The Manneken
Plastics Industry under pressure as Europe prepares roadmap towards sustainability

The European Commission’s Strategy on Plastics has attracted a lot of attention over the last couple of months. Expected to be released in December, it will put forward the Commission’s vision for improving the sustainability of the plastics industry in Europe, as a key element of its Circular Economy Strategy.

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The Manneken
$700 million e-sport sector at the centre of regulation moves

The popularity of competitive video gaming or “e-sport” has grown to such an extent in the past few years that policymakers have been caught unawares. From communities of mainly teenage boys meeting at multiplayer game conventions, the sector now commands an estimated $700 million in total forecast revenues for 2017 along with an international live audience of 260 million.

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International Affairs
Two city play as Hume Brophy acquires presence in Hong Kong and New York

Hume Brophy, the global communications firm specialising in PR, public affairs, investor relations and corporate and financial communications, has expanded its global reach with the acquisition of Madaket+Co, a communications consultancy with a presence in New York and Hong Kong.

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Financial Services
New tech challenges face investment managers as millennials becomes major new investors

Hume Brophy recently hosted a panel session which brought together executives from across the investment management and fintech sectors to share insights on the challenges of embracing technology and reaching out to millennial investors.

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European Affairs
Macron takes on web giants in concerted tax offensive

Emmanuel Macron and his Minister of the Economy and Finance have initiated a broad tax offensive against on-line giants, Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, the so called GAFA.

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European Affairs
UK spells out its data plans and falls into line with European law

Data protection is an issue which affects nearly all businesses. Any organisation that handles, processes, or stores the personal data of an EU resident is covered by the EU Data Protection rules.

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European Affairs
New digital leader sets out plan to make online Europe more trusted and secure

Mariya Gabriel’s appointment as the new Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society has been endorsed by the European Parliament.

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International Affairs
The experts who shine the light into the darkness of North Korea

Few other countries command attention like North Korea. An outlier on the international stage, the country is viewed with a mixture of fascination and fear.

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Healthcare
Healthcare technology – a brave new world

Our world is  so hugely influenced by technologies – how we communicate, how we entertain ourselves, shop, bank, read, campaign, vote, and even how we exercise. And technology is fundamentally changing the healthcare industry.

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