The international tax landscape has deeply changed over the past few years. A global minimum tax of 15% was agreed to in 2023 and will take effect in 2024. Tax planning by multinational enterprises (MNEs) is under scrutiny from tax administrations, governments and civil society at large, and tax scandals still regularly make headlines.
By Pascal Saint-Amans
24 April 2023
With the OECD from 2012 to 2022, Pascal Saint-Amans electrified tax policy discussions and crafted the global minimum corporate tax and other reforms that will have a profound effect on the global economy in coming years. Now a Brunswick Partner, he talks to Carlton Wilkinson.
By Carlton Wilkinson
25 January 2023
Last week, China wrapped up one of its most important annual political gatherings, the Two Sessions. An air of realism permeated this year’s meetings—compared to the guarded optimism exhibited in 2021, the Chinese leadership painted a more somber picture of the myriad headwinds facing the country.
13 March 2022
Coinciding with Earth Day, President Biden will convene heads of state for his virtual Leaders’ Climate Summit next Thursday, April 22nd and Friday, April 23rd. In the days leading up to the event, the Biden Administration will release its Nationally Determined Contribution (“NDC”) under the Paris Agreement, which will provide updated emissions reduction targets for the United States.
14 April 2021
Joe Biden took office in the middle of a pandemic and focused his administration’s attention on the response to COVID-19. However, other policy priorities are likely to come onto policymakers’ agendas as the pandemic (hopefully) recedes.
By Terry Calvani
25 March 2021
One of China’s most important annual political gatherings, the Two Sessions, convened this year in an atmosphere of guarded optimism about the direction of national economic recovery, with the leadership recognizing the domestic and international challenges ahead.
16 March 2021
Since his election, President Macron has made France’s attractiveness to foreign investment one of his priorities, most notably by creating the annual “Choose France” summit that brings together business leaders from around the world to promote investment in France.
By Nicolas Bouvier
03 February 2021
Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States; Kamala Harris will make history as the country’s first Black, Indian-American, and woman Vice President; Republicans will likely maintain control of the U.S. Senate; and while having lost seats, Democrats will maintain their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
07 November 2020
Despite being an increasingly divided country, most Americans can at least agree that they will be glad that this election is almost over. Regardless of who is elected president on Tuesday, the 2020 presidential election will be remembered as a referendum on Donald Trump, his presidency, and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
By Doug Sosnik
01 November 2020
As we enter the final days of the 2020 election, the basic structure of the race remains largely the same as it has since the beginning of the summer. While Trump clearly had a better debate performance on Thursday night than his prior one, Biden did well enough that it is unlikely to impact the outcome of the race.
By Doug Sosnik
25 October 2020
What might a Kamala Harris vice presidency look like? Will she play an integral role in policy and legislation in a Biden administration or will she be looking from the outside in on major decisions? What challenges might she face as the first woman of color in this position? And how will this shape the future for women in elected office?
30 September 2020
After disastrous results for his party in the mid-term local elections, President Macron reshuffles his government and revises his priorities to deal with the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis and to start his 2022 re-election campaign.
By Nicolas Bouvier
07 July 2020
Over the last month, the President and Congress have enacted three laws to promote public health and to stabilize the economy: the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or CARES Act ($2.2 trillion); the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ($105 billion); and the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act ($8.3 billion).
By Patti Solis Doyle
31 March 2020
A majority of Americans expect a rough road between the COVID-19 pandemic and a recovery. To offset the negative economic impact, the American public support an immediate and direct injection of cash into consumer hands, and more than 60% support government bailouts for the restaurant, retail, hotel and airline industries.
By Robert Moran
26 March 2020
On 6 February 2019, the European Commission prohibited the proposed Alstom-Siemens merger—a heavily-discussed decision that fueled a pre-existing debate on whether or not to reform EU competition rules. Since then, several submissions have been made by Governments, academics and practitioners on the merits of the existing system and the need for a thorough review of the rules.
10 October 2019
Kosmos Energy discovered a massive natural gas field off the coast of West Africa. There was one significant obstacle: It sat on the maritime boundary of two countries that had once fought a border war. CEO Andrew Inglis tells the story to Brunswick’s Stuart Donnelly and Andrew von Kerens.
By Stuart Donnelly
04 June 2019
President Trump delivered his second State of the Union speech before both houses of Congress. In a speech that lasted 82 minutes, a subdued President Trump struck a conciliatory tone but held fast to partisan positions on immigration and abortion.
By George Little
06 February 2019
“Facts are stubborn things,” John Adams, one of America’s Founding Fathers, once famously remarked. For Alan Murray, life after The Wall Street Journal means a pursuit of pure facts, as he takes up his new role as President of the Pew Research Center.
By Darren McDermott
12 June 2013
"There's certainly an appetite to conclude. I think frankly people want to move on, and nobody wants a disorderly Brexit, it's not in the interest of the UK, it's not in the interest of the European Union either."
05 March 2019