Brexit countdown: what’s next for Theresa May

Around this time of year Theresa May likes to go on walking holidays in Wales. It allows her the freedom to think, apparently. But last year imbibing the Snowdonia air led the Prime Minister to make probably the worst decision...

10th Apr 2018

MIPIM 2018: On best behaviour

The property industry is going to be under the spotlight this week at the annual MIPIM conference in Cannes. Now in its 29th year, the property industry get-together has become famous as much for its extravagant beach parties and luxury...

14th Mar 2018

Expo Real 2017

Arguably the second most important European property conference after the world renowned MIPIM conference in the South of France, Expo provides a very different user experience, which is noticeable right from the outset. No long registration process, no queues to...

11th Oct 2017

Article 50: How long will Brexit take?

Goodbye and thanks for all the fish. That was basically the message from the mammoth nation of Greenland when it left the EU in 1985. Its exit negotiations, although complicated by relations with Denmark, had taken just three years; but...

29th Mar 2017

Notes from MIPIM 2017

As a journalist, I had a love-hate relationship with MIPIM, the annual global real estate conference in Cannes. I loved leaving grey, chilly London in March for the sunny and glamorous Mediterranean resort. Well, who wouldn’t? But I hated the...

16th Mar 2017

Mining Indaba 2017 outlook: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…

Next week Cape Town will once again play host to the annual Mining Indaba, a significant bellwether event for the state of the mining industry. Last year’s gathering was set against a backdrop of a sector in serious financial distress...

2nd Feb 2017

Gauging the impact of Brexit: don’t throw all your eggs into one economic model

Gauging the impact of Brexit: don’t throw all your eggs into one economic model Author: Tony Cooper In a previous blog, we claimed that Brexit shows up serious issues relating to economic analysis, forecasting and government policy choices. The economic...

12th Dec 2016

What is Financial PR?

What is Financial PR? 20 October 2016 Author: Niall Walsh Financial and corporate PR is an industry which has received its fair share of negative press, and is sometimes the subject of sneering remarks surrounding ‘spin’ or ‘puff’. It is...

20th Oct 2016