Con Malta way a Malta per trasferire il tuo business, il paese migliore per il futuro e l’innovazione, con e-commerce, on-demand economy e sharing economy

Con Malta way a Malta per trasferire il tuo business , il paese migliore per il futuro e l’innovazione, con e-commerce, on-demand economy e sharing economy

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https://albertobalatti.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/workers-on-tap-in-a-on-demand-economy-that-is-in-many-ways-a-continuation-of-what-has-been-called-the-sharing-economy/

Workers on tap in a on-demand economy that is in many ways a continuation of what has been called the “sharing economy”

In San Francisco Uber can provide you with a chauffeur, Handy with a cleaner, SpoonRocket will deliver restaurant meals to your door and Instacart will keep your fridge stocked. And then there is the market for freelance consultants, lawyers and CEOs. Like mass production, this will change everything from the organisation of work to the nature of the social contract in a capitalist society

HANDY is creating a big business out of small jobs. The company finds its customers self-employed home-helps available in the right place and at the right time. All the householder needs is a credit card and a phone equipped with Handy’s app, and everything from spring cleaning to flat-pack-furniture assembly gets taken care of by “service pros” who earn an average of $18 an hour

The obvious inspiration for all this is Uber, a car service which was founded in San Francisco in 2009 and which already operates in 53 countries; insiders say it will have sales of more than $1 billion in 2014.

Using the now ubiquitous platform of the smartphone to deliver labour and services in a variety of new ways will challenge many of the fundamental assumptions of 20th-century capitalism, from the nature of the firm to the structure of careers.

The Los Angeles-based Business Talent Group provides bosses on tap for companies that want to tackle a specific problem without adding another senior executive to the payroll

The on-demand economy is the result of pairing that workforce with the smartphone, which now provides far more computing power than the desktop computers which reshaped companies in the 1990s, and to far more people

Firms make sense when the cost of organising things internally through hierarchies is less than the cost of buying things from the market; they are a way of dealing with the high transaction costs faced when you need to do something moderately complicated. Now that most people carry computers in their pockets which can keep them connected with each other, know where they are, understand their social network and so on, the transaction costs involved in finding people to do things can be pushed a long way down.

The on-demand economy is in many ways a continuation of what has been called the “sharing economy” exemplified by Airbnb, a company which turns apartments into guesthouses and their owners into hoteliers. For people with few assets, though, on-demand labour markets matter more

The aim of the on-demand companies is to exploit low transaction costs in a number of ways. One key is providing the sort of trust that encourages people to take a punt on the unfamiliar. On-demand companies like Handy provide customers with a guarantee that workers are competent and honest; Oisin Hanrahan, the company’s founder, says that more than 400,000 people have applied to join the platform, but only 3% of applicants get through its selection and vetting process

The knowledge economy is subject to the same forces as the industrial and service economies: routinisation, division of labour and contracting out. A striking proportion of professional knowledge can be turned into routine action, and the division of labour can bring big efficiencies to the knowledge economy. Topcoder can undercut its rivals by 75% by chopping projects into bite-sized chunks and offering them to its 300,000 freelance developers in 200 countries as a series of competitive challenges. Knowledge-intensive companies are already contracting out more work to the market, partly to save costs and partly to free up their cleverest workers to focus on the things that add the most value

The knowledge economy is subject to the same forces as the industrial and service economies: routinisation, division of labour and contracting out. A striking proportion of professional knowledge can be turned into routine action, and the division of labour can bring big efficiencies to the knowledge economy. Topcoder can undercut its rivals by 75% by chopping projects into bite-sized chunks and offering them to its 300,000 freelance developers in 200 countries as a series of competitive challenges. Knowledge-intensive companies are already contracting out more work to the market, partly to save costs and partly to free up their cleverest workers to focus on the things that add the most value

http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21637355-freelance-workers-available-moments-notice-will-reshape-nature-companies-and?fsrc=nlw|hig|30-12-2015|

Does all Profession need a tighter leash. Are all bankers liars? Of course not.

Does all Profession need a tighter leash. Are all bankers liars? Of course not.

