As Brexit talks continue, and the matter of the Irish border remains unresolved, Hume Brophy is screening the new documentary film “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America”.
Donald Trump’s new tax reform law has triggered the largest corporate tax reduction in US history, reducing the corporate rate from 35 per cent to 21 per cent. Individual rates have also been modified and simplified, however not everyone will pay less taxes on an individual basis and the individual changes will phase out over time, ending after seven years.
The inauguration of Donald Trump one year ago led to a declaration by people connected with the new administration that 2017 would see significant progress on the legislative front that would lead to a major overhaul in tax, trade, infrastructure, health and investment amongst others.
Despite the Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK being labelled as some of the ‘most transparent’ ever, the uncertainty over the end result has been daunting for companies.
Europe is to have a new Battery Alliance. It emerged last month from a high-level meeting on battery development and production in Europe organised by European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovic.
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.
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.
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.