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European Leaders Cool on Internet

More than 75% of European business leaders uses mobile telephones and desktop PCs, but only 40% use the Internet. What's more, while 75% of their companies have Web sites, more than half--57%--consider such sites unimportant for marketing activities.

Those were just some of the findings of the seventh annual United Parcel Service Europe Business Monitor survey of 1,500 European business executives.

Interestingly, 78% do not conduct electronic commerce. The most active countries for electronic commerce: Belgium, the United Kingdom and Netherlands, where between 26% to 34% of the companies use electronic commerce.

The average workweek for European managers: more than 50 hours. But European executives also take an average of 23 vacation days (excluding public holidays), with 47% of German executives saying that they take 30 or more days of vacation

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