digital tech

Why the EU is not leading the digital-tech race

BRUSSELS | By Alexandre MatoLast year, the EU spent €275 billion on Research & Development, nearly 2% of its GDP. This is undoubtedly a huge amount of money, but not enough to compete with the United States, South Korea or Japan. Furthermore, a brief glance at the main tech and computer companies shows that the European horizon looks somewhat bleak.

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Why United States’ GDP growth doesn’t mean much for the economy

WASHINGTON | By Pablo Pardo. In  July the American GDP will go up, although the economy won’t even feel it. Nor the so-called sequester or the Fed massive debt purchases have anything to do with it. Oil prices and the dollar are also out of the equation. The key: R&D will be considered as an investment.