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 Best Digital Jurisdiction Award 2014
World Commerce Review is pleased to announce that Bermuda has been awarded the WCR Best Digital Jurisdiction Award for the second year running A united, open and stronger Europe
The EU is more than an economic project. It is a political one. It is a community of culture and of shared values and interests essential to forge a common destiny, asserts José Manuel Barroso 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

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Sharing the same vision – the cornerstone of a new industrial policy for Europe
The EU needs an unambiguous and well-defined strategic plan, argues Claire Dhéret
It’s the parties, stupid!
Jo Leinen examines the prospects for trans-national European democracy Focusing on the right things
Politicians need to show disengaged and mistrustful citizens that they are working hard for a more prosperous and secure EU, writes Alisdair McIntosh Working without borders
Free movement of labour should be untouchable, writes Klaus Zimmermann TTIP - what EU business is looking for
The TTIP is a unique opportunity to further integrate the EU and US economies, writes Luisa Santos What now for EU-Russia relations?
Fraser Cameron considers the impact of the Ukraine crisis on European security EU expansionism and the crisis in Ukraine
Robert Oulds asserts that Western backed regime change in Ukraine has only succeeded in bringing to the fore and provoking divisions in a fundamentally divided nation

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Post-socialism is over: trade reallocation between the EU and Russia
Igor Bagayev and Boris Najman discuss the possible consequences of recent events in Ukraine for EU trade with Russia
The energy triangle: the EU, Ukraine and Russia
Olesia Ogryzko says that the EU and its member states should look beyond narrow national commercial interests and think about the long-term energy security of the EU as a whole 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 Envisioning a sustainable Black Sea: the role of the ICBSS
Zefi Dimadama writes that there is an urgent need for the adoption of a new plan for sustainable development in the Black Sea region
China's trade policy. The hegemon in waiting
It would be both sensible and advisable to integrate China into the ongoing development of international trade rules, argues Hanns Günther Hilpert China’s reforms: is Beijing playing its hand well?
Jörg Wuttke and Jonathan Greenhill discuss the policies China needs to adopt to succeed in the 21st Century The euro and European geopolitics
Daniel Dăianu examines the political dimension of the single currency area as well as its geopolitical relevance The ECB’s new policy package: a step in the right direction for intra-eurozone rebalancing
Domenico Lombardi and Samantha St Amand analyze the impact of low inflation on debt dynamics and the adjustment of real unit labour costs in the eurozone countries under stress The OTC derivatives markets after financial reforms
Cosmina Amariei and Diego Valiante provide a snapshot of the current status of the global OTC derivatives markets Islamic finance in Europe: unfulfilled potential
An important landmark is due to be passed later this year with the establishment of the first fully-fledged Islamic bank headquartered in the eurozone, writes Sohail Jaffer
Deepening financial reforms in China
It is clear that the government is determined to increase market competition, reduce the monopoly power of the state sector, and restrain government intervention in the financial market, finds Dan Luo Currency wars
Ben Southwood argues that there are no such things as currency wars, and that devaluations are not competitive Putting fairness at the heart of our tax systems
Taxation has never been a word that strikes joy into the hearts of our citizens. But if it can be shown that it is fair and effective it will at least gain greater popular acceptance, Algirdas Šemeta writes Bermuda. The ‘Wired Island’
In a Q&A with World Commerce Review Grant Gibbons, Bermuda’s Minister of Education and Economic Development, discusses the most important factors when deciding on a digital hub Rewriting of AMBA’s constitution – supporting the global MBA strategy
The AMBA has rewritten its constitution in order to support the organisation’s strong global expansion, writes Chris Russell Balkwill
The true face of neoliberalism
Mark van de Velde examines how German neoliberalism continues to shape the European economy
Executive development: a cry for immediate benefit
Jørgen Thorsell and Justin Bridge explore new perspectives on achieving immediate impact from executive development
A catalyst for success
In a Q&A, Kai Peters outlines Ashridge’s ambition to be a ‘one stop shop’ for organisations’ development needs
A perfect match
In a Q&A Amber Kelleher-Andrews talks about how her company finds love for top-level executives
A European Glass-Steagall to preserve the single market
Karel Lannoo argues for a structural separation in banking in an old-fashioned, rules-based approach Taming financial markets is a must for achieving stability
Daniel Dăianu outlines why the Bretton Woods spirit and logic need to be rediscovered Base Erosion and Profit Shifting - business support for collaborative solutions
International tax rules have not kept pace with globalisation and the BEPS Action Plan seeks to remedy this, writes Will Morris American oil from American soil
In a Q&A with World Commerce Review, Chris Faulkner, President & CEO of Breitling Energy Corporation, forecasts a golden era for oil and gas exploration and production in America
Unveiling the hidden side of the counterfeit trade
Grant Busby, Laure Tempier and Junko Yamamoto discuss the World Customs Organization’s multi-pronged approach to the challenges posed by counterfeiting and piracy
Modernising copyright for the digital age
Neelie Kroes says there is a great opportunity to modernise the EU copyright framework to make it fit for an ever-changing digital world European companies need stronger signals to deliver a real industrial renaissance
Inconsistent and uncoordinated legislative initiatives have led to higher costs for businesses and added to the amount of red tape in Europe, finds Markus Beyrer More countries must push for deal to liberalize trade in green goods and services
The International Chamber of Commerce writes about the latest step to move global trade talks out of the Doha Development Agenda deadlock and build on momentum following the successful outcome of the WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali in December 2013 European elections ahead but no changes expected! Plus ça change...
