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Rishi Sunak budget: The tampon tax has been abolished

The anticipated budget released by Chancellor Rishi Sunak abolishes the 5% tampon tax in the UK: Read more about period poverty on OAG.
Deleveraging, Shadow Banking and the Chinese Economy

Deleveraging, Shadow Banking and the Chinese Economy

Kent Matthews and Zhiguo Xiao write about the complex situation of shadow banking in China.
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Economic development: How can UK local authorities best sweat their asset base?

Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development, discusses how UK local authorities can best sweat their asset base.
unexplained wealth orders, BCL solicitors

Unexplained Wealth Orders: Will Zamira Hajiyeva’s appeal open the floodgates?

John Binns, Financial Crime team at BCL Solicitors, discusses the implications of the appeal against Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO).
public sector market

Public sector market awarded £93 billion worth of contracts in 2019

Despite the uncertainty with Brexit, in 2019 the public sector market grew by 17% and awarded £93 billion worth of contracts, according to a report by Tussell.
revamping our high streets

Could revamping our high streets be the solution to the retail crisis?

Here, First Fence discusses whether the key to the crisis lies in revamping our high streets, and explains how brick-and-mortar stores can continue to thrive in the age of convenience.
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Von Der Leyen formally signs the current Brexit deal

President of the European Commission, Ursula Von Der Leyen, and President of the European Council, Charles Michel, formally signed the current Brexit deal after months of talks.
businesses post-Brexit

The benefits of R&D for businesses post-Brexit

Radeep Mathew, Head of Consulting at Leyton UK looks at the unrealised potential of R&D for British businesses post-Brexit.
healthy economic development

Rebooting the economic engine: Fostering healthy economic development

Jocelyn Blériot – Executive Lead, International Institutions & Governments, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, shares his thoughts on how fostering healthy economic development while addressing the challenges faced on the environmental front involves co-creation mechanisms between the private and the public sector.
britain’s mid-sized cities

2020: Coming of age for Britain’s mid-sized cities

Cllr John Merry CBE, Chair of Key Cities and Deputy City Mayor of Salford, argues that 2020 will be a coming of age for Britain’s mid-sized cities.
importance of digitalisation, smart cities

The economic importance of “digitalisation”

Alun Foster, Head of Plans and Dissemination at ECSEL JU, lifts the lid on the economic importance of “digitalisation”.
sustainable prosperity, fundamental questions

Science: Asking fundamental questions, creating solutions and sustainable prosperity

Dr Deirdre Black, Head of Research & Innovation at the Royal Society of Chemistry, argues the case here for science to fulfil its potential to answer fundamental questions, create solutions to global challenges and contribute fully to sustainable prosperity.
chinese foreign investment, Stenn group

Chinese foreign investment trends in the UK

Dr Kerstin Braun, President of Stenn Group, shares her views on current Chinese foreign investment trends in the UK.
Europe’s future, sustainability

Sustainability must be at the heart of Europe’s future

Vice-President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Isabel Caño Aguilar, argues here that sustainability must be at the heart of Europe’s future.
robotics for microfarming, sustainable farming

ROMI: Robotics for Microfarming

Developing technology towards sustainable farming practices: Learn about a new generation of farmers are starting small innovative market gardens in rural, peri-urban and urban areas across Europe.
application consolidation, technology landscape

Transformation as a catalyst for application consolidation

Rob Fotheringham, Managing Director at Fotheringham Associates, highlights the opportunities available for organisations to simplify their technology landscape through application consolidation.
viral diseases, food security

Viral diseases of food security and livelihood importance

Here, Professors Sharadhuli Kimera and Gerald Misinzo from Sokoine University of Agriculture, focus on viral diseases of food security that affect livelihood.
english education reform, EBPM

English education reform-based on EBPM (Evidence-Based Policy Making)

Professor Hajime Nishitani, from the Office of Global Initiative at Hiroshima University in Japan, outlines English education reform-based on EBPM (Evidence-Based Policy Making), including comment on English and Japanese Students in general.
Madrid COP25, UN climate negotiations

What happened in Madrid at COP25?

As UN climate negotiations came to an end last week, we round up what really happened at the 25th climate conference in Madrid (COP25) and who the key players were.
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Regulating Chinese shadow banking: Throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

Kent Matthews and Zhiguo Xiao discuss regulating Chinese shadow banking and ask if this is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

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