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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The Manneken
Commission action plan signals shake-up in consumer access to financial products

The European Commission has published its long awaited Action Plan on Retail Financial Services. The paper sets out 12 policy actions that the Commission is tackling over the next two years in the area of retail financial services, with the objective of increasing transparency in cross-border relations, removing regulatory obstacles for businesses and enhancing digital innovation.

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Uncategorised
How fake news is getting to the heart of media truth

There is nothing new about the term “fake news”, the shiny new buzz word for this year. The expression first started floating around last year  when Facebook came under scrutiny for publishing unverified content and “fake” news stories.

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