The tax reform approved in the US by the end of last year, could have a lower budgetary and economic scope than the one announced during its processing. In any case, it has implied a major adjustment to the calculation of a wide range of items of federal taxes, and is already having consequences for business activity.
Last week I participated in Jerusalem in the "OurCrowd Global Investor Summit", a benchmark international forum for financing the most innovative business and entrepreneurial projects. From our experience, and as it became even more evident during the Summit, the most successful projects in attracting investment have a clear answer to five very simple questions that I listed in this post.
The debate over construction of the Euro and Economic and Monetary Union is once again extremely topical. We must look find the reason for this renewed interest from among the most important threats to the European common project: Brexit and the twist in US foreign policy. The result of the French elections means this may be the time to move forward; and also for Spain to join the hard core that seeks a response to the most important issues for the future of Europe.
This Sunday, the French will vote in round 1 of the presidential elections. The anti-European proposals of most candidates are of concern to global economic players, as revealed by the slight rebound in the French public debt risk premium. Macroeconomic indicators do not appear to justify the social unrest suggested by the major strength of the intention to vote for extreme political options. Against this backdrop, the EU once again holds its breath because without France there is no Europe.
Argentina has experienced an important shift in its economic policy in less than a year, and it is already reaping the first rewards with an economic growth forecast for this year upwards 2% GDP, and close to 3% GDP for the next. In this scenario it is set the state travel headed by Mauricio Macri to Spain, with a clear objective of re-attracting the Spanish investment towards Argentina. Numbers begin to trend positively, we rely the legal framework remain stable to make it last.