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Exclusive analysis from fDi Magazine, a publication from the Financial Times, on the latest trends and developments in the foreign investment world. Every month, fDi hosts and guests delve into a new theme, with interviews and insights from policymakers and investors from all around the globe.
 
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NCUSCR's new podcast series features short interviews and explainers on timely issues in the U.S.-China relationship with leading experts. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, please visit us at: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading American nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citizens of both countries.
 
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This series features brief discussions with leading China experts on a range of issues in the U.S.-China relationship, including domestic politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, the environment, and areas of global concern. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, visit our website: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citize ...
 
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The National Committee on United States-China Relations is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization that encourages understanding and cooperation between the United States and Greater China in the belief that sound and productive Sino-American relations serve vital American and world interests. With over four decades of experience developing innovative programs at the forefront of U.S.–China relations, the National Committee focuses its exchange, educational and policy activities on ...
 
The Prospect Group is a leading global firm specializing in media, research, and consulting. We meet, and discuss the most relevant economic issues with, hundreds of the world’s leading business executives, political elites, and other influential personalities from a cross-section of industries and countries. Watch video interviews from and/or about Malaysia.
 
The Prospect Group is a leading global firm specializing in media, research, and consulting. We meet, and discuss the most relevant economic issues with, hundreds of the world’s leading business executives, political elites, and other influential personalities from a cross-section of industries and countries. Watch video interviews from around the world.
 
OECD's "On the Level" podcasts are dedicated to the quest for a “level playing field” for government, business and society. The strict definition of a level playing field is a market or industry in which all participants compete under the same conditions. But a level playing field also refers to conditions of basic fairness and equality of opportunity within our societies. Both interpretations have their place at On the Level. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed and arguments employed on the ...
 
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This episode features Freshfields partner Alastair Mordaunt and partners from Indian law firm AZB & Partners, Samir Gandhi, Senior Partner and head of the firm's competition practice, and Hemangini Dadwal, who both advise on a broad range of competition and merger control issues in India. In this session, our experts will discuss: An overview of In…
 
In July, China’s State Council banned after-school tutoring. Companies that operate ed tech platforms or provide online education were forbidden from raising capital through IPOs, and listed companies and foreign investors were barred from investing or acquiring stakes in education firms that teach school subjects. The industry is enormous: some $1…
 
Fast growing companies relocate their headquarters for many reasons, and GetYourGuide is no different. After being founded in Zurich in 2009, the experience booking platform decided to move their main office to Berlin in 2018, aiming to leverage the city’s growing start-up expertise and appeal to tech talent. Tao Tao, GetYourGuide’s co-founder and …
 
In this podcast, we look at arbitration from a different—economic—perspective. Freshfields senior associate Samantha Tan invites Lee & Ko partners, Sanghoon Han and Saemee Kim, and Freshfields partner Nicholas Lingard to discuss the cost-efficiency of running an arbitration. Our speakers discuss potential “money pits” and explore lesser known, some…
 
Arbitration Insider is a podcast series focusing on international arbitration produced by the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. In the third episode of Arbitration Insider, co-hosts Rekha Rangachari, Executive Director of NYIAC, and Olivier André, Client Relationship Advisor at Freshfields, chat w…
 
An explosion in the popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has been a boon for trading platforms this year, with Vienna-based Bitpanda among them. Having ridden a wave of retail investor interest in digital assets, crypto trading platform Bitpanda became Austria’s first “unicorn” – private company valued at above $1bn – after its Series B…
 
The U.S. military is pulling out of Afghanistan, a process that should be complete by August 31. Both China and the United States face looming strategic challenges as a result. America’s presence has preserved a fragile balance of power in Central South Asia, benefitting both the United States and China. It has prevented terror activities from spil…
 
The U.S. military is pulling out of Afghanistan, a process that should be complete by August 31. Both China and the United States face looming strategic challenges as a result. America’s presence has preserved a fragile balance of power in Central South Asia, benefitting both the United States and China. It has prevented terror activities from spil…
 
In this podcast, Cyrus Pocha (London), Sarah Robinson (London), Altin Sila (New York), Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden (Frankfurt) and Tim Mak (Hong Kong) discuss the drivers for growing individual participation in financial markets, the challenges faced by regulators who want to promote competition whilst protecting consumers, and the challenges a…
 
The adverse effects of climate change are already being seen in crippling high temperatures, prolonged droughts, and a seemingly constant stream of extreme weather events testing countries all over the world. With the United States and China jointly accounting for over 40 percent of global greenhouse emissions and geopolitical competition intensify…
 
The EU has announced a wide-ranging package of tax reforms, called “EU BT 21”, which presents a diverse range of measures from those addressing the increasing digitalisation of the economy, to those designed to increase transparency and others supporting the green transition. Some of these measures are progressing plans the EU has been working on f…
 
On August 12, 2021, the National Committee on United States-China Relations published a report based on a survey of leading American academic centers, think tanks, and NGOs on China-related issues. The survey, conducted in late 2020, was commissioned by Carnegie Corporation of New York in order to assess the state of China-focused international rel…
 
