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.
President Trump’s visit to Warsaw highlighted Poland’s steady rise to economic prominence over the last two decades. The Eastern European nation is now poised to join the ranks of IMF advanced economies. The last country to make that leap was South Korea 20 years ago.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde spoke last week at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. She warned global policymakers that they need to take steps now to spur productivity growth.
London is home to some 200,000 French expats and is sometimes facetiously called France’s sixth largest city. Brexit-related uncertainties have some London-based French expats worried, while French authorities see an opportunity to woo them back home.
France will hold its presidential election on April 23. By most accounts, the election has the potential to cause significant global upheaval.
Players from a Tibetan women’s soccer team were denied tourist visas by two US embassies. The team’s story illuminates the Byzantine, sometimes unpredictable nature of the US visa-application process.
The US system of higher education has over one million international students who inject billions of dollars into the country every year. President Trump’s rhetoric and policies have troubled current and prospective international students, and the Trump White House may damage this highly profitable sector of the US economy.
This week's Global Glance looks at what's really involved in moving to Canada after an election and how a Cape Breton DJ's website went viral.
The British pound has slipped considerably since June’s Brexit referendum, and recent hints that the UK may make a "hard Brexit" have stoked investor fears. We provide a summary of why the pound has fallen and outline some of the pros and cons of a weak pound.
A recent study found 12 million refugees are living in just 10 of the world’s 193 countries. Those 10 countries have a combined GDP of less than 2.5% of the world’s total, creating a highly unstable situation. We look at why the burden of hosting refugees is unequally distributed, and we explore the real economic effects of hosting refugees.
US presidential candidate Donald Trump is viewed by investors as potentially toxic to the Mexican economy. The value of the Mexican peso appears to be linked to the perceived likelihood of a Trump victory in November.
This week we look at: Venezuela’s economic crisis; Lyft’s evolving global expansion strategy; and Larry, the UK’s Chief Mouser.