The new protectionism: where does it come from and where may it go? It seems we are in a transition towards a new international regime, a new order, finds Daniel Dăianu Europe in a new world order Maria Demertzis, André Sapir and Guntram Wolff explore what the EUs strategic reaction should be to US diminishing giant policies, and the EUs role in a world of declining hegemony and shifting balances Can Trump save the euro? The eurozone urgently needs an economic boost. Daniel Gros writes that US President Donald Trump may be just the person to deliver it Promoting climate protection while preventing protectionism Susanne Dröge says it is time to talk openly about the options and the risks and to agree on protecting the climate without protectionism Trump, Iran, and guidance for European businesses Matthew Oresman looks at the Trump Administration’s approach to Iran and what European businesses need to consider WTO TFA entry into force is a watershed moment for world trade The entry into force last month of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement – a landmark global trade agreement – could provide a boost to global trade flows of over US$1 trillion, writes the International Chamber of Commerce The impulse of power Deepanshu Mohan believes a wider mainstream understanding of power, in its evolutionary forms, studied from the lens of history and sociology, warrants a deeper scholarly reflection Brexit: a new industrial strategy and rules on state aid Nicholas Crafts argues that there is an unheralded downside of a hard Brexit A proliferating civil war amidst leaking identities Deepanshu Mohan reflects on the transcending away from free, modern values to a more authoritarian and heavy-handed state Reinvigorating productivity growth Christine Lagarde says that policymakers must take action to address the forces that are holding back productivity, such as aging, the global trade slowdown, and slowing improvements in educational attainment Post-Brexit trade and development policy Richard Baldwin, Paul Collier and Anthony Venables suggest that the time is ripe for the UK to embrace a new trade and development agenda to demonstrate a country ready to play a key role on the world stage Protectionist threats jeopardise international trade Meredith Crowley, Huasheng Song, and Ning Meng provide evidence that tariff scares have negative impacts on trade even when the threatened import tariff hikes never actually materialise The EU must stand ready to confront US leadership This is not the first time that the United States has antagonised Europe. And Europe can provide an effective response to such external challenges when it stands united, Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol writes In the pursuit of a ‘good’ economy There is a vital need for a morally acceptable, welfare inducing economic system, Deepanshu Mohan writes Chinese Presidency of 2016 G20 Summit: expectations vs outcomes Geethanjali Nataraj and Ramandeep Singh say that a roadmap has been laid for ensuring that future global growth is innovative and sustainable The post-Brexit fandango To leave the EU cleanly the UK must make sure that this path leads to unilateral free trade and not some half-hearted protectionist substitute, Patrick Minford argues The state and prospects of the euro area recovery Mario Draghi writes about the factors that have put the euro area economy on a stronger footing, but also the reasons why we cannot yet drop our guard Trump triumphs, Europe shocked Fraser Cameron examines the implications of Trump's victory and looks at how Europe should react Trump’s rhetoric: retrenchment, status quo or deepening engagement? Stephen Nagy examines the potential effects Trump’s policies will have on trade and security in East Asia Trumped up trade: the end of an era The days of US fiscal restraint, and of global trade growth outpacing GDP growth, are now over, Sebastian Dullien writes Better, faster, stronger: how freer trade fosters global innovation Karen-Helene Ulltveit-Moe, Andreas Moxnes and Federica Coelli present new evidence on the benefits of freer trade in terms of growth and innovation Why China’s new cybersecurity law is a threat to international businesses & innovation George Haour writes on China and cybersecurity and the potential ripples in the way China does business Britain’s Asian opportunity Brexit offers the UK an opportunity to develop a more independent trade policy towards Asia, asserts Ganeshan Wignaraja What does China's 'belt and road initiative' mean for EU trade? OBOR will bring huge improvements in regional and international connectivity, Alicia García-Herrero and Jianwei Xu explain What consequences would a post-Brexit China-UK trade deal have for the EU? Alicia García-Herrero and Jianwei Xu find that a UK-China FTA will be neither easy nor clearly advantageous for the UK The great normalisation of