FedEx Corporation, United Parcel Service, Inc. Looking To Benefit From Weak Euro – Bidnessetc

The current decline in the euro is acting as a catalyst to generate new business opportunities in the European region for parcel delivery companies. Both FedEx Corporation and United Parcel Service, Inc. have increased efforts to expand their business in the European region.

FedEx announced last Friday that it has requested European regulatory authorities to expedite the process of acquiring TNT Express NV – ADR. Currently FedEx requires EU approval to move on the process of acquisition. On the other hand UPS also announced that it is building a cold storage distribution network specifically for the pharmaceutical segment, which is part of its long term strategy of investing $2 billion in the European region.

Strong Leadership, Vision Can Boost Trade Growth, UPS Public Affairs Leader Says

Sluggish growth in global trade volumes has broad consequences for domestic economies, but strong political leadership and bold trade policy can help return trade to pre-recession levels, Amgad Shehata, UPS Senior Vice President for International Public Affairs and Strategy, writes in a new book launched today at The Graduate Institute, Geneva.

Shehata is one of several authors contributing to the book titled “The Global Trade Slowdown: A New Normal?” Contributing authors inlcude top academics, business leaders and policymakers from around the world.

The Logistics of Staying Alive

The following is an article written by Romaine Seguin of UPS.

‘We can’t improve a woman’s standard of living if we can’t improve a woman’s chance of living.’

The only way women are going to advance in the global economy is by having income, which means work.

But according to United Nations studies, only about half of the world’s women participate in the labor force. Despite their under-representation, women comprise 60 percent of the world’s working poor. What’s more, a 2014 World Bank report shows that, on average, women earn 10 to 30 percent less than men for comparable work.

Alert UPS driver helps deliver justice for dying Seattle woman – KOMO

Prosecutors say Velva J. Stockton was living out her final years at the Hotel Andra in downtown Seattle when she hired a live-in caregiver to help. Investigators allege 52-year-old Cassie Mizer instead took advantage of her boss, using Stockton’s bank accounts to buy more than $30,000 worth of goods and services, including Botox, weight loss treatment, and dog costumes.

A seasoned delivery driver for UPS finally noticed strange patterns in packages sent under Stockton’s name and alerted police, investigators say.