Corruption in EU

Corruption and economic have a strong interdependence and interaction as well . That’s why I’d like to bring here a small part from EU ANTI-CORRUPTION REPORT.

At European level, three quarters of respondents (76 %) think that corruption is widespread in their own country. The countries where respondents are most likely to think corruption is widespread are Greece (99 %), Italy (97 %), Lithuania, Spain and the Czech Republic (95 % in each). A quarter of Europeans (26 %), compared with 29 % showed by
the 2011 Eurobarometer, consider that they are personally affected by corruption in their daily lives. People are most likely to say they are personally affected by corruption in Spain and Greece (63 % in each), Cyprus and Romania (57 % in each) and Croatia (55 %); and least likely to do so in Denmark (3 %), France and Germany (6 % in each). Around one in twelve Europeans (8 %) say they have experienced or witnessed a case of corruption in the past 12 months. Respondents are most likely to say they have experienced or witnessed corruption in Lithuania (25 %), Slovakia (21 %) and Poland (16 %) and least likely to do so in Finland and Denmark (3 % in each), Malta and the UK (4 % in each).

Around three quarters of Europeans (73 %) say that bribery and the use of connections is often the easiest way of obtaining certain public services in their country. This belief is most widespread in Greece (93 %), Cyprus (92 %), Slovakia and Croatia (89 % in each). Similarly to 2011, around two in three Europeans (67 %) think the financing of political parties is not sufficiently transparent and supervised. Most likely to hold that view are respondents from Spain (87 %), Greece (86 %), and the Czech Republic (81 %), while those least likely to hold this view are respondents from Denmark (47 %), the UK (54 %), Sweden (55 %) and Finland (56 %). Just under a quarter of Europeans (23 %) agree that their
Government’s efforts are effective in tackling corruption; around a quarter (26 %) think that there are enough successful prosecutions in their country to deter people from corrupt practices.

For the business-focused Flash survey the country results show striking variations: a difference of 89 percentage points between the highest (Greece: 99 %) and lowest (Denmark: 10 %) levels of perceived corruption. (The same result is reflected in the ‘Special Eurobarometer’ presented above: 20 % vs 99 %.) Indeed, all but one of the respondents from Greece are of the belief that corruption is widespread in Greece. At European level, more than 4 out of 10 companies consider corruption to be a problem for doing business, and this is true for patronage and nepotism too. When asked specifically whether corruption is a problem for doing business, 50 % of the construction sector and 33 % of the telecoms/IT companies felt it was a problem to a serious extent. The smaller the company, the more often corruption and nepotism appears as a problem for doing business. Corruption is most likely to be considered a problem when doing business by companies in the Czech Republic (71 %), Portugal (68 %), Greece and Slovakia (both 66 %).

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Live and play with mobile

Google has introduced a new service – the ‘buy’ button in search results which allows any internet users to purchase goods directly from its search results.

Sure, this is truly great idea to help users in their shopping deals without needing to visit a separate website. That’s fine. Wouldn’t it be cool if they would create ‘sell’ button in the same way? I suspect it would be great as well. Perhaps that will happen soon. Why not?

Seriously, it’s hard to imagine now the life without the Internet and mobile communication we have used at every step. It’s just the ‘unthinkable’ thing, right?

Today consumers increasingly comfortable using their mobile phones for wide range of products and services including mobile banking, buying goods, booking hotels and flights, ordering tickets, restaurants, taxi, and more and more. And mobile gaming is likely not too far behind.

You want to play your favorite video games? You’re welcome! You prefer online pokie real money? It’s easy! You can take an advantage of many thrilling popular games to enjoy with online gaming that is secure and safe, accountable and respectable.

iGaming industry has shown persistent growth over the past years. Why do people love to play games? First of all it’s fun isn’t it? After all they enjoy the challenge or competition and win.

The most popular forms of remote gambling are traditional casino games as well as online pokies which became very popular recently. Playing pokies on the webs offer betters odds and more features than live poker machines but at the same time it brings all of these fun and excitement to player.

After all it’s important that all games you can find at your online casino are available in a few clicks, at your smartphone.

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What is BRICS

BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The grouping was originally known as “BRIC” before the inclusion of South Africa in 2010.

