Editorial

Challenges, risks and opportunities for Canada

The passing year was a turbulent year for the community of nations in general and the Commonwealth and Canada in particular.  As a major economy in the Commonwealth, Canada braved many storms, particularly, in the areas of changing and rapidly evolving geo-politics albeit its economy is resilient to the devastating global pandemic and that it emerged out of it relatively stronger than many economies in the Commonwealth.     According to the former adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Gerry Butts, some of the major challenges that Canada would face are a polarized United States, a strained relationship with China and potential COVID-19...

Investigation reveals only three universities from Yorkshire track student suicide rates

ENGLAND - While some simply keep no records, many pointed out coroners are under no obligation to tell them if a student’s dies by suicide, our investigation found. The findings raise questions about whether universities can know if their support services are adequate, with the National Union of Students warning of a “student mental health crisis”. The union said it was “deeply concerned” about the issue of suicide in higher education. The publishers of...

A Roadblock or Stopgap: The Functional Impact of Alternative Green Fuels Used by The Global Shipping Industry.

By Kavinda Ratnapala In 2018 the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) greenhouse gas strategy was released and made specific reference to realising “a pathway of CO2 emissions reduction consistent with the Paris Agreement (COP21) temperature goals”. The strategy adopted a staggered approach towards realising the ultimate goal of reducing emissions by at least 70% by 2050 compared to 2008 emission levels. It is important to note that these commitments do not realise...

A main exporter to the world on the brink of being ravaged!

Ukraine, the second-largest country by area in Eastern Europe is embroiled in a state of invasion by its neighbor Russia. Ukrainian officials are preparing for an assault on the capital, Kyiv, as the full-scale attack enters its second day. The President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says 137 people have been killed so far, including civilians. About 100,000 Ukrainians have been displaced, with thousands fleeing to nearby European states.  Russia borders to the...

Inbound India Investment Flows: Recent Performance and 2022 Trends  

By Asia Investment Research   India has been positioning itself as a favoured destination to attract foreign direct investment in recent years and enjoyed strong global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows as FDI rebounded in 2021, up 77% to an estimated US$1.65 trillion, from US$929 billion in 2020, surpassing their pre-COVID-19 level.   China   However, there have been exceptions in the origins of investment capital entering the country. As recently as...

Establishing a Representative Office in Malaysia: A Guide for Foreign Investors  

Establishing a representative office (RO) in Malaysia is often the fastest and most cost-effective way to have a legal entity and study the local market before determining viable opportunities. However, the RO is prohibited from earning any revenue and is limited to mainly market research, information gathering, and developing trade contacts in Malaysia.   Malaysia is fast competing with Singapore to attract foreign businesses seeking a strategic location to headquarter their...

A New Free Trade Tax Strategy To Redevelop And Incentivize The Commonwealth

By Chris Devonshire-Ellis     With the British economy now well out of Europe, and with the Johnson Government seemingly committed to replacement trade deals in emerging Asia, now is an opportune time to evaluate what trade agreement assets the UK actually has lined up that would compensate for the loss of EU trade.  The DTI have stated that many agreements with non-EU nations will continue with the UK on the same basis...