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The FinTech Action Plan

Commission takes action for a more competitive and innovative financial market

The European Commission is today unveiling an Action Plan on how to harness the opportunities presented by technology-enabled innovation in financial services (FinTech) Leer ms

Small business access to alternative finance increasing as new bank lending declinesOECD report

Small business access to alternative finance increasing as new bank lending declines

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly turning to alternative sources of financing, while new bank lending is declining in a number of countries. Many SMEs remain over-reliant on bank credit, however, and the take-up of instruments other than straight debt varies greatly from one country to another, according to a new OECD report. Leer ms

Competing bid

EU approves the proposed acquisition of Abertis by Hochtief

The European Commission has cleared, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Abertis by Hochtief. The Commission concluded that the merged entity would continue to face effective competition in the relevant markets. Abertis manages and operates toll road infrastructure. Hochtief, ultimately controlled by the ACS Group, is mostly active in the construction sector. Leer ms

European Commission launches the EU Blockchain Observatory and ForumPilot project proposed by MEP von Weizsacker

European Commission launches the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum

The Commission launched the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum with the support of the European Parliament, represented by Jakob von Weizscker responsible for the recent report on virtual currencies. Leer ms

Highest growth in total tourism nights in EuropeSpain, top destination abroad in Europe

Highest growth in total tourism nights in Europe

In 2017, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the European Union (EU) is expected to have reached more than 3.2 billion, up by 5.1% compared with 2016. Since 2009, there has been a steady increase in the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU, notably driven by the rise in the nights spent by non-residents of the country visited.  Leer ms

Payment regulation

Commission welcomes new rules that benefit consumers by promoting more competition in card payments

The European Commission has issued new requirements that ensure independence of payment card schemes and processing entities, to enhance competition in the card payment market. Retailers will be able to choose the most suitable processor for their card transactions, to the benefit of consumers. Leer ms

Consumers to benefit from cheaper, safer and more innovative electronic paymentsPayment Services Directive

Consumers to benefit from cheaper, safer and more innovative electronic payments

European consumers will be able to reap the full benefits of paying online for goods and services, thanks to new rules that will it make it cheaper, easier and safer to make electronic payments.  Leer ms

Richard H. Thaler wins the Nobel Prize for EconomicsEconomic and psychological analyses

Richard H. Thaler wins the Nobel Prize for Economics

Richard H. Thaler won the Nobel Prize for Economics, a reward for 40 years of work spent studying human bias and temptation when many fellow economists preferred to view people as rational actors. Leer ms

A key sector in the world

27 September: World Tourism Day

Ever since its inception, World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. As the official day set aside in the United Nations Calendar the celebration seeks to highlight tourism potential to contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressing some of the most pressing challenges society is faced with today. Leer ms

OECD sees global economy growth, but urges actions to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth Interim Economic Outlook.

OECD sees global economy growth, but urges actions to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth

The world economy has picked up momentum, as expanding investment, employment and trade support synchronised growth across most countries, according to the OECDs latest Interim Economic Outlook. Leer ms

facial recognition technology

Alibaba launches "smile to pay"

Alibabas Ant Financial affiliate launched the smile to pay service in Hangzhou, the location of the companys global HQ, where it is being trialled with KFC. Leer ms

House prices up by 4.1% in the euro areaFourth quarter of 2016

House prices up by 4.1% in the euro area

House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 4.1% in the euro area and by 4.7% in the EU in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union Leer ms

University of Cambridge study

Teacher encouragement has greatest influence on less advantaged children

Schoolchildren who receive words of encouragement from a teacher are significantly more likely to continue their education beyond the age of 16 than those who do not, a new study suggests. Leer ms

European Commission

EUR 1 billion mark reached as the EU steps up support for micro-entrepreneurs

Since the EU started its microfinance initiatives, more than 100 agreements have been signed with microfinance providers, to support over 100,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 23 EU member states. Leer ms

6th High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue

EU and China discuss trade, investment, overcapacity and cooperation on state aid control

The EU and China held their 6th annual EU-China High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue (HED) in Brussels . The meeting was co-chaired by Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, and Chinese Vice-Premier Ma Kai. Leer ms

New chapter in their bilateral relations

Economic Partnership Agreement with southern African countries enters into effect

Development-oriented agreement with five southern African countries ensures immediate duty- and quota-free access for their exports to the EU market. Leer ms

Engineers will focus on electric car technology

Volvo opens offices in Silicon Valley

The Swedish car company is in the process of opening a research center in Mountain View, Lex Kerssemakers, CEO of Volvos U.S. division, said in an interview. The company is hiring some 70 engineers for the office, he said Leer ms

20 September 1976

40 years ago: signing of the act to make direct European elections possible

Over the course of its existence, the European Parliament has transformed itself from an assembly with limited powers to a decision-making body directly shaping EU policies. It has been a long road, but one of the milestones was 20 September 1976, when ministers signed rules allowing direct European elections. The elections, held about three years later, gave new democratic legitimacy to the Parliament and allowed MEPs to seek more powers in shaping European policies. Leer ms

New York Fashion Week

Acid attack survivor will walk in New York Fashion Week

Reshma Qureshi, an acid attack survivor, will make a strong political statement when she walks the runway for New York Fashion Week. The 19-year-old is the face of #EndAcidSale, a campaign created by New Delhi-based non-governmental organization Make Love Not Scars that is against the sale of acid and acid attacks in India. She will bring their message to North America and the VIP fashion event for the first time. Leer ms

Big Banks plan to launch a new digital currencyBNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, Santander and UBS

Big Banks plan to launch a new digital currency

Four banks have reportedly partnered on a blockchain project aimed at creating a means to clear and settle transactions worldwide. BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, Santander and UBS are hoping to launch a commercial-grade blockchain system by 2018 Leer ms

House prices up by 3.0% in the euro area in the first quarter of 2016 Eurostat

House prices up by 3.0% in the euro area in the first quarter of 2016

House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 3.0% in the euro area and by 4.0% in the EU in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Compared with the fourth quarter of 2015, house prices rose by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU in the first quarter of 2016. Leer ms

"ready-to-use" financial instruments

Commission launches new financial instruments to boost investments in start-ups

The European Commission adopted two new "off-the-shelf", i.e. "ready-to-use" financial instruments for ESI Funds investments, to ease access to funding for young businesses and urban development project promoters Leer ms

Spain and Portugal will not correct their excessive deficits by the recommended deadlineStability and Growth Pact

Spain and Portugal will not correct their excessive deficits by the recommended deadline

As announced in its Communication of 18 May, the Commission came back to the fiscal situation of Spain and Portugal. The College of Commissioners confirmed that Portugal did not correct its excessive deficit by the deadline of 2015 and that Spain is unlikely to correct its excessive deficit by the 2016 deadline.  Leer ms

Tax avoidance by companies cost EU countries 160-190 billion in lost revenue a year.Corporate taxation

Tax avoidance by companies cost EU countries 160-190 billion in lost revenue a year.

Tax avoidance by companies cost EU countries 160-190 billion in lost revenue a year. MEPs will discuss new measures to fight the most common practices on Tuesday 7 June and vote on them the following day. Read more about the legislation and check our infographic that shows corporate tax rates and respective tax income by member state. Leer ms

ICBC to buy London gold vault

ICBC to be first Chinese lender to own London vault

Chinas ICBC Standard Bank, the worlds biggest bank by assets, has agreed to buy a massive vault in London. It will be the first Chinese lender to own a vault in London as it looks to grow its precious metals business. Leer ms
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