Friday, September 22, 2017
Interview with Pedro Oliveira founder of Landing Jobs
Landing.jobs is a tech jobs marketplace with a more human approach to recruitment and aiming to increase efficiency between job openings and talent. Video interview with Pedro Oliveira, Founder of Landing.jobs. We met the founders, Pedro Oliveira and José Paiva,...
London Eye - How the OECD sees the UK leaving the EU.
April 27 - the OECD published a report analyzing the economic consequences of the United Kingdom exiting the European Union. According to the OECD Policy Paper, the outcome of the referendum to be held on 23 June "would be a major negative shock to the UK economy, with economic fallout in the rest of the OECD, particularly other European countries."...
Novo Banco sale postponed.
Negotiations have failed between Novo Banco and its buyers Apollo, Anbang, and Fosun. Rumors seem to indicate Banco de Portugal to re-enter negotiations with Apollo before the final decision to postpone the sale to 2016. The last standing bid offer from the Chinese Fosun company was 1.5 billion Euros ($1.7 billion) that was about half the required original offer amount...
Novo Banco - Image Credit João Ramos
Yesterday, Haitong bought Novo Banco investment bank for last December's agreed value of 379 million Euros ($425 million). Last December's talk between Novo Banco and the Chinese brokerage Haitong Securities Ltd company closed with a possible future sale of the BES Investment Bank for 379 million Euros ($425 million). The sale has since then been approved by the Bank of...
Netflix home page message today
Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings co-founded Netflix in 1997 and built the company to today's 65 million subscribers. They are now one of the most successful on-demand Internet streaming media services in the world. Reed Hastings, in an Interview to the Portuguese daily "Expresso", said the new support center for the South European region to be based in Lisbon. Sunny...
Euro - Image credits Mick Carvalho
This Friday the Eurogroup agreed to the third Greece rescue package of € 86 billion ($ 95.5 billion). The 3-year bailout first tranche of € 26 billion ($ 28.9) will be used to repay debt and recapitalize the banking system. According to the Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotosthe, a depositors money bail-in is out of the question. The Eurogroup president,...
Quadranet INC
Crissic Solutions LLC sale to Quadranet INC is now confirmed. The sale was a surprise to most Crissic customers when they saw the official sale confirmation on a popular Internet forum. Crisic Solutions, LLC is a Springfield company specialized in unmanaged VPS (virtual private servers) services. Its owner, Skylar MacMinn, managed to develop the business and amass a fair number...
Novo Banco - Image Credit João Ramos
The Banco de Portugal, the institution regulating the Novo Banco sale, was hoping for higher bids, but only got Apollo to raise their offer. According to Banco de Portugal, out of the three contenders, only the American Apollo company increased the bid for the “Novo Banco” buyout. The two other Chinese competitors, Fosun, and Anbang didn’t raise their bids. Novo...

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Rally for hunger striking editor-in-chief of the Vranjske newspaper.

Hospitalized Serbian Journalists Get Unequal Treatment From Government

Serbian journalist Vukasin Obradovic, owner and editor-in-chief of “Vranjske” weekly started a hunger strike on Monday, after he was forced to shut down his newspaper. “Vranjske” is a prominent weekly in Southern Serbia, famous...
Serbia gay parade, 2017.

Belgrade Pride: Serbia Embraces Change as the Country’s Prime Minister Attends Gay Parade For...

Colors, balloons, and cheerful smiles were spotted a few days ago on the streets of Belgrade, as the 4th Pride Parade took place. Marching under the slogan “We want change", the partakers of the...
Nick and Sally Rowe in an interview for "Cristian Concern".

Parents’ Reaction to Gender Fluid Pupil Causes Controversy

An Isle of Wight couple are taking their son’s school to court over a decision to allow another pupil to attend classes dressed as either a boy or a girl. Nick and Sally Rowe, who...
Theresa May.

Theresa May Faces Further Problems After Juncker’s Speech

The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, is heading into deep water as she faces making two speeches on Brexit which will require very sensitive handling. Firstly, she will speak to the European Union itself in...
Independence square in Kiev, Ukraine.

The growing IT-Sector in Kyiv, Ukraine

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...
EU and UK flag.

Brexit: An Unbiased Analysis

On the 23rd of June 2016, the British public walked down to their local polling stations and cast their vote in a simple question: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European...

Politics

RSI Office in Paris, france.

President Macron Cuddles the Self-Employed

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...
From left to right: Branislav Nedimovic, Ana Brnabic, Igor Mirovic. Photo by:mediaportal.vojvodina.gov.rs.

Is Serbian First Female Premier a Disappointment?

Two months ago, newly elected Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic appointed Ana Brnabic to succeed him as Prime Minister. Many were surprised, and some had great expectations. Serbia got its first female PM in post-communist...
Chavista allegedly by Guarimberos.

Understanding Venezuela Today: From US Best Provider to National Threat

On the 18th of August, United States President, Donald Trump, threatened to impose sanctions against several members of President Nicolás Maduro’s office. In 2016, his predecessor, President Barack Obama, had issued an executive order...
Kenyatta wins Kenyan elections.

Wave of uncertainty as President Kenyatta wins heated Kenyan elections

There has been widespread unrest in some parts of Kenya following the announcement of the presidential election results, by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which essentially granted Uhuru Kenyatta a second term...
Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister of Pakistan Ousted From Office Based on Corruption Charges

The 18th Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, resigned, following a decision from the supreme court disqualifying him from office. Mr. Sharif was just a few months away from becoming the first prime minister...
McCain Health Care vote

McCain’s Dramatic Vote Kills ‘Repeal and Replace’

The floor of the United States Senate is not known for riveting drama. Typically the outcome is already known before Senators vote for any given bill. Recently, with the exception of rare cases, most...

Business

Independence square in Kiev, Ukraine.

The growing IT-Sector in Kyiv, Ukraine

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...
RSI Office in Paris, france.

President Macron Cuddles the Self-Employed

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...
Great Hall of the People. Photo by: Thomas Fanghaenel.

Blockchain Loses a Link: What the Chinese Crackdown Means for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

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...
Kenya election riots.

Business Slow After Elections in Kenya

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...
Brett King Via.news interview

“Does Banking have a Future?” Brett King, CEO of Moven, explains

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...
Invest HK Deputy Head of Fintech, Thorsten Terweiden, at Money Conf in Madrid.

“We want companies to grow, expand and be successful in Asia via Hong Kong.”...

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...