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Trade agenda of ‘immense importance’ to deliver SDGs

Trade agenda of ‘immense importance’ to deliver SDGs

Brexit, free trade, tariffs, the Blue Charter, sustainable development goals (SDGs) and next week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) were all discussed at the official launch of the 2018 Commonwealth Trade Review last night. In front of a packed conference room in central London, High Commissioners from across the Commonwealth, along with other dignitaries, […]

M&A boom in January

The total value of mergers and takeovers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa surged last month, making it the busiest January for deals in the region in over a decade, according to data from Thomson Reuters. Deals completed last month in the region had a total value of $90.8 billion, according to the company, […]

China ‘not playing by the rules’

Corporate China’s global shopping binge barrelled on last week with more multibillion dollar deals, but Beijing is starting to discover that there are limits to what its money can buy. In recent days German and European Union officials have moved to tighten up scrutiny or even block high-profile acquisitions in the latest sign of growing […]