Category Archives: Business

26May/24

May infringements package: key decisions

This excerpt describes a regular enforcement action by the European Commission.
Location: Brussels, Belgium (headquarters of the European Commission)
Date: May 23, 2024
Source: PR Newswire Policy (likely a press release)
Action: The European Commission is taking legal action against member states of the EU.
The reason for the legal action is that some member states are not following EU laws as they should be. The goal is to make sure EU laws are applied correctly so both citizens and businesses benefit.

EU law covers many areas, so the specific infringements (areas where the law isn’t being followed) aren’t mentioned in this excerpt. Continue reading

23May/24

THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL TRADE IS BEING REGIONALISED, RESTRUCTURED, AND REROUTED, DMCC REPORT FINDS

Global trade growth and resilience will be maintained in 2024 as an accelerated shift to regionalisation drives deeper bilateral and multilateral partnerships. This will be underpinned by deep supply chain restructuring, modest and uneven goods trade growth, a surge in digital services trade and widespread AI adoption – finds DMCC’s latest Future of Trade 2024 report titled “Decoupled and Reconfigured”. Continue reading

14May/24

AFTER FOUR YEARS OF WILD SWINGS FROM SHORTAGES TO GLUT, GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS ARE NOW IN THE GOLDILOCKS ZONE: GEP GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN VOLATILITY INDEX

The GEP Global Supply Chain Volatility Index — a leading indicator tracking demand conditions, shortages, transportation costs, inventories and backlogs based on a monthly survey of 27,000 businesses — rose in April to -0.18, from -0.32 in March, which signals that global supply chains are operating at close to full capacity. Continue reading

OpenAI’s content deal with the FT is an attempt to avoid more legal challenges – and an ‘AI data apocalypse’

Mike Cook, King’s College London

OpenAI’s new “strategic partnership” and licensing agreement with the Financial Times (FT) follows similar deals between the US tech company and publishers such as Associated Press, German media giant Axel Springer and French newspaper Le Monde.

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17Apr/24

UK the Most Suited Market in Europe for Electric Vehicles Despite Current Pessimism, New Geotab® Report Finds

Geotab Inc. (“Geotab”), a global market leader in connected transportation solutions, has found that two-thirds of vehicles (cars and vans) operated by private and public sector organisations in the UK are ready to go electric — contrary to increasing industry and media pessimism around electric vehicle (EV) adoption. Continue reading

12Apr/24

“Show Her The Money,” A Groundbreaking New Documentary About The Power Of Funding Women Entrepreneurs, Has Launched A 50-City Grassroots Global Tour Sponsored By Wells Fargo


Following its award-winning film festival run, producer Catherine Gray announced that the documentary “Show Her The Money” has embarked on a 50-city grassroots global tour to shed light on the plight of women entrepreneurs who aren’t getting their share of venture capital. Continue reading

06Apr/24

What is an IPO, (Initial Public Offering)

London, April 6, 2024 /Mpelembe News/ —  An IPO, or Initial Public Offering, is the first time a private company offers its shares to the public for purchase on a stock exchange. In simpler terms, it’s when a company decides to go public and sell pieces of ownership (shares) to regular investors like you and me. Continue reading

03Apr/24

Cisco Hybrid Work Study Reveals Companies’ Need to Modernize Offices

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) at Enterprise Connect today unveiled findings from a survey that details how the reality of the in-office experience compares to employee expectations around the globe, and how employers are investing in AI as a transformative tool for workplace collaboration and productivity. Continue reading