VW teams up with JAC to make electric cars

Visitors watch cars on display at a booth of JAC Motors in Shanghai, April 20, 2017. [Photo/VCG] HEFEI – A joint venture between Volkswagen China and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC Motors) to make electric cars has been approved by Chinese authorities. JAC Motors said Monday that the venture, with a total investment of 5 billion yuan… Read more

Emmanuel Macron: France’s youngest president

Emmanuel Macron graduated from one of the world’s most prestigous public administration universities. He later worked as an investment banker at Rothschild. Aged 29, he married a French high school teacher twenty-four years his senior. Her eldest daughter had been Macron’s classmate. In 2014, Emmanuel Macron was appointed France’s economy minister under François Hollande. Macron promoted… Read more

Eurozone business activity at a six-year high

There has been more positive news on the eurozone’s economic recovery as we learned that the region’s businesses are racing ahead. Manufacturing and services companies said they increased activity at the fastest rate in six years in April. Surveys of thousands of firms suggest a broad based and sustainable recovery. Survey compiler IHS Markit said the… Read more

Towards a green jean

A survivor of numerous fashion fads over the years, and despite heavy competition, the humble denim is here to stay. Eighty-four exhibitors from 19 countries gathered at Denim PremiereVision in Paris, an event that represents the sector internationally. R-Evolution was the theme to showcase new areas in fashion inspiration, innovation and technology, to help create green… Read more

Spain’s economic growth continues apace

Spain’s economy continues to turn in strong growth, making it one of the fastest-expanding in Europe. Preliminary figures from the national statistics institute show gross domestic product rose by 0.8 percent in the first three months of this year from the previous quarter. It was Spain’s 14th consecutive quarter of growth. The Madrid government has said… Read more

Responsible Business Trends 2017 – Complimentary Snapshot Report

As part of Ethical Corporation’s annual Responsible Business Trends 2017 Report we reached out approximately 2,500 global business executives to get an understanding of the top sustainability trends and issues for 2017. This snapshot highlights some key findings from our community based in Europe. Click here to download your complimentary copy Some key findings are: The… Read more

Denmark Rids Itself of Foreign Debt For First Time in 183 Years

After Denmark pays off the final installment of a $1.5 billion loan to the United States today, it will be the first time the nation will have been without foreign currency debts since 1834. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> Though the country still carries domestic debt, the improved national economy and fixed exchange rate policy makes for a… Read more