Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Maduro about the Petro on state TV on Feb. 2.
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Ending 2017, Venezuelan Government announced its intention to issue a new crypto asset called Petro (derived from petroleum) which would be backed by proven oil reserves. President Nicolás Maduro was thus answering to President Donald Trump's decision to blockade the financial movements of the South American country which has the biggest proven oil reserves in the...
World Economic Forum in Davos. From left to right: Klaus Schwab (Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum), India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Alain Berset (President of the Swiss Confederation 2018 and Federal Council of Home Affairs of Switzerland. Photo by: Narendra Modi's tweet.
NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – On the day of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's keynote address at WEF (World Economic Forum) in Davos, the IMF said Indian economy is projected to achieve a growth rate of 7.4% in 2018 compared to 6.6% for China. The growth will take India to the top of the rankings of the fastest-growing emerging...
Uruguay Central Bank.
Montevideo, Uruguay (ViaNews) – Uruguay, a small country located in South America with a population of 3.4 million, is born a pioneer by nature, but the pathways to innovation are also followed closely by controversy, its faithful companion. It´s not often one hears about the country in the international media news, and when one does, it is mostly soccer-related or...
Founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado, at the Web Summit.
At the Web Summit, we met with the founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado. He's also Community Manager at the coworking and incubation community for entrepreneurs, Canopy Lisbon. Luis Caixado explained how he's now working together with the US-based company, Canopy, to help companies and entrepreneurs thrive. Founder of JustEnjoy,...
Independence square in Kiev, Ukraine.
KYIV, Ukraine (ViaNews) - For the last decade, the IT industry in Ukraine reached its heyday. Currently, 100 000 IT specialists are employed in Ukraine, and 13 national IT companies were included in the list of TOP-100 best outsourcing companies worldwide. Meanwhile, export of IT services amounted to 3% of country’s GDP. Today's Kyiv is considered the new IT...
RSI Office in Paris, france.
After many years of a love/hate relationship, millions of French entrepreneurs are on the verge of witnessing a reformed RSI, the social regime of the self-employed. National widespread debate continues about the impact of the RSI reform on economic growth, or what it will mean for the growing communities of French entrepreneurs escaping the “City of Lights” and moving...
Great Hall of the People. Photo by: Thomas Fanghaenel.
For years, China has had a famously tight grasp on the value of its currency. In 1994, the Chinese government pegged the yuan to an $8.28 exchange with the US dollar and have since allowed this fixed exchange rate to appreciate by 2.1% each year. In doing this, China eliminates a variable when conducting its monetary policy and also...
Kenya election riots.
This year's elections have been peaceful, but there are claims and counter claims regarding the results. From the day leading up to elections, companies reduced operations or shut down temporarily to allow staff to go to their rural homes to vote. The concerns about safety played a large part in convincing companies to reduce operations. Some companies went as far...
Brett King Via.news interview
MADRID (ViaNews) - Brett King hosts one of the most popular FinTech Radio Show in the world, "Breaking Banks," and founded the New-York based start-up called "Moven" with its concept of a downloadable bank account. Mr. King considers himself a futurist and was named "King of the Disruptors" by Banking Exchange magazine. Brett has advised the White House, the...
Invest HK Deputy Head of Fintech, Thorsten Terweiden, at Money Conf in Madrid.
Right at the heart of the Money Conf in Madrid we met with Mr. Thorsten Terweiden, the Deputy Head of Fintech for InvestHK. InvestHK is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government department responsible for foreign direct investment. They have set up a dedicated Fintech team in Hong Kong with correspondents in London (Mr. Thorsten Terweiden) and San Francisco. ...
MoneyConf moves to Dublin in 2018
Web Summit CEO, Paddy Cosgrave, is bringing MoneyConf to Dublin. According to a company statement, "Brexit is transforming Dublin as a financial centre" so they're moving the fintech conference, MoneyConf, back to "hometown Dublin." "Brexit is transforming Dublin as a financial centre. Major banks, credit card companies and fintech startups have all signed leases in recent months. JP Morgan is...
Theresa May
The International Monetary Fund’s Global Financial Stability report makes the case of how crucial the European Union is to the Uk's finance industry. The GFSR (Global Financial Stability Report) is a report by the IMF that's published twice a year and which draws out the financial ramifications of economic issues highlighted in the IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO). On page 45...

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Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo Libertad. Photo by: ViaNews.

Interview with Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo...

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NGO Sign of Hope shows, based on scientific research and analysis, that the oil industry in the state of Unity (South Sudan) pollutes the drinking water and people are poisoned with heavy metals. Photo by: Sign of Hope.

German NGO struggle for clean water in South Sudan

MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - VENRO, a group of 120 Germany-based NGOs providing humanitarian and development assistance around the world, produced a report entitled “Uncomfortable partners – from confrontation to cooperation: NGO’S strategies for...
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Exclusive photos of the Birmingham Airport incident involving a Norwegian Air airplane

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National Assembly of Serbia in Belgrade. Photo by: Jovan Marković.

Is Serbia planning to limit reproductive rights for women?

BELGRADE, Serbia (Vianews) - Almost a week ago, Irish women won their fight against abortion ban. The Eighth Amendment, which grants an equal right to life to the mother and unborn, will be replaced....

Business

Serbian entrepreneur Pavle Krivokuca. Photo by: Pavle Krivokuca Official Youtube account.

“Events Bring Coworking Customers,” Says Impact Hub Belgrade Representative

BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Young entrepreneurs in Serbia, although full of ideas and enthusiasm face many of the challenges shared by other Europeans. Among those challenges are initial funding, risk aversion, high initial costs,...
Serbian coworking space. Photo by: Impact Hub - Belgrade

What Everybody Ought to Know About CoWorking in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Over the last ten years, the technology development and the Serbian high unemployment rate helped create new professions and new working habits. Young people kept adopting alternative ways to work, and...
Women in the workforce.

Femininity & the Workforce: What It Means to Be a Woman in the Business...

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - In the wake of campaigns such as the #NoMakeup movement and the social media shattering #MeToo, women’s voices on beauty, harassment, discrimination and double standards are becoming more powerful in the...