INVESTOPEDIA explains:

The BRIC thesis posits that China and India will become the world’s dominant suppliers of manufactured goods and services, respectively, while Brazil and Russia will become similarly dominant as suppliers of raw materials. It’s important to note that the Goldman Sachs thesis isn’t that these countries are a political alliance (like the European Union) or a formal trading association – but they have the potential to form a powerful economic bloc. BRIC is now also used as a more generic marketing term to refer to these four emerging economies.

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BRICS countries

BRICS is an association of five major emerging national economies such countries as: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa and it rivals to the IMF and World Bank. Firstly the association was known as “BRIC” but after an inclusion of South Africa in 2010 became BRICS.

BRICS Development

Brazil

Population – 201,046,886
GDP (PPP) – $3259.079 bn
GDP (nominal)- $1903.934 bn
HFCE (2009) – $1,266.3 bn
Government spending $846.6 bn
Exports – $396.0 bn
Imports – $278.8 bn
GDP per capita (PPP) – $15,153
Literacy rate – 95.5%
Life expectancy (years, avg.) – 76.5

Russia
accordingly – 143,678,000 $3458.402 bn $1175.270 bn $671.6 bn $414.0 bn $542.5 bn $358.1 bn $24,764 99.7% 70.5 .788 (high)
India – 1,210,193,422 $7996.623 bn $2308.018 bn $737.9 bn $309.0 bn $309.1 bn $500.3 bn $6,013 74.0% 65 .586 (medium)
China – 1,354,040,000 $17632.0 bn $10355.0 bn $1,835.3 bn $2,031.0 bn $2,021.0 bn $1,780.0 bn $12,021 95.1% [42] 76 .719 (high)
South Africa – 51,770,560 $711.0 bn $341.28 bn $173.8 bn $95.27 bn $101.2 bn $106.8 bn $13,192 93%[43] 49.56[43] .658 (medium)

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Play and win

No doubt, the global online gaming market is an important part of global market at all. For instants the size of this market had a volume of 13.8 billion U.S. dollars and that’s fact showed by statistics. And it is forecasted around common 360 billion U.S. dollars win in global land-based gambling in 2015, the largest share of this expected in the United States of course. In 2014, the gambling industry made a total contribution of approximately 240 billion U.S. dollars to the U.S. economy, directly employing 734 thousand people.

What about Canada the statistic depicts 5,704 million U.S. dollars in revenue were generated in the casino gaming.
The gross gambling revenue of sports betting shops in the United Kingdom amounted to 1,481 million British pounds. You have to admit that these facts are impressive. As someone said that if life is a game – play it! But first try to learn all rules carefully.

Today for all those who are venturesome and love to play can do it in various online casinos which offer a wide range of types of gambling – from table games (e.g. blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat) to electronic gaming machines and random number ticket games. There are huge selection of online games you can enjoy with a full online gaming experience. One of these is Edmonton Online Casino that can offer almost everything that the casino gamer is looking for. Today any gamer can take part in game right from his or her mobile device.

Finally I’d like to repeat: Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it. But don’t forget some important rules:

Don’t think of gambling as a way to make money.
Play only within your weekly entertainment budget.
Decide how much you can afford to lose exactly.
Set your personal time limit for a game.
Balance your gaming with other activities.

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Brazil’s economy grew up

Brazil, the world’s seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year, barely avoided recession.

“This seems unsustainable given the run-up in consumer debt and signs that the labor market is weakening,” London-based Capital Economics said in an emailed statement.

The bureau said the better-than-expected 2014 results were mainly due to 0.7 percent growth in the services sector and a 0.4 percent rise in the agribusiness sector. The industrial sector shrank 1.2 percent.

IBGE said Brazil’s 2014 GDP totaled 5.52 trillion reals ($1.63 trillion), while the country’s GDP per capita was 27,229 reals (about $8,500).

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Happy talent to play

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing”, George Bernard Shaw said and that’s fact. People love to play and keep doing that at all times. Don’t you know that today people spend 3 billion hours a week playing games all around the world? And that’s one more fact.

