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Monthly archive:December 14, 2017

Logistics – the circulatory system of the economy (Editorial)
Logistics – the circulatory system of the economy (Editorial)
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Logistics – the circulatory system of the economy (Editorial)

Wikipedia defines logistics as an economic sector that “is the management of the flow of things between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet requirements of customers or corporations. The resources managed in logistics can include physical items such as food, materials, animals, equipment, and liquids; as well as abstract items, such as time and information. The logistics of physical items usually involves the integration of information flow, material handling, production, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing, and often security.”

Logistics and being sustainable (Investment Board)
Logistics and being sustainable (Investment Board)
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Logistics and being sustainable (Investment Board)

The Erste AM Investment Board gives a structured form to the ongoing and responsive dialogue with and among sustainability research agencies. The Board offers the chance to integrate in-house and external research. It also discusses rating details, the ESG’s assessment of the IPOs of new issuers and sustainability issues in general.

„You are in a good position by betting on electric mobility”
„You are in a good position by betting on electric mobility”
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„You are in a good position by betting on electric mobility”

In 2016, Deutsche Post DHL Group introduced its own electric car, the so-called StreetScooter. The company recently decided to double its capacities for the production of electric cars from 10.000 to 20.000 until 2018 . This is due to strong demand. Jörg Salomon, Vice President in the business unit of E-Mobility of Deutsche Post DHL Group, is giving us insight into the reasons that have led his company to build its own electric car, and into its future plans.

Capital markets outlook for 2018: Will the party hold on?
Capital markets outlook for 2018: Will the party hold on?
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Capital markets outlook for 2018: Will the party hold on?

2017 is drawing to an end, and the bottom line is positive. The outcome is significantly better than we had expected. Since the financial crisis in 2008, the global economy has never expanded more quickly and especially concertedly than in 2017. Also, inflation has surprised on the downside, falling short yet again of the expectations held by central banks and analysts.

Xi Jinping’s New Era
Xi Jinping’s New Era
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Xi Jinping’s New Era

Certainly, the National Congress of the Communist Party of China held every five years in Beijing is an important political event, but this year’s Party Congress was a milestone. It marked that a new era has begun in China. President Xi Jinping cemented his power further as China’s paramount leader, a leader, who might rule the country on the coming decade, a leader, who has high ambitions.