Brexit: European Commission publishes guiding principles on Ireland and Northern Ireland

The European Commission has set out its principles for the political dialogue on Ireland and Northern Ireland in the Brexit negotiations. The last week's paper states that the Good Friday Agreement should continue to be protected and strengthened in all its parts after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union. The continuation of the Common Travel Area, [...]

LaSalle retains a positive outlook for European Real Estate in 2017 in spite of political uncertainty

The UK will remain a key investment market for domestic and global investors in 2017 but it is important to be very selective with opportunities, according to LaSalle Investment Management's Investment Strategy Annual (ISA) 2017 edition. Confidence in the UK occupier market held up much better than most expected immediately after the Brexit Referendum, and [...]

Europe Dominates New Ranking on Business Talent

Europe is home to nine of the 10 economies worldwide that are best equipped to develop, attract and retain business talent, a major new study has highlighted. Only Hong Kong challenges the continent's grip on the top spots in the latest World Talent Ranking, a prestigious annual report by leading global business school IMD. The [...]

Brexit Appears To Be Taking Toll on the U.K., Economic Survey Shows

The United Kingdom's (U.K.) decision to exit the European Union, a move referred to as "Brexit,'' appears to be weakening the country's economy, according to an ongoing monthly economic survey of the world's leading nations by Decision Analyst. In the past 6 months, the U.K.'s Economic Index has declined from 110 to 101, the largest [...]

International Investors Flock to “China’s Center of Big Data” to Sign Big Contracts

"Cross-border Investment and Trade Fair, Guizhou Inland Opening-up Pilot Economic Zone, China, 2016" opened on Thursday. Guizhou Province closed 193 deals for investment and trade cooperation projects in over 24 countries and regions, such as the U.S., U.K. and Russia, totalling 144.97 billion RMB (about 21.3 billion USD). Communities of industry and commerce in various countries focused on [...]

Kozminski University: Brexit may Increase Costs of Banking Services

The UK's decision to withdraw from the EU means that a number of banks could pull out of the country due to obstacles to trade and increased costs of operation, scientist warn. "Financial institutions may lose their EU passport as a result of Brexit. So far, many international banks can provide services across the European [...]