Economic

AERL visits Olympic Park hubs

Economic attachés visited the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London to learn how the media centre of the 2012 Olympic Games has been transformed…

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AERL appoints new Chairman

The AERL has appointed Alexander Renggli as the new Chairman of the Board of the association. The son of a Swiss consul, Mr Renggli is…

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‘Reboot’ financial regulatory system, say City experts

International regulatory coherence has reached a “high point” city experts told a gathering of financial attachés at Guildhall, but with fears of regulatory fragmentation receding,…

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Expert urges start to Brexit trade talks

Britain should exit the European Union customs union and single market on day one of Brexit in order to be able to start negotiations with…

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Brexit Wales welcomes the world

Since Britain’s vote to leave the EU there has been a “significant increase” in Welsh companies seeking export support, the country’s Director of International Trade…

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London’s bootcamp for fin tech start-ups

AERL members paid a visit to Level39 Europe’s largest technology accelerator space, for finance, cyber-security, retail and smart-city technology companies. The head of Level39 (and…

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City chiefs fear ‘guerrilla warfare’ if EU vote is too close

Victory for the Remain camp could herald “deeper engagement” with the EU but City pundits worry that the predicted narrow win may intensify internecine warfare…

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Ambassador warns against cliff edge

Transitional arrangements should be part of a Brexit trade deal with the EU to avoid shocks to businesses, the Ambassador of Japan Koji Tsuruoka urged…

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Call for global effort on tax evasion

Tough new UK tax laws will give British authorities enhanced powers to pursue companies who facilitate tax dodgers in other jurisdictions, the Financial Secretary to…

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Could digital currency be an answer to boom and bust?

In the week that the identity of the creator of digital currency, Bitcoin, became public, economic attachés heard how this disruptive technology could provide a…

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