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China has "a huge amount of data already", says Shenzhen resident Yang Yang, founder of Unimaker, a 3D printing start-up. And big data helps Chinese start-ups localise and improve to beat overseas companies trying for a foothold.This is how Meituan-Dianping, a Beijing group-buying site, beat off rivals Groupon, Didi Chuxing, Uber, and iQiyi, says Mr Yang.Also, start-ups are selling more to businesses instead of consumers.

Why is the white hot Chinese tech sector cooling down?

China’s once scorching tech sector is cooling off

Some of issues which will be covered and discussed are: Global Investment Trends, What’s Happening in Southeastern Europe, What do Investors look for, Investment Opportunities in Croatia,Investing in digitization and others.

One of the most influential world thinkers on strategy execution and the key-note speaker, Mr. Jeroen De Flander is coming to Split, Croatia

On 31st May and 1st June 2019 in Split, Croatia will be held the 1st International Investment Conference (IICC2019), a two-day event with a special emphasis on different ways of investing in Croatia and the region of Southeast Europe

President Trump delights in calling journalists “enemies of the people.” His ceaseless war on mainstream journalism is encouraging dictators across the globe.The number of jailed journalist globally now stands at about 250. The “World Freedom Map,” published annually by Reporters Without Borders (RWB) has been getting progressively darker – the number of violations in 2018 was 11% greater than five years earlier.Many of the journalists imprisoned and intimidated today, from Azerbaijan to Egypt to Venezuela, have had the temerity to report the truth about the massive corruption in the governments of their countries.

EU Needed Now to Lead on Press Protection

The U.S. is no longer the active leader in promoting press freedom as a vital pillar of democracy. The EU ought to fill this space

In addition, individuals’ social values and preferences are shaped by their economic position and context. It is not surprising that ‘new’ middle-class voters living in diverse cities and working in jobs where they interact regularly with other highly-educated people from a variety of backgrounds are socially progressive, while working-class voters are more socially conservative and may have become even more so as class identities ‘made possible by factory-based, unionized jobs in the old economy have faded [and] other identities—ones often associated with hard-line conservative politics—have… filled the void’.

Populism and the embrace of complexity

Populists may often thrive with simple narratives. But Sheri Berman warns that simple explanations of populism itself will not pass muster

Due to the U.S. president’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, which included the transfer of the American Embassy from Tel Aviv, his acceptance of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he works on forming his new government, is more willing to accept, albeit cautiously, that he and Mr. Trump can work together regarding this peace plan.

Set ‘deal of the century’ new baseline for Mideast diplomacy?

When U.S. President Donald Trump and his team launched their effort to formulate an Israeli-Palestinian plan, the first objective which they set for was to drop the terms that had been used in the past.


The 16+1 framework and the future of EU-China relations

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 23, 2019

These are the world’s most fragile states in 2019

By: EBR | Friday, April 19, 2019

Russia’s Social Awakening: A New Challenge for the EU

By: EBR | Thursday, April 18, 2019

Are the World Bank and IMF Failing the World?

By: EBR | Monday, April 15, 2019

How crucial are the India elections for Prime Minister Modi?

By: EBR | Thursday, April 11, 2019

Erdogan’s Four Challenges

By: EBR | Thursday, April 4, 2019

Erdogan At a Crossroad

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Erdogan loses Istanbul and Ankara

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 2, 2019

NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg meets Trump to address the evolving challenges the Alliance faces

By: EBR | Monday, April 1, 2019

The Witch Hunt is over, millions of taxpayer dollars wasted and dirtiest political trick in modern US history came to an end

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Time for NATO to Talk About China

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

These countries are home to the highest proportion of refugees in the world

By: EBR | Friday, March 22, 2019

Water is a growing source of global conflict. Here’s what we need to do

By: EBR | Friday, March 22, 2019

Can Germany Provide Global Solutions?

By: EBR | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Venezuela’s future depends on the US and Russia

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Is the World Prepared for the Next Financial Crisis?

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 12, 2019

7 of the world’s 10 most polluted cities are in India

By: EBR | Friday, March 8, 2019

China’s image in Greece: Great Expectations

By: EBR | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The road to the 2020 elections is crowded with Democrats. But who can beat Trump?

By: EBR | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

President Trump vowed America will never be socialist

By: EBR | Thursday, February 7, 2019

Russia with love to United States and Europe?

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Turkey and the West: What to Expect in 2019?

By: EBR | Thursday, January 24, 2019

Brexit, Asia and the increased lure of Europe

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Nancy Pelosi takes a personal fight against president Donald Trump

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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