A draft EU law to make the benchmark used to price EU citizens’ mortgages, loans and bonds more trustworthy was backed by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. It aims to clean up the benchmark-setting process, by curbing conflicts of interest like those that led to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) rigging scandals of recent years.

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.3% in February 2015, down from 11.4% in January 2015, and from 11.8% in February 2014. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since May 2012. The EU28 unemployment rate was 9.8% in February 2015, down from 9.9% in January 2015 and from 10.5% in February 2014.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 25 million loan with Innocoll AG, a specialty pharmaceutical company with late-stage development programmes targeting areas of significant unmet medical need. This is the first equity-risk transaction supported by

More than 43,000 households in central Vietnam have received access to micro finance and technical support to establish over 76,500 hectares of forest under a World Bank-supported project. Implemented from 2005 to2015 in the provinces of Binh Dinh, Quang Ngai, Quang Nam, Thua Thien Hue, Nghe An and Thanh Hoa,

The Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics, M. Rebbah Aziz detailed the Moroccan development strategy of the railway sector by 2035, stating its projected development will require investments amounting to over 20 billion dollars. Speaking at a conference on railways in the MENA region, M. Rebbah said this

Tertiary Education, Skills & Employment Minister, Steven Joyce, has welcomed the signing of an agreement to strengthen New Zealand’s education relationship with Qatar. Associate Minister of Trade, Todd McClay, and the State of Qatar’s Minister for Education and Higher Education, Dr. Mohammed Al-Hammadi, signed the agreement inDoha.

The Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Republic of Poland recently concluded an air transport agreement in order to deepen bilateral cooperation and exchanges in such areas as trade, culture, and tourism. The agreement was signed by Marek Wejtko, Head of the Warsaw Trade Office inTaipei, and Jack K. C. Chiang,

Il CSC rileva un incremento della produzione industriale dello 0,2% in marzo su febbraio, quando è stato stimato un recupero dello 0,5% su gennaio. Nel primo trimestre 2015 si ha un aumento dello 0,1% sul quarto 2014, quando si era avuto un calo dello 0,1% sul precedente. Il secondo trimestre 2015 eredita statisticamente dal primo una variazione congiunturale di +0,3%.

Dopo aver ufficializzato l’accordo con Assocamerestero per uno scambio reciproco di contenuti per  l’Esposizione Universale di Milano, Tribuna Economica stringe un'altra partnership per dare ancora più visibilità alle notizie sui Padiglioni esteri di Expo Milano 2015, questa volta con un occhio tecnico e internazionale.