global trade Alexander Al-Haschimi, Martin Gächter, David Lodge and Walter Steingress find that an upturn in aggregate demand will not necessarily lead to a significant recovery in global trade Europe after Brexit: a proposal for a continental partnership Jean Pisani-Ferry, Norbert Röttgen, André Sapir, Paul Tucker, and Guntram B Wolff propose a new form of collaboration, a continental partnership, that will maintain Europe and the UK’s influence in an increasingly volatile world Negotiating Britain’s new trade policy Jim Rollo and Alan Winters suggest some strategies for the UK government to follow in reconstituting its trade policy post-Brexit The G20: business engagement for a sustainable and inclusive global economy CEOs from across G20 economies call for a credible action plan to open markets, mobilize private sector capital and make it easier to trade internationally, International Chamber of Commerce write Emissions scandal driving more regulatory scrutiny for automotive sector Regulatory scrutiny has long been a burden for businesses but by implementing proactive compliance strategies the costs and fines associated with regulatory investigations can be significantly reduced, Lauren Grest finds The Apple tax bill is not protectionism International conflicts are inevitable when governments challenge the excesses of multinational corporations, Sebastian Dullien writes CETA: ratification fears and implementation challenges There seems to be enough political support for the agreement on both sides of the Atlantic for CETA to come into force on a provisional basis sometime in 2017, says Patrick Leblond A roadmap for a post-Brexit EU Brexit is a blow to the European idea, but it also presents an opportunity for Europeans to discuss a realistic future, Petros Fassoulas writes Basic income - free money for everyone? Fleur de Beaufort examines the growing calls for the introduction of some form of unconditional basic income in Europe The rise of sustainable FDI: emerging trends in the SADC region Growing FDI inflows into Africa has led to countries re-examining their FDI policies to align them with the international trend toward sustainable FDI, Chelsea Markowitz and Azwimpheleli write High expectations Geethanjali Nataraj and Pravakar Sahoo state that it is important that expectations of China’s Presidency of the G20 be realistic and that it be focused on what can be achieved in any single year 800 million reasons Hun Kim says South Asia is set to become the fastest growing region in Asia, with more opportunities to do business than ever before How Chinese parties can prepare for increasing outbound disputes Chinese parties can mitigate investment risks by including dispute resolution provisions in their joint venture agreements that can help them deal with any later problems, Shaun Wu and Andrew Wang write
EU-China FTA: why do we need it? How should it look like? What will it bring? The economic potential in bilateral trade could be significant, Federica Mustilli, Mattia Di Salvo and Wenian Hu find Trade matters for jobs and growth The International Chamber of Commerce would like to hear more talk about why trade matters; how the gains from trade are realized; and about how concerns about trade’s disruptions can best be handled The EU agenda for tax transparency Pierre Moscovici says we are witnessing a generational shift when it comes to tax transparency in the EU and internationally Why the Confederation can’t solve the Union’s problems Benjamin Zeeb and Julia Berghofer discuss multiple crises in Europe and argue that the Europeans have to build up a political union that is able to defend common interests by means of democratically legitimised institutions How the blockchain enables a new economy This crypto economy will transfigure businesses, government and our society, perhaps even more profoundly than the internet did, says William Mougayar Important steps made towards a Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip writes that the European Commission has made a major advance towards creating a true Digital Single Market (DSM) for Europe, with two new packages of initiatives Europe’s digital transformation Measures designed to speed up the digital transformation of industry should remain at the core of what the EU is trying to achieve, John Higgins writes Modi 2.0: revisiting relationship capitalism Deepanshu Mohan asks if the government can make a move from relationship capitalism to one where the markets compete freely across sectors Pyramid vs. oceanic circles. Facilitating sub-regional trade for sustainable development Bipul Chatterjee and Susan Mathew deliberate on why South Asia needs to adopt an oceanic circle model vis-à-vis pyramid model for facilitating trade
