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Raising the bar – Positive trends are shaping Europe’s sweetest industry

Raising the bar – Positive trends are shaping Europe’s sweetest industry

| August 1, 2019

Good news for Europe’s chocoholics: their favourite industry is growing. The size of the European chocolate sector is projected to reach $57 billion by the middle of the next decade. This represents a major chunk of the world’s $162 billion total. It even dwarfs the US market, which is expected to surpass $22 billion in […]

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UAE redeploys troops in #Yemen in bid to assist UN peace efforts

UAE redeploys troops in #Yemen in bid to assist UN peace efforts

| July 16, 2019

The decision taken by the United Arab Emirates to re-deploy its forces in Yemen has prompted widespread coverage and speculation over recent weeks, writes Graham Paul. While many journalists and keen observers have been quick to jump to conclusions about the move, one key determiner appears to have been overlooked, that the redeployment was motivated […]

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Is Europe’s “#Industrial Renaissance” in jeopardy?

Is Europe’s “#Industrial Renaissance” in jeopardy?

| June 12, 2019

The outgoing Juncker Commission has been adamant about the need to prompt an “Industrial Renaissance” in the European Union, recognising as early as 2014 that European industries are intimately intertwined with the entirety of the bloc’s economic fabric and setting an ambitious target of 20% of the Union’s GDP coming from manufacturing by 2020. Is […]

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#Russia – Iconic shopping mall in St. Petersburg

#Russia – Iconic shopping mall in St. Petersburg

| June 5, 2019

In 2012, a deal was struck which saw a Russian shopping centre sold to Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund VII for $1.1 billion, making the sale the FSU and CEE’s largest ever commercial property deal at the time, writes Graham Paul. The iconic Galeria Shopping Mall, located in the heart of Russia’s second largest city […]

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Almost one year of #GDPR: Has the new EU privacy legislation changed anything?

Almost one year of #GDPR: Has the new EU privacy legislation changed anything?

| April 25, 2019

It has been almost a year now since the new EU privacy legislation came into force on May 25, 2018. Since then, both businesses and individuals have had the chance to revisit how they handle personal data. How much has changed during this time? The Wide Reach of the New EU Privacy Rules The new […]

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Concern growing in #EU capitals over #USA action against #Huawei

Concern growing in #EU capitals over #USA action against #Huawei

| April 23, 2019

Efforts by the American administration to persuade European governments to ban equipment manufactured by Chinese company Huawei from next generation 5G networks is causing growing concern in EU capitals. 5G will change the way we live. It is not just the successor to the 4G mobile phone network, but a quantum leap in technology which […]

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Steps UK government is taking to make sure travel and commerce remain unaffected after #Brexit

Steps UK government is taking to make sure travel and commerce remain unaffected after #Brexit

| March 21, 2019

After Brexit, there’s a good chance that many Brits will still want to travel to and from Europe for holidays and business. If the UK leaves without a deal, then the rules are likely to change somewhat. However, the government is trying to ensure that UK nationals’ and UK business’ working conditions aren’t impacted. The […]

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