Analysis

Europe in the Global Economy

12 Jul 2018
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK,
Russia & CIS,
Multilateral

A distinctive feature of President Juncker’s “political” European Commission was a single set of collective top-down priorities, rather than a stitching together of the agendas of individual commissioners. In 2014, this meant a focus on economic reforms to restore growth lost during the 2008 ...

Global Counsel Brexit dashboard Q2 2018

11 Jun 2018
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Region: 
EU/Eurozone

This is the second quarterly issue of the Global Council Brexit dashboard. Two years on from the vote – and with just nine months before the UK leaves the EU – we are taking the macro pulse of the UK economy each quarter, using a balanced set of 15 indicators. We are not attempting to isolate...

Rules of origin in an EU-UK FTA: A ‘hidden hard Brexit’ for food and drink exporters?

16 Mar 2018
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK

The imposition of rules of origin on trade between the EU and the UK is often poorly understood as an important factor in managing the impact of a UK exit from the EU. While it is generally expected that the UK and the EU will ultimately trade with each other on a largely or completely tariff-...

Global Counsel Brexit dashboard Q1 2018

12 Mar 2018
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Region: 
EU/Eurozone

This is the first issue of the Global Counsel Brexit dashboard. 21 months on from the vote – and with just 12 months before the UK leaves the EU – we can now take the macro pulse of the economy, using a balanced set of 15 indicators, each quarter. We are not attempting to isolate the impact of...

Pricing sustainability: the financial sector’s role in green finance

Author: 
2 Mar 2018
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Region: 
EU/Eurozone

Sustainable finance refers to a financial service that incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into business and investment decision-making.While market-driven initiatives currently set the metrics for this area, its uptake by financial regulators has been slow. In the...

How can Chinese investors and entrepreneurs navigate populism in the West?

Author: 
28 Feb 2018
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK,
Asia

Inequalities are increasing amongst people in Europe and the US; this is having a profound impact on politics, creating resentments and instability; and this is impacting the way in which policymakers see China. It is putting trade and investment relations with China under closer scrutiny. This...

Foreign Investment: Rising Tides of Politics in Regulation

28 Feb 2018
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK,
Asia

Recent years have seen important global shifts in both the policy frameworks for screening inward foreign investment and the way in which they are applied. These shifts come against a backdrop of protectionist political rhetoric and anxieties about the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI)...

Supporting Europe’s Economies and Citizens - A modern approach to financial services in an EU-UK Trade Agreement

19 Jan 2018
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Region: 
EU/Eurozone

In September 2017, Global Counsel and Clifford Chance published with UK Finance a detailed set of proposals for the financial services content of a possible future EU-UK FTA.

The proposals offered a possible answer to the difficult question of how the EU and the UK might preserve some...