NEWS 4 JANUARY 2018

Madagascar wants to become ICT hub

New information and communication technologies is a booming sector in Madagascar, and is becoming a key driving force for growth, drawing an increasing number of direct foreign investors to the island nation. [source]


Moneygram sale blocked by US government

The US government has blocked the sale of Texas-based payment transfer service MoneyGram to Chinese online retailer Alibaba, both corporations have announced. According to sources with knowledge of the private negotiations, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) has doubts about the security of its citizens' data. [source]


Germany sees jobs boom as employment figures reach their highest ever

Germany is in a jobs boom. The number of people working in Europe's largest economy in 2017 has never been as high.
Despite an ageing population, 600,000 more people were in work than in 2016, mainly thanks to a rise in immigration. [source]


NEWS 4 JANUARY 2018

Personalities of the Year: Oxfam, Elon Musk, and Iceland football team, receive top honours by Euronews readers

The votes are in! Euronews asked readers in December for their vote on who should be the 2017 Personalities of the Year—in fields including space, innovation, culture, business, EU and sport. Find out who won and why their achievements caught our readers' attention. [source]


Indian economy to overtake France and UK

India looks set to leapfrog Britain and France next year to become the world's fifth-largest economy in dollar terms.
The country's rise is part of a trend that will see Asia increasingly dominate the top 10 biggest economies over the next 15 years. The Centre for Economics and Business Research predicted that China will overtake the U.S. as the world's No.1 economy by 2032. [source]