EU-Republic of Korea Summit: building on a well-established partnership

The 9th EU-Republic of Korea Summit took place on October 19, 2018, in Brussels. It marked the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the EU and the Republic of Korea and set the stage for a further strengthening of bilateral ties. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Donald Tusk, President of the European … More EU-Republic of Korea Summit: building on a well-established partnership

Edward Lampert, the Hedge-Fund Star who bet on Sears, is unrepentant

By guest authors By Suzanne Kapner, Rachael Levy and Juliet Chung from Wall Street Journal He made billions for investors in his ESL Investments fund by bucking naysayers. At the storied American retailer, his instincts proved wrong. A day after Sears Holdings Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection, the hedge-fund manager who bet his career on … More Edward Lampert, the Hedge-Fund Star who bet on Sears, is unrepentant

Broken Pecan Trees, Ruined Cotton Harvest: Georgia Counts Michael hurricane cost

By guest author Cameron McWhirter –  Photographs by Wes Frazer for The Wall Street Journal Standing in a ruined field, Dan Simmons did some quick math as he surveyed row after row of bent stalks with lumps of white cotton scattered on the grayish-brown dirt. “That’s USD 64000 laying on the ground,” Mr. Simmons, 52 … More Broken Pecan Trees, Ruined Cotton Harvest: Georgia Counts Michael hurricane cost

VTT and Aalto fibre technologies win EU award

Finlands VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University’s new fibre production technologies have won the CO2 Reduction category at the European Commission’s RegioStars Awards. The groundbreaking new fibre technologies were developed as part of VTT and Aalto’s TeKiDe (Demonstration Platform for Textile Fibre Recycling) project, which is supported by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council. … More VTT and Aalto fibre technologies win EU award

Gerber Launches FashionTech Platform 1.0, Enabling Purchase-Activated Fashion Through Collaboration with OnPoint Manufacturing

The personalisation economy is creating challenges for fashion and apparel brands trying to keep pace with consumer expectations and needs. To address this need, Gerber Technology is launching FashionTech Platform 1.0, which includes software, equipment and consulting to set-up a purchase-activated fashion model with a digitally integrated e-commerce and on-demand design to print, cut and … More Gerber Launches FashionTech Platform 1.0, Enabling Purchase-Activated Fashion Through Collaboration with OnPoint Manufacturing

Declaration on the future of work and the social partnership in Switzerland

At a ceremony held in Bern on October 18, 2018, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann and the leaders of the federations for Switzerland’s social partners signed a tripartite declaration on the future of work and the social partnership in Switzerland in the era of the digitalisation of the economy. The event was organised by SECO’s … More Declaration on the future of work and the social partnership in Switzerland