The European Magazine

WEF 2014

WEF 2014: A commitment to change

Technology and its role in sculpting the economic landscape featured prominently at this year’s Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. As ever, the key interests of international politics and industry were well represented. Alex Katsomitros reports

Soaring competition

Soaring competition

Innovation is now crucial to success in Europe’s fast-changing aviation sector, as the distinction between low-cost carriers and national airlines becomes increasingly blurred. Sherelle Jacobs reports


The road ahead for FX trading in 2014

With the US economy showing strong signs of recovery, 2014 will be an exciting year for forex traders. Of course, the question on every trader’s mind is, “What should I trade?” Market analysts agree on several likely trends for the year ahead, UFXMarkets share a few with us here…

Is eating out back in?

Is eating out back in?

Dining out is a sure sign of consumer confidence, and no sector has been hit harder by the eurozone crisis than the restaurant trade. So, with signs of recovery on the horizon, Sherelle Jacobs finds out whether our appetites are returning

software AG

Datability: Intelligent advantages from big data

Datability is a concept set to take centre stage at CeBIT 2014, and is all about the ability to use large volumes of data sustainably and responsibly. Technology specialists, Software AG, take a look at what this opportunity holds

Ashraf Laidi, Chief Global Strategist at City Index

The January omen & China’s shadow

Ashraf Laidi, Chief Global Strategist at City Index, provides insight into the global currency markets, and offers precedents to 2014′s inauspicious start

Rudy Nieddu, Apprentice of the Year

Crossrail names Apprentice of the Year

A former self-employed labourer who was struggling to find work during the difficult economic times has been named Apprentice of the Year after scooping the prestigious Crossrail award today (3 March) at the Houses of Parliament

Alex Katsomitros

The Bitcoin: virtually as good as real money?

There’s no central bank, and its supply is determined by algorithms that require users to “mine” for availability. Yet its rise has been meteoric, dividing economic opinion along the way. So is the bitcoin all hype? Or is it here to stay? Alex Katsomitros investigates.

IRB Brasil

Moving on from Rio

2012′s Rio+20 UN summit may have been something of a disappointment, but there were still some significant and positive outcomes say Anthony Buono, Jean-Christophe Carteron and Matthew Gitsham.

Mohammad Nasr Abdeen, CEO

UNB: The bank that cares

With award-winning customer service, an exceptional range of products and services, and an innovative range of SME finance solutions, Union National Bank is perfectly positioned to be a major player in the UAE and wider region for years to come.

UCL Qatar

UCL Qatar: Communicating culture and heritage

In August 2012, University College London enrolled its first students at its new campus in Doha, becoming the first British university to establish a presence in Qatar. Professor Thilo Rehren, Director of UCL Qatar, explains.


A new breed for new times

Frederic Ducoulombier, Director of Executive Education, EDHEC-Risk Institute, discusses a professional PhD that provides an insight into the inner-workings of the financial markets.


Sener: The spirit of innovation

With more than 5,500 professionals across 50 offices globally, SENER provides solutions and products that represent the very pinnacle of innovation across a range of sectors. The European caught up with SENER’s President, Jorge Sendagorta, to find out how it all comes together.

Angelo Galasso New York House

Welcome to Angelo’s house

London-based Italian designer Angelo Galasso has opened a new boutique in Milan, one that continues the trend of creating a unique and personal experience for both the designer and the client alike. The new “house” – which is how the designer likes to describe his flagship stores – has been conceived as an extension of his own home, as with all his stores. Yet each “house” has its own distinctive personality. The new Milan house will replace the existing boutique in Via Montenapoleone.

Hungary luxury real estate

A closer look at Hungary’s luxury property market

For real estate investors, Eastern Europe is definitely an area to watch. While countries in the region recover differently from the global crisis, MLS Prestige are lucky to have a fair depiction of Hungary’s market, thanks to its member Otthon Centrum. So, Hungary luxury real estate: go, or no go?

DP World

Dubai: Ready for the world

As Dubai continues its meteoric rise, global marine terminals giant DP World stands at the crossroads of world trade.


Moving towards our future grid

New customer needs and decentral generation are the challenges of power grids to supply energy with maximum sustainability, affordability and reliability. Locamation explains how it works…

Geoppert Museum

The Goeppert-Mayer: A first in building management for Poland

The extraordinary Goeppert-Mayer office building has become the first in Poland to receive the prestigious BREEAM international certificate at the “outstanding” level. It is currently only the second building in Europe with such a high rating.

Al Noor Mosque

Sharjah: Explore a new horizon

Until fairly recently, if the main players of the international business community were to discuss investing in the United Arab Emirates, the emirate of Sharjah would probably not have been the first destination that came to mind. Yet, this is exactly what is happening now.