40 years of OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises The Guidelines are more than ever a key international reference document for responsible business conduct for companies around the world, Winand Quaedvlieg and Hanni Rosenbaum find The South China Sea in 2016. Towards recognising the global public good of the SCS Stephen Nagy discusses what is at stake in the South China Sea for countries in and outside the region G20 missed opportunities on trade and investment The International Chamber of Commerce Scorecard has revealed that the G20 made progress on a number of international business priorities but missed some important opportunities to advance trade and international investment policy frameworks Will India be able to achieve and sustain high growth rates? Richa Sekhani and Geethanjali Nataraj write that sustaining the growth rate requires India to take necessary steps to address both supply and demand side bottlenecks Solutions to the digital trade imbalance Susan Ariel Aaronson discusses how governments use trade agreements and policies to address cross-border internet issues and to limit digital protectionism Why leaving is the safer option Oliver Lewis says relations will be friendlier after a vote to leave as the United Kingdom will stop blocking European efforts to integrate Restricted access for migrants: a liberal justification Liberals see freedom of movement as vital, but it must always be limited by the freedom of others not to be disturbed, Fleur de Beaufort and Patrick van Schie write Japan’s new international role Fraser Cameron considers the reasons for Japan’s more active global role and assesses the implications for EU-Japan relations What fosters innovation? The International Chamber of Commerce has issued a set of principles to support innovation as a key driver of economic growth, job creation and broad-based opportunity Combating hiring discrimination with anonymous job applications Ulf Rinne says discrimination is still a big problem in today’s globalised world Governments, businesses, and civil society: transparency builds trust Yılmaz Argüden says the elimination of unnecessary legislative, regulatory and administrative barriers represents the right and most cost-efficient economic stimulus available to governments today Africa at a fork in the road: taking off or disappointment again? Ernesto Zedillo introduces an eBook he co-edited that illustrates some of the ambitious but necessary steps needed to unleash the tremendous potential of the African people towards the development of their nations Internationalization of MSMEs crucial to inclusive growth ABAC sees the need to support and strengthen trade and investment linkages between MSMEs and big businesses, writes Doris Magsaysay Ho OBOR: will it reboot the Chinese economy? Pravakar Sahoo discusses the centrepiece of China's foreign policy, and looks at potential future issues Why Berlin and Paris cannot give in to Cameron Sebastian Dullien argues that British interests in protecting the integrity of the single market of 28 countries and the eurozone’s wish to move forward with more integration will inevitably clash The fall of Safe Harbour and the future of transatlantic data sharing The basis of Safe Harbour has been questioned for some time, and in recent years it has become increasingly apparent that an updated privacy regime is necessary, Natasha Simmons writes The rhetoric and reality of the Trilateral and Bilateral Summits: cautious optimism The recent trilateral and bilateral meetings provides an insight into the region's future trade, security and political relations, Stephen Nagy finds Climate change: putting a price on carbon Kurt Van Dender, Johanna Arlinghaus, Luisa Dressler, Florens Flues and Michelle Harding write that carbon taxes and emissions trading systems will play a more prominent role in the future in cutting emissions Africa’s uncompetitive trade deals The trade agreements that African countries enter into are in many cases undermining their development, rather than boosting it, William Gumede argues The quest for financial stability, economic growth, and returns on investment in the post-crisis global economy Jonny Greenhill and Gianluca Riccio say that greater coordination is needed to strengthen the pace of what is currently a lacklustre recovery An opportunity to meet further challenges 2015 offers the opportunity to end poverty, reduce inequality and to avert the destructive effects of a global temperature rise, Petros Fassoulas writes Innovation, decarbonisation, and Europe’s economic transformation Martin Porter writes that it is the time for Europe to lead – not just at COP21, but in its economic approach to the industrial innovation and the transition to a new economy The geopolitics of the TPP: reconfiguring regional architecture in East Asia Stephen Nagy argues that the TPP reconfigures regional architecture in East Asia away from a China-centred economic framework to one that will attenuate Chinese economic domination by the