Make the most of Leap Day with the Google Assistant

Make the most of Leap Day with the Google Assistant

Via Google Blog How many times have you wished for an extra day or even just an extra hour to get things done or simply relax?. Lucky for us, we’re getting that extra day this year–Leap Day is this Saturday, February 29th.  If you’re looking for things to do, here are 11 ways the Google Assistant and Nest can help...

US takes aim at Hizbollah’s sanctuary in Venezuela

US takes aim at Hizbollah’s sanctuary in Venezuela

Via Financial Times In the days after the US drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad last month, a condolence book lay open 11,000km away at the Iranian embassy in Venezuela, in a leafy district of Caracas. Among the visitors who signed the book was Diosdado Cabello, one of the most powerful men in Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuelan government. Tareck...

More targeted measures to help SMEs to be rolled out

More targeted measures to help SMEs to be rolled out

Via China Daily Two servants help a man apply for an e-permit for work at a company in the Fuyang district of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on Feb 22, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] More targeted measures will be rolled out to solve the problems facing small and medium-sized enterprises, so as to better help them resume work, as part of the nation’s broader...

Over 670.000 forsørgere modtager tilskud

Over 670.000 forsørgere modtager tilskud

Via Danmarks Statistik Børnefamilieydelser og børnetilskud 2019 I fjerde kvartal 2019 modtog 671.400 forsørgere børneydelse eller -tilskud for mindst et barn. Heraf modtog 576.100 forsørgere børnefamilieydelse for børn i alderen 0-14 år, og 185.600 forsørgere fik ungeydelse for 15-17-årige, hvilket er mindre end 0,5 pct. afvigelse fra niveauerne i 2017 og 2018. Antallet af børn, hvis forsørgere modtog børneydelse eller...

China’s CATL aims to raise $2.85 billion for EV battery projects

China’s CATL aims to raise $2.85 billion for EV battery projects

Via Reuters Finance A sign of Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) is seen on its building in Ningde, Fujian province, China August 8, 2018. Picture taken August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer BEIJING (Reuters) – CATL (300750.SZ), China’s top electric vehicle battery maker, said it aims to raise up to 20 billion yuan ($2.85 billion) in a private placement...

Back on track: India could see economic growth recover in 2020

Back on track: India could see economic growth recover in 2020

Via RT Business Asia’s third-largest economy, India, could rebound this year on signs of a sharp pickup in business activity in January. Consumer demand in the country still remains subdued. According to a gauge measuring so-called animal spirits, activity has accelerated for a second straight month. Most of the eight high-frequency indicators tracked by Bloomberg News held their ground last...

the Cyber Information and Intelligence Sharing Initiative

the Cyber Information and Intelligence Sharing Initiative

Via ECB (Den Europæiske Centralbank) SPEECH Introductory remarks by Fabio Panetta, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the fourth meeting of the Euro Cyber Resilience Board for pan-European Financial Infrastructures Frankfurt am Main, 27 February 2020 It is a pleasure to welcome you back to Frankfurt. As you may know, I recently became responsible for market infrastructures...

The Economic Cataclysm Ahead

The Economic Cataclysm Ahead

Via Zerohedge Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The economic storm hasn’t passed; the false calm is only the eye of the financial hurricane. To understand the economic cataclysm ahead, do the math. Those expecting the Covid-19 pandemic to leave the U.S. economy untouched are implicitly making these preposterously unlikely claims: 1. China will resume full pre-pandemic production and shipping...

Aston Martin losses deepen to £100m in turbulent 2019

Aston Martin losses deepen to £100m in turbulent 2019

Via Financial Times Aston Martin’s losses deepened to more than £100m in 2019, the group said on Thursday as it announced plans to part ways with its financial chief following a turbulent year which culminated in a £500m rescue deal last month. The carmaker on Thursday reported a pre-tax loss of £104m for 2019, up from £68m the previous year....

Epidemic’s impact on China’s place in supply chains should be minimal: MoC

Epidemic’s impact on China’s place in supply chains should be minimal: MoC

Via China Daily Employees work on the assembly line at a Beijing Benz Automotive Co Ltd factory in Beijing on Feb 21, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] China’s vital position in global supply and industrial chains will not be altered by the impact of the novel coronavirus epidemic, commerce officials said. At present, there is no large-scale transfer of supply and industrial chains...