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 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 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

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SMEs in need of diversified funding options
The 2015 ICC Global Survey on Trade Finance reveals that bank funding constraints remain a major obstacle for SMEs. The answer is to increase their options says, Vincent O’Brien, trade finance expert and Chair of the ICC Banking Commission Market Intelligence Group

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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 A tale of two unions
James Bartholomeusz writes about how Brexit could break up the United Kingdom itself Why is China finding it hard to fight the markets?
Alicia García-Herrero writes that China is sitting on a pile of debt, and the only way out is to deleverage: more pain now for sustainable growth later
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
Building trust. The toughest leadership challenge?
Confucius said that rulers need three resources: weapons, food and trust. The ruler who cannot have all three should give up weapons first, then food but should hold on to trust at all costs. David Watkins explains
Boardroom briefing
In this briefing we have partnered with Atradius to pose questions and gain a better perspective of credit management and collection services, which can now be viewed as a core strategy requirement Climate change, conflict and the sustainable development goals
In those fragile states most in need of development progress SDG 16 is central to achieving immediate and future wellbeing, Alec Crawford asserts TPP: implications for India
Geethanjali Nataraj and Pravakar Sahoo examine the likely of the TPP on India and set out a roadmap for India to prepare itself 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 Best Aviation Registry 2016
Malta Business Aviation Association (MBAA) is the recipient of the World Commerce Review Best Aviation Registry 2016 Award The evidence to guide Europe in the refugee crisis
Europe needs to resort to smart solutions to master the challenge presented by the influx of refugees, Alessio Brown asserts 30 years of success
For 30 years Kelleher International has been creating exclusive matches. In a Q&A with World Commerce Review, Amber Kelleher-Andrews talks about how her company finds love for top-level executives 3D printing: unleashing the magic
Martina Ferracane argues that policy makers should engage in a proactive regulatory dialogue and implement a framework to aid the development of a technology that is set to shake and reshape our reality 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 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 More than a name, a reference
In a Q&A with Olivier Bizon future developments in wealth management are discussed
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 The climate scare's 'useful idiots'
Tom Harris writes that coal executives and conservatives are unwittingly promoting global warming concerns 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 Brussels’s lobbying bonanza
Pia Eberhardt, Lora Verheecke and Kenneth Haar write that EU politics is heavily skewed in favour of capital and transnational corporations and that TTIP would expand their power even further Making the Digital Single Market a reality
Andrus Ansip writes that the European Commission’s Strategy for the DSM lays down a marker for Europe’s digital future, creating a free, fair and open digital environment that is accessible to everyone
A ‘New Age’ of uncertainty
Central bankers and policy makers have a much more complicated and difficult job nowadays, Daniel Dăianu writes
Last chance for Europe in the digital saloon?
Europe’s gradual decline in relation to the USA and Asia will be inexorable unless it adopts a bold and ambitious plan soon, states Colin Blackman Managing risk, enabling trade
In a Q&A with Andreas Tesch future developments in credit insurance are discussed
Muddling through won’t solve Europe’s problems
Benjamin Zeeb explains why Europe has to attempt the impossible to overcome them Reform, not renegotiation
Lucy Thomas says David Cameron should push for changes that benefit businesses across Europe
Nulli secundus
World Commerce Review spoke with David Briggs-Wilson and discussed business aviation as a corporate tool The road to COP21 climate talks
John Danilovich says business is ready and willing to play a central role in enhancing the effectiveness of climate policy 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 Progressives should demand a reassessment of climate change concerns
Adherence to global warming dogma violating causes held dear by the left, Tom Harris writes Fully confidential and private treatment
In a Q&A with Werner Gerber, effective addiction treatment for high-profile international clients is discussed
India’s new foreign trade policy: setting its own house in order
The new FTP reveals a more calculated, and perhaps long overdue, approach, Bipul Chatterjee and Chenai Mukumba argue The Maritime Silk Road – an EU perspective
Fraser Cameron writes that the MSR will have a major impact on global trade and international relations, especially EU-China relations The Tripartite: what to expect from Africa’s grand free trade area
Matthias Bauer and Andreas Freytag say that it is essential for African leaders to push for more inter-African integration if African economies want to become less dependent from the rest of the world Modifying China-South Africa trade
South Africa is struggling to cobble together a coherent long-term trade strategy to deal with China, William Gumede writes Regulatory cooperation in TTIP
An important part of the TTIP will be dedicated to the removal of non-tariff barriers, Jan Teresiński writes Is there such thing as a gender wage gap?
