An online survey of small business owners on both sides of the Atlantic finds them in optimistic mood, despite an uncertain outlook.
Growth prospects for the year ahead are modest, but a recovery in commodity prices and major infrastructure spending plans are lifting the region’s major economies out of recession.
The new US president’s aggressive rhetoric against America’s main trading rivals could cloud the fact that there is evidence to support his accusations.
Voters have rejected proposed changes that would have abolished special treatment for multinational corporations while maintaining Switzerland’s corporate tax at an internationally competitive level.
More than a third of California’s workforce were born outside the US, according to a state-by-state analysis by WalletHub.
China has already overtaken the US as the world’s most powerful economy and India will displace it to third place, according to a report.
The shift away from extreme left-wing regimes in a number of key Latin American economies has made the region more attractive to foreign businesses and investors. However a belligerent Trump administration in the US could easily undo the progress made.
Higher interest rates, a strengthening dollar and changes in the US tax regime as well as strong odds on a commodity price revival should all be factored in
As worldwide use of Chinese renminbi (RMB) goes from strength to strength, this article looks back on an important year in the currency’s growth. Building on the results of a survey of corporate customers, the authors outline the advantages the RMB can offer.
The figure compares with 6.9% a year earlier and is the lowest since 1990, although in line with the official growth target.