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Economic insights

Articles covering crucial aspects of the global economy.

World Economic Outlook 2015

1 January 2015
Economic Growth Trends

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

1 November 2014
In February 2013, the European Union (EU) and the United States (U.S.) commenced negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The proposed pact would create the world’s biggest free trade area.

Cyber Crime: A Growing Threat to Global Companies

1 October 2014
Cyber security, once limited to the expertise of Information Technology specialists, has become a business-critical issue engaging senior corporate leaders worldwide.

An Introduction to Islamic Finance

1 March 2014
Islamic finance is an emergent series of financial products that have been developed to meet the requirements and constraints of people that would like to follow the Shari’ah law. Islamic finance is a term that reflects financial business that is not contradictory to the principles of Shari’ah.

The Mini-Bond Market in Italy

1 February 2014
The Italian economy was severely affected by the deepest recession since the Second World War. Amid a fiscal consolidation programme to reduce the country’s debt, Italy continues its quest to rekindle GDP growth.

Cross-Border Flows and Client Services

1 November 2013
This article examines the impact of cross-border flows on client demand for accounting, tax and consulting services. The findings of this study were presented at the RSM World Conference in Amsterdam in October 2013. Measuring Cross-Border Flows

International Tax Reform: The Drive to Close Tax Loopholes in the OECD

1 September 2013
In September 2013, the leaders of the G20 countries meeting in St. Petersburg endorsed the OECD’s Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Sharing (BEPS). The 15-point plan includes the following:

Africa: The Last Frontier of the World Economy

1 May 2013
Once dismissed as an economic backwater beset by political turmoil, Africa has become an attractive market for globally active companies seeking long-term profitable growth.

The Future of Renewable Energy

4 April 2013
The global development of renewable energy encounters a number of obstacles:

Productivity Growth in the Developed Economies

1 March 2013
RSM International’s “Prospects for the World Economy” (Talking Points, January 2013) offers a sober forecast for GDP growth in the advanced industrialized countries.

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