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Barclays: Catering to the over 65s: a £16 billion*1 untapped opportunity for the UK Hospitality and Leisure sector


​New research released today by Barclays shows that the over 65s added £37 billion*2 to the UK economy through spending on the Hospitality & Leisure sector in the last year. This contribution equates to over a third (36%) more than the average consumer and 27% higher than the 35 – 54 year olds who are the second biggest spending generation. Despite this, the An ageing population: the untapped potential for hospitality and leisure businesses report from Barclays Corporate Banking, reveals that the UK Hospitality & Leisure Sector has m... Read More »

Over half of Europeans aren’t investing in the stock market


When it comes to putting money in the stock market, more than half of Europe is opting out. According to a new survey from AEG Financial, some 52% of Europeans say they don't own any stocks, even as the market has enjoyed positive returns for the last six years and counting. The most common reason people are staying out of the market is straightforward: They say they lack the money to invest. Yet perceptions about the complexity and riskiness of the stock market are also reason enough for people to steer clear. Roughly a fifth of peopl... Read More »

Nepal Earthquake: EU mobilises all emergency response means


"I have mobilised all our means for emergency response to help the survivors and authorities in the aftermath of this tragedy. What is needed most are medical teams and relief supplies. I call on all EU Member States to join the coordinated European response," said EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides. The Commission's emergency aid will go towards the most urgent needs in the worst affected areas, including clean water, medicine, emergency shelter and telecommunications. The EU Civil Protection... Read More »

Coolmuster release the powerful backup extractor app for iPhone, iPad and iPod – Directly Restore iPhone, iPad and iPod from Old Backup


Coolmuster Software, the world leading mobile software solution provider, which has been long committed to developing the most efficient data backup & restore solution for Android and iOS users. Today announces the new software - Coolmuster iPhone Backup Extractor. Coolmuster Software always focuses on enhancing users' real feelings and experiences while using iPhone backup extractor software. The latest software algorithm and scanning technology have built-in the program, this new technology can be able to increase the identification ca... Read More »

Another AXA’s initiative to leverage the potential of connected objects to better protect people


“We are delighted to be able to offer innovative prevention services in a timely manner, in this case right at the launch of the Apple Watch. We strongly believe that leveraging innovative digital tools is key today in efficiently engaging people to promote road safety, as these tools significantly raise their awareness of potentially risky driving habits. We look forward to working with Apple to make AXA Drive Coach available on the Apple Watch in many more countries”, said Frederic Tardy, Chief Marketing and Distribution Officer of the AXA Gr... Read More »

Steve Glod, equities fund manager Banque de Luxembourg: Investing in Japan – An Emerging Interest in Corporate Governance


Fanuc’s change of heart is good news in dif-ferent respects. First, after the announce-ment, shareholders like us benefited from a big jump in the stock price, as this decision clearly enhanced the company’s investment appeal. Second, and this is certainly more important, if such a reclusive company like Fanuc is announcing such profound changes, this is a clear sign that Corpo-rate Japan is changing and that Japanese companies are willing to step up efforts to reward their shareholders and put their inefficient balance sheets to use. In ord... Read More »

GfK: Income expectations in Germany at highest level since reunification


Low inflation rates and the prospect of considerable increases in income have caused income expectations to further improve. Willingness to buy has not benefited from this trend in this month and fell slightly. Nonetheless, the indicator remains at a very high level. Following four consecutive increases, economic expectations fell slightly. Evidently consumers are now starting to be affected by the constant back and forth on Greece's future in Europe. Economic expectations: taking a breather Following four consecutive increases, the upwar... Read More »

Statistics Netherlands: Largest Dutch museums are winning the struggle for visitors


Large museums were able to link their growing visitor numbers with positive operating results, while the operating results of smaller and medium-sized museums as a group were negative in 2013; worse even than in 2011. More museums visits to thanks to the large museums In 2013, visits to all 799 Dutch museums surveyed by Statistics Netherlands increased by 14 percent on 2011, when Statistics Netherlands surveyed 788 museums. Visitor numbers rose faster in these two years than in the entire period of 2003-2013 (6 percent). The increase is m... Read More »

Bertelsmann Stiftung: Germans and Poles: ‘Stay the course with Russia’


The findings also show that people in the two countries have different perceptions of the threat emanating from Russia, leading Poles to feel a greater level of caution is warranted when dealing with their eastern neighbor. Generally, however, Poles and Germans agree that their countries should take a clear stance on the conflict in Ukraine but avoid any further escalation. Despite their basically similar interests, however, the idea seems to have taken hold in recent months that Poles and Germans view the Russian-Ukrainian conflict differen... Read More »

Accenture awarded $966 million contract to support Federal Student Aid Programs


Accenture has been working with the department on the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) system since 2001, providing integrated system operations, customer service, application maintenance, and hosting support for federal student aid programs, including the Pell Grant, Direct Loan, Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, and Iraq Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) programs. Since its inception, the COD system has processed more than $1 trillion in federal student loans and grants. COD has originated... Read More »

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