EU antitrust enforcers investigating Google Play Store – POLITICO

The European Commission’s antitrust enforcers are investigating Google’s app store rules, according to two people close to the matter. Google’s rivals have received confidential questionnaires from Brussels, probing billing terms and developer fees for the US tech giant’s Play Store, the two people, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said. An investigation in the Netherlands … Read more

How Russia can beat EU sanctions – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Europe has deployed an unprecedented arsenal of economic sanctions against Moscow in an attempt to weaken Russia’s economy and force Vladimir Putin to abandon his war in Ukraine. But as the export bans bite over the coming months, Russia will start to crave banned goods that are essential … Read more

African Union chief urges EU to ease food payments to Russia – POLITICO

Senegalese President Macky Sall, who currently chairs the African Union, on Sunday called on Brussels to provide some scope for African countries to pay for imported cereals and fertilizers from Russia despite EU sanctions excluding Russian banks from international payment systems. “We want to pay, but it is becoming impossible. So we ask the Europeans … Read more

Cashless Debit Card trial to end with auditor-general’s report the final nail in its coffin

Bundaberg’s Kerryn Griffis is “rejoicing” after a “traumatic” three years as a Cashless Debit Card (CDC) user. Key points: The government confirms it will be terminating the controversial Cashless Debit Card trial across Australia An auditor-general’s report released Thursday said the CDC was “not meeting its intended objectives” Card users will regain financial freedom, but … Read more

After Orbán pipes up, Hungary skips Russian oil ban – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article In their fight against Russia’s war in Ukraine, EU leaders surrendered to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán – capitulating to his demands and granting Budapest a near-total exemption from a new embargo on Russian oil. The collective caving to Orbán, who spent 26 days obstructing the proposed ban, … Read more

What the Kremlin’s rubles-for-gas threat is about – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article EU companies are scrambling to understand how to keep paying for Russian gas without falling foul of EU sanctions or getting their gas supply cut off by Moscow. Their angst is the result of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s demand that so-called unfriendly countries pay for their gas in … Read more

How Does SEO For Fintech Work?

Competition and rapid change characterize the fintech sector. To succeed in the financial market, a new company must be able to distinguish itself from the established players and maintain an advantage over them. Using SEO and digital marketing approaches that may effectively promote a brand, widen a client base, and build consumer confidence, a new … Read more

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LIVE: NSW weather update provided by the Premier, SES and BOM | ABC NewsABC News (Australia) Why Dr Norman Swan believes 2022 is the ‘worst year of the pandemic’ | ABC NewsABC News (Australia) After being COVID zero for a long time, Tasmania now has one of the highest rates | ABC NewsABC News (Australia) … Read more

Are Microsoft’s days as the ‘friendly’ tech giant over? – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Over the past decade, Microsoft has pulled off a remarkable transformation of its public image in Europe – from bad boy to the most Brussels-friendly of tech giants? But that shine may now be coming off. In Brussels and across Europe, the Seattle-based giant faces a flurry of … Read more

EU weighs ban on Russian oil over war crimes as pressure builds on Berlin – POLITICO

European Union officials are working on a sweeping plan to block all imports of Russian oil, amid an international outcry over alleged atrocities committed by Vladimir Putin’s forces in Ukraine. The big question remains whether countries led by Germany will agree to a ban or seek to delay it, after holding out against an embargo … Read more