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Bank lending to European businesses now 25% lower than pre-credit crunch, hampering return to economic growth

• By contrast, average across all countries studied worldwide is 24% higher than 2008
• G7 economies lag well behind BRICs

Bank lending to the private sector in Europe is now on average 25% lower last year than it was before the financial crisis, hampering European economies’ return to economic growth, reveals a new study by UHY, the international accounting and consultancy network.

Customs duties in US, UK and...

Relatively low import tariffs help keep goods costs down

Free Trade Agreements an increasingly critical policy area

Smart Buildings Reach for the Skies

They are efficient, connected and cool – and construction is booming.

Is the Future Alternative?

In 2016, Costa Rica ran for an unbroken period of more than two months on renewable energy alone – the second year in a row the country had ac....

Continental Shift - Doing Business in the New Africa

The ‘continent of despair’ or an untapped market eager for new products and services? Africa, it seems, can be both.

European economies lag in capital investment, putting future growth at risk

Europe sees capital investment fall 6% in five years – while USA raises it by 33% China increases capital investment by 73% in five years ....

BRIC economies outpace G7 by over a third in attracting inflows of foreign direct investment

FDI into BRIC economies up 59% in five years

ASEAN economies win FDI worth 5% of GDP

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