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The peculiar question of gender equality and economy in Japan

The peculiar question of gender equality and economy in Japan
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One of “Abenomics” key structural reforms is about involving more women in the workplace, as the country shows a salient misuse of female talent. In a report by Goldman Sachs, closing the gender employment gap was estimated to boost Japan’s GDP by nearly 13%. Minister Abe seemed to understand the underlying potential and began a […]

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Goodbye Brexit dream, hello lessons learnt

Goodbye Brexit dream, hello lessons learnt
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The results of the Brexit referendum surprised many analysts, the climbing Euro-scepticism notwithstanding. After all, those campaigning to remain in the EU gave perfectly reasonable arguments to do so. The most important of which being that United Kingdom knows for sure what it can get from the EU. An exit, on the other hand, would […]

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EU/Morocco trade: How can a David engage in a win-win situation with a Goliath?

EU/Morocco trade: How can a David engage in a win-win situation with a Goliath?
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Author: Meriam Benhamza Nonetheless, it was met with distrust from Morocco’s entrepreneurs, who feared that it would not take into consideration the specificities of the country’s market. This led to the two parties halting the fifth round of negotiations in 2014, so Morocco can work on the visibility of the negotiation. In order to do […]

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UK Patent box: a real motor for growth?

UK Patent box: a real motor for growth?
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Author: Meriam Benhamza This package follows up on the 2013 G20/OECD Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS”), which identified 15 actions to put an end to international tax avoidance. It aims at providing governments with solutions for closing loopholes that allow “corporate profits to ‘disappear’ or be artificially shifted to low/no tax […]

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Switzerland/EU Automatic exchange of information: the beginning of an end for the Swiss banking industry?

Switzerland/EU Automatic exchange of information: the beginning of an end for the Swiss banking industry?
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Author: Meriam Benhamza On 27 May 2015, Switzerland signed an agreement with the European Union (EU) to meet the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) global standard for the automatic exchange of financial account information. A continuation of Switzerland commitment to the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard (CRS), the newly signed agreement with the EU […]

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