October 2016

  • How much Vitamin C does the European tax system need to be healthy? The CC(C)TB saga continues

    On 25 October 2016 the European Commission proposed a redrafted version of the proposal aiming to tackle tax avoidance and evasion, by creating a single Common Corporate Tax Base, and introducing, at a later stage, a consolidation element which would allow companies to offset losses in one Member State from the profits earned in another.…

  • Lithuanian Parliamentary Elections – here we go again, Peasants and Greens this time…

    Lithuania elected its new Parliament (Seimas) on Sunday. The results are quite unexpected but not surprising at the same time. The winner is again a new party that promised to ‘save’ the country and eliminate all of its systemic problems (like emigration, poverty and social exclusion). The Lithuanian Peasants and Greens party (Lietuvos valstiečių ir…

  • BREXIT: All You Need Is Trade – Views from institutional investors

    As the world awaits the United Kingdom (UK) Government’s next move on activating Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, we assess the UK’s trading relationships and how they might be impacted by Brexit. • What kind of deal could the UK seek with the European Union? • What will the remaining EU27 be prepared to give? •…

  • Trump vs Clinton – Battle for Business

    Our research team carried out research with global institutional investors and global corporates asking the questions whether Trump or Clinton is best for a variety of business related issues. This infographic shows who does better in areas such as boosting the economy, increasing employment, attracting business investment or promoting global economic stability. Dan Healy is…

  • May must go it alone at first EU meeting in the hot seat

    This blog is published on The Times website. Theresa May will find herself seated between the prime ministers of Malta and Estonia at her first summit of EU leaders this afternoon. She won’t be sitting there for long. EU tradition dictates that every six months leaders shift one place to their left, reflecting the bloc’s…

  • mHealth’s time is now!

    “It’s time to seize the potential of mHealth”. This was the clear message of yesterday’s hearing on mHealth in the European Parliament. Commissioner Andriukaitis, Members of the European Parliament Peterle and Boni and participants all agreed that mHealth, and in particular health apps, have the power to transform the relationship between patients and doctors. Speakers…

  • Asset management at the centre of the CMU: A blessing or a curse?

    The EU’s Capital Markets Union could offer great opportunities to the asset management industry but must also deal with the impending risks of potential regulation   Diversifying corporate financing and decreasing dependency on bank loans lies at the center of the EU’s Capital Markets Union (CMU) project, supporting the EU’s overarching priority to generate growth…

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