The number of startups in Russia is increasing but remains rather low compared with other emerging economies. Their innovations have hardly any influence on economic growth, which is set to weaken further.
Cuba's economy is stagnating. The country is looking for foreign investments, and these might come from Russia rather than from the United States. Andreas Knobloch reports on a trade fair in Havana.
European lawmakers have approved an overhaul of the bloc's telecom rules. To Europeans' delight, phone call and text message costs will be capped and measures will be taken to make 5G networks widely available by 2020.
At a Qatar investment conference in Berlin, Germany is hoping for energy investment, while an economic blockade has propelled the small Gulf state to shop for other partners beyond its neighbors.
Directors of Sardex, a regional mutual credit network encompassing several thousand small and medium-sized businesses on the Italian island of Sardinia, are thinking big — even globally — but moving cautiously.
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