Then again … in an experiment recently published in the scientific journal Nature, bankers distinguished themselves by their dishonesty. Asked to report the results of unsupervised coin flips in return for financial rewards, bankers bent the truth more than any other group

This feeling is not new. By the industry’s recent standards, 2014 wasn’t particularly remarkable in terms of bankers breaking the rules. And that’s the problem. The steady stream of scandal at big banks this year may have finally exhausted remaining goodwill that those outside of banking had for people inside of it. This could be the year that any remaining trust was lost.

Standard Chartered is creating a “Financial Crime Risk Committee,” a board-level group of bigwigs that will monitor the bank’s compliance with “anti-money laundering, sanctions compliance, and prevention of bribery, corruption and tax crime.” All banks have compliance departments, naturally, but few with as big a staff or as much executive clout as Standard Chartered’s.

Quarter after quarter, banks often spend as much time discussing litigation as they do on their core businesses

In banking, “innovation” has become a byword for dangerous, destructive complexity

http://qz.com/302264/the-best-places-in-the-world-to-work-in-7-charts/

Workers on tap in a on-demand economy that is in many ways a continuation of what has been called the “sharing economy”

Workers on tap in a on-demand economy.

In San Francisco Uber can provide you with a chauffeur, Handy with a cleaner, SpoonRocket will deliver restaurant meals to your door and Instacart will keep your fridge stocked. And then there is the market for freelance consultants, lawyers and CEOs. Like mass production, this will change everything from the organisation of work to the nature of the social contract in a capitalist society

HANDY is creating a big business out of small jobs. The company finds its customers self-employed home-helps available in the right place and at the right time. All the householder needs is a credit card and a phone equipped with Handy’s app, and everything from spring cleaning to flat-pack-furniture assembly gets taken care of by “service pros” who earn an average of $18 an hour

The obvious inspiration for all this is Uber, a car service which was founded in San Francisco in 2009 and which already operates in 53 countries; insiders say it will have sales of more than $1 billion in 2014.

Using the now ubiquitous platform of the smartphone to deliver labour and services in a variety of new ways will challenge many of the fundamental assumptions of 20th-century capitalism, from the nature of the firm to the structure of careers.

The Los Angeles-based Business Talent Group provides bosses on tap for companies that want to tackle a specific problem without adding another senior executive to the payroll

The on-demand economy is the result of pairing that workforce with the smartphone, which now provides far more computing power than the desktop computers which reshaped companies in the 1990s, and to far more people

Firms make sense when the cost of organising things internally through hierarchies is less than the cost of buying things from the market; they are a way of dealing with the high transaction costs faced when you need to do something moderately complicated. Now that most people carry computers in their pockets which can keep them connected with each other, know where they are, understand their social network and so on, the transaction costs involved in finding people to do things can be pushed a long way down.

The on-demand economy is in many ways a continuation of what has been called the “sharing economy” exemplified by Airbnb, a company which turns apartments into guesthouses and their owners into hoteliers. For people with few assets, though, on-demand labour markets matter more

The aim of the on-demand companies is to exploit low transaction costs in a number of ways. One key is providing the sort of trust that encourages people to take a punt on the unfamiliar. On-demand companies like Handy provide customers with a guarantee that workers are competent and honest; Oisin Hanrahan, the company’s founder, says that more than 400,000 people have applied to join the platform, but only 3% of applicants get through its selection and vetting process

The knowledge economy is subject to the same forces as the industrial and service economies: routinisation, division of labour and contracting out. A striking proportion of professional knowledge can be turned into routine action, and the division of labour can bring big efficiencies to the knowledge economy. Topcoder can undercut its rivals by 75% by chopping projects into bite-sized chunks and offering them to its 300,000 freelance developers in 200 countries as a series of competitive challenges. Knowledge-intensive companies are already contracting out more work to the market, partly to save costs and partly to free up their cleverest workers to focus on the things that add the most value

