Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Global as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Global: PPE update

The wearing of gloves is often mentioned in the same breath as masks when PPE is being considered …

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Global: Commuting road accidents

Although in Germany, the Pandemic and increase in home working has led to fall of 18 …

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Global: Future threats

FedEE’s predictive track record has meant that we have now foreseen every major economic and political event since 9/11 – even the Pandemic itself …

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Global: Excess deaths

It still remains impossible to accurately calculate the impact of COVID-19 from individual country reports as so few countries maintain accurate mortality data …

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Global: Pandemic progress

Daily mortality from COVID-19 has declined from its peak at the end of January 2021, but remains very high …

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Global: Facial visibility

Companies that need their staff to operate with their face visible may wish to consider an FDA approved “Clearmask“ …

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Global: IR going global

A new global framework agreement has just between signed between Thyssenkrupp spin-off TK Elevator (TKE) and the unions IG Metall, IndusriaALL and the company works council …

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Global: WTO negotiations on data flows

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) launched in 2019 a “Joint Statement Initiative”(JSI) aimed at finding a framework for Ecommerce around the globe …

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Global: Permanent establishment

The OECD has issued guidance to member governments concerning whether employees stranded abroad, or required to work from home in another state, due to COVID-19 are creating a permanent establishment in the country where they are located …

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Global: Mandatory masks

Both Germany and Austria have begun to clamp down on the wearing of cloth/fabric masks, masks with valves and also scarves …

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Global: Legal flimflam

It has long been the practice in many jurisdictions for law firms in the sarcophaga nodosa genus to obtain business by so called “ambulance chasing” or “claim farming” …

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Global: Inflationary signs

FedEE is watching out for tell-tale signs of rising price inflation …

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Global: Will vaccines prove effective against new strains?

There are deep concerns amongst researchers evaluating the latest E484K strains of the coronavirus that have emerged in South Africa and Brazil that current vaccines will at least be rendered less effective for some people …

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Global: Inflation

We have long been warning of a coming sharp rise in global price inflation, in spite of the economic predictions by the IMF, EU and others that it would remain low for at least the next three years …

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Global: Useful research for HR to note

Two recent articles in the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition have potentially useful implications for HR practice …

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