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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

Fourth quarter of 2015

Seasonally adjusted government deficit up to 2.3% of GDP in the euro area

In the fourth quarter of 2015, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 2.3% in the euro area (EA19), an increase compared with 1.8% in the third quarter of 2015. In the EU28, the deficit to GDP ratio stood at 2.4%, an increase compared with 2.2% in the previous quarter. Leer ms

Natural disasters causes economic losses around the globeKarlsruhe Institute of Technology

Natural disasters causes economic losses around the globe

Natural disasters around the globe have resulted in economic losses of roughly $7 trillion and more than eight million deaths since 1900, according to a new calculation from scientists. According to the reports, over the 1900-2015 period, roughly 40% of economic losses are ascribed to flooding. Earthquakes accounted for about a quarter; storms for about a fifth; 12% was due to drought; 2% to wildfire, and under 1% to volcanic eruptions. Leer ms

House prices up by 2.9% in the euro area - Up by 3.8% in the EUFourth quarter of 2015

House prices up by 2.9% in the euro area - Up by 3.8% in the EU

House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 2.9% in the euro area and by 3.8% in the EU in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Leer ms

Developing Countries Face Headwinds

Demand for World Bank loans rises to record levels

The World Bank informed on Monday it expects its nonmarket rate lending to top $43 billion in the current fiscal year as developing countries face economic headwinds, bringing its total for the past four years to more than $150 billion.  Leer ms

More female employment would boost US economy, study saysUS economy gender equality

More female employment would boost US economy, study says

More female employment would boost the economy and gender equality in the workplace could add $4.3 trillion (3 trillion) to the US economy by 2025. One study of The McKinsey Global Institute showed Leer ms

Seasonally adjusted government deficit down to 1.8% of GDP in the euro areaThird quarter of 2015

Seasonally adjusted government deficit down to 1.8% of GDP in the euro area

In the third quarter of 2015, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 1.8% in the euro area (EA19), a decrease compared with 2.2% in the second quarter of 2015. In the EU28, the deficit to GDP ratio stood at 2.3%, a decrease compared with 2.6% in the previous quarter. Leer ms

Terms of economic growth

Are we richer or poorer than before the onset of the crisis?

The global financial crisis triggered a deep recession in 2008 and 2009, the deepest since the Great Recession of the early 1930s. In 2009, the EUs GDP dropped by 4.4%, and in 2014 it barely exceeded the level of 2008.In terms of economic growth, the EU does seem to be experiencing a lost decade, after having experienced an average annual GDP growth of 2.29% between 1990 and 2007 and 2.45% during the six years preceding the crisis (2001-2007). Leer ms

237 million

European Commission and European Investment Fund mobilise loans to support micro-enterprises

20,000 micro-enterprises will get access to loans worth 237 million under the European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). The European Investment Fund (EIF), which manages the EaSI guarantee on behalf of the European Commission, and six microfinance institutions are signing guarantee agreements that will open up access to finance for microenterprises.  Leer ms

International Monetary Fund

IMF ready to assist Greece

International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde said that if Greece ask for aid the IMF is ready to help them. Lagarde issued a short statement: "The IMF has taken note of yesterdays referendum held in Greece. We are monitoring the situation closely and stand ready to assist Greece if requested to do so." Leer ms

EU-CELAC Business Summit

New programmes to increase cooperation between the Europe and LATAM

Commercial ties between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean have doubled over the last decade boosting exports and jobs. As leaders from the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States met with European officials in Brussels , several new projects were forged to elevate our trade ties and grow investment in small-to-medium sized enterprises, road infrastructure, water sanitation and sustainable energy among others, totalling 118 million. Leer ms

Seven capital European regions among the ten most prosperous
GDP per capita in the EU

Seven capital European regions among the ten most prosperous

In 2013, regional GDP per capita , expressed in terms of purchasing power standards, ranged from 27% of the EU28 average in the French overseas department of Mayotte, to 325% of the average in Inner London in the United Kingdom Leer ms
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