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EMEA PC Market Growth to Continue in 2021Q3, Despite Sustained Supply Constraints, Says IDC

According to research by International Data Corporation (IDC), EMEA shipments of traditional PCs (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) will reach 95.8 million in 2021, a 13.2% YoY growth. This includes 24.1 million PC shipments (+11.4% YoY) in 2021Q3. This can be attributed to ongoing demand in both the consumer and commercial markets, and the fulfillment of backlogs.

EMEA PC Market Remains Positive in 2021Q2, Despite Commercial Slowdown and Lifting of Lockdowns, Says IDC

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market, (desktop, notebooks, and workstations) saw growth of 6.5% YoY in 2021Q2 — a total of 22.2 million units, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). Unfavorable growth rates versus 2020Q2 — the first full quarter propelled by COVID demand — makes 2021Q2 appear slightly weaker than other COVID-hit quarters, despite strong unit shipments overall.

Mood in the printing and paper industry brightens up

"Despite the current impact of the pandemic, the mood in our industry is characterised by confidence," says Dr Markus Heering, managing director of the VDMA Printing and Paper Technology Association, summarising the results of a recent member survey. In March - in the midst of the Corona-related lockdown - just under 50 members of the trade association took part in the survey.

Roland DG Survey Predicts Further Growth in Personalisation

UK shoppers are set to spend over £750 million on personalised gifts over the coming festive period, fueling market growth.

The average shopper is willing to spend an extra 7% on gifts that have an element of personalisation
Most popular personalised gifts are books, clothing and babywear and calendars
Number one driving factor behind purchases of personalised gifts is that they are considered to be more thoughtful
Online retailers like Notonthehighstreet and Etsy are by far the most popular places to buy personalised gifts

Moody's - Number of EMEA distressed companies will remain close to all time high in 2021

In 2021, distressed companies (rated B3 negative and lower) in Europe, Middle East and Africa will remain close to the all-time high of 130 in June 2020, as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to hamper their performance, according to Moody's latest B3N list. The B3N list is the number of non-financial corporate debt issuers rated B3 negative rating or lower.

Nearly 50% of Germans don’t trust public authorities with personal data

European citizens who least trust public authorities with their personal data

In a world driven by technology, our online personal data and how it is used is of huge concern for many of us. From the local government to police, public authorities’ databases hold a significant amount of our personal information, but do we really trust them with this data?

November 2020: Business climate clouds over only slightly despite the partial lockdown; outlook for the coming months is not very confident

Despite the partial lockdown in November caused by the corona, the business climate in the German print and media industry cooled only relatively slightly. The business climate index calculated by the Bundesverband Druck und Medien (German Printing and Media Industries Federation) fell by a seasonally adjusted 2.0 per cent to 91.0 points compared with the previous month. As a result, the year-on-year decline was 9.3 per cent, albeit much less pronounced than during the lockdown in spring - in April the index fell by 18.3 per cent year on year.


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