A trial in London is using tech to monitor the wellbeing of vulnerable people in their homes

Halfpoint | iStock | Getty Images Two local authorities in London are set to pilot “in-home sensors” with the aim of monitoring vulnerable residents who live in public housing. The idea is another example of how connected devices could play a role when it comes to providing care and assistance for those who need it. … Read more

European Central Bank says it ‘stands ready’ to act as Covid infections surge

President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Christine Lagarde. FRANCISCO SECO | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — The European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged Thursday, as euro nations continue to struggle with surging Covid-19 infections and subsequent lockdowns. The ECB’s main refinancing operations, marginal lending facility and deposit facility will remain at 0.00%, … Read more

Italy avoids government collapse as Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte survives confidence vote

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is seen after addressing senators. ANDREAS SOLARO | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — Italy averted further political chaos on Tuesday after Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte survived a confidence vote in the upper house of Parliament. The country had been embroiled in fresh political uncertainty over the past week after … Read more

A ‘perfect storm’ is brewing in the global response to Covid, WEF risk report panelist warns

People wearing protective face masks walk on the main shopping street in Munich, Germany during the coronavirus crisis on April 30 2020. Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images LONDON — The “inward-looking national agenda” of certain countries in response to the coronavirus pandemic is threatening global resilience in the wake of the crisis, suggested one panelist behind the … Read more

World’s fourth-largest carmaker rallies on first day of trade after $52 billion merger

Flag with the Stellantis logo on the front entrance to FCA’s Mirafiori plant on January 18, 2021 in Turin, Italy. Stefano Guidi | Getty Images LONDON — Stellantis, the product of the $52 billion merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Peugeot, was well received by European investors on its first day of trading Monday.  Shares … Read more

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