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The world's most innovative cities - 07/14/2016

Internet resource Tech Insider drew up a rating of the world’s most innovative cities based on a research conducted by 2thinknow. Nine analysts considered important factors in technological development, including number of patents and investors in the city’s development of technologies. They investigated 85 cities of the world in total. 10. Amsterdam, Netherlands Amsterdam combines financial...

Theresa May chose new Great Offices of State - 07/14/2016

Theresa May, recently took the post of British prime minister, has held a number of appointments in the new cabinet. Supporters of Euroscepticism, made every effort to get the UK out from the European Union structure, took leading positions in the government’s new line-up. George Osborne, previously held the post of Chancellor of the Exchequer (finance ministry), was replaced by 60-year-old...

Number of EU citizenship requests greatly increased after Brexit - 07/13/2016

After the UK's referendum to leave the EU ended, the British came to think about getting a second passport, which would allow them to live and work in the EU. Embassies of some European countries have noted that number of applications for citizenship filed from the British increased tenfold in the recent weeks. In late June, the British had their cliff-hanging vote on leaving the EU structure....

Sanctions for Spain and Portugal - 07/12/2016

The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) on Tuesday admitted that Spain and Portugal, the euro area members, failed to take actions sufficiently effective to reduce their budget deficits. Thus, the council agreed with the European Commission's opinion. This automatically starts the process of imposing sanctions against those countries. "The European Commission has 20 days to submit a...

Germany wants to check ethical side of unmanned vehicles - 07/11/2016

German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said that the country is going to create a special committee on ethical issues related to unmanned vehicles. Amendments to the German legislation, letting unmanned vehicles on the country’s streets, can be developed as early as this year. At the same time, the German automotive regulator said it would give no permission to use the Tesla car autopilot...

IMF experts advised the United States to improve the tax system - 07/08/2016

If the United States want to combat under-reporting of taxes paid by large multinational companies, the country must reform its own tax system by switching to the territorial principle of taxation. Simultaneously, it is necessary to tighten the deductions policy and limit capital’s moving out. This is stated the IMF’s new report on a major reform of the country’s tax system. The changes offered...

Employment in the OECD will return to pre-crisis levels in 2017 - 07/07/2016

Employment in the developed countries will return back to the 2007 level near the end of 2017. However, recovery of wages, which declined due to the financial crisis, will take some more time, said the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The OECD prepared the biggest part of its annual report on the prospects for job creation prior to the referendum in the UK. The...

Chilcot: the UK had no reasons to invade Iraq - 07/06/2016

A lengthy report, dedicated to investigation of the UK’s participation as a US ally in the Iraq war in 2003-2009, has been published today, reports Bloomberg. Experts have concluded that Cabinet of then-Prime Minister Tony Blair took wrong decision on participation in military operations in Iraq. There was gross underestimation of the operation’s scale due to incomplete intelligence in conditions...

America's second steersman: Why the US presidential candidates cannot decide on their vice-presidents - 07/05/2016

Congresses of the Republican and Democratic parties are at the door, but the main presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, have not yet decided on their candidates for vice-presidency. It is not easy to find reliable partners for the election, especially for Trump, who is considered the most unpredictable politician for many years of US history. Eccentric billionaire Donald...

Singaporeans now can use social networks profiles to transfer money - 07/04/2016

Singapore banks announced introduction of a new service for its customers. Now, to transfer money online, they don’t need to remember long bank account numbers. The new, simplified systems requires just having an ID in social networks. Singapore banks are offering to attach Facebook ID or Twitter username to their customers’ bank accounts. In this case, intra remittances through Singapore FAST...
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