Thursday, October 18, 2018
Serbian coworking space. Photo by: Impact Hub - Belgrade
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 the Internet seems the perfect place for that. Hiring and working over the Internet is quickly expanding and being used by foreign and national businesses...
Women in the workforce.
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 political and social arenas. But what role does a women’s femininity (or lack thereof) play in her experience in the business world? Professor Martha Rampton, Ph.D....
Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo by: Morio
LISBON, Portugal (ViaNews) - We met with Philipp von Hagen in November 2017 for an interview at the Lisbon's Web Summit to understand more about Porsche's goals. Philipp von Hagen video Interview Mr. Philipp von Hagen has been a Member of the Executive Board at the holding company, Porsche SE,...
Taxi in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo by: Leandro Neumann Ciuffo.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - Turkish people seem pretty satisfied with the new alternatives being offered, ever since Uber started operating in the country. Considering the unfairly demanding prices and famously vulgar attitudes from some of the taxi drivers in Turkey, it's not surprising that Turkey is one of Uber's largest growth markets, A metropolitan such as Istanbul needs...
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...

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NOCK officials James Chacha (far left), Kipchoge Keino (centre) and Stephen Soi when they appeared before a previous parliamentary committee. Photo by: Ronnie Evans.

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Interview

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

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

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Venezuela’s crisis continues to grow rapidly and no one seems able to stop it. After last years failed protests and...

Europe

E-75 in Serbia. Photo by: Petar Milošević.

Drivers Don’t Know How to Behave in a Roundabout, Said the Serbian Director of...

BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - According to the daily newspaper, Blic, driving through the fast lane on the highway can cost the driver 5.000 Serbian dinar, which is about 1/4 of the country's monthly minimum...
Independentists protesting in Autovía A-2. Photo by: ViaNews.

Pro-Catalan Protesters Take to Spain’s Highways to Call for Release of Political Prisoners

Madrid (ViaNews) - Separatists, with reflective vests, independentist Catalan flag, and banners demand the release of "political prisoners." Protesters choose major Spain's highway bridges to protest against the imprisonment of separatist leaders. A small group...
August 10. 2018, protest against corruption in Victory Square, Bucharest, Romania. Photo by: Babu.

Romania Protests: After Communism, Romanians Stand United to Fight Corruption

BUCHAREST, Romania (ViaNews) - Twenty-eight years have passed since the Romanian Revolution. At the end of 1989. there was a period of violent civil unrest which resulted in the overthrowing of the Communist regime...

Business

Goldman Sachs Tower in Jersey city. Photo by: Oriez.

Goldman Sachs Says Yes to Cryptocurrency Custody Service And No to Trading Service

Goldman Sachs was never in the running to set up a cryptocurrency trading desk. Over the past few months, reports have made headlines indicating that the investment company was considering opening a cryptocurrency trading...
Securities and Exchange Commission. Photo by: Ethereum World News Archives.

Will Cryptocurrencies End Up At Zero On Bubble Burst? – Yale Economist Explains

Will cryptocurrency-bubble burst or bounce back? That is the single biggest question among many electric currency enthusiasts make in response to wild price swings experienced in recent months. After a dramatic rise to record...
Reserve bank of India, Headquarters. Photo by: Soham Banerjee

This Is How India And Thailand Policies Have Affected Cryptocurrencies Sentiments

NEW DELHI (India) - A pronunciation by the Reverse Bank of India barring all banks and financial institutions form dealing in virtual currencies has had an adverse effect on the overall cryptocurrency landscape. The...