Articles covering crucial aspects of the global economy.
1 February 2013
This report summarises the results of a survey of international business confidence conducted at the RSM Annual Conference in London in November 2012.
The survey gauged the views of over 280 senior leaders from within RSM member firms 70 countries on the following issues:
1 January 2013
The previous edition of RSM Talking Points ‘Prospects for the World Economy’ in September 2011 noted the following trajectory of the global economy: Weak GDP growth in the advanced industrialised countries burdened by the overhang of public and private debt left by the global financial crisis; robust growth in emerging markets that came out of the global downturn w
1 November 2012
The Republic of Ireland is experiencing a slow recovery from the global credit crisis. Following a 10 percent GDP contraction in 2008-10, Ireland’s economy grew by 1.4 percent in 2011. Amid the global economic slowdown and the ongoing Euro crisis, the Irish economy is projected to grow by just 0.4 percent in 2012, rising to 1.1 percent in 2013.
1 October 2012
Poland is the European Union’s most coal-dependent economy. Coal represents over 80 percent of Poland’s national energy production and nearly 90 percent of its electricity generation. The outsized share of coal in Poland’s energy sector heightens pressure to develop renewable energy to meet the European Union’s 20-20-20 Directive.
1 September 2012
Private equity acquired an unfavourable public reputation during the years preceding the 2008 financial crash. Critics indicted private equity houses for overleveraging distressed companies, stripping their assets and generating huge returns at the expense of company employees.
1 June 2012
Results of a European survey
1 March 2012
How do you define your organization’s corporate culture? Often, corporate culture is difficult to describe.
1 January 2012
Recent advances in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) are spurring development of shale gas reserves in the United States, Canada, Poland, Australia, and other countries. The shale gas boom has strengthened energy security in these countries by lowering dependence on imported fossil fuels.
1 December 2011
On December 9, the European Council met in Brussels to devise a resolution of the Euro crisis that imperils the still fragile recovery from the global financial crisis.
5 November 2011
On 27 October 2011, the 17 Euro countries agreed to new €100 billion bailout package for Greece, which included a 50 percent write down of Greek government bonds held by private European banks.