. Italian solar panel manufacturers are hunting Middle Eastern investment opportunities at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Strong U.S. deliveries lift global oil demand
Oil demandJanuary 23, 2014 ET
Unexpectedly strong deliveries in the United States lifted global oil demand for the final quarter of last year by 135 000 barrels per day (135 kb/d) higher than originally forecast, the IEA Oil Market Report (OMR) for January estimated.
Obama: Because of China and India we could be underwater
Barack ObamaJanuary 22, 2014 ET
President Barack Obama has warned that "we'll be four feet underwater" if China and India end up consuming energy like the USA.
Efficiency, renewables make Europe competitive
Europe wind energyJanuary 22, 2014 ET
European industry has maintained its global market position thanks to relatively low energy intensity levels and high renewables penetration, according to a study into the continent's competitiveness due to be released by the European Commission as part of its clean energy package.
Big companies worried about UK leaving EU
UK EUJanuary 22, 2014 ET
Airbus, one of Britain's largest employers, has voiced concerns over the possibility of the country leaving the European Union, saying the benefits of an alternative economic model needed to be proven.
Windows XP phaseout puts 13 million Japanese PCs at risk
Windows XPJanuary 22, 2014 ET
Experts warn that more than 13 million personal computers in Japan will be exposed to higher risk of virus and other attacks starting in mid-April, when Microsoft will cease to support Windows XP operating system.
South Korea exports to grow in Q1
South Korea exportJanuary 22, 2014 ET
South Korea exports are expected to grow in the first quarter of this year as the global economic recovery gains momentum, a survey of foreign buyers and assessment of trade data showed.