The negative impact of low-tax jurisdictions upon the spending ability of governments is well known, but they also distort the true state of the global economy and obscure systemic risks.
Law and regulation
The City of London has suffered from benign neglect, and now needs the UK government to go into battle for it, writes Gerard Lyons of think tank Policy Exchange.
The world has been critical of the treatment of China's Uyghur Muslims, but governments are consistently poor when it comes to taking action over forced labour in supply chains.
One of the key factors holding Africa back from realising its economic promise is the lack of freedom of movement on the continent, but bureaucracy and prejudice are problematic hurdles.
Anti-LGBTQ+ activity is on the rise in Poland, but this hasn't stopped foreign investors flocking to the country.
Quite how the UK's National Security and Investment Act 2021 will impact investment levels remains to be seen, but lessons can be learned from looking at its Australian equivalent.
The UK government's announcement of eight free ports in England was met with both celebration and suspicion. Phoebe Warneford-Thomson of the British Ports Association explains why concerns over the ports are misplaced.
Any TRIPS waiver on Covid-19 vaccines is a welcome move, but the terms of many bilateral investment treaties will render this waiver useless when it comes to stopping lawsuits.
The Covid-19 pandemic has provided a mixed bag for the cannabis industry, with demand soaring, regulation stagnating, and investment showing both positive and negative signs.
The EU’s ratification of the Brexit trade agreement is the latest move towards a potentially more positive relationship between the UK and Europe, writes Alan Farkas of Dorsey & Whitney.
Wuhan’s lockdown was brutal in the extreme but effective, allowing the city to reopen relatively quickly. Companies in the West may look upon it with envy, but would citizens?