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Banknote security features

he history of counterfeiting is almost as extensive as the history of money itself. It’s said that even the first coins in Lydia were regularly faked, and coming across counterfeit coins in Ancient Rome was a daily occurrence. Roman Emperors, like other rulers, also famously did their own counterfeiting, debasing the

Gaming: The expansion of eSports Business

or decades, the world’s top athletes have competed in illustrious tournaments such as The Masters or the Tour de France. People tune in from all over to see these athletes in peak form, and tournaments rake in cash from media rights, advertisements, sponsorships, merchandise, and also the live event itself.

Top 10 – Richest Countries in the World

According to market research company New World Wealth, the world has accumulated $215 trillion in private wealth, a 12% increase over the last year. Incredibly, the vast majority of this wealth – about 73.5% – is held by just 10 countries: Rank Country Wealth (USD Trillions) Change (2007-2017), % #1 United States $62.6 20% #2 China $24.8 198% #3 Japan $19.5 22% #4 United Kingdom $9.9 -2% #5 Germany $9.7 0% #6 India $8.2 160% #7 France $6.6 -11% #8 Canada $6.4 25% #9 Australia $6.1 83% #10 Italy $4.3 -19% Over the last decade, China

European Union: Spring 2018 Economic Forecast

Growth rates for the EU and the euro area beat expectations in 2017 to reach a 10-year high at 2.4%. Growth is set to remain strong in 2018 and ease only slightly in 2019, with growth of 2.3% and 2.0% respectively in both the EU and the euro area. rivate consumption

EIB: One of most beautiful European railways recaptures past glory

The Montenegro railway upgrade is the first in 40 years ontenegro's railway used to be one of its big accomplishments. It was the largest and most expensive infrastructure project in the former Yugoslav federation. But now it has fallen into decay. With the European Investment Bank's help, the railway plans a

How many US dollars are in circulation today?

he journey of each individual currency note is pretty incredible. After being printed or minted, each bill is then passed between people and businesses to facilitate transactions. If it’s a $1 or $5 bill, it changes hands on average about 110 times per year – and if it’s a $20

the Scale of Amazon explained

s Amazon continues its takeover of the retail sector, the scale at which it operates continues to impress. Back in late 2016 we examined the extraordinary size of Amazon from a market valuation perspective, which showed that the eCommerce giant was worth more than most brick and mortar retailers put together. The

Online shopping: EU against geo-blocking and country redirects

MEPs have voted in favor of ending geo-blocking and country redirects by the end of 2018. any Europeans shop online on a daily basis. Whether it’s for electronics, appliances or furniture, 57% of EU citizens bought something online in 2017. Shopping online is one of the favorite activities of internet

Work-Life balance: Denmark case

"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark", goes the line in Shakespeare's Hamlet. But four centuries after the play was written, the analysis couldn't be less accurate. According to the OECD Better Life report, Danes have a better work-life balance than any other country surveyed. nly 2% of employees regularly work very long

Systematic country diagnostic: Montenegro

Montenegro Economy ontenegro is a small and open upper middle-income transition economy that gained independence in 2006 and is negotiating accession to the European Union. Montenegro has a population of 622,000 and a GNI per capita of $7,320. It started negotiations with the European Union in June 2012 and strives to

How much multinationals earn per second

Imagine that for every second that passes, your bank account inches up $1. You’d be making $60 per minute, or the equivalent of $86,400 in a day. Over the course of a year, you’d roll in a solid $31.5 million of profit. While this would be prolific for almost any

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