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EUROPE: How the chinese slower growth affects us

Jobs By 12 febrero, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

China’s current economic situation seems to be a bit strange at a first glance: While its economy is growing more slowly than the years before and the debts are rising, the Chinese government invests money into local infrastructure. Experts from the global rating agency S&P predict China to face this year a faustian choice between growth or debt reduction. Planned stimulus to boost output and business sentiment in China could undermine the country’s deleveraging push. This leaves policymakers with a tough choice between missing targets on growth or on reducing financial risks.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Too old for business?

Jobs By 7 febrero, 2019 No Comments

by Stanford Business School (Matt Villano)

New data shows the sweet spot for entrepreneurial success, and why young people need to rise up the ranks more quickly. There’s no question the domestic workforce is aging. According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median age of the U.S. labor force was 42 years in 2016, up from 38 in 1996, and it’s projected to keep climbing.

But new research suggests that this trend could hamper business innovation on a long-term basis.

TOURISM: its growing importance for economy

Jobs By 25 enero, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

The past year totalled 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals – a result which is two years ahead of forecasts. 2018 was with a six percent rise of tourists also the second strongest year since 2010. These are only some facts published in the new UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

By the way, for this year UNWTO forecasts a three to four percent increase, in line with the historical growth trend. But which figures about the tourism can we expect this year? And how can digital solutions help hoteliers to be more effective and to increase sales?

Planet-Bpm talked with start-ups at the International Tourism Trade Fair (Fitur) in Madrid about their ideas to revolutionize the market.

JOURNALIST: a risky, hard and dangerous profession

Jobs By 24 enero, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

Being a journalist is connected with lots of risks like being paid badly, being unemployed or working in war zones. During the last 25 years the number of killed journalists increased extremely. More than 2.300 journalists and reporters died in this period doing their job. About another alarming fact: Approximately 45 percent of freelance journalist earn less than 1.000 euros per month.

The aim of today’s Journalist Day (Día del Periodista) in Spain is to make the people aware of risks that journalists have to face on and to communicate the importance of an independent journalism