Analysis

The meaning of screening: Germany, the EU and Chinese technology transfer

26 Jul 2017
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Region: 
Multilateral

Earlier this month, the German cabinet adopted a directive expanding the scope of the German state’s ability to investigate foreign acquisitions in a wide range of critical infrastructure and the IT services that support it. In parallel, Berlin has led an advocacy campaign at the EU level over...

Hard and soft political risk: What FTSE-100 companies have to say

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30 Jun 2017
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Region: 
Multilateral

The political environment facing large international businesses has rarely been more uncertain or more complicated. Over the past twelve months, the UK has voted to leave the European Union, Donald Trump has become President of the United States, and Dilma Rousseff has been impeached and removed...

The EU banking union 5 years on

14 Jun 2017
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Region: 
EU/Eurozone

5 years have passed since the establishment of the banking union concept as the EU’s three-pillar response to breaking the sovereign-bank “doom loop” behind the EU sovereign debt crisis. Those five years have seen some advances, especially in the creation of a new single supervisor for the EU’s...

China, the EU and ‘market economy status’: what happens now?

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12 Dec 2016
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
Asia,
Multilateral

Yesterday marked the deadline to solve the issue of China’s market economy status (MES) and yet nothing has changed in the EU rulebook. However, a reform package is on its way and will probably be agreed at some point in 2017. In the meantime, the EU will likely carry on as usual in anti-...