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A weaker May will be keen for company

The extraordinary drama caused by the general election result will have significant implications for business in the UK, and it is vital to understand this new environment if you wish to have an influence on what happens next.
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Cybercrime in 2020 and beyond: preparing for a more insecure world

Predicting the future business environment is arguably about as easy as guessing the content of US President Donald Trump’s next Tweet. But nearly all companies are in agreement on one thing: cybercrime is here to stay and its threat is only likely to intensify which will have significant ramifications for corporate reputations and senior decision-makers.
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Qatar: What the diplomatic crisis means for regional business interests

On Monday 5th June, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt officially cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the state of destabilising the region through links to Iran and Islamic groups in the region. Later in the day, the acting government in Libya, the administration in Yemen and the government of the Maldives followed suit.
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Are in-house firms doomed after the Pepsi-Kendall Jenner ad?

Finsbury’s Peter Land participated in a debate in PRWeek about whether Pepsi's poorly-received advertisement starring reality-show star Kendall Jenner spells doom for in-house agencies. Land makes the case for why this can be a moment for companies to take stock and examine how they can best marry internal and external talent and capabilities.
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M&A communications in the age of ETFs

Communicating with robots might seem more the stuff of Isaac Asimov novels than of market-moving deals. Yet the rise of the exchange traded fund (ETF) has already had a profound impact on how transactions involving publicly-listed companies are planned and communicated, and dealing with them needs to be a cornerstone of any successful M&A communications strategy.
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View from Singapore: What the West can learn from this confident trading nation

In April, Finsbury Chairman Roland Rudd participated in a dialogue about Brexit’s impact on Asia at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. Following the event, Finsbury’s Andrew Yeo spoke to Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large at the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Special Advisor of the Institute of Policy Studies, who moderated the dialogue session.
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May triggers the Brexit process: What’s next?

Nine months after the British people voted to leave the European Union, a negotiation of unprecedented scale, scope and complexity will finally begin today. Nobody can predict for certain where it will end.
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