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2009-03-24 02:00:00

Fashion designers and brands wanting global notoriety and expansion save time, money and resources by outsourcing their international logistics. Belspeed, the full service logistics and transportation company based in Belgium, has become a cornerstone in the business model that distributes and delivers fashion brands into European and international markets. KRUISHOUTEM, Belgium, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- 'The Economic Report' features Belspeed in an episode about Pioneers in Fashion Logistics...

2009-03-23 13:50:43

The official statistics bureau in the Netherlands said one in every 10,000 Dutch citizens is now aged 100 or older. Statistics Netherlands said centenarians in the country numbered only 350 in 1979, but the number grew to a total 1,633 as of Jan. 1 of this year, Expatica reported Monday. The agency said 33 percent of those aged 100 or above were men in 1979, but the male share of the population has now dwindled to 12 percent. The current oldest person in the Netherlands is a 111-year-old...

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2009-03-10 10:34:27

The U.S. morning television program Today is planning a special two-day live broadcast from Ireland in honor of St. Patrick's Day, NBC said. On March 16, Today hosts Meredith Vieira and Al Roker will broadcast live from Powerscourt Gardens in County Wicklow, a sprawling country estate and one of Ireland's most famous houses and gardens. The following day, they will broadcast live from The Dublin Castle in Dublin City Centre and from along the route of the St. Patrick's Festival Parade....

2009-01-26 09:30:00

Scottish government and industry launches new PhD initiative to support $13 billion chemicals sector SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Scotland's businesses and academic institutions will be out in force at Informex 2009 in San Francisco as the nation launches plans to continue the growth of the its 9.3 billion pounds Sterling ($13 billion) chemical industry. Chemical Sciences Scotland, a partnership between leaders from the chemicals industry, universities, colleges, stakeholder...

2008-12-29 09:45:55

Swedish financial experts say a weaker krona could drop Sweden's wealth standing in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The krona has lost 15 percent against the euro and the dollar since autumn, the Swedish news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyra reported Monday. Hans-Olof Hagen at Statistics Sweden noted the gross domestic product also contributes to the country's wealth standing, but said, we could fall a couple of places. Now the krona has fallen by 15 percent during...

2008-12-10 15:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ --Enterprise Ireland (EI), the Irish Government's export engine for innovative technologies and services created by emerging and high-growth Irish companies, will host a series of business events this week in Silicon Valley and other West Coast locations to coincide with a visit by Ireland's President Mary McAleese. The itinerary features a breakfast event at Stanford University for Silicon Valley business leaders and a reception in Los Angeles,...

2008-12-02 07:05:00

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Napatech received the prestigious national Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008" award in the category "Venture Backed Innovation." The award based on Napatech's success as a leading vendor in the US marketplace, and on Napatech's 10GbE technology used in many market segments for real-time data analysis. The flattering statement from the Jury highlighted that "Napatech is a Danish entity which uses more than half of its revenue...

2008-11-20 13:29:28

Danish people are generally the European Union's happiest and most satisfied, while Bulgarians, the bloc's newest members, are the least, an EU survey found. Danes ranked their general life satisfaction at 8.5 out of 10, while Bulgarians ranked themselves at 5. The average for EU citizens was 7, the Quality of Life poll conducted for the the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, an EU agency often known as or Eurofound. The survey, which covers all 27 EU...

2008-11-03 15:00:14

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/626f85/ireland_food_and_d) has announced the addition of the "Ireland Food and Drink Report Q4 2008" report to their offering. The Ireland Food Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Ireland's food and drink industry. The relatively straightforward access to the large UK market to some extent mitigates the limitations of Ireland's relatively small domestic population. However, firms...

2008-10-11 09:00:18

PASSENGER numbers at Scotland's three largest airports slumped by 6.6 per cent last month in one of the largest monthly falls for at least a decade. BAA blamed the collapse of airlines and charter firms such as Zoom and XL, together with falling passenger demand, for the slowdown at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Other airlines have also cut flights due to high fuel costs. Glasgow, Scotland's charter flight centre, was again hit the hardest, with an 11 per cent reduction in passengers to...