Gender discrimination in the workforce is yesterday’s problem, suggests Ben Southwood
Towards a new global economic order – what does TTIP mean?
The successful conclusion of TTIP negotiations would be regarded as a benchmark for future free trade agreements, Henning Vöpel and Jörn Quitzau find 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
North America in the world of trade
Working with Canada and Mexico, America’s capacity for innovation could be harnessed to develop solutions for shared economic, environmental, and resource-based challenges, Kent Hughes asserts Corporate taxation in Europe: let's get it together!
Willem Pieter de Groen says that the harmfulness of corporate tax avoidance and evasion will create a sense of urgency for Europe to move towards a consolidated corporate tax What globalisation needs: world-class business education
As business becomes more global, so too must professional education. John Danilovich discusses the need for professional education that is relevant, reputable and accessible worldwide
Clouds of change
Charles Handy has always sought to identify the clouds of change threatening society. Here he identifies one such possible threat – the dysfunctional behaviour of our large corporations
Enterprise leadership evolving towards a five dimensional orientation
Govert Doedijns looks at the development of enterprise leadership On the separation of church and state
Fleur de Beaufort says we should focus on the separation of church and state by asking participants to identify those areas in which this separation has not yet been completed in the Netherlands and how this can be accomplished as quickly as possible Dual-learning contributes to the competitiveness of industry
Dual-learning systems, such as apprenticeships, results in a skilled and productive workforce and lower youth employment, Markus Beyrer finds Reconsidering climate change
Climate sceptics include many of the world’s most qualified scientists - ignoring them is causing disaster for the world’s most vulnerable people, Tom Harris argues
Lucullan Italiano
From the top of the boot to the toe, the Italian hotel scene is booming. Here, our favourite places, whether urban style setters or idyllic country retreats, are revealed India-EU FTA: problems and future prospects
Geethanjali Nataraj writes that once India’s new foreign trade policy is announced the FTA talks can resume The EU is listening to business’ cries for reform
Lucy Thomas says there is a third way of staying in the EU, engaging with the process, and building alliances for reform
Fixing the broken region of the Caucasus
Jos Boonstra and Laure Delcour evaluate EU policies in the South Caucasus, a broken region characterised by local tensions and conflicting influences of large regional actors TTIP and the digital economy
Erik van der Marel and Matthias Bauer contend that the TTIP could be used as a good starting point for the new global digital economy
Why true free traders should push for a TTIP without investment protection
Sebastian Dullien says free traders should aim for a limited TTIP with all tariffs removed and some harmonisation of standards, leaving open the potential for more in the future Cents and sensibility: disputing the TTIP
Hussein Haeri and David Walker write about investment protection and ISDS in the TTIP A tale of two worlds
Julio Saavedra examines Latin America’s competing trade blocs and finds that the Andes mountains not only mark a mighty geographic division, but an economic policy one as well. You would do well to go west
Improving the international tax system
Pascal Saint-Amans and Grace Perez-Navarro outline how the OECD is committed to ensuring that the outdated international rules are revamped to deal with changing business models and the rapidly changing economic environment Intellectual property protection: the key driver of innovation 
in Europe
Emma Marcegaglia writes that the protection of IP in Europe is the basis for progress, growth and job creation
One-sided relationship between Africa and China is increasingly irking Africans
William Gumede asks whether China will make its relationship with the continent more equitable The Bali deal impasse prognosis
Suparna Karmakar writes that the lack of strategic thinking worldwide may have grave consequences for 
the future of the global trade governance system
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 Cyprus’ airports PPP
Alecos Michaelides examines the PPP, a template for the continuing development of the country’s infrastructure