Sectors & issues

EU investors shunned US in 2016
Investment

EU investors shunned US in 2016

Fresh Eurostat data reveal EU investors, normally the US’ biggest foreign direct investors, shunned the United States in election year 2016. Negative investor sentiment was mutual across the Atlantic, it seems.   The context is a sharp drop in outward EU foreign direct investment overall to € 186 bn (£ 166 bn) …

Retailers blast Parliament position on new EU trade defence method
Disputes & TDI Internal EU politics

Retailers blast Parliament position on new EU trade defence method

The Foreign Trade Association, the EU’s main retailing and light industry organisation, released a new position paper on EU plans to adapt its trade defence methodology as it moves to do away with ‘non market economy’ status for countries like China. The organisation calls on the European Parliament to review its demands.   The move came …