How should we look at governance practices when it comes to companies that advocate innovation and creativity? Let’s focus on the situation with Snapchat, a company that innovated by scrapping all shareholder voting rights when it went public in March of this year.
In electing their new president and refusing that the far-right rule their country, the French in fact voted for the implementation of the Paris Agreement and for reducing dependence on nuclear energy. However, actual details are absent from the president’s programme.
The legislature took advantage of the entry into force of automatic information exchange between administrations to broaden the scope of the tax on stock exchange transactions (TOB). From now on, natural persons ordinarily resident in Belgium will have no way to avoid it.
The annual symposium in Wyoming looks set to attract a great deal of attention again as hot economic issues and policy options are being fiercely debated among experts. Against this background, we have updated our view on central bank policy.
In Degroof Petercam‘s latest half-yearly sustainability ranking for the 34 OECD member states, France has obtained a score which is lower than the average of its OECD peers. In this third and final blog post about this ranking, we’ll look at why exactly this wasn’t really a surprise.
When assessing the sustainability of countries, we should also question the traditional growth valuation models of states. The evolutions we have seen in the past few years have reinforced the relevance of this approach.