The knowledge economy is subject to the same forces as the industrial and service economies: routinisation, division of labour and contracting out. A striking proportion of professional knowledge can be turned into routine action, and the division of labour can bring big efficiencies to the knowledge economy. Topcoder can undercut its rivals by 75% by chopping projects into bite-sized chunks and offering them to its 300,000 freelance developers in 200 countries as a series of competitive challenges. Knowledge-intensive companies are already contracting out more work to the market, partly to save costs and partly to free up their cleverest workers to focus on the things that add the most value

http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21637355-freelance-workers-available-moments-notice-will-reshape-nature-companies-and?fsrc=nlw|hig|30-12-2015|

2015 Will Be an Awful Year (for U.S. Bonds)

2015 Will Be an Awful Year (for U.S. Bonds)

Get ready for a disastrous year for U.S. government bonds. That’s the message forecasters on Wall Street are sending.

With Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen poised to raise interest rates in 2015 for the first time in almost a decade, prognosticators are convinced Treasury yields have nowhere to go except up. Their calls for higher yields next year are the most aggressive since 2009, when U.S. debt securities suffered record losses

Rupkey, who is among the 74 economists and strategists surveyed by Bloomberg this month, has one of the highest projections. He said he expects 10-year yields to rise to 3.4 percent by the end of 2015 from 2.20 percent at 10:57 a.m. in New York. Back in January, Rupkey said yields would be 3.6 percent by now. Yields fell today with German peers as Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras failed in his final attempt to get his candidate for president confirmed.

The median forecast calls for yields to reach 3.01 percent during the same span. The roughly 0.75 percentage point increase would be almost twice as much as forecasters anticipated for 2014.

Combined with projections for yields on the two-year note to more than double to 1.53 percent and those on the 30-year bond to rise 0.89 percentage point to 3.70 percent, the prognosticators are more bearish than any time since heading into 2009.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-29/u-s-bond-sentiment-is-worst-since-disastrous-09-as-fed-shifts.html?alcmpid=markets

Your Facebook posts could change monetary policy. The Bank of England watches them for a timely read on the economy.

Your Facebook posts could change monetary policy. The Bank of England watches them for a timely read on the economy.

What you search for on Google and post on Facebook could soon influence what happens to interest rates.

The Bank of England has set up a special taskforce to monitor the internet and social networks for early signs of Britain’s economic ups and downs.

For instance, analysis of the frequency of internet job searches, or of prices online, can give one an insight into the prospects for unemployment and inflation.

http://news.sky.com/story/1397985/bank-of-england-to-monitor-social-networks

2015 is going to be rough for Europe, due to unemployment, slowing growth, immigration concerns, and Russia.

2015 is going to be rough for Europe, due to unemployment, slowing growth, immigration concerns, and Russia.

The dangers are not the same as 2012. There is no danger of countries being unable to fund their debts. The threat now is of stagnation and deflation.

European officials have warned time and again that the failure to create growth and new jobs risks not just social tension but support for the European project. Currently the economy will not return to its 2007 level until 2020.

In 2015 economic recovery will be uneven. Demand is chronically weak. Germany will remain the engine room of the European economy but will not be the powerhouse it was two years ago

Without the UK, Europe would be wounded, even amputated – therefore everything should be done to avoid it. But it will survive. Without France, Europe – the European idea – would be dead

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30620812

This Era of Low-Cost Oil Is Different

This Era of Low-Cost Oil Is Different

Many analysts and policy makers have a natural tendency to ‘look through’ the latest drop in oil prices — that is, to treat the impact as transient rather than as signaling long-term changes. I suspect that view would be a mistake this time around

As costs fall for manufacturing and a wide range of other activities affected by energy costs, and as consumers spend less on gas and more on other things, many oil-importing nations will see a rise in gross domestic product. And this higher economic activity is likely to boost investment in new plants, equipment and labor, financed by corporate cash sitting on the sidelines.

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-12-29/this-era-of-lowcost-oil-is-different?alcmpid=view

Crociere a Malta con Malta way viaggi

Crociere a Malta con Malta way viaggi

MSC crociere annuncia che il prossimo anno, da aprile a novembre, porterà a Malta ogni settimana, ulteriori 4200 passeggeri, grazie alla presenza della sua nave ammiraglia MSC Fantasia, in aggiunta alla fermata Maltese già programmata della sorella Armonia.

