Our top five articles of 2018, including global parental leave trends and what millennials value in the workplace.
The White House released a statement yesterday announcing the successful negotiation of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, intended to replace NAFTA. Here are some of the significant changes people are talking about now.
The Trump administration imposed a third round of tariffs on Chinese goods, covering roughly $200 billion of imports from China. China retaliated with $60 billion of tariffs. We tell you if this is likely to be a prolonged battle and what US companies need to consider now.
A parliamentary report estimates the UK throws away 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups each year, “enough to stretch around the world roughly five and a half times.” Fewer than 1 in 400 are recycled. The report recommends a 25p (about 33-cent) levy on coffee cups, part of a trend of European lawmakers addressing the growing problem of single-use plastic waste.
The US has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the EU, Canada and Mexico. These major US trading partners and traditional allies quickly condemned the measures and vowed retaliation. Here’s what US-based multinationals should be most concerned about now.
All EU member states except the UK and Denmark must adopt the euro as official currency. Bulgaria has announced its intention to do so, but EU officials warn that adoption will take time. We explain what the eurozone is, the process for joining, and why Bulgaria may need to go above and beyond meeting formal EU criteria.
Last year, UK authorities started requiring organizations with 250 or more employees to gather statistics about their gender pay gaps. The results were published this month, revealing that women are underrepresented in leadership positions, that some industries are downright hypocritical in their practices, and much more.
Global M&A volume surpassed $1 trillion already this year. That’s the fastest start ever according to Dealogic, and nearly double the 23-year average. The story behind the reasons for the surge is complex and evolving, as is the global M&A landscape itself.
This month, the OECD released a report on taxation and the digital economy. We put the report in context and summarize its high points so you know what leading authorities are saying about the subject now.
Foreign governments and multinationals have started investing heavily in India, thanks in part to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic reforms. We tell you why India is so appealing to some foreign investors, and why others are still reluctant to enter one of the world’s largest, fastest-growing markets.
Theresa May gathered her Brexit “war cabinet” last week to solidify her government’s Brexit strategy before delivering a highly-anticipated speech on Friday. This post summarizes recent UK and EU Brexit publications and gives a picture of how far the UK has come in its efforts to provide businesses with certainty about how its economy will operate after Brexit.
There are few global industries hotter than co-working, or the practice of renting shared office space to freelancers, startups and other companies. The rise of co-working recently prompted Beijing authorities to add new business-registration requirements, which may be a sign of global regulatory changes to come.