bifurcation ASEAN into TPP members and non-members One court to rule them all? The EU's proposal for a world investment court Hussein Haeri writes about European Commission calls for the creation of a world investment court to resolve investor-State disputes Economic partnership as diplomacy in East Asia Economic liberalisation and integration initiatives are the most important foreign policy strategies in East Asia, Steven CM Wong states Mega regional trade agreements and the Indian economy Bipul Chatterjee and Kyle Cote assess the potential impact of the three mega RTAs on the Indian economy, with particular focus on the TPP and TTIP People, planet and prosperity With the countdown to UN Sustainable Development Goals well underway ICC lends a helping hand for businesses to foster their implementation On the road to Paris. A global deal is our business Emma Marcegaglia has 10 recommendations to ensure success in the COP21 international climate change negotiations Time is up for a Europe resting on its foreign policy laurels Daniel Schade explains why Europe’s status as an economic giant but political dwarf simply isn’t enough anymore Muddling through won’t solve Europe’s problems Benjamin Zeeb explains why Europe has to attempt the impossible to overcome them Beyond greenwashing: when ‘business-as-usual’ means sustainability Fiona Bywaters says that with the right policies in place to facilitate innovation, business has a key role to play in securing a sustainable world for future generations Is there such thing as a gender wage gap? Gender discrimination in the workforce is yesterday’s problem, suggests Ben Southwood
What future for Europe? What Europeans decide to do next will determine European’s quality of life, security and prosperity for generations to come, Benjamin Zeeb writes What’s needed to lift growth over the longer term? The G20 Brisbane Action Plan is a reason for more optimism as we enter 2015, Jonny Greenhill and Stephan Mumenthaler write The growing importance of the G20 and the way forward: an Indian perspective India believes it is important that the G20 keeps a watch on changes in composition, nature and distribution of global imbalances and their implications, and to steer work towards their underlying causes, asserts Geethanjali Nataraj Do we have to be afraid of the future world of work? History has shown that human creativity and inventiveness are strong and will always find ways to cope with new situations, finds Werner Eichhorst The EU’s pivot to Asia Europe has steadily increased its engagement with the world’s most dynamic region and home to 60% of the global population, writes Fraser Cameron Did the crisis cause a change in globalization? Henning Vöpel and Hendrik Hüning examine the implications for international business of the change of the dynamic in globalization, which has been intensified by the damaging effect of the financial and economic crisis The world is ready for a global economic governance reform, are world leaders? Global governance will have to adapt much more significantly and quickly or else risk becoming insignificant, argue Jim O'Neill and Alessio Terzi The world in 2020 – making Europe more flexible in a changing world Jim O’Neill and Alessio Terzi argue that Europe needs to be more flexible in a changing world A business platform to shape the G20 agenda The ICC G20 CEO Advisory Group ensures the inclusion of business views in the deliberations of G20 leaders, writes the International Chamber of Commerce Ethics training and government transparency needed to fight corruption, survey reveals Governments and businesses alike need to place the fight against corruption at the top of their agenda says International Chamber of Commerce It’s time to stop investment protectionism James Bacchus, Victor K Fung, Harold McGraw III and Gérard Worms believe that boosting FDI in today’s global economy is a pressing concern to developed and developing countries alike A second thought on economic sanctions Richard Sawaya writes that economic sanctions have been a perennial staple of US foreign policy, currently touted as effective ‘coercive diplomacy’ in the case of Iran Sustainable growth requires a long term focus from business For businesses to thrive in the long term requires both a focus on business opportunities and a broader consideration of corporate governance, Ian Goldin finds The UN's development agenda: an opportunity to cement private sector-led growth The United Nations has embarked on an ambitious effort to define forward-looking objectives to succeed the MDGs. Adam Greene and Norine Kennedy outline the debate
Human touch and the future of work Occupations that deal with complexity, supervising, assessing, deciding, teaching, but also care and personal interaction, will be most relevant in the future, Werner Eichhorst writes

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