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20th Anniversary of the 2004 EU Enlargement: The Success Story Continues
20th Anniversary of the 2004 EU Enlargement: The Success Story Continues
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20th Anniversary of the 2004 EU Enlargement: The Success Story Continues

The EU is celebrating a political and economic success story with the 20th anniversary of the EU’s eastward enlargement on 1 May. The countries that joined at that time and those that followed have caught up massively in economic terms. The signs continue to point to solid growth in the region.

EVs: Industry plans to drive sales with price reductions, compact models, and new batteries
EVs: Industry plans to drive sales with price reductions, compact models, and new batteries

EVs: Industry plans to drive sales with price reductions, compact models, and new batteries

Even though the car industry continues to focus on e-cars, demand has recently stalled somewhat. In addition to the major car manufacturers, more and more tech companies are entering the market. Meanwhile, a new hope for the future is emerging in the field of battery technology.

Pharma industry continues to profit from booming weight loss drugs
Pharma industry continues to profit from booming weight loss drugs

Pharma industry continues to profit from booming weight loss drugs

The boom in weight loss products has long since spread to the stock markets. While the shares of pharmaceutical companies Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly are benefiting from the high demand, other industry giants are also looking to follow. However, experts are also warning of possible side effects of the drugs, which were originally developed to treat diabetes.

AI Boom Yields Strong Quarterly Gains for US Tech Giants
AI Boom Yields Strong Quarterly Gains for US Tech Giants

AI Boom Yields Strong Quarterly Gains for US Tech Giants

The topic of artificial intelligence continues to flourish on the stock market. The US chip company Nvidia recently attracted attention with another strong set of quarterly figures. How did the rest of the “Magnificent Seven” fare in the reporting season and what are the plans of the tech giants in the AI sector?

Davos 2024: Climate Crisis, AI, geopolitics and interest rates were key topics
Davos 2024: Climate Crisis, AI, geopolitics and interest rates were key topics
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Davos 2024: Climate Crisis, AI, geopolitics and interest rates were key topics

Last week, many high-ranking representatives from politics and business once again gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum. The most pressing topics were the use of AI, the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions. Meanwhile, central bankers made interesting statements on future interest rate policy.

Stock markets review: Hopes for interest rate cuts fuelled significant gains in 2023
Stock markets review: Hopes for interest rate cuts fuelled significant gains in 2023
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Stock markets review: Hopes for interest rate cuts fuelled significant gains in 2023

The international stock markets closed out 2023 with significant gains. Hopes of abating inflationary pressure and declining interest rates were the main market drivers in Q4, resulting in a strong year for stock exchanges.

Members of OPEC+ plan to further cut oil production
Members of OPEC+ plan to further cut oil production
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Members of OPEC+ plan to further cut oil production

The OPEC+ oil association was unable to agree on official production cuts at its meeting last Thursday. However, individual member states announced plans for cuts. In a joint statement after the meeting, the more than twenty OPEC+ states also announced that Brazil would join the production alliance at the beginning of next year.