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Looking to the future
Impact Cee brings together people from different worlds. They are connected by a shared vision. Directors of large corporations and fledgling start-ups, scientists and officials, government representatives and NGO employees, and even humanoid Sophia – all met in Krakow to talk about the strong development of economy 4.0. The event’s main success was its ability to assemble so many people from diverse sectors and walks of life. Over 6,000 participants and 250 speakers took part, addressing audiences simultaneously from four different stages.
Poland 3rd on the list of the 20 best countries to invest in
Poland came in 3rd place on the ranking of the top 20 countries for investment published by U.S. News & World Report. The ranking is based on 8 attributes: entrepreneurship, dynamism, corruption, economic stability, favourable tax environment, innovation, skilled labour and technological expertise.
Poland’s women-friendly market
Poland came in 9th place in this year's edition of the Women in Work Index. Its authors analyse the situation of women in the labour market and their impact on the economy in 33 OECD countries. From 2000, Poland climbed as many as 10 places. This was caused, among other reasons, by the falling unemployment rate among women and relatively small differences in earnings between men and women.
Poland could reap benefits of 5G technology
Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński has said that a revolution in telecommunications technology due to 5G could boost Poland’s GDP by up to a fifth.
Fitch upgrades Poland's GDP growth to 4.4 pct in 2017
Fitch rating agency has upgraded Poland's economic growth estimate to 4.4 percent in 2017 from the 4.0 percent expected earlier, according to a report published on Monday.
Poland signs five-year deal for US gas supplies
Polish gas giant PGNiG and British energy company Centrica have signed a five-year deal for the supply of nine shipments of US Liquefied Natural Gas to Poland, PGNiG has said.
Politicians and business on “Project Europe”
The 27th edition of the Krynica Forum once again focuses on the most important issues pertaining to Polish and European politics and business.
Poland top of the class in the European Union
Poland’s GDP in the second quarter of 2017 increased by 3.9% year on year, and increased by 1.1%, when comparing quarter to quarter, results from the quick estimate made by the Central Statistical Office (GUS) showed on Wednesday.
EXPO in Łódź: An opportunity for Poland and Central Europe
Łódź is a candidate to host Specialised EXPO 2022. It proposes the flagship event "City Re: Invented,” a newly created city. The theme of change of a post-industrial centre refers to the successful transformation of Poland and other countries of Central Europe, writes Adriana Skorupska in an analysis for the Polish Institute of International Affairs.
Poland: creative people, smart energy
The theme of the EXPO 2017 International Exposition, launched on 10 June, is "The Energy of the Future." Visitors to the Polish pavilion will visit a true forest where, alongside forest scents and bird singing, they will learn about innovative solutions in green energy, afforestation and urban regeneration.
A builder of bridges in America
Rudolf Modrzejewski's career across the Atlantic was certainly helped along by the fame and connections of his mother, a prominent actress, but also by the comprehensive engineering education he obtained at France’s leading university. He is known in the United States to this day as Ralph Modjeski.
With a Lion of Lehistan
On April 29, 1924, the Polish mark was replaced by the Polish zloty. This was one of the key reforms undertaken by the conservative cabinet of Prof. Władysław Grabski. Just before the 92nd anniversary of this reform, Narodowy Bank Polski (NBP - National Bank of Poland) introduced a new 500-zloty banknote. Apart from its aesthetic and technical qualities this work of art – which has already attracted international acclaim – also has important functional attributes: it is supposed to contribute to the undisturbed circulation of cash in Poland and reduce the cost of issuing money.