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View from the IAC: President Biden's First Foreign Trip

Our IAC assessed Biden’s first foreign trip and the recent meetings of the G7 and NATO and its impact on the international business community...
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Queen's Speech Prospects 2023 Election

Today’s Queen’s Speech made the prospects of a general election in 2023, and possibly a second Scottish independence referendum, look a lot more likely...
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How Companies Should Interpret Biden’s First 100 Days

This analysis covers some of the top policy and regulatory issues that emerged in the past 100 days with the new Biden administration—and some thoughts on how companies will be impacted in the days and months ahead...
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EU-China CAI: Opportunities for EU Multinationals in China

On December 30, 2020, after seven years of dialogue, the European Union (EU) and China announced, the conclusion in principle of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). In a deal which is highly political in nature, which sectors of EU business stand to benefit the most?..
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What Companies Can Learn From French-Speaking Pessi

What do the American president, the French president and a Chinese ambassador all have in common? At first glance, not much, but all three were recently targets of a French-speaking Twitter group recognizable by their profile pics of a bald Lionel Messi: they call themselves “Pessi.”..
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COVID-19: A Sign to Address Climate Change

Although there is no country that is not experiencing the drastic effects of climate change, as a populous, tropical emerging economy, India faces a bigger challenge than others in coping with the consequences. ..
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Israeli Elections 4.0: Political and Business Implications

APCO co-sponsored a webinar with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce assessing initial takeaways of the previous day’s election in Israel, with attention to business and political implications. ..
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China’s Education Sector: Key Trends and Opportunities for Foreign Companies

China has the largest number of international students in educational institutions globally, especially in the United States, the UK, Australia and Canada. Despite many students reconsidering their study abroad plans due to the health risks and travel restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ensuing geopolitical tensions, demand for international education remains high. ..
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Portugal Prepares for the Aftermath of the Pandemic

Portugal will take over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1, 2021. Lisbon is following Germany and preceding Slovenia as part of the so-called ‘GPS-presidency’ trio, marking the fourth Portuguese EU Council Presidency since the country joined the European Economic Community in 1986. The following overview has been developed in cooperation between the APCO team in Brussels and our partner agency in Portugal, ATREVIA. This Presidency Guide outlines the challenges that lie ahead and how companies can address them...
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Changing Public Expectation and Corporate Responsibility to Drive Social Change

Among local activists and socially conscious visitors who have spent some time in Japan, there is a consensus that sexism and misogyny are deeply rooted in many aspects of Japanese society...
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