Posts for Europe, Middle East & Africa

India and #AIforAll: Summary of the discussion paper on National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence by Niti Aayog

Monday, 18th June 2018

Niti Aayog, the Indian government’s think tank body, published a discussion paper related to Artificial Intelligence on June 4, 2018. The paper sets the tone for further discussion and framework around call for '#AIforAll' in the country. Major strides on AI evolution have been made by countries including the USA, Japan, France, China and even UAE, spurring India's government towards the ‘need for India to strategize its approach’ on AI. Below, our Interel India team provides a summary of the paper and analyzes the highlights of the most recent AI developments in the region. Read more...

Conte’s Government: The “Third Republic” Begins

Friday, 08th June 2018

Three months have passed since Italy’s last general elections on March, 4. This is the first time in Italy's history that forming a government has been so delayed, resulting in a serious escalation of the crisis from the political level to the institutional level, then finally reaching its peak with threats to impeach the Head of State. But with professor Giuseppe Conte named the new Prime Minister, it seems that this phase has now ended. But what lies ahead for this new government? Gain insights on how Italy's Conte era came to be and what lies ahead for this government from our Italian IGP partners, FB & Associati. Read more...

Russia’s Counter-Sanctions Expansion Bill: Overview & Implications for Business

Thursday, 19th April 2018

On Friday April 13, the Chairman of the Russian State Duma (lower house of the Parliament) Viacheslav Volodin and heads of all four State Duma factions submitted a bill “On Measures to React (Counteract) to Unfriendly Activities of the United States of America and Other Foreign Countries." IGP Partners Kesarev Consulting provide an insightful overview of the Russian counter-sanctions expansion bill and possible implications for businesses. Read more...

Aftermath of the Presidential Russian Election

Monday, 26th March 2018

In a new report, IGP Partners Kesarev Consulting analyze the aftermath of the Russian Presidential election on March 18, 2018, that resulted in Vladimir Putin’s overwhelming victory and re-election to his second (fourth) and very likely to be the last term in office. The report focuses on key forthcoming developments of 2018 that will be triggered by Putin’s re-election and determine Russia’s economic policy, its impact on the regulatory environment, and key parameters of the business climate including: tax system, budget structure, public investment, and monetary policy among many other issues.
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The African Year in 2017

Tuesday, 24th January 2017

What are the themes and trends that will be shaping the operating environment in Africa in 2017? Our partner, The African Practice, have provided us with some insight. Read more...