Well, when you get home after a long stressed day you want to leave all this fuss behind then search something that can relax you and in this case gaming stand in the first line indeed. You can play just for fun or real money but anyway you get relax and enjoy the process.

Perhaps sometimes, at the end of the game, you may feel yourself a little bit stupid for having wasted some time or money but sometimes you play online for real money and get rewarded with big jackpots, bonuses, tournaments and real money wins. Anyway playing games energizes and enlivens us. It eases our burdens, renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities.

Playing at online casinos provide many benefits for players, but sure, everyone who walks through the doors of gaming should firstly learn carefully all rules as well as all ways of payouts offered by online casino to get finally highest percentages.

Also it’s worth to check out top payouts online casino in Canada for the best payout percentages available online to ensure you get the maximum benefit when you will be playing at these casinos. You are more likely to win at a game if you are familiar with it.

You know, it is really happy talent to know how to play.

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US deflation 2015

US falls back into deflation for first time since crisis, The telegraph reports. What deflation is? Usually it means the reduction of prices of goods. It may seem like a good economic sign as well as it can show that tath economic conditions are deteriorating.

Deflation could be caused by many economic factors for instance such ones as:
increasing of the value of money;
shortage money circulation;
reduction the cost of goods
decreasing the volume of available credit

However the BLS said that its fuel price index fell by 18.7pc in January, “the sharpest in a series of seven consecutive declines”. The plunge was the largest monthly drop registered since November 2008.

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Canada bitcoin

You probably know what bitcoin is pretty well. Yes, this is the unit of currency of the Bitcoin system as one of forms of digital currency, created and held electronically. But there are differences from other ones such as:
Actually no one can controls it, bitcoins aren’t printed, like dollars, euros or other currencies. The fact is It’s the first example of money known as cryptocurrency.

However Bitcoins have become one of the most popular of internet-based money and there are many reasons why. Probably over the decade Bitcoins will grow to become one of the most important ways to pay for a wide range of goods and services.

Today people around the world produce bitcoins using their computers and special software then they buy goods or services paying electronically with their bitcoins. Yes, it’s like conventional dollars, euros, or yuans, which are may be traded digitally as well and you use them to pay friends or merchants. Bitcoins were developed in 2009 as a distributed peer-to-peer digital currency that can be transferred instantly and securely between any two people making digital transactions bypassing centralized banks.

There are bitcoin casinos online such as bitcoin casino Canada which allow players to deposit money and place bets using bitcoins.

If you want to make a Bitcoin deposit all what you need is to purchase some Bitcoins from a Bitcoin exchange then you’ll be able to transfer them anywhere you need. In case you get a win you will be cashed immediately and your credits will be converted back into Bitcoins and transferred right into your account.

Bitcoin transactions are secure and virtually anonymous
Bitcoin payments can be made anywhere
International payments can be made without big fees or conversion rates.

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Business for sale

The world economy today is recovering slowly, obviously getting on the course for another financial crisis more dipper and more protracted. The latest news are not reassuring us that something could change for the better in the near future.

The fact is Eurozone crisis is unfolding getting critical and unpredictable shapes. Today managing and navigating through a financial crisis is not too fun business at all. So it looks like any financial tool that we’ve ever had in the past has eventually become ineffective.

Frankly saying too often we do not learn from history and do not prepare properly to face with a crisis we know is imminent. For instance current Greece crisis which could derail all EU reform plans with its debs (borrowed €240bn from the EU, the ECB and the IMF) and new political conjuncture. Also Italy is set to move off the EU ‘crisis list’ this week, as the European Commission acknowledges its efforts to reduce its budget deficit.

However the world hasn’t stopped as well as day by day, life goes on and on, sometimes up and sometimes down. So, what have finance experts predicted in 2015? As always they say about the stagnation in Europe, uncertainty in China and debt reckoning in USA caused by stock market bubble, shadow banking, world’s largest energy crisis, wars and conflicts, and more challenges from both within and abroad. At the same time there are great number business thrive even with a slowly economy.

Every month, hundreds of small to medium sized business owners decide the time is right to sell their business. If you are a current business owner and looking to market a business for sale in WA then we would be happy to help you to to reach thousands of business buyers, get businesses quickly and make it less of a challenge and more of an benefit.

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