Regulation

  • Finding Value in Non-Financial Reporting

    The EU’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive requires around 6,000 large European companies to report annually on their sustainability performance. With the new Non-Financial Reporting (NFR) Directive, the European Union is setting a precedent for the introduction of legislation as the means to accelerate the shift from the ‘old’ notion of CSR towards a more holistic, forward-looking…

  • Whistle While You Work

                      Organisations need to review their ethical standards and internal communications policies as governments encourage whistleblowing and around a third of employees say that they would leak unethical behaviour by their employer.                       As well as increasing…

  • Clinton vs. Trump – The Battle of Business

  • Regulation & Innovation – FTI Consulting research shows businesses prefer a lighter touch

                        Regulation is necessary for the efficient functioning of most markets, to facilitate innovation and offer protection for investors and customers. UK companies are broadly happy with current levels of regulation and are even open to more of it – but they believe that it works…

  • Investing in Africa, Fortune Follows the (Moderately) Brave

                    Any discussion of why it makes sense to invest in African companies, or to pursue mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) there, must begin by confronting all the negativity that historically has surrounded the continent. Companies and investors in Africa have had well-founded concerns about political instability; endemic corruption;…

  • The key issue for investors in the TMT sector

                        Regulation is a key consideration for those working with and investing in the Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) sector, according to research by business advisory firm FTI Consulting. Based on a survey of 143 senior executives and advisors working within the TMT sector, the research…

  • UK Supermarket Wars Get Nasty

    As the British media enthusiastically reports on the conflict, the ongoing supermarket war in the United Kingdom is taking its toll on small food and drink suppliers. With increasingly successful large discount grocers such as Aldi and Lidl – which both grew their share of the British shoppers’ pocketbook in 2014 to the tune of…

  • Trends Driving M&A in the TMT Sector

    Last year saw a significant increase in the level of M&A activity in the TMT sector and expectations are high for a repeat in 2015. The advancements in technology and cheap finance are driving deal making, especially in the telecoms and technology space where convergence is leading to a plethora of new types of deals.…

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