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17 May 2013: World economic climate improves slightly
The Ifo World Economic Climate Indicator continued to rise, even if only slightly. Both assessments of the current economic situation and the six-month economic outlook improved marginally compared to the previous quarter. There are a growing number of signs that the world economy is stabilizing.
07 May 2013: ICC welcomes Russia’s specialized court for IP related disputes
Speaking at an international conference hosted by the Supreme Commercial (Arbitrazh) Court of the Russian Federation, Designs Rapporteur of the ICC Intellectual Property (IP) Commission Elisabeth Logeais welcomed Russia’s initiative to establish a specialized court for the resolution of IP-related disputes.
03 May 2013: European Commission supports global Girls in ICT Day
The European Commission, European Parliament and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) came together on Girls in ICT Day (25 April) to find new ways of encouraging girls to take up careers in ICT and to show them the opportunities on offer.
08 May 2013: Logistics barriers impede growth of Asia Pacific’s e-commerce market,
Asia Pacific represents the world’s fastest growing e-commerce market and has the potential to become the largest market for e-commerce sales in the next few years.
30 Apr 2013: ICC appoints new Chair of the Digital Economy Commission
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Alhadeff as the new Chair of the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy. Having served as Vice-Chair since May 2002, Mr Alhadeff will take over from Herbert Heitmann, Executive Vice-President of External Communications at Royal Dutch Shell, who will be stepping down from the post during the commission’s summer meeting in Paris.
15 May 2013: Gemalto's software offers governments unprecedented level of security
Gemalto, world leader in digital security, today announced that its Sealys ID Motion smart card software dedicated to national government programs has received "Common Criteria EAL7 certification". EAL7, or Evaluation Assurance Level 7, represents the highest level of security assurance within the international security evaluation scheme, also known as Common Criteria.
29 Apr 2013: Barclaycard Germany signed multi-year contract with Gemalto
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that it will provide the swift and seamless migration of Barclaycard Germany’s entire portfolio representing more than 40 credit and in addition three debit products.
16 May 2013: WTO General Council appoints Azevêdo as next Director-General,
At a special meeting on 14 May 2013, the General Council approved the appointment of Ambassador Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo (Brazil) as the next Director-General of the WTO. He begins his term of office on 1 September 2013. Director-General Pascal Lamy pledged to work closely with Ambassador Azevêdo in ensuring a smooth transition.
14 May 2013: European Commission unveils maritime strategy for the Atlantic
The European Commission has today adopted an Action Plan to revitalise the marine and maritime economy in the Atlantic Ocean Area. The Action Plan follows from the Atlantic Strategy the Commission adopted in 2011.
13 May 2013: WTO sees bigger ITC role in Aid for Trade
Director-General Pascal Lamy, in a speech to the Joint Advisory Group of the International Trade Centre (ITC) in Geneva on 6 May 2013, paid tribute to the leadership of ITC Executive Director Patricia Francis during the past seven years.
10 May 2013: East of England Export Week kickstarts move into high growth markets
Companies across the East of England are leading the way nationally in finding new markets overseas and more will soon get a helping hand to boost their sales in High-Growth Markets as UKTI launches a well timed Export Week.
02 May 2013: UK car manufacturers given a boost by opening of new VCA in Brazil
UK car manufacturers looking to push exports in Latin America have received a boost with opening of a new Vehicle Certification Agency in Brazil.
01 May 2013: DB Schenker Logistics Renews Contract to Provide Customers Access to GT Nexus
GT Nexus today announced that DB Schenker Logistics has renewed its contract for supply chain visibility solutions and cloud supply chain technology. Since 2008, GT Nexus capabilities have been provided to a number of DB Schenker Integrated Cargo Management customers. Capabilities include end-to-end inventory and shipment visibility, purchase order management and origin management.
26 Apr 2013: UK launches fast-track to growth
The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and Joanna Shields, Chief Executive of Tech City today unveiled a new programme designed to enable high-growth businesses to scale rapidly and reach their full potential. The two were speaking alongside Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive of London Stock Exchange Group at an event in East London to celebrate UK entrepreneurship and highlight initiatives to boost investment in fast-growing SMEs.
23 Apr 2013: ICC: Global trade deals would generate exports creating 21 million jobs
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) today on behalf of global business finalized recommendations for World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries to salvage parts of on-going Doha trade negotiations that could boost global GDP by US$960 billion.
22 Apr 2013: WTO: Lamy says Europe needs a good compass to sail through crisis
Director-General Pascal Lamy, in a speech to the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin, Ireland on 17 April 2013, said that “the best way to sail through the crisis is to use a good compass – the name of the European compass must be ‘confidence’… Confidence that Europe has the strength to sail in an ever more globalized world”.