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Europe

What's Changing? - Migration
Migration
Halcyon Impacts 17 April 2018

 

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2018

What's Changing? - Privacy

Privacy

 

Signal Media noted in early 2018 that the three largest economic zones on Earth differ significantly in how they treat privacy. Europe gives people the last word on how their personal data can be used – and imposes harsh penalties on rule-breakers. In China, it’s the government that has the real sovereignty over all data and information flows (Russia and Turkey are trying fitfully to do the same.)

But in the US, apart from some sector-specific exceptions such as healthcare and a general ban on deceptive trading practices, it falls to private companies to set their own privacy policies on their platforms. As Facebook and others have found out, profit-seeking, politics, and privacy don’t always fit together neatly. 

On what mattered in the past

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Asking which shifts, in which centuries, really shaped the modern world. a historian identified 10 leading drivers of change, century by century (see below).

Meanwhile, Prospect believes that reflecting on the past can give great in sight into the present and has published accordingly The past in perspective e-book.

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What's Happening? - Europe

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Please see below selected recent intelligence about Europe. This is a synthesis of major recent developments at competitors, business schools, thinktanks, media, commentators, and other key influencers.

 

May 2016

 

  • Eurozone GDP is now predicted to expand 1.6% this year, less than the 1.7% growth of 2015, while consumer prices are seen up 0.2%, below the 0.5% increase projected in February.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Happened? - Europe
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Halcyon In Business 31 October 2016

 

Please see below selected pre-2016 ntelligence about the Asia Pacific region. This is a synthesis of major recent developments at competitors, business schools, thinktanks, media, commentators, and other key influencers in our external environment.

 

December 2015

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On Modern Art

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To Bozar in Brussels for the final days of the Facing the Future exhibition, which shed light on about 180 works created between 1945 and 1968 by artists from Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Notwithstanding the tensions between Eastern and Western Europe in the years following the Second World War, artists on both sides of the Iron Curtain experimented in similar ways: from media art to action painting, conceptual art and sound art.  

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Impact economy on its way? Halcyon Impacts 30 May 2012

Many innovators are contributing to the development of a so-called global "impact economy" by developing and deploying cutting-edge business and financial models that generate financial returns and positive social and environmental change.

To ensure it remains a leader in developing impact economy strategies, the EU must learn to look beyond its own borders.

Business trends, 2011

During the 2011 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, CNBC hosted a full-panel debate engaging business and political leaders in a televised discussion entitled 'The West Isn't Working', foreshadowing many of the economic problems that would hit the U..S and, in particular, Europe, during 2011.