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5 results for 'A_Pietro'

Support of European Union to Russian fertilizer producers

By A_Pietro, published on Apr 6, 2018

How the European Union is setting standards to benefit Russian fertilizer producers. Russian fertilizer producers have found a clever way of devastating their global competition, by raising an artificial alarm regarding microscopic and natural deposits contained within one of the ingredients of fertilizers. If the European Unionis fooled by Russia’s lobbying efforts, Moscow will kick almost every other fertilizer producer out of the European market.

Almost since its inception, the European Union has been in the business of regulating, with some seeing this role as a safeguard,... (more)

Tags: russia, law, europe, agriculture, cadmium, legislation

Regarding intercultural management...

By A_Pietro, published on Apr 6, 2018

Very few companies address a homogeneous market, and most must deal with the complexity of the world. The most common dichotomy lies between selling to companies and selling to individuals, but many more chasms exist, be they economic, legal, cultural or social. The same product will be well received in one land, and refused in the next one, and it is up to each business to figure out why. And what better resource for a company to address the world’s complexity than the diversity within itself?

Half a century ago, transnational business was reserved to a handful of gigantic companies... (more)


Ecology: the carbon footprint of a cashless society

By A_Pietro, published on Jan 29, 2018

One of these evolutions is the slow demise of paper money, as it is gradually replaced with electronic payment methods. But it turns out that, on the environmental level, new isn’t necessarily better. With the disappearance of the old-school banknote, comes a massive energy bill.

The cashless revolution is making slow but steady progress around the world, both developed and developing. As countries get more and more equipped with payment terminals and smartphones, customers naturally resort more and more to cashless payments. The ten most cashless countries in the world,... (more)

Tags: credit cards, ecology, banknotes, cashless, cashless society, carbon footprint

Game over for the Stryker / Piranha 3?

By A_Pietro, published on Jun 8, 2016

It’s hard to tell what exactly is going on with the Piranha vehicle. It would appear that the time has come, today, for the Piranha 3 vehicles to be phased out, but that’s a problem, in itself. When so much noise was made just a few years ago, to ensure that the Piranha 3 would meet tactical requirements for decades to come, it is politically slippery to retire them so soon. Which is probably why industrials and army officials are being so quiet about it.

Piranha 3 comes from a long way since the first one ran. And yet, it could be in the race for the new 8x8 fighting vehicle which General... (more)

Tags: us army, piranha, gdls, stryker

To what point will we dematerialize money?

By A_Pietro, published on Jun 5, 2014

The arguments in favour of the disappearance of physical money are many, and they usually stem from entities, such as lobbies and companies, which hold specific interests in other types of money. In the light of recent trends, one might think that these champions are in the process of becoming victorious. But it’s not going to happen. No matter how effective the assaults governments launch against bitcoins, they keep re-appearing.As a non-governmental currency, it is the most dematerialized form of money we have. Is it possible that it would, one day, be embodied by actual bit coins and bit... (more)

Tags: economy, finance, money, banking, banknotes, states

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