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Activist investors: More harm than good

The role of activist investors in American boardrooms has grown in recent years. But the dilemma is whether they make a positive impact on a company or do more harm than good.

North America Politics

Trump’s burn book: NAFTA negotiations will only extend Chinese influence in the Americas

Trump once labelled NAFTA, “the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere”. This month, he unveiled the NAFTA negotiating agenda, providing a template for trade negotiations yet to occur with other countries – such as China, Germany, and Japan. With an emphasis on tackling tax systems and removing barriers to the US agriculture and manufacturing industries, Asian negotiators will be watching closely.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy North America

To the victor belong the spoils: The future of green energy

In recent years, China has pushed for the rapid development of renewable energy infrastructure, touting itself as the leader of innovative green energy.

Economics North America

How can US businesses and investors track improvement of the business climate in Cuba?

The tightening of US policy toward Cuba limits business opportunities, but falls well short of a reversal of the historic opening with Cuba in 2015.

Economics North America

The path to future trade relations between the United States and Cuba

In late 2014, President Obama reopened diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than a fifty year freeze and authorized a broader array of travel and business activities with the island.

North America Security

Trump’s nuclear modernization dilemma

The Trump administration’s ambition to expand US nuclear capabilities marks a radical shift away from the prevailing rationale during the Obama era. This change of paradigm could give rise to

North America Politics

The unions’ dilemma in the US: Membership vs leadership

America’s unions and its leadership have been divided for some time and it has resulted in the election of a president who has furthered the division.

North America

Reactions of American automotive OEMs threaten US trade deficit and jobs

The hottest of issues on the (negotiation) table when it comes to NAFTA is automotive, the largest source of trade deficit for the US.

Economics North America

The potentially problematic nature of Trump’s tax plan

Upon closer examination of Trump’s recently released tax proposal, certain groups will benefit, while others may suffer economic harm.

Economics North America

NAFTA renegotiation: exercise in protectionism or opportunity for modernization?

President Trump will pursue the renegotiation of the NAFTA agreement, triggering potential opportunities and leading to renewed risks