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DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS) has confirmed the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg’s long-term foreign and local currency issuer ratings at AAA and its short-term foreign and local currency issuer ratings at R-1 (high). The trend on all ratings remains Stable. The rating reflects Luxembourg’s sound public finances, its solid institutions and political environment, its wealthy and advanced economy, and its strong external position. These credit strengths counterbalance the challenges associated with the country’s relatively limited degree of economic diversification, its vulnerability to external shocks, and potential changes in tax frameworks that could adversely impact the tax revenue base. The Stable trend reflects the strong fundamentals of Luxembourg’s economy and DBRS’s assessment that the challenges Luxembourg faces are manageable. Despite risks of financial market volatility, the economy is expected to continue to grow at a strong pace. Although the tax reform is set to reduce the fiscal space, Luxembourg’s public finances are expected to remain sound, with fiscal balances and low government debt supported by a robust fiscal framework. The ratings for Luxembourg are supported by its sound public finances. The general government surplus has averaged 1.3% of GDP over the past ten years, and is estimated at 1.6% in 2016. The tax reform, in effect from the beginning of 2017 and aimed at easing the tax burden on households and firms, is set to affect the fiscal position. Nevertheless, a balanced budget is still expected to be maintained and the structural balance is projected to remain positive. Luxembourg also exhibits one of the lowest government debt levels in Europe. The gross debt ratio is estimated at 21.0% of GDP in 2016, well below both the Maastricht reference ratio of 60% and the government’s medium-term ceiling of 30%. Read more 
On the occasion of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaty, the European Commission organised “Digital Day”. This was a high-level meeting on 23 March, 2017, in the Italian capital confirming the ambition to position the EU amongst the top global rankings in the field of High Performance Computing (HPC) and establishing a transnational framework for connected driving tests. Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy, Etienne Schneider, signed the European HPC cooperation declaration on behalf of Luxembourg. The EuroHPC declaration signatory ceremony marked the official starting point for the collaboration between the signatory states (Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands) for the strategic set-up of a European HPC network initiated by Luxembourg. The HPC project is of strategic interest for the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy. It will ultimately provide the computing capabilities needed to ensure the EU's competitiveness as a digital economy. During the signatory ceremony, Minister Schneider declared: “Setting up an independent European digital industry and our own value chain around data, software and hardware is indispensable. It is one of the key objectives of the Important Project of Common European Interest on HPC that Luxembourg is involved in alongside other Member States and that we want to push forward together.” In parallel, Minister Etienne Schneider signed a letter of intent to formalise the collaboration of several Member States – including Luxembourg – in the field of smart mobility, in particular regarding the development of connected and autonomous vehicles. Luxembourg’s objective is to participate in this way in the European strategy for the mobility of tomorrow. The topic of industry 4.0 was also at the centre of the discussions during “Digital Day” in Rome aiming to highlight the digital future of Europe. FEDIL participated actively in these debates and strives, together with the Ministry of the Economy, to position the Luxembourg industry as a sector of activity at the cutting edge of new technology and digitalisation. The Director of FEDIL, René Winkin, commented: “All the initiatives that Etienne Schneider has just supported in the context of ‘Digital Day’ in Rome are of great importance to our federation and its members. We are delighted that we, in close collaboration with the Ministry of the Economy, have managed to promote the digitalisation of the Luxembourg industry by putting in place the national platform ‘Digital4Industry’. This platform allows us to participate at the official launch of its European counterpart ‘European Industry 4.0’ which will promote joint investments as well as cross-border and inter-sector cooperation.” Photo: © MECO
On March 15, 2017, at Luxembourg’s incubator and coworking fab lab, Technoport, Luxinnovation welcomed press, delegates and investors to the Fit 4 Start Autumn 2016 Programme Graduation Ceremonies. Congratulations to AIVA technology, Passbolt and and Yollty. In addition, master of ceremonies, Antoine Hron, Luxinnovation’s Head of Start-up Development, announced the winners of this year’s pitch process and the new participants for the Fit 4 Start Spring 2017 edition as, BodyQ, Daanuu, L7Defense, Viewport, and Ziggu.  Michele Gallo from the Ministry of Economy spoke briefly on the reasons for the success of the Fit 4 Start programme which this year had 230 applications for the Spring 2017 programme from 23 countries, saying, “There are key elements that make this programme a success. One, is that it is very selective. Out of more than 100 start-ups pitching, only 5 can make it to the 16-week programme. Another is that the coaches work very hard to challenge the participants.” The three graduate start-ups were announced as, Aiva technology, (Artificial Intelligence composing classical music), Passbolt, (open source password manager) and Yollty, (helps businesses incentivise their customers to engage with their social media pages). Each team gave a brief presentation of what they gained most from the programme and what advances their companies had made. Finally, the end of the graduation programme was the official launch of the Fit 4 Start Spring 2017 edition including an Introduction of the jury members & coaches and Elevator Pitches by the new participants. The 5 new startups selected are: BodyQ Analytics (open data). Team: Tanicha Nichole Green/ Jamica Greene. body intelligence software Daanuu (supply chain). Team: Sacha Thommes / Stéphane Este-Gracias. Optimise the work of your mobile workforce (www.daanuu.com) L7 Defense (cybersecurity). Team: Yisreal Gross. Advanced Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks Viewport (virtual reality) Team: Vineet Devaiah/ Varun Nayak. Publishing technology allowing large scale publishers to publish VR content Ziggu (real estate). Team: Yannick Bontinckx / Pieter Gistelinck/ Vincent Van Impe. Engagement platform allowing real estate developers to better interact with customers. More about Fit 4 Start

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