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  • Brexit Bowl – Views from China

    July is usually when the thoughts of politicians and officials from across Europe begin to turn to sun, sea and sangria, and dreams about strengthening the Union (the European Union) are put on the back burner for a month or two. But for the Brexit negotiators holed up on both sides of the Channel, there…

  • EU TRADE: WHERE TO NOW?

    Last October, the EU signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada. This occurred just days before Donald Trump won the US presidential election with a campaign frequently attacking US trade deals as hurtful to the US. Many trade advocates in Brussels and across the EU have breathed a sigh of relief that…

  • Multilateral deals in a world of non-convergence

    Sir Philip Lowe addressed the theme of “120 Merger regimes: Multinational deals in a world of non-convergence: US, EU, Brazil, China…” at the GWU-Concurrences Conference in Washington on 19 September 2016. This snapshot is a redacted version of Sir Philip’s introductory speech in which he reviews the goal of global convergence in the treatment of…

  • FTI Consulting EU 2016 Outlook

    The EU is going through something of an existential crisis and 2016 will arguably be the most critical year in its history. Challenges range from refugees and migration to the Brexit referendum and growing anti-EU sentiment and populism in many member states. At the same issues like tax, the Digital Single Market, the circular economy…

  • Market Economy Status for China: Where are we heading?

    When China became a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 2001, the WTO Accession Protocol established a transitional period up to December 2016 with regard to granting ‘Market Economy Status’ (MES) to China. The absence of the MES gives China’s trading partners more flexibility in imposing anti-dumping duties on imports from China. Consequently,…

  • Strasbourg Diary #4: part 2 – Besides Brexit…

    …there were other items on the Strasbourg agenda too! Here are a few quick summaries on the other key discussions that took place in Strasbourg. Anti-Tax Avoidance Package Tuesday: The European Parliament held a lively debate on the long awaited Anti-Tax Avoidance Package (ATAP) that the European Commission presented last week. The package, the Commission’s…

  • 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…

  • COP21 – What is in for business in Paris? #COP21

    With only 10 negotiation meetings left until COP21, the Council of the EU notes with concern the slow progress in the run-up to a global climate deal expected in December, in Paris. In our new Energy Flash FTI Consulting’s Energy team looks at some of the (un)official national commitments and how these will provide opportunities…

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