Europe Can Win Electric Car Sales Race If It Learns From China

(Bloomberg) — Sales of electric vehicles in Europe are growing at such a pace that the continent looks increasingly likely to outpace China in the near future.

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That’s one of the findings of a report released Tuesday by London-based automotive research firm Jato Dynamics. However, it found that Europe and the U.S. still have a few things to learn from China, the world’s biggest EV market, including prioritizing affordability, centralizing planning, and using data to better understand consumers.

Demand for cleaner and smarter cars is rising globally, particularly in Europe where the market has been bolstered by tighter emissions regulations along with an increasing awareness of climate change. EV sales in Europe in the first half exceeded China for the first time since 2015.

Although the coronavirus pandemic hurt all car sales, including EVs, which fell 15% globally in the second quarter, the market for electric vehicles is

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This Is The New Transport Trend Sweeping Europe

Before the pandemic, the number of cycle lanes and on-demand bike share schemes were rocketing across Europe. Shared public transport–scooters, bikes, cars–worked on the assumption that people in modern cities wanted to jump on whatever transport was available nearby, using an application, and leave them at stations or spaces when finished.

But there is a new trend, fuelled by Covid-19 and the rise in popularity of e-bikes; in a pandemic, people don’t want to rub shoulders with anyone else, they don’t want to share transport with people they don’t know and they need to not be sweaty or out of breath when they arrive at their destination.

Now, as countries clear roads for cycle lanes, and investors pour money into new European transport, it seems the public is ready for a new transport model for cycling–that of longer-term bike

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Virus Forces Europe to Confront Its Creaking Internet Problems

(Bloomberg) — Shortly after coronavirus forced Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to lock down the country, lawmaker Massimiliano Capitanio took an unusual call at his office in Rome.

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It was an appeal for help from a hospital at the epicenter of the outbreak in northern Italy. Its administrators direly needed faster internet connections and computers to deal with the flood of patients. Capitanio — who sits on parliament’s telecommunications committee — called the country’s phone companies to help out.

To Capitanio, the pandemic was a wake-up call to fix Italy’s creaking internet. Now Conte has stepped in with a plan to kick-start investment by merging the country’s two biggest landline networks.

“Some families still don’t own a computer,” said Capitanio. “The government has been forced to step in and tackle this social emergency.”

Europe’s internet infrastructure is riddled with gaps and bottlenecks, exposed over the past seven months

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Coty Expands Kylie Skin Brand to Europe and Australia

Coty Inc.  (COTY) – Get Report said on Thursday that it was expanding its division for Kylie Jenner’s skincare products, Kylie Skin, to France, Germany, the U.K. and Australia.

The direct-to-consumer Kylieskin.com websites will ensure faster delivery of products. They’ll also enable customers to shop using their local languages and currencies, avoiding additional customs fees and duties, the New York beauty-products company said in a statement.

At last check Coty shares jumped 8% to $3.60.

“The launch of the Kylie Skin international websites also reinforces Coty’s strategic commitment to strengthening the direct-to-consumer business model,” said Simona Cattaneo, president of luxury brands at Coty. “We continue to see collections sell out quickly.” 

“I always wanted to bring my skincare line to more consumers around the world and this will allow for an easier shopping experience and faster delivery,” Jenner, a fashion designer and entrepreneur with a big social-media following,

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Altice Europe N.V. Has Received a Request for Conversion of Preference Shares B

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This is a press release by Altice Europe N.V. pursuant to the provisions of Section 5, paragraphs 4 and 5 and Section 6, paragraph 2 of the Dutch Decree on Public Takeover Bids (Besluit openbare biedingen Wft) to the extent applicable, in connection with the intended public offer by Next Private B.V. for all common shares A and common shares B in the capital of Altice Europe N.V. This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer, or any solicitation of any offer, to buy or subscribe for any securities. Any offer will be made only by means of an offer memorandum approved by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten). This announcement is not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, in or into, directly or indirectly, the United States, Canada and Japan

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Europe Smart Locks Market Forecast to 2027

The Europe Smart Locks market was valued at US$ 401. 9 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 1208. 7 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15. 1% from 2020 to 2027. A steady growth in the adoption of portable security devices, a rise in security threats, and the development of smart cities are some of the other factors driving the smart locks market.

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Nevertheless, the high cost of devices, misplace of smartphones, and fear of privacy intrusion are expected to hinder the market growth.

Additionally, the emerging popularity of smart technology is projected to offer new opportunities for the smart locks manufacturers during the

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Smart Smoke Detector Market by Technology (photoelectric, dual-sensors, ionization, and others) and Geography (North America, APAC, Europe, MEA, and South America) | Technological Advances to Boost Market Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the smart smoke detector market and it is poised to grow by USD 197.85 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download a Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Impacts

This Report Addresses:

  • The market size from 2020-2024
  • Expected market growth until 2024
  • Forecast of how market drivers, restraints, and future opportunities will
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U.S. Renews Pressure on Europe to Ditch Huawei in New Networks | World News

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Telecoms company Huawei Technologies is part of China’s surveillance state, complicit in human rights abuses, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, as Washington renewed pressure on Europe to ban the company from fifth-generation (5G) networks.

Keith Krach, the undersecretary of state for economic affairs, stepped up warnings as Germany and Italy consider their next-generation mobile networks, in his first tour of European capitals since the COVID-19 pandemic hindered travel in March.

Krach said that Finland’s Nokia

and Sweden’s Ericsson

were the only companies that European governments should choose.

Huawei [HWT.UL] is “an arm of the CCP surveillance state and a tool for human rights abuse,” Krach told a German Marshall Fund think-tank event, referring to the Chinese Communist Party.

Huawei has repeatedly rejected U.S. charges that its equipment for 5G networks could be used for spying.

Krach, who said he had held talks with German executives

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Europe Increases Preventative Measures to Fight Megafires

Residents watch a wildfire in the town of Rafina, near Athens, Greece in July 2018. Mediterranean nations have spent around 200 billion euros in the past two decades to build up some of the world’s largest firefighting forces. 

Photographer: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty Images

Climate change is fueling megafires that can’t be extinguished with helicopters and fire trucks, so Europe’s most fire-prone region has come up with new ways to protect forests. In many parts of the continent, countries are letting smaller fires burn, using historic data to model future fire behavior and offering subsidies to encourage land owners and people living close to forests to manage them properly. Over the long term, the goal is to turn forest management into a profitable activity that can also revive rural economies.

“There are a number of different tools and the secret is combining all that’s

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Europe Digital Gaming Market Size Regional Trend & Analysis | Global Industry Report, 2020-2025

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Sep 28, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
Digital Gaming Market is valued at USD 135.85 Billion in 2018 and expected to reach USD 391.42 Billion by 2025 with the CAGR of 16.32% over the forecast period.

Increasing demand for the premium subscription model, high adoption of electronic devices and increasing internet penetration are some of the major factors driving the growth of the Global Digital Gaming Market.

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A digital game is a program which is designed to provide interactive experience to the player for both educational as well as commercial purposes. Virtual environment provided by the digital games do not limit players by physical space or by hands on access, rather it encompasses large spectrum of cultural and media activities based on digital technologies. The latest technologies have provided new levels to digital

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