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24.02.2017

Brexit: EU-trained doctors could leave UK

Four in 10 European doctors are considering leaving Britain following the Brexit vote, new research suggests. A British Medical Association (BMA) survey found that 42% are thinking of quitting the UK, with a further 23% still unsure if they will stay. The BMA warned it could spell “disaster” as the National Health Service (NHS) was already facing “crippling staff shortages”.  Among NHS staff in England, 59,796 are from the European Union, according to NHS Digital, including 10,267 doctors – around 6.6% of the UK medical workforce. “Diseases know no country borders, and medicine is an international profession, with global co-operation in research, drug development, standards of patient care, and free movement of doctors around the world.” 

 
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24.02.2017

Technical analysis : EUR/USD attempts to break resistance

The Euro continued to book gains against the US Dollar during the early hours of Friday's trading session, as the currency exchange rate attempted to break through the resistance put up by the 55-day SMA, which was located at 1.0593. The pair already attempted to move higher during Thursday's trading. However, it failed to pass the SMA. Due to that and the fact that the weekly PP is located just above the SMA at 1.0604, it is most likely that the currency pair will fail once more and retreat lower by the end of Friday's trading session. 

 
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23.02.2017

Google to launch a new filter against toxic speech online

Google and Jigsaw have launched a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to filter ‘toxic’ comments online. The tool, known as Perspective, has been designed to crack down on online harassment by letting creators and readers identify abusive comments or comments that are likely to make ‘someone leave a conversation’.  Google’s freely available software is being tested by a range of news organisations, including The New York Times, The Guardian and The Economist, as a way to help simplify the jobs of humans reviewing comments on their stories.“News organizations want to encourage engagement and discussion around their content but find that sorting through millions of comments to find those that are trolling or abusive takes a lot of money, labor, and time. As a result, many sites have shut down comments altogether. But they tell us that isn’t the solution they want. We think technology can help.” said Jared Cohen, president of Jigsaw, the Google social incubator that built the tool.

 
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23.02.2017

Ticino, the Swiss canton, could see its local bitcoin

Ticino, the canton in southern Switzerland, has revealed its plans to issue its own local digital currency for everyday use. The future cryptocurrency called Ticinocoin (TIC) is a brainchild of computer scientists Claudio Rossini and Michele Fiscalini.The developers have already tested the currency: the pilot phase of the project was completed last week, Tribune de Geneve reported. Regional virtual currency based on the blockchain technology is expected to stimulate the local economy offering faster, more transparent and less expensive transactions.  

 
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23.02.2017

Nestlé to focus on reducing sugar programm in its products

A report released by the Maltese Presidency and the European Commission on Wednesday says that childhood obesity should be tackled at an early stage and that schools can play a positive role in encouraging healthy eating habits. “Considering the amount of time that children spend at school, as well as the fact that in many European countries students consume at least one daily main meal there, schools are an ideal environment for supporting healthy behaviours,” the report states. Childhood obesity in Europe is increasing: in 2010, about one in three European children between the ages of six and nine were overweight or obese, while 2008 estimates were only about one in four.

 
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23.02.2017

Swiss anti-migration campaign becomes a Tv Series for African spectators

Switzerland has launched a campaign to discourage Nigerian immigration based on drama. Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) is spending $450,000 on filming a TV series with African actors showing the perils of living in Europe illegally, which will be shown on Nigerian television. Speaking to reporters, the spokesman for SEM, Lukas Rieder, said that one of the objectives of the series was to make clear that there are few chances of being granted asylum and the trip does not worth the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean.“Human traffickers tell potential migrants that Switzerland is paradise, it's El Dorado. But that's not true. We want to provide objective information about the dangers of passage, and the dangers of living in Switzerland without a permit, for example.”

 
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23.02.2017

ABB discovered $100m fraud in South Korean business unit

Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB said Wednesday that it had uncovered significant embezzlement at its South Korean subsidiary, which it warned would heavily impact its 2016 earnings. The suspected theft will lead to a pre-tax charge of about $100 million. The company said it had discovered "a sophisticated criminal scheme related to a significant embezzlement and misappropriation of funds" at the South Korean unit. The executive was treasurer and one of two integrity ombudsmen for ABB Korea - to whom staff were supposed to report any ethical concerns - according to an online company magazine available on ABB's Korean website.

 
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23.02.2017

Panasonic: less (work) is better (life)

Panasonic Corporation President Kazuhiro Tsuga has instructed his employees in Japan to limit their overtime work to 80 hours or less per month, on January 31 with the instruction, which was effective from that day.  Company officials said the directive is aimed at reminding staff that they should concentrate on efficiency rather than working long hours. Apart from the call to leave work by 8 p.m., the directive also recommends limiting overtime to a maximum of 80 hours a month for all staff, including managers, department heads and division chiefs.

 
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22.02.2017

Book Review: Solomon's Knot

Solomon’s Knot is a double tie. For Robert D. Cooter and Hans-Bernard Schaefer, authors of the book by the same name and published by Princeton University Press, the knot is the one between law and economical growth in the developing countries. According to them, only laws can create the right environment for these nations to prosper: an example would be obliging parties to respect contracts, while in many countries opening a new business is always a matter of long time and complex procedures. In Venezuela, according to the data reported by the authors, 141 days and 16 procedures are needed, versus the 5 days and 1 procedure in Canada.

 
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22.02.2017

The production of synthetic diamonds grows

It is not really the volume of synthetic diamond production that is alarming the industry, but rather the possibility that synthetic diamonds are being traded undisclosed...

 
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