Bob Savic

About Bob Savic

Director of Savic Trading Partnerships Consulting Services Ltd; Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute; Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Institute, Nottingham University.
2 10, 2020

EU-UK talks look like “tunnelling” toward a fudged deal

By |2020-10-09T11:46:02+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Will there be a No Deal Brexit or a Free Trade Agreement, of some kind, by 15th October 2020?  This was the date by which UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted an accord should be reached or, as he put it, Britain would simply walk away. Regaining British sovereignty? Given [...]

31 07, 2020

End of ‘golden era’ in UK-China relations goes beyond any US meddling

By |2020-07-31T08:08:16+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Foreign Policy & Defence, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

This article was first published in South China Morning Post. With the fifth anniversary of the China-Britain Comprehensive Strategic Partnership approaching, it is remarkable to see how dramatically this much-heralded “golden era” of relations has turned into one of deepening mistrust and bitter acrimony. In the past few weeks, Prime [...]

16 07, 2020

The EU’s ambitious plans for a climate-neutral Europe

By |2020-07-16T15:15:31+00:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Climate Change, EU Policies & Institutions|Tags: , , |

The European Commission has launched a Communication, on Energy System Integration (ESI) and Hydrogen strategies, as part of its framework for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.  Along with the introduction of a proposed EU Climate Law enshrining the EU’s commitment to greenhouse emissions neutrality by that date, these two new strategies [...]

2 06, 2020

Diverging EU and US foreign policies are pitching up on opposite sides of China’s Great Wall

By |2020-06-04T09:16:04+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Foreign Policy & Defence, Global, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

by Bob Savic Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Institute, Nottingham University; Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute; 2nd June 2020   The Chinese government’s announcement of a controversial new national security law for Hong Kong has encountered distinctively restrained responses from policymakers and officials in Brussels and other [...]

18 05, 2020

Where will the jet-set go after Brexit?

By |2020-06-04T11:21:13+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Bob SavicSenior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute; Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Institute, Nottingham University 18th May 2020 An interesting side-effect of Brexit is that currently, UK tax-resident non-domicile individual clients are increasingly, and understandably, seeking alternative residence in largely English-speaking European jurisdictions, such as Malta and [...]

18 05, 2020

Amid COVID-19, Asia’s White Rice Is the New Black Gold

By |2020-06-04T11:53:45+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Global, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Bob SavicSenior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute; Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Institute, Nottingham University 7th May 2020 This article was first published by The Diplomat For Eduardo Astrero, a small-hold farmer in the Philippines’ lowlands province of Nueva Ecija, located north of Manila on the [...]

3 04, 2020

Us vs Coronavirus

By |2020-06-04T16:53:38+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Bob SavicSenior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute 26th March 2019 This article was first published by Global Policy Institute A microscopic bug, commonly referred to as Covid-19, has brought human civilisation to its knees. For the first time in mankind’s history, city streets the world over are [...]

26 11, 2019

The future is bleak if the future is Brexit

By |2020-06-25T13:06:46+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Brexit, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

As the General Election approaches, my greatest fears are now materialising - the Brexit Conservative Party will likely be re-elected with a functioning majority to take the UK out of the EU with an economically and financially-sapping withdrawal deal and no prospect of a free trade agreement with the EU [...]