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and Asia are better investments because European economies are expanding too slowly, according to Julian Lewis at Cavendish Asset Management Ltd. Euro-zone unemployment held at a record 12.1 percent in July and European car sales have slipped to the lowest since records began in 1990, signs that the recovery lacks momentum after the bloc exited a record-long recession in the second quarter. While yields in Spain and Italy have fallen by more than 3 percentage points from their highs to 4.30 percent and 4.29 percent, respectively, they are still at least 24 basis points above the average rate in 2006, before the financial crisis. The extra yield investors demand to hold the nations debt over benchmark German bunds has fallen to less than 2.4 percentage points, the lowest in two years, Bloomberg data show. Draghi said on Sept. 16 that the improvement in the euro area isnt fully reflected in the cost of credit. Little Growth Although it looks now as if the euro zone is not going to collapse, we see little signs of growth, Lewis, who helps oversee $800 million in London, said in a phone interview on Sept. 18. Despite the recovery in Europe, we dont see as much upside there as we see in emerging markets and the U.S. Europes economy helps make the ECBs commitment to loose monetary policy more credible for investors, who have been skeptical of pledges of long-term easing from the Fed and the Bank of England , Pierre Lapointe , the Montreal-based head of global strategy and research at Pavilion Global Markets Ltd., wrote in a Sept. 17 report. The key interest rate in the euro area is 0.5 percent, compared with 0-0.25 percent in the U.S. and 0.1 percent in Japan.
Europe B2C E-Commerce Report 2012
Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Researchers see comeback for Europe’s rare animals AP 1:02 p.m. EDT September 26, 2013 European bison also known as wisent, gather in the woods near Bad Berleburg, Germany in September. (Photo: Marius Becker, AP) Wild boars, greys wolves and white-tailed eagles have made a comeback in Europe Study claims dozens of species have been brought back from the brink of extinction Researchers noted that many of the 18 mammal and 19 bird species studied in the report remain in peril SHARECONNECT 19 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE BERLIN (AP) Wild boars, greys wolves and white-tailed eagles have made a comeback in Europe thanks to decades-long conservation efforts. A study published Thursday by the London Zoological Society claims dozens of species have been brought back from the brink of extinction and some are now thriving. Researchers from BirdLife International and the European Bird Census Council contributed to the study, which found that protecting habitats, restricting hunting, reducing pollution and the careful reintroduction were key to the species’ survival. The population of European bison, also known as wisent, has increased more than 3,000 percent since the 1950s, the study said. Still, researchers noted that many of the 18 mammal and 19 bird species studied in the report remain in peril. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Forecasts predict that B2C E-Commerce growth in the product sector will slow in the years following 2011. While online revenue still grew by more than one third annually between 2007 and 2011, between 2011 and 2016 it is predicted to increase by less than 10 percent annually. B2C E-Commerce growth in Switzerland continues to slow down too. In January 2012, Swiss residents conducted most of their online purchases from the product categories “travel and hotels” and “books and magazines”. Travel and Accommodation are popular Online Purchases in Western Europe In Great Britain, the growing popularity of B2C E-Commerce is expected to force a considerable number of traditional retailers to close their businesses. In 2011, especially “fashion and sporting goods” and “travel and holiday accommodation” were frequently ordered online. In May 2012, the leading online retailers in terms of unique visitor numbers were Amazon.co.uk, Argos.co.uk and Tesco.com. In French B2C E-Commerce, in January 2012, just below 100 Euro were spent on average per online order. In 2011, the highest online revenues were generated by travel website Voyage-sncf.com, followed by the online shop of mail-order company 3 Suisses. In 2011, holiday accommodation was the most frequently purchased online product category in Italy and Spain. Online revenues continue to grow in the Netherlands, even if at a slower rate than in previous years. Between 2010 and 2011, online revenues from products grew more than online revenues from services. In 2011, the online shopper rate in Portugal was slightly higher in the male than the female population and overall the age group of 25 to 34 had the highest online shopper penetration rate. Group Shopping and Coupon Websites continue to increase in Popularity in Eastern Europe In 2011, the increasing number of Internet users in Russia was one of the main reasons for the growth of B2C E-Commerce there, which rose by nearly a third compared to 2010.
Stephen, center, is comforted by relatives as he waits for the post mortem exam of his father, who was killed in Saturday’s attack at the mall. A Kenyan police officer guards the entrance of a building near the mall on September 23. A Kenyan security officer takes cover as gunfire and explosions are heard from the mall on September 23. Heavy smoke rises from the Westgate Shopping Mall on September 23. Medics take cover behind a tree as gunfire and explosions are heard from the Westgate Mall on September 23. A Kenyan police security officer runs for cover as heavy smoke rises from the mall on September 23. A paramedic runs for cover outside the mall on September 23. People run for cover outside the mall after heavy shooting started on September 23. Kenyan security forces crouch behind a wall outside the mall on September 23. Soldiers take cover after gunfire near the mall on September 23. Kenyan paramilitary police officers patrol the area near the mall on Sunday, September 22. Soldiers from the Kenya Defense Forces arrive outside the Westgate Mall on September 22. A woman shields a baby as a soldier stands guard inside the Westgate Mall on Saturday, September 21.