Robin Marshall Saturday, April 13, 2019, 12:17 Germany-founded Linde has been active in Hungary’s industrial gas market since 1992, when it acquired a state-owned operation. The company this month cleared the final regulatory hurdle to complete its mega merger with U.S. peer Praxair. The Budapest Business Journal talks with Andreas X. Müller, managing director of the Hungarian business and also cluster head for South and Eastern Europe about what that means for the business here. Andreas X. Müller BBJ: In March, the merger was finally approved, creating the world’s largest industrial gas business. What is the impact of that on the Hungarian operation? Andreas X. Müller: Indeed, we are now the number one globally in industrial and medical gases. We have a global market cap of around USD 90 billion. This also makes us the second largest chemical company globally. With industrial gases we are involved in many industries: chemicals, steel, welding … [Read more...] about Linde Looking to Continue Double Digit Growth in Hungary
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"Business has been really good tonight," he says, emerging from a restaurant with a new order. "People are staying in, and are maybe in the mood to treat themselves. You're also more likely to be tipped because they see you turning up at their door soaking wet and they feel sorry for you." His mood is enhanced yet further because this particular order is for an apartment building near the Google HQ and he can cycle there in "six minutes flat". The more orders he gets on a typical three to four-hour shift, the more money he makes. Later that night, when his shift is over, he's not quite as upbeat. "You caught me on a good night," he says over the phone. "There are times where you'd be twiddling your thumbs - orders would be slow to come in to you and you'd be looking at all this time that you were making yourself available to Deliveroo and you weren't being paid. "We used to get paid a flat rate per hour, plus a euro for each delivery we did, but then they changed it to a situation … [Read more...] about Slaves to convenience: Are ‘gig economy’ firms just about old-fashioned exploitation of workers?
TELUS International will employ over 500 people by the end of June 2019 to support the expansion of its operations in Romania. Most new employees will work for two recognized brands – an online rental platform and Koodo Mobile, a Canadian mobile service provider. The recruitment process started earlier this year through the launch of the “Make Your Own Success Story” campaign for people who speak multiple languages (French, Spanish, Italian, English, German, Russian, and Portuguese). New employees will support customers in Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, England and the United States.“As Koodo Mobile grows, our need for English and French assistance services is growing proportionately for our customers,” says Dave Lowther, Operations Manager, Koodo Mobile. “As a Canadian who has visited TELUS International headquarters in Bucharest many times, I have always been pleasantly surprised by the existence of an … [Read more...] about Telus International to hire 500 people in the first half of the year
Popular on social media Ukrainian church receives historic independence on Orthodox Christmas Eve 650 US Navy warship to enter Black Sea to support ‘allies and partners’ 622 UK considers ban on Kremlin-owned RT (Russia Today) 464 EDMONTON, Canada – By the end of 2019, the face of Europe – or at least the faces of Europe’s leaders – could look a lot different from what they did on Jan. 1. Ukrainian presidential elections are scheduled for March, followed by European Parliament elections at the end of May, which will bring a new European Commission and possibly a new balance of forces in the EU’s parliament. And in autumn, Canadian federal elections will occur at almost the same time as Ukraine is picking its new parliament. The upcoming elections are already dominating the news cycle and will continue to do so throughout the coming months. But the New Year will see a change in more than just the political … [Read more...] about From elections to lethal weapons: Top areas to watch in Canada-Ukraine relations in 2019
In the Brexit crisis, the next steps for Labour are difficult and disputed. They will stand back and let civil war break out inside the Conservative Party. They will vote against Theresa May’s deal (assuming she survives as Tory leader), tweaks or no tweaks. They will, at a point where it looks realistic, propose no confidence – either in May’s government or the administration cobbled together to replace it. But after that? I want either a second referendum or an election. In both situations Labour should fight on the slogan: remain and reform. But that means seriously addressing something that Labour’s frontbench hasn’t had to since 2016: what exactly does reforming Europe mean? Since the Brexit vote, a series of crises and policy dilemmas have changed the dynamics of the European Union itself. There is gridlock on the post-2011 project of a banking union. There is a zombie coalition in Berlin, which is still willing and able to impose … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Labour should prepare to fight neoliberalism within the EU – Lexit is not an option