Swedish start-ups explained

Q: What do Spotify, Minecraft and Candy Crush Saga have in common? A: They are all made in Sweden   Sweden is home to Europe’s largest tech companies and its capital is second only to Silicon Valley when it comes to the number of “unicorns” – billion-dollar tech companies – that it produces per capita. Skype was

Companies which invest the most in R&D

illions of dollars and untold hours of research and development go into producing the next must-have products. A report by professional services firm Price Waterhouse Coopers charts the 20 publicly traded companies worldwide that spent the most on R&D in each of the years from 2005 to 2015. Unsurprisingly, motor manufacturers, tech

Best employers in the World

hat does it take to be voted the best employer in the world? Maybe it is allowing staff to take a nap during the working day, as Google does at its London office. Google’s parent company Alphabet is the best employer in the world in 2017, according to data compiled by

2018 Doing Business: Montenegro (42) advances nine places

n the new World Bank Doing Business report for June 2016 – June 2017, Montenegro is ranked 42nd on the lost of 190 ranked countries, and thus, in comparison with last year's revised Report, made progress for 9 seats. Pursuant to the Report, published for the fifteenth time, Montenegro recorded a

Smart Cities of the Future

ities are the engines of modern society. They power the global economy, consume vast amounts of resources, house the majority of the world’s population, and create much of the pollution and emissions that have scientists concerned about the future. And while big cities consume a lot of resources already – this hardly

EC: Completion of the Banking Union by 2018

uropean citizens and businesses will benefit from deeper financial integration and a more stable financial system, thanks to Commission plans to accelerate with the completion of the missing parts of the Banking Union. The Banking Union must be completed if it is to deliver its full potential in making the

EU Fish labeling for Consumers

he labeling of seafood is governed under general EU consumer protection policy and complemented by additional provisions under the EU common fisheries policy. Rules for mandatory and voluntary information of fishery and aquaculture products vary depending on their nature, their level of processing and their presentation or packaging for sale. Since

New managers should focus on helping their teams

tanford academic Bob Sutton, author of "Good Boss, Bad Boss", says the challenges that new managers face have a lot to do with where they place their own attention: “Your attention will naturally shift up — be directed up the hierarchy.’’ This even happens in nature: The average baboon looks up

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