Regime change and corporate tax reform: Ireland should look to Switzerland for inspiration
The Swiss banking system experienced huge changes when banking secrecy ended a few years ago. But the sector recovered by playing to its strengths and finding new competitive advantages. As it deals with corporation tax reform, Ireland should follow the Swiss example.
11th Jun, 2021 - 5 min read
Don’t believe the hype – the inflation bump is likely to be modest and temporary
Commentators are starting to fret that inflation is finally here. But a careful reading of the data suggests that we're looking at a short term spike, rather than a prolonged rise.
28th May, 2021 - 5 min read
Currencies, corporate default and China: investors should study embattled Huarong with both interest and trepidation
China’s authorities are keen to encourage ongoing investment towards both the government and corporate sector, but foreign investors are also keen to avoid intermittent restructurings and defaults. That’s why the Huarong issue is so important.
17th May, 2021 - 5 min read
Corporation tax, the great Brexit dilemma, and subtle shifts in the UK’s economic model
Surging capital investments and the changing nature of the buy-to-let taxation regime imply that the UK Treasury has engaged in a subtle shift to the UK’s economic model. It might not be a deliberate strategy, but the effects will be clear.
22nd Mar, 2021 - 5 min read
Barbells and custodians: why investors will soon treat Bitcoin as the gold of the cryptocurrency space
The largest impediment towards institutional investment in Bitcoin has been the lack of established custodians in this sector. This is now changing, and there is a grudging acceptance that cryptocurrencies are here to stay.