The European Union suffers from a governance deficit, particularly on economic matters, and the European elections will not change this, write Raoul Kirschbichler and Mario Fantini Europe - a time for change
Alisdair McIntosh writes that now is good time to draw breath and look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead for the EU Strategic options for Europe’s future
The New Pact for Europe outline five possible strategic options for the future of Europe The obsession with regulation
Robert Oulds argues that the European Commission’s attitude to regulation stymies innovation and harms economic growth TTIP’ing in the right direction – what the new free trade agreement will mean for growth in Europe
Håvard Sandvik looks at why the European Liberal Forum convened a roundtable to assess the progress made and the obstacles to a new transatlantic free trade agreement Are the TTIP roadblocks for real?
What does rising anti-trade rhetoric imply for the TTIP’s prospects, asks Suparna Karmakar Sport as a tool for economic and social engineering
Mark van de Velde argues that officials should tread very carefully when promoting sports as a public health instrument ICC hails Bali agreement as welcome news for the world economy
The ICC reckons the historic agreement will restore confidence in the multilateral trading system and generate a stimulus of $US1 trillion to the world economy World’s biggest trade deal on track to be completed
The benefits of completing the TTIP are enormous, and it’s essential that politicians and the business community do all they can to back it, argues Andrew Cahn
The TTIP agreement: a global win-win solution?
Camilla Jensen says that for EU firms the most interesting aspect is the potential for more cross-Atlantic investment TTIP has great potential but there are no guarantees Raoul Ruparel thinks that it is important to tread carefully when championing the potential benefits of what could become a crucial policy Can we predict Europe’s future? Yes, we can!
Raoul Kirschbichler asks what will historians say about the European continent at the end of this century? Will they say that the eurozone failed? Will the EU even exist? Many think not
Regulatory recognition: facilitating growth
Anthony Belchambers writes that a significant increase in cross-border trade in financial services is heavily dependent on the removal of unnecessary trade barriers
Stable monetary policy is the only means to a stable economy
Markets are great at finding prices and allocating resources in ways that make the individuals in society better off says Ben Southwood The cold hard reality of EU renegotiation
It is time that David Cameron stopped making political points about the EU and started delivering practical measures, argues Robert Oulds 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 Historic opening of arbitration centre set to advance Palestine/Israel commercial dispute resolution
Israeli and Palestinian business leaders joined the leadership of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to witness the historic launch of the Jerusalem Arbitration Centre (JAC) Improving prospects for the Brazil-EU strategic partnership
Both parties are keen to explore ways to shape better consensus at the global level on issues of importance, Michael Emerson writes Brazil: innovation commitment, the only way
Robson Braga de Andrade says that important steps are still needed in order to grow sustainably and recover high growth rates How to improve security of supply of raw materials in Europe?
Emma Marcegaglia looks at the challenges and answers What kind of fiscal union?
The sovereign debt crisis in Europe brought back a debate on the lacking components of European integration. Marek Dąbrowski discusses Western Balkans challenges and RCC response
Ordinary people want to focus on present challenges, and not the past, writes Goran Svilanović Back to basics. Parliaments and parties should be more accessible to citizens again
Patrick van Schie says that if parliaments and parties fail to adjust they run the risk of voters backing out or opting for radical alternatives