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The European Commission and the European Investment Bank Group (EIB and EIF) have today launched a new generation of EU financial instruments and advisory services to help innovative firms access finance more easily. Over the next seven years, it is expect

Luxembourg, 12/06/2014 - The European Commission and the European Investment Bank Group (EIB and EIF) have today launched a new generation of EU financial instruments and advisory services to help innovative firms access finance more easily. Over the next seven years, it is expected that the "InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators" products will make available more than €24 billion of financing for research and innovation (R&I) by small, medium and large companies and the promoters of research infrastructures. This finance is expected to support up to €48 billion of final R&I investments. more...


LEUROCOM LED technology in BMW Brand Store Project Series

09/06/2014 - Lighting the BMW Brand Stores in Paris, London, New York and Shanghai more...


Media Facade from Baden-Württemberg shines in Russia´s Metropolis Moscow

27/05/2014 - LEUROCOM® electronic displays GmbH, the worldwide successful specialist for custom specific LED products installed a 2000 square meter big media façade with Mediastripe® technology in Moscow city. LEUROCOM® underlines its position as Europe`s leading media façade manufacturer winning this further large-scale order. more...


Foreign direct investment in Sub Saharan Africa on the rise

Johannesburg and London, 15/05/2014 - Africa’s share of global foreign direct investment (FDI) projects has reached the highest level in a decade, according to Executing Growth, EY’s 2014 Africa Attractiveness Survey. more...


OECD unemployment rate stable at 7.5% in March 2014

Berlin, 14/05/2014 - The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 7.5% in March 2014. Across the OECD area, 45.9 million persons were unemployed, 4.0 million less than the peak in April 2010, but still 11.3 million more than in July 2008. more...


Private equity-backed IPOs outperform all other exit routes in Latin America

Washington D.C., 13/05/2014 - Private equity-backed IPOs in Latin America outperformed the broader public markets and other IPOs in the region by a significant margin over the course of 2013, according to Great expectations: what’s next for Latin American private equity?, EY’s annual Latin American private equity exit study published today. The report underscores that exits via IPOs yielded better returns than the other key route in Latin America – sale to corporates. The report, now in its third year, examines the results and methods of over 107 PE exits between 2007 and 2013. more...


Bridging the family business generation gap

London, 15/04/2014 - The transition from one generation to the next can make or break a family business; and as the 'baby boomers' hand over to the 'millennials', the risks of getting it wrong have never been greater. These are the results of a new research by PwC, talking to more than 200 next generation family members likely to take over the family businesses in 21 countries worldwide. more...


Nearly 1,400 smartwatches sold in Singapore in first two months of 2014

Singapore, 11/04/2014 - The invention and launch of the smartwatch is anticipated to excite tech enthusiasts who are keen to be amongst the first to try out new and innovative gadgets. According to reports from leading global market research firm GfK the smartwatch market has already garnered around USD 345,000 in the first two months of 2014. more...


European banking credit shortfall to last at least five years

London, 10/04/2014 - New research from PwC finds that the shortfall in European small and medium sized enterprises’ (SME) source of banking credit will last for at least five years. European firms will struggle to fill this gap using other existing sources of credit. more...


EU Labour Force Survey 2013: 10 million part-timers are underemployed

Brussels, 10/04/2014 - In the EU, 10 million part-timers are underemployed and 11 million persons considered as a potential additional labour force The EU population aged 15 to 74 can be classified into three groups: in 2013, these were 216.4 million persons in employment, 26.2 million unemployed and 137.2 million economically inactive. more...


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amplus AG

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The world wide web has continued its ascent in popularity and is considered a must in all spheres of life. It allows businesses to attract custom and new ventures to source financing. Research calls on the input of thousands of online participants. More, accessible information calls for faster and stronger internet connections, and amplus AG is up to that challenge. Nothing less than the cutting edge is good enough for the tech company.

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