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Europol Chief: Snapchat Greatest Terrorist Threat

The greatest threat to our national security is posed by teenage sexting apps such as Snapchat and WhatsApp according to the Director of Europol. Rob Wainwright, the ex-MI5 spook who now heads up the EU’s pet police force, told Radio 5 Live yesterday that encrypted communication applications offered by major software providers are “the biggest [...] Read more ...

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1 Apr 2015

Euro-Area Manufacturing Growth Revised Higher on German Boost

A report on Monday showed euro-areaeconomic sentiment rose to the highest level in more than 3 1/2years, adding to signs that the fragile recovery is stabilizing. The PMI report also showed that new orders at euro-regionfactories rose the fastest in 11 months in March. Markit Economics said its Purchasing Managers Index rose to52.2 from 51 in Febru [...] Read more ...

via Bloomberg
1 Apr 2015

An automatic leading indicator, variable reduction and variable selection methods using small and large datasets: Forecasting the industrial production gro...

The variable reduction methodologies include: the Bayesian shrinkage regression and the partial least squares. Section 2 briefly describes the methodologies, Section 3 is concerned with the forecasting algorithm, Section 4 discusses the results and Section 5 summarises the conclusions. The results indicate that the Automatic Leading Indicator (ALI [...] Read more ...

via Europa
1 Apr 2015

Euro Area Manufacturing PMI

Manufacturing PMI In the Euro Area increased to 10-month high of 51.9 in March of 2015 from 51 Index Points in February of 2015. Manufacturing PMI in the Euro Area averaged 49.61 from 2007 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 59 in February of 2011 and a record low of 33.50 in February of 2009. Manufacturing PMI in the Euro Area is reported by [...] Read more ...

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1 Apr 2015

MrTopStep

Apple Pay Cannot Succeed Without Google Wallet And Android Pay Looking ahead, another analyst at Citi, Ashwin Shirvaikar, remarked: “Apple Pay has clearly changed the game by bringing together key parts of the ecosystem. However, analysts have pointed out a positive trend regarding Micron’s volume and prospective margin expansion which is drive [...] Read more ...

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1 Apr 2015

Eurozone Manufacturing Activity Picks Up

Manufacturing activity in the eurozone grew more rapidly during March than first estimated and at the fastest pace in 10 months, according to surveys of purchasing managers, while the weaker euro boosted new orders from overseas buyers. Read more ...

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1 Apr 2015

European Environment Agency (EEA)

In the case of energy efficiency and renewable energy, it could alleviate pressures by decoupling energy consumption from economic growth and by prompting a shift towards less-polluting alternatives. Unexpected advances in solar technology make it likely that decentralised solar PV will play a greater role in the European energy mix than previously [...] Read more ...

via Europa
1 Apr 2015

US fines Germany's Bosch $57.8 mn for price-fixing

It did not identify the other companies and people involved in the conspiracy, but said Bosch was participating in the ongoing investigation. German auto parts firm Robert Bosch admitted to fixing prices and rigging bids for parts sold in the United States and was fined $57.8 million, the US Justice Department announced Tuesday. In addition, Bosch [...] Read more ...

via France24
1 Apr 2015

MrTopStep

Magnitude of transactions is primarily minor, but 16% of Google Inc's (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google Wallet users have done large payments too. In a report published on Tuesday, Citi Research shared some interesting highlights from its 2015 Apple Pay and Mobile Payments Survey. Editing by Alan Raybould) In a report published on Tuesday, Citi Research shared [...] Read more ...

via Mrtopstep
1 Apr 2015

President of Russia

The discussion addressed the company’s current activities, implementation of an air transportation programme with ticket fares subsidised by the Government, and plans to expand Aeroflot’s fleet. Read more ...

via Kremlin
1 Apr 2015

Sowing the seeds of anomie in Greece

In his opening speech to Labour MPs after the party’s historic election win in May 1997, Tony Blair implored the party’s lawmakers to be “whiter than white, purer than pure”. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite work out that way. Read more ...

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1 Apr 2015