On 20 July 2021, the European Commission presented an ambitious package of legislative proposals to strengthen the anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) rules. The main pillars of this are the EU single rulebook and a new supervisory authority at EU level. Additionally, the package includes legislative proposals …
 
In the second of our new quarterly series, partner Alastair Mordaunt is joined by UK partner Michele Davis, US CFIUS practitioner Christine Laciak and EU FDI practitioner Aude Guyon to discuss developments in foreign investment. How will the UK’s new National Security and Investment Act impact companies when it comes into force? How are priorities …
 
ESG has risen up the corporate agenda, driven by investors, employees, NGOs, government regulation, climate change, other environmental challenges, and societal issues, among others. In this episode, Ninette Dodoo, Matthew O’Callaghan and Tim Mak are joined by Craig Katerberg, Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer at Budweiser APAC, to discuss …
 
In recent years Japan has found itself increasingly at a crossroads between its post-War ally, the United States, and rising neighbor, China. U.S. Editor and Chief Desk Editor of Nikkei Asia, Ken Moriyasu, examines the geopolitics, trade, and history that play a role in shaping Japan’s ties with both major powers. Learn more at ncuscr.org/uschinain…
 
In recent years Japan has found itself increasingly at a crossroads between its post-War ally, the United States, and rising neighbor, China. U.S. Editor and Chief Desk Editor of Nikkei Asia, Ken Moriyasu, examines the geopolitics, trade, and history that play a role in shaping Japan’s ties with both major powers.…
 
What is happening across the Taiwan Strait? In March, Admiral Philip Davidson, then commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific (INDOPACOM), said in a hearing before Congress that a Chinese attack on Taiwan could take place within six years. His successor, Admiral John Aquilino, agreed that such an attack could occur sooner “than most think.” More rece…
 
At the sixth month mark, the Biden administration’s China policy differs only slightly from that of the previous administration. Relatively easy policy initiatives that could have benefited the American people seem to be on hold. The Senate has passed the Strategic Competition Act of 2021 which, if it becomes law as written, will restrict how the E…
 
On July 9, 2021, President Biden signed a far-reaching executive order aimed at promoting competition in the American economy. With directives covering a dozen agencies and establishing a new White House Competition Counsel, the Executive Order will impact many different sectors, including technology, healthcare, agriculture, labor, and beyond. At …
 
Both the United States and China are seeing a rapid rebound from the economic damage brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Bank’s recent report forecasts GDP growth of 8.5 percent in 2021 for China, leading the world’s economic recovery. Does this bullish outlook accurately reflect the reality of China’s economic development in the second …
 
On July 8, 2021, The Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA), with assistance from the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, organized a multi-part event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Henry Kissinger’s secret trip to China. The event took place at Beijing’s Diaoyutai State Guest House and featured live remarks by Dr…
 
Earlier this year, Russia slowed down Twitter in a row over content. Now, a new law requires any foreign tech company above a certain size to have a presence on Russian soil. With the US imposing sanctions over concerns about ransomware and misinformation - and Moscow armed with the power to fine major tech firms up to 20 per cent of global revenue…
 
As payment-systems users are able to connect with businesses and individuals in other countries, at the tap of a screen, there is a rapidly growing need for those payment-systems to keep pace. The infrastructure for cross-border payments has struggled to keep up with the demand for efficient and more closely integrated payment methods that support …
 
Approximately 20 to 33 percent of global trade passes through the South China Sea, and many of its land features are in dispute. In the last decade, tensions have escalated as China has grown increasingly assertive. Many in the international community perceive China to be violating international norms after it passed legislation this year allowing …
 
In last year’s Budget, Rishi Sunak unveiled plans to require big businesses to proactively disclose information on the grey areas in their tax returns. Following significant pushback, the government responded with a series of changes, yet with the proposals applying to returns filed after April there is still a lot of uncertainty. In the latest epi…
 
In many critical technology industries, the United States and China are locked in an intense competition for economic and innovative primacy. At the same time, the supply chains, talent pools, and financial capital of individuals, corporations, and governments in both countries are deeply entangled in one larger tech ecosystem. Using the semiconduc…
 
Arbitration Insider is a podcast series focusing on international arbitration produced by the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. In this second episode, co-hosts Rekha Rangachari, Executive Director of NYIAC, and Olivier André, Client Relationship Advisor at Freshfields, focus on anticipated disput…
 
The July 2021 centennial of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will be an important milestone in China, accompanied by media fanfare and celebration. As the Party promotes the story of its successes and accomplishments to its people and the world, what does it choose to minimize or ignore? Through the lenses of museums, traditional and new media, an…
 
Many stakeholders have applauded the European Commission for its European Green Deal programme. But a key question remains: who will pay for green transformation of the EU’s economy? Most businesses will not be able to finance the transition themselves and entire industries are calling for more public funding. In our 13th episode, podcast host Jenn…
 
Cheng Li’s Middle Class Shanghai argues that American policymakers should pay attention to the dynamism and diversity in contemporary China. Its developing class structure and cosmopolitan culture, exemplified and led by Shanghai, could reshape U.S.-China engagement. Both countries should build on the deep cultural and educational exchanges that ha…
 
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