Business – International Policy Digest User generated news and analysis. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:15:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Xavier Niel and Léon Bressler’s Gambit the Latest Misguided Move from Activist Investors Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:52:38 +0000

Corporate battles can get heated and the latest between Xavier Niel and entrepreneur Léon Bressler against Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) is no exception.]]> 0
5 Ways COVID Impacted the Stock Market Mon, 19 Oct 2020 02:10:35 +0000

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the stock market in various ways.]]> 0
COVID-19 and Achieving Risk Agility Sat, 26 Sep 2020 04:07:48 +0000

The COVID-19 pandemic has served to highlight many of the existing vulnerabilities of the international economic system.]]> 0
Diamonds and Dividends: The Messy Saga of LVMH and Tiffany’s Broken Engagement Fri, 25 Sep 2020 02:58:14 +0000

The marriage between French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH and prominent New York jeweler Tiffany’s was set to shake up the luxury goods sector. The whopping $16.2 billion deal was the largest ever concluded in the industry, a capstone on LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault’s decades of acquisitions which built LVMH up into the world’s largest luxury […]]]> 0
Ensuring ‘Post-Traumatic Growth’ For Women Job-Seekers, Entrepreneurs and Employers Sat, 12 Sep 2020 03:40:35 +0000

With millions displaced due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, America’s workforce, and American families from all walks of life, have been hit hard. Many women and men have been laid off or furloughed by their employers and have been forced to seek employment elsewhere, re-entering what is one of the most difficult economic landscapes since […]]]> 0
Understanding the Pandemic’s Impact on the Energy Sector Sat, 12 Sep 2020 02:32:16 +0000

The pandemic is coming up on a full year of affecting the world. Industries of all kinds have taken hits and had to alter plans for the future. The energy industry, in particular, has faced unique challenges. With COVID-19 and power sector patterns up in the air, following the trends becomes more difficult for leaders […]]]> 0
How COVID Upended Real Estate Wed, 19 Aug 2020 01:00:05 +0000

This article focuses on the behavioral changes now happening due to the pandemic in various institutions. These changes will redefine the workplace, public transportation, and the foundational concepts dealing with smart cities, commercial, and residential real estate. As I observed several months ago: “The COVID-19 pandemic we are collectively facing is going to permanently impact […]]]> 0
The Global Implications of China’s National and Cyber Security Laws Mon, 10 Aug 2020 20:25:38 +0000

The recent implementation of a new national security law in Hong Kong has brought the world’s attention to something that companies operating in China have understood for years. The Chinese government’s 2015 National Security Law states that all information systems in China must be “secure and controllable,” which means that every company operating in China […]]]> 0
The Economics of Regional Integration: A Bitter-Sweet Cocktail Thu, 06 Aug 2020 05:41:12 +0000

At the root of every regional integration is the need for synergy, cooperation, and mutually beneficial relationships. This arrangement removes impediments to the free flow of goods, services, capital, people, and ideas. Transaction costs such as tariffs and exchange rate risk could be substantially reduced if not completely eliminated. We can go from free trade, […]]]> 0
Opaque Asian Gambling Firms Linked to Criminality Benefit from Premier League Ties Fri, 24 Jul 2020 22:07:39 +0000

As the English Premier League nears its frenetic conclusion after months of delay caused by the global pandemic, there were always going to be winners and losers. Due to the global nature of the game, the relegation of Norwich City FC will be felt much further afield than East Anglia – indeed, possibly as far […]]]> 0