100 Days Recap: Deals and Finance
Deal-making has gotten tougher and more politicized. This is a global phenomenon with implications for companies everywhere. We are definitely in a new world, where nationalist and populist pressures combine with political and regulatory activism to challenge multinationals....Read More
Deal-Making in an “America First” Administration
President Trump’s “America first” policy and rhetoric over China has broad popular appeal, but a trade war could spill over into attitudes towards foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States....Read More
The European Commission’s FinTech Action Plan
It was only a matter of time for the European Commission to react with proposals to foster innovation and address potential risks in this heavily regulated sector. ...Read More
Revised EU Directive on Payments Goes Live
On January 13, the revised EU Directive on Payments (PSD 2) goes live in most EU Member States, but questions remain....Read More
Here is what we expect to be important for multinationals navigating China’s business and policy landscapes in 2018. ...Read More
Europe's Elaborate Tax Dance
Last week, leaked documents indicated that “some firms have enjoyed effective tax rates of less than 1 percent on the profits they’ve shuffled into Luxembourg”. That corporations have used Europe’s complex tax structures to minimise their tax bills is not per se news. ...Read More
Green Shoots of Recovery into Blue Grass?
What Trends Will Dominate 2019?
2018 was a long year. Many global businesses are ill prepared for an increasingly challenging global regulatory environment, to respond to complex social issues and especially to geopolitical threats and political uncertainty. But those that are better prepared, will be better insulated from unforeseen global shocks....Read More
2019 Trends: Views from APCO’s Global Experts
As the global business and political communities prepare to turn the page to 2019, APCO’s team of global experts took a closer look at trends in areas key to businesses and our clients....Read More