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Considerations When Applying for a Mortgage
Many people will be considering getting on the property ladder in the not too distant future and looking to apply for a mortgage to help realise what is a great achievement. There are a number of different factors you should be thinking about before deciding to file an application for a mortgage.

New sportsbook legislation is fuelling growth for U.S. state economies & EU operators are also set to benefit
Across the globe, particularly in Europe, progressive sports betting regulations are somewhat taken for granted.

"We need to work with the unions for the future of retail and wholesale"
Speaking today at the annual UNI Europa Commerce sector Conference in Bucharest, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren underlined the importance of social partners working together to ensure that the 29 million Europeans working in retail and wholesale are equipped to have sustainable and rewarding jobs in this rapidly-changing commercial environment.

Is French Wine still the best in the World?
Ask many wine-lovers which country makes the best wine in the world, and you might get a range of answers. But there's one country that, for the past few hundred years, has remained more or less unassailable at the top of the league, thanks to a combination of favourable climate and finely-honed winemaking traditions.

3 Ways European Companies are Expanding Geographical Horizons
If you view business as operating on a scale that ranges from the smallest local shops to multinational corporations, there's an obvious correlation between a company's geographical reach and the amount of annual revenue it is capable of generating.

Freelancers Continue to Experience Multiple Financial Restrictions in EU
All eyes will be on Britain for the next two and a half weeks as the country prepares to leave the European Union on 31 October.

Digital allies you can't do without
We are living in a digital world and we are digital people. Our lives are surrounded by technology and there is barely a moment that goes by where we aren't looking to a digital device to provide us with something we need.

EuroCommerce calls for rapid global agreement on OECD digital tax proposals
Commenting on the presentation yesterday of the OECD Secretariat's proposals on tax challenges from digitalisation of the economy, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren commented:

Which Areas To Consider Outsourcing As A Business
When markets are unpredictable and the unknown territory surrounding Brexit yet to be decided this can be worrying time for businesses and their future.

3 Reasons Your Online Store Isn't Attracting Customers
Despite investing much time and money into your online business, it might be failing to connect with your target demographic. While you might be tempted to shut your internet store for good due to limited traffic, you should first explore ways to grow your online reach and customer base.

Professional Transcription Service: Pros and Cons
If you are thinking about hiring a professional transcription service, then it helps to know the pros and cons before you get started.

How to Make Your Business More Inviting
One of the best ways to get more business and retain more customers is to make your business more inviting. A warm, inviting business will encourage more foot traffic, make a better impression on first-time customers, and help distinguish you from your competitors. The question is, what steps can you take to make your business more welcoming?

CJEU ruling on fighting defamation online could open the door for upload filters
Today, on 3 October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) gave its ruling in the case C‑18/18 Glawischnig-Piesczek v Facebook.

Comparing Gaming Tax Profits around Europe
For the past two decades, the EU has been aggressively pushing its members to relax gaming laws.

Brexit impact on the workforce: HR implications
Brexit is the word we are all probably sick of at this point. It is also, however, at the center of an undeniably fascinating and disruptive time in UK and EU politics. For businesses, the implications could prove devastating if they're not prepared, particularly from an HR standpoint.

How to Tell If Your Small Business Needs a Marketing Consultant
If you are the owner or manager of a small business with extremely low sales volume, it could just be that what you are in need of is some good, solid marketing. Unfortunately, you may not be convinced that marketing, or lack of marketing, is at the root of your current financial problems.

Tips for Staying Focused While Getting an Education in Business
When a person decides to go back to school, it is only for one reason. Improving your quality of life by focusing on your career is not an unheard-of concept. In fact, the prevalence of online schools has changed the ratios and ages of the average adult student.

Why Corporate Businesses Should Operate in Flexible Offices
Corporate businesses are increasingly drawn by the advantages offered by flexible workspaces - but why? Our article provides the answers you're looking for.

A UK Business Guide to Unsecured Loans
Whether you are planning to launch your own company or are already a successful entrepreneur, being part of the business world requires regularly raising money to sustain and grow your enterprise.

Research reveals how lenders lure customers into high cost products
Research conducted by both Durham and Newcastle university exposes the numerous techniques that high-cost credit providers use to lure in borrowers. The leading researcher for the study was Newcastle University's Dr James Ash, who presented his findings at China’s Xi’an Jiatong-Liverpool University last month.

Unpacking the language of online retail
Increasingly people are taking their shopping online as the pain of finding parking and negotiating crowds at the mall slowly but surely takes its toll on busy people.

Are Top EU Officials Using Private Jets Too Often?
In recent months, the subject of high-ranking government officials travelling by private jet has been all over the news. It all started with a comment by the European Commission President, who has since been labelled "entitled" by the public.

Professionals and businesses: the best banks in EU
With the opening of competition in Europe, the battle is raging in all sectors of activity. The banking sector is no exception to this trend. Between commercial banks, investment banks and neobanks, the offer is dense. We will try to see more clearly so that you can choose your bank with complete peace of mind.

When should you hire a financial advisor?
When you see the number of people who would rather discuss things like "how to lose weight" rather than talking about money-related issues, then, you wouldn't be surprised to discover why so many people haven't even considered hiring a financial advisor yet.

EuroCommerce joins the Circular Plastics Alliance as retailers & wholesalers contribute to a more sustainable future
EuroCommerce today joined the Circular Plastics Alliance.

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EUbusiness Week no. 851
Time to speed up climate action
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