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Financial Implications of Argentina’s Return to Peronism

The long-awaited results from Argentina’s elections on October 27, 2019, have significant implications both for the future of Argentina and the international community. Peronist candidate Alberto Fernandez defeated incumbent Mauricio Macri in the election, with Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President Macri’s predecessor, as his running mate ...

Thomas Cook’s Insolvency and EU Law

On September 23, 2019, the British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced that one of the most well-known travel companies, Thomas Cook, had declared bankruptcy. This event drew attention to both the rights and the risks of the roughly 600,000 Thomas Cook customers who were stranded abroad ...

Risks Affecting Germany’s Electricity Grid Expansion

Germany has backed international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decelerate climate change, yet its energy transition (Energiewende) initiative must clear a number of hurdles before substantial progress can be achieved. Germany’s energy transition includes the expansion of the country’s electricity grid and a shift from fossil fuels and nuclear power to renewable energy sources like solar and wind power ...

Canada’s Trudeau Wins Second Term, Loses Majority

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has retained power in the Canadian federal elections; however, he failed to maintain the majority that he won in 2015. Heading into the vote on October 21, 2019, the polls projected a tight race between Trudeau and his Conservative Party challenger and opposition leader, Andrew Scheer ...

Financial Crime Risks in Malta

Malta may be an inconspicuous island state, but its reputation among financial law investigators precedes the small European country. European compliance bodies have closely monitored Malta in the last two years and have uncovered high risks of financial crime ...

India’s Banking System: Risks and Responses

India’s economy has faced significant challenges over the past two years, with overall GDP growth decreasing each of the past five quarters to 5% for the quarter ending in June 2019. The government has implemented various measures in order to boost growth, such as a $20 billion corporate tax cut in late September ...