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    Meriam Benhamza

    Meriam Benhamza holds a BA in finance and Accounting and a Master in Financial Communication from the Università Della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland. She is fascinated by various topics, but her main focus is the new financial issues arising from the Euro crisis and the role good governance plays in solving them.

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  • The peculiar question of gender equality and economy in Japan

    The peculiar question of gender equality and economy in Japan0

    To get Japan out of its gloomy economic situation that now has lasted for the past 20 years, the country Prime minister devised a new strategy which consists of three pillars: monetary, fiscal and structural reforms. The monetary and fiscal actions of the “Abenomics” received a lot of attention from the international media. On the other hand, the structural reforms went completely unnoticed, although these may be the real factors needed to save Japan’s economy, as ignoring them helped the country’s economic fall from grace.

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  • Goodbye Brexit dream, hello lessons learnt

    Goodbye Brexit dream, hello lessons learnt0

    On the 23rd of June 2016 the United Kingdom, one of the three pillars of the EU alongside France and Germany, and the biggest champion of its enlargement, votes to leave the Union. Whether this historic date will be remembered as Europe’s doomsday or the beginning of its resurrection now weights entirely on the EU shoulders.

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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?0

    The Kingdom of Morocco worked very hard to attain an advanced status within the EU. A status abounding with opportunities for an emerging country and its economy, culminated in 2013 when negotiations for a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) started.

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  • UK Patent box: a real motor for growth?

    UK Patent box: a real motor for growth?0

    The LuxLeaks scandals brought to light how multinationals in the EU avoided paying millions of dollars in corporate taxes. A year after, the OECD presented the final package of the international tax reforms discussed previously by the G20 finance ministers. One of its key focuses is the amendment of the IP (intellectual property) regime, such as the patent box regime, so it can create real activity, as opposed to only a way to shift profits for multinationals. The question now is whether the changes will spur growth or not.

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