One thing we learnt from Brexit and Trump in 2016: corporations and investors would be wise to have a healthy dose of scepticsm when looking at pre-election polling statistics.
So 13 months after the Referendum and four months after the triggering of Article 50, we have just under 20 months left until Exit Day.
If 2016 was annus horribilus for the EU, is 2017 looking like it might be any better? The prudent pundit would not touch that question with a barge poll. The saying goes “a week is a long time in politics”. These days a week is an eon.
Visiting one of Italy’s temples of high fashion on Milan’s exclusive Via Montenapoleone can be a daunting experience.
The last month has been dominated by the passage of the Brexit Bill through the House of Lords, not least as the Government does not have a majority in that chamber so has to work harder to get its way.
President Jean-Claude Juncker presented his contribution to the upcoming Rome Summit, taking place later in March and marking the 60th anniversary of the EU.
The fight is on to attract business away from London. But what should banks be thinking about when deciding where to move?
Internationally operating businesses and investors are experienced and well equipped to deal with risk: for example establishing internal processes and seeking external counsel to manage operational, market and regulatory risk.
Summer feels like it is already here. Given the upcoming electoral calendar the political temperature will also likely rise.
Looking back, 2016 was extraordinary year of political surprises. Many were hit by a double whammy: first in June, when the UK narrowly voted to leave the EU; then again in November, when Trump won the presidential election in the US, pulling off a second political shock of the year.
Belarusian company Synesis is a private research and development firm whose video analytics capabilities have led to them being described as “Google for videos”.
A week is a long time in politics. But the coming weeks could feel longer than usual for UK Prime Minister Theresa May.