The EIB’s Board of Directors approved the new energy lending policy which makes the bank more "green". The bank will stop financing fossil fuel projects from the end of 2021.
The number of new electric cars sold in Europe should start growing over the next two years. This growth will be promoted by an increase in the number of EV models available on the market.
The increase in the value of merger and acquisition transactions announced in the world and in Europe in 2018 was also observed in the emerging markets of Europe.
5G technology is now primarily needed by the manufacturers of telecommunications equipment. Tomorrow it will be needed by the operators. Companies will need it the day after tomorrow.
In 2018, despite numerous turbulences, the M&A and IPO markets saw increases in the total value of transaction. According to experts, this year should still be good on both markets.
In 2017, a record amount of USD3.5bn was invested in Central and Southeast Europe (CSE) by private equity and venture capital funds. 71 per cent of this amount was spent in Poland, which is the regional leader.
The automotive companies operating in Europe are in trouble. The decline in the sales of diesel cars indicates that manufacturers may not be able to meet the targets for CO2 emissions.
According to a report prepared by CSIS, the highest costs of cyber-attacks in terms of the percentage of national GDP are borne by middle-income countries. There are many signs indicating that Poland is one of these countries.
The M&A’s value in 2017 was slightly lower than a year before (by 3.5 per cent) but the IPO’s value increased by as much as 45 per cent, according to Allen & Overy report.
It cannot be ruled out that blockchain technology will lead to an even greater revolution than internet. In 2018 it is expected to be one of the six most intensively developed technologies in the world.