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 [...]

30 04, 2020

How different will this time be? Assessing the prospects for economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis

By |2020-06-04T15:56:13+00:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Europe, Trade, UK, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons by Professor Iain Begg, Academic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Professor at the LSE’s European Institute and Professor Jun Qian, Professor of Finance and Executive Dean at Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University 22nd [...]

3 04, 2020

The economic consequences of Covid-19

By |2020-06-04T16:52:37+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Professor Iain BeggAcademic Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum. He is also a Professorial Research Fellow in the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Council Member of the Federal Trust. 2nd April 2020 This article was first published by Dahrendorf Forum. Rapidly rising unemployment [...]

13 03, 2020

Cliff edge or capitulation? The options for EU/UK trade negotiations

By |2020-06-10T16:36:10+00:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe, Trade|Tags: , , , , |

Photo credit: European Union by Dr Andrew BlickReader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 13th March 2020 At some point in the coming months, political discourse in UK will move on from its current focus on the single issue of the [...]

11 03, 2020

Deals, deals, deals: who needs them?

By |2020-06-10T16:41:22+00:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

Meeting of the "Frugal Four", 20/02/20. Photo credit: European Union by Professor Iain BeggProfessorial Research Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science; Academic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum.  3rd March 2020 At a special meeting of the European Council on 20-21 February, EU leaders failed to reach an [...]

11 03, 2020

Is this a return to no deal? Probably not – but there will be losers

By |2020-06-10T16:41:52+00:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by Professor Iain BeggProfessorial Research Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science; Academic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum.  28th February 2020 This article was first posted on the LSE Brexit blog. The EU’s General Affairs Council has agreed on the negotiating mandate for the next phase of Brexit. [...]

10 03, 2020

The view from Brussels of the EU-UK negotiations: a total illusion of “independence”

By |2020-06-10T16:49:41+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe, Trade|Tags: , , , |

Photo credit: European Union   The smoke may be clearing from the opening salvoes in the Great Negotiation War and I happened to be in Brussels for a conference just after the `negotiations’ finished last week. My clear conclusion is that the UK is about to be sacrificed on the [...]

14 02, 2020

Negotiating with a bloc seven times your size: Clash no 1 – Financial Services

By |2020-06-23T15:53:46+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , |

The UK has the same rules as the EU at this instant – but EU rules are evolving continuously under the pressure of technological change. The main Directive about trading securities is about to be examined later this year – as part of the normal review cycle. The UK will [...]

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 [...]