Page 8

8

Privredni vjesnik Year V No 206

::: news

Computer addiction

HAMAG extends guarantees The Croatian Agency for Small Enterprises and Investment (HAMAG) and Hypo Alpe-Adria as well as Raiffeisen bank signed a contract on business co-operation with the aim of ensuring better conditions for financing SME’s through five guarantee programmes. Small and mediumsized enterprises will be given irrevocable and unconditional guarantees by HAMAG ranging from 10% to 80% of the capital, depending on the programme. An additional benefit for new entrepreneurs is a letter of intent for issuing guarantees that makes it easier for them to find more favourable sources of financing.

More computers than users

Fina profit down 22%

The number of computer devices with Internet access (including laptops, tablets and smart phones) is expected to exceed 7 billion in 2012 he number of computer devices with Internet access (including laptops, tablets and smart phones) is expected to exceed 7 billion in 2012. For the first time the number of computer devices will exceed global population. According to Intel projections, the number of mobile devices

T

In 2011, the Financial Agency (Fina) achieved €108.7 million in total income, 4% less in relation to the year before. The profit came in at €8 million, down 22%, according to their annual report. Expenditure dropped at a slightly slower rate than income (by 2%, to €100.66 million). The most important item, expenditure for those employed, at €45 million, fell at the same rate. This decrease is a consequence of the programme for outplacement and salary reductions of Board members and Management. At the end of 2011, Fina had 3,059 employees or 83 more over 2010. Končar D&ST €6.93 dividend

30 hours of video are uploaded on You Tube and 1.3 million videos are viewed

ceeding 4.8 zettabytes per year. “Currently, each user generates approximately 1 gigabyte per day which is almost on par with data contained on two 2 hour HD films”, pointed out Pavel Svoboda, Public Relations Manager at Intel. Thus the amount of data to be saved will soar by 50%. (B.O.)

6 million web sites are visited

1,300 new mobile device accounts are registered

there are 47,000 applications downloaded

204 million emails are sent (up from 168 million a year ago)

The Main Assembly of KončarDistributivni i specijalni transformatori has decided to pay a dividend totalling €1.80 million, meaning a dividend of €6.93 per share. The remainder of nett profits for the past year (€2.7 million) will be placed into statutory reserves.

will double by 2015, reaching 15 billion, as stated by the company MA marketing. There will be on average two devices with separate IP addresses per user. Since the real number of users is expected to grow from 2 billion to 3 billion, the amount of Internet traffic will continue increasing and will triple by 2018, ex-

What happens on Internet in one minute…

over 2 million Google search enquiries (up from 694,455 a year ago)

639,800 gigabytes of global IP data is transferred 277,000 users log on to Facebook

100,000 new tweets are posted on Twitter, with 320 new users joining

W

6 new articles or posts appear in Wikipedia

PV International 0206  

PV International - The first weekly newsletter covering the Croatian economy as well as that of the wider region, in English

PV International 0206  

PV International - The first weekly newsletter covering the Croatian economy as well as that of the wider region, in English