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17 Epic but Under the Radar Places

17 January 2017 –  Paris? Been there. London? Done that. No offense to those storied standbys, but 2017 is a time to break out of your travel bubble and try someplace you’ve never thought to visit before. 

These are the most inclusive economies in the world

16 January 2017.  Slow growth and rising inequality have reached a tipping point in many of the world’s advanced economies. The World Economic Forum’s Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017lays out strategies for cutting the current vicious cycle of stagnation and polarisation of income and opportunities. It aims to answer the question – how can this be turned into a virtuous cycle of greater social inclusion and stronger, more sustainable growth?

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Daimler AG announced that it is acquiring the electronic payment servi ...

Luxembourg, 19 January 2017: Daimler Financial Services AG announced today that it is acquiring the electronic payment services provider PayCash Europe SA. By gaining a foothold in the ePayment business, Daimler AG will be launching its own electronic payment services provider under the “Mercedes pay” brand name.

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ENISA report on blockchain technology and security

Luxembourg, 18 January 2017. Blockchain is a distributed ledger which maintains all transactions and assets and is updated by a number of counterparties. Financial institutions are investing in the technology – in what is hoped – to automate processes and remove “human” errors. This may help towards lowering transactional and operational costs by releasing the finance sector from its legacy systems.

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Take a first look at Luxembourg’s new tram

Luxembourg, 18 January 2017. Luxembourg is eagerly awaiting the inauguration of its new tram. Next month, the first car is set to be delivered from Spain to the Grand Duchy by “convoi exceptionnel”. The cars are fabricated by Spanish company CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) in the city of Saragossa. Our new images straight out of the shop now show the state of production.

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Luxembourg has the world best healthcare systems

Luxembourg, 13 January 2017. The Legatum Institute, a London-based research institute released its 10th annual global Prosperity Index in November, a huge survey that ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. The organisation compares 104 variables to come up with its list, splitting those variables into nine subindexes. One of the big components of the ranking is how healthy a country’s people are.

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Xavier Buck, the founder of Eurodns.com and Datacenter discusses chall ...

(News in French) Nous avons demandé à Xavier Buck quels étaient, selon lui, les défis du secteur ICT luxembourgeois pour l’année 2017.  – Par ITnation

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PSD2 – Changing the Game Event

LHoFT Event – “PSD2 – Changing the Game” on Feb 9th

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The euro’s decade in Slovenian wallets

Ljubljana, 2 January 2017: 1 January 2017 marked the 10th anniversary of Slovenia adopting the euro and 15 years since the adoption of euro banknotes and coins.

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Slovenia 6th in Global Sustainable Competitiveness rankings

Zurich/Seoul, 30 December – Solability, a sustainability think-tank based in Switzerland and South Korea, has ranked Slovenia sixth in its latest Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index.

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Happy Festivities from the LSBC Team

vesel božič in srečno novo leto merry christmas and happy new year schéi chrëschtdeeg an e gudde rutsch frohe weihnachten und ein glückliches neues jahr #LSBC

Reasons to visit Slovenia

Check this amazing piece on the eeasons why you should travel to Slovenia and Explore all the potential of this amazing green place.