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Despite cautious optimism Eurozone to lag rest of the world during recovery

London, 20/03/2014 - Although the Eurozone is now growing it is still expected to lag well behind other major economies during the recovery, according to the spring EY Eurozone Forecast (EEF). The forecast shows that Eurozone GDP in 2018 will be only about 5% above its pre-financial crisis peak in Q1 2008. more...


Rotterdam busiest port for goods handling

Brussels, 18/03/2014 - Among the top ten EU28 cargo ports in terms of tonnes of goods handled, Rotterdam (396 million tonnes weight of goods handled, stable compared with 2011) was the busiest in 2012, followed by Antwerp (165 mn tonnes, -2%), Hamburg (114 mn tonnes, -1%), Marseille (82 mn tonnes, -3%) and Algeciras (75 mn tonnes, +8%). more...


OECD: Czech Republic is recovering, but more must be done

Berlin, 18/03/2014 - The Czech economy is finally coming out of a prolonged recession but must take further steps to speed up income convergence towards the euro area countries, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of the Czech Republic. more...


OECD: Urgent action needed to tackle rising inequality and social divisions

Berlin, 18/03/2014 - Income inequality and social divisions could worsen and become entrenched unless governments act quickly to boost support for the most vulnerable in society, according to a new OECD report. Society at a Glance 2014 says that despite a gradually improving global economy, medium-term fiscal consolidation in many countries will pose challenges for tackling the social fallout from the crisis. more...


UN officials applaud United States intent to transition oversight of key web domains

New York, 18/03/2014 - United Nations officials have welcomed the recent announcement the United States plans to transition key oversight of domain names and other aspects of the Internet’s architecture to the global community, as a major step towards the multilateral Internet governance that the UN has been advocating for many years. more...


OECD: New approach needed to boost strong and sustainable tourism growth

Berlin, 07/03/2014 - Governments should recognise tourism’s role as an essential driver of jobs and growth and boost their support for the sector. The industry today accounts for 4.7% of GDP and 6.0% of employment in the developed world, according to a new OECD report. more...


Economic expectations for China decline further

Mannheim, 05/03/2014 - In the current survey (Feb. 24, 2014 to Mar. 03, 2014) the CEP-Indicator of Economic Sentiment for China worsened by 9.8 points reaching a value of 10.9 points. The CEP-Indicator captures the expectations of financial market experts regarding the economic development in China over the course of the next twelve months. more...


Eurozone economic growth accelerates to 32-month record

London, 05/03/2014 - Final February PMI data signalled an acceleration in the rate of expansion of the eurozone economy to a 32-month high, an improvement on the mild deceleration indicated by the flash estimate. more...


Women in Work Index: UK makes progress on women’s labour market participation

London, 03/03/2014 - PwC research reveals that the UK has made progress in narrowing the gender wage gap and increasing female labour participation, but this progress has not been fast enough as the UK still lags behind many OECD countries when it comes to overall female economic empowerment. more...


European Hotel Forecast: Growing optimism about economic growth in 2014 and 2015

New York, 03/03/2014 - Growing optimism about economic growth is fueling expectation for hotel sector growth in 17 of 18 major European cities surveyed in the PwC European Cities Hotel Forecast. This year’s report explores revenue and occupancy forecasts framed within the context of influential megatrends and challenges facing the European hotel sector. more...


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