U.S. Inflation Accelerated to 8.5 % in March, Hitting Four-Decade High

Consumer-price index increase from year earlier driven by skyrocketing energy and food costs. U.S. inflation surged to a new four-decade high of 8.5% in March from the same month a year ago, driven by skyrocketing energy and food costs, supply constraints and strong consumer demand. The Labor Department on Tuesday said the consumer-price index—which measures … More U.S. Inflation Accelerated to 8.5 % in March, Hitting Four-Decade High

Addressing Challenges to Growth, Security and Stability – Scene-Setter Speech by World Bank Group President David Malpass

Thank you very, very much for the warm welcome from everyone. Thank you for the hospitality and for showing me the city of Warsaw. I want to thank the Warsaw School of Economics for hosting us today. I am honoured to be here to commend the people of Poland and Europe for your embrace of … More Addressing Challenges to Growth, Security and Stability – Scene-Setter Speech by World Bank Group President David Malpass

Swiss Empa – Portrait Rolf Erni: An eye for the smallest things

By guest author Norbert Raabe from Swiss Empa As head of Empa’s Electron Microscopy Center, Rolf Erni has to balance many tasks: negotiating industrial contracts, promoting young scientists, teaching, supporting researchers at other Empa labs. And fascinating fundamental research, for which he has been honored as one of the very few Distinguished Senior Researchers at … More Swiss Empa – Portrait Rolf Erni: An eye for the smallest things

BASF Group releases preliminary figures for first quarter of 2022

  Sales expected to be EUR 23083 million (Q1 2021: EUR 19400 million), considerably above the prior-year quarter and slightly above analyst consensus EBIT before special items expected to be EUR 2818 million (Q1 2021: EUR2321 million), considerably above the prior-year quarter and considerably above analyst consensus EBIT expected to be EUR2785 million (Q1 2021: … More BASF Group releases preliminary figures for first quarter of 2022

Online sales efforts on the rise due to the pandemic

  Eurostat data show how enterprises dealt with the constraints of COVID-19 control measures, with 12 % of the EU enterprises reporting that during 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted them to start or increase efforts to sell goods or services over the internet. In 2020, among the EU Member States with available data, the highest … More Online sales efforts on the rise due to the pandemic