September 2015

  • Labour Party Conference: Corbyn and the new politics

    The Labour Party met in Brighton this week for its annual party conference, the first since Jeremy Corbyn was elected as leader and barely a fortnight since he formed his shadow cabinet. With this snapshot FTI Consulting’s London team shares first hand insights from the conference into the mood of the party and intelligence on…

  • A bumpy road for Catalonia to “Ithaca”

    Yesterday’s elections in Catalonia marked a pivotal moment for the pro-independence movement even if they were technically deemed as just another regional election. The fact that they ended up being a de facto referendum about the potential secession of Catalonia was already a victory for the pro-independence coalition, Junts pel sí (Together for yes), which…

  • Are the Global Markets Right to be Concerned about China?

    China’s influence on the global business environment, economy and markets has been thrown into stark relief by events during the past two months. While China’s recent stock market volatility was initially largely only felt internally, it eventually triggered a sell-off that erased more than US$5 trillion in value from stocks globally in the space of…

  • Halfway for the German Grand Coalition – a rough ride ahead for Angela Merkel?

    Halfway through the current black-red grand coalition of Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and Social Democrats (SPD) the peaceful times are pretty much over. Things will definitely get rougher for Angela Merkel (CDU), with her leadership in managing the on-going refugee crisis in question, while the SPD leadership is under ever more pressure to find means out…

  • #FashionTech – where fashion meets technology

      Paris has long laid claim to being home of the global fashion industry, and with the start of the French capital’s 3rd FashionTech Week today it has cemented that position even further. Fashion is one of the many traditional sectors being disrupted for the better by new technologies. The FashionTech Week will see many…

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