Questo significa portare a Malta ben 177.000 passeggeri in soli 7 mesi del 2015,  con un contributo all’economia turistica dell’isola di tutto rilievo e consolidando la forte leadership di Malta sia nel mercato crocieristico sia nella percezione di destinazione turistica che Malta rappresenta per il turista da crociera, tradizionale o di lunga permanenza

La sosta al magnifico Grand Harbour di Valletta, consentirà di ammirare i Vecchi magazzini ristrutturati già appena sbarcati, di risalire le mura per una visita alla bellissima capitale Vallettae di godersi lo spettacolo della vista sulle 3 città antiche di Vittoriosa, Senglea e Cospicua.

Per i più curiosi tutta la giornata alla scoperta dell’isola, lascerà solo un piccolo amaro in bocca per non aver potuto dedicare una vacanza più lunga a Malta.

Rimarrà però vivo il bisogno di tornare per almeno una settimana ad assaporare, mare, campagna, storia, architettura, archeologia, in mezzo a persone aperte, globali e curiose di condividere esperienze e conoscenze

Con Malta way viaggi ed il suo personal Traveller, potri prenotare sia la crociera sia la vacanza turistica, oppure prenotare la tua vacanza studio per il tuo corso di Inglese o un appartamento per la tua lunga pausa estiva

Un viaggio a Malta con Malta way viaggi, è il modo migliore per capire se anche per te, come lo è già stato per molti, Malta sia il paese ideale per trasferirti a vivere, lavorare, investire

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/business/business_news/47822/msc_cruises_to_bring_170000_passengers_to_malta_in_2015#.VJ7pQV4AKA

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“Hookers & Blow” Lift Britain Over France As World’s 5th Largest Economy; it is a new economic world indeed !

“Hookers & Blow” Lift Britain Over France As World’s 5th Largest Economy; it is a new economic world indeed !

UK gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to total $2.828 trillion (£1.816 trillion) this year, compared with French GDP of $2.827 trillion, as The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) saidBritain’s acceleration was boosted by the inclusion of sex and drugs to UK growth (as part of new pan-European accounting standards). Official estimates show prostitution added about £5.7bn to the UK economy in 2013, while illegal drugs were worth about £6.62bn. One question – how did they estimate it?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-27/hookers-blow-lift-britain-over-france-worlds-5th-largest-economy

CeO con minor seniority ma capaci di affrontare rischio, mercati instabili, nuovi business model e competitors

CeO con minor seniority ma capaci di affrontare rischio, mercati instabili, nuovi business model e competitors

Con  Malta way puoi trasferire la tua società a MALTA o partire con il tuo nuovo business,  noi ti aiutiamo anche a costruire il tuo Board nel rispetto delle norme internazionali societarie e fiscali, sviluppando un modello di Governance dove un CeO a suo agio in mercati instabili  si abbina a senior Executives capaci di governare la complessità globale

Insomma abbinare il bisogno di innovazione e il coraggio di agire, a intelligenza, integrità ed esperienza

When looking to hire a new CEO, corporate boards of directors are increasingly bypassing C-level executives and appointing less seasoned leaders.

They are still looking for chiefs with the traditional attributes of intelligence, integrity, and stamina—traits that have defined great executives for decades. But boards are now also seeking CEOs who understand signals in today’s unpredictable environment and are comfortable acting on them—abilities that directors hope will more than offset candidates’ relative inexperience. All too often, C-level executives are overly focused on internal issues and opt to invest in familiar opportunities rather than taking bold risks.

The phenomenon of fast-track CEO succession appears to be most prominent in the retail, technology, media, and telecommunications sectors—all of which are particularly affected by disruptive business models and new competitors.

Boards are reaching deeper into the companies they oversee to find executives who embrace disruptive technologies and digital media; have a proven record of innovation; are confident global citizens, able to operate in developed, emerging, and frontier markets and lead across diverse cultures; have an acute understanding of shifting demographics in their customer base; and have adaptive leadership traits, such as exceptional curiosity, open-mindedness, and the courage to act.

https://hbr.org/2014/12/the-rise-of-the-not-so-experienced-ceo

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