Leaders from the G7 countries concluded their annual three-day summit yesterday. A storyline involving France, the U.S., digital taxation and wine tariffs illuminates some of the most important economic issues of our time.
The French government has announced reforms to make the country’s labor system more employer-friendly. The reforms will ease the process of hiring and firing employees and should lower unemployment and induce foreign investment.
This month’s transfer of Brazilian soccer player Neymar from the Spanish super club Barcelona to the French super club Paris St-Germain included a transfer fee of over $250 million, putting it on a par with some of the year’s biggest cross-border M&A deals. The transaction speaks to the changing nature of global super clubs and to the global economy itself.
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.
This week's Global Glance looks at smoking in France and the global legislative trend that strips tobacco companies of branding privileges while forcing them to include disturbing images on their packaging.
This week's Global Glance looks at the Pew’s new digital economy survey; how Senator Warren’s speech on the gig economy sparked a global debate; and France's ongoing labor unrest.
In this week's Global Glance we look at blockchain and why it’s time you got educated, key points of the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, and the UK’s EU referendum.
In this week's Global Glance we look at how the strong US dollar is hurting and helping US businesses, DraftKings' deals with three UK soccer teams, and a summary of important Zika information.
In this week's Global Glance we look at Chinese culture and the fine wine market; a British expat jailed for making wine; and expat drinking in general and “marting” in South Korea.
In this week's Global Glance we look at how the massive Pfizer-Allergan merger skirts US Treasury rules, terrorist attacks and the global economy, and how cats helped Brussels residents from disclosing antiterrorist activities.
In this week's Global Glance we look at why GE is moving jobs to France, a BMW executive’s collapse and Netflix’s plan for world domination.