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…

  • The return of Tsipras

    Sunday’s snap election in Greece has resulted in victory for Syriza and Alexis Tsipras, who returns as Prime Minister with a 7.5% margin over his opponent, New Democracy leader Evangelos Meimarakis. While pre-election polls had them neck and neck, in the end Syriza fell just five seats short of an overall majority and will renew…

  • 36 FTI Running Machines join Brussels Belfius Marathon in support of Embrace

    At FTI Brussels, we take great pride in delivering high quality and strategic content for our clients.  We also believe that our experience and a shared passion for fun makes for a fantastic team.  The spirit of our office always comes alive when we come together – especially for a good cause.  This year, FTI Consulting…

  • Telecoms review consultation: wide in scope and a challenge to deliver?

    Europe is having a closer look at its telecom rules after the European Commission asked industry last Friday how they envision telecoms rules and Europe’s broadband needs beyond 2020 in two separate public consultations. With the rules on net neutrality and roaming still to be adopted by Council and the European Parliament, Telcos and Internet…

  • Time to seal the EU-US deal on data transfers

    After four years of negotiations between the EU and the US, the text of the bilateral data protection ‘Umbrella Agreement’ has just been sealed. The Umbrella Agreement ensures the equal data protection rights of every US and EU citizens when it comes to criminal data transfers of personal information, such as names, addresses, criminal records,…

  • Are Member States up for their fiscal revolution?

    “At the heart of every major political upheaval lies a fiscal revolution,” said Thomas Piketty in his groundbreaking Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Indeed, the Ancien Régime was eradicated in France by abolishing fiscal privileges of the social elites and led to the establishment of a much-needed modern system of taxation. Today, the rules for…

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