European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has presented a new Industrial Policy Strategy, aimed at helping European industries become world leaders in innovation, digitisation and decarbonisation.
On 29 June 2017, the European Commission published its proposal for a Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP). The proposal aims at creating a European personal pension product to enhance cross-border saving and long-term investment.
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.
The Financial Conduct Authority has published the final findings of its asset management market study, seeking to lay out a set of remedies that address concerns about the industry as a whole.
International trade expert Stuart Harbinson examines the impact Brexit will have on the agri-food sector between the UK and Ireland. Key issues addressed include regulatory hurdles, the implications of a ‘Hard Brexit’ scenario, and the complex process the UK faces in disentangling itself from the EU’s Tariff Rate Quotas.
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.
For most of its post-war history, the UK’s financial services industry was a distinctly parochial institution, far removed from the commanding heights of the UK economy, and far outstripped by international competitors.