The EU wants to put companies on the hook for harmful AI

The new bill, called the AI ​​Liability Directive, will add teeth to the EU’s AI Act, which is set to become EU law around the same time. The AI ​​Act would require extra checks for “high risk” uses of AI that have the most potential to harm people, including systems for policing, recruitment, or health … Read more

Taiwan says chip companies in talks about European investment

TAIPEI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Some Taiwanese chip companies are in talks with European countries about investments there, a government minister said on Wednesday, adding the administration was “pleased” to see efforts by local companies to work with democratic allies. The European Union has been courting Taiwan, a major semiconductor producer, as one of the … Read more

German minister calls for more funds for companies as debt debate intensifies

German Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck addresses a news conference in Duesseldorf, Germany, February 22, 2022. Roberto Pfeil/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register BERLIN, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The German economy minister on Thursday called for more government funds to support companies as a debate intensifies on … Read more

L’Égypte inaugurates its premier laboratoire d’innovation pour développer les compétences entrepreneuriales des jeunes

Les jeunes are essential agents of changement and engines of transformation in Africa and the world. Cependant, un bon nombre d’entre eux font face à des obstacles qui les empêchent d’attainer leur plein potential. The Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), inaugurated on Sunday September 18, … Read more

ECB to buy fewer bonds from polluting companies

The south facade of the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, December 30, 2021. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register FRANKFURT, Sept 19 (Reuters) – The European Central Bank will tilt its purchases of corporate bonds towards companies that emit less carbon, giving each firm a score … Read more

Université d’été pour la bonne governance: Kandia Camara salutes a major pedagogical innovation

The Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Diaspora, Kandia Camara, opened, on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at the Sofitel Abidjan hôtel Ivoire the first edition of the University of Summer for the good governance. Organized by the Commission nationale du méchanisme africain d’évaluation par les pairs (Cn-Maep), on the theme “The … Read more

High EU gas costs, an opportunity for Indian chemical companies

There are possible near-term and medium term opportunities for quite a few Indian chemical companies, which can look to ramp up exports to the EU Dear Reader, Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for … Read more

EU countries, UK handed out 228 billion euros to COVID-hit companies in 2020

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register BRUSSELS, Sept 8 (Reuters) – EU countries and Britain granted 227.97 billion euros ($228 billion) in state aid in 2020 to support companies hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with Poland and Greece topping the list, the European Commission said on Thursday . The Commission, which acts … Read more

What’s luring Danish companies to Vietnam? | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

Denmark has emerged as a major investor in Vietnam this year, thanks in large part to a $1 billion (€1.01 billion) commitment by Danish toy giant LEGO Group to build its first factory in the Southeast Asian nation — which is planned to be the company’s first carbon-neutral plant. Since the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement … Read more

G7 company emissions falling short of global climate goal, study shows

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register G7 corporates missing Paris Climate Agreement 1.5°C goal European companies on a 2.4°C warming trajectory in 2022 Germany, Italy and the Netherlands show the most progress Sept 6 (Reuters) – Companies in the Group of Seven (G7) economies are failing to meet Paris Climate Agreement objectives, … Read more