The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States has been sold by politicians on both sides as a strategic opportunity to shape globalisation to the benefit of both parties. A new research paper by Global...
Whatever the result on 23 June Britain faces political risk. If Britain votes to leave there will be political instability in the UK, the process of withdrawal will be messy, and investors will give their verdict on the structural implications for the UK economy. If the UK votes to stay David...
Political risk takes many forms and is not easily defined, but it is high and rising by just about any standard. Governments are under pressure or have been forced out of office in countries as far apart as Venezuela, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa, Malaysia and Thailand. Armed conflicts have...
Amid the macho jostling between British politicians to set out ‘red lines’ for negotiating post-Brexit arrangements with the EU, where will British Prime Minister Theresa May turn for guidance?
The long-anticipated privatisation of the government-owned stake in Russia’s largest oil company Rosneft has finally started to take shape. With BP owning 19.75% of Rosneft, making them the largest single private shareholder, this process will be watched as closely in St James’s Square as in Red Square.
With the first anniversary of the nuclear deal between Iran and the West on Thursday, it is worth asking why it has had relatively limited effect in restarting commercial links between the two sides.
Take one “jewel in the crown” of British industry, combine with a hard-talking new Prime Minister and a fresh commitment to review and defend foreign acquisitions in the “national interest”. Add in a surprise swoop from one such foreign acquirer, a dash of financial and political opportunism, and you have a recipe for fireworks.
For any business with an interest in UK trade policy, David Davis' post-Brexit manifesto for UK trade policy is worth a good look, not least because there are some important holes in his assumptions about what happens next for UK trade policy.