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EU Commission relaunches the review of EU economic governance

The European Commission has today adopted a Communication that takes stock of the changed circumstances for economic governance in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis and relaunches the public debate on the review of the EU's economic governance framework. The Communication follows President von der Leyen's commitment in the State of the Union address to build a consensus on the future of the EU's economic governance framework. The Commission had previously suspended this public debate, which was first launched in February 2020,...

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FTC Data Spotlight on scammers impersonating Amazon: How businesses can reduce injury to consumers

The FTC has been warning consumers for years about impersonation scams – calls that falsely claim to come from the IRS, the Social Security Administration, or other offices or businesses. The messages try to coerce people into making immediate payments or turning over sensitive personal information. The FTC’s latest Data Spotlight focuses on the rampant rise of Amazon impersonation scams that have already bilked consumers out of millions of dollars. From July 2020 through June 2021, about one in three people who reported a...

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Cozen O’Connor | Update: Travel Bans to be Rescinded; Proof of Vaccination will be Required

The Biden administration will be easing travel restrictions on all fully vaccinated international travelers for air travel and land border crossings effective November 8, 2021. As previously confirmed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only the vaccines that are approved or authorized by the Food and Drug Administration or listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization will be accepted for air travel. Reports indicate that the administration anticipates the same will be true at...

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Aimlon CPA P.C. rebrands to reflect the firm’s expertise in French, U.S., France-Amérique audit, tax and accounting

New York, October 1st, 2021 | Aimlon CPA P.C. unveils its new brand identity. Designed around strong human and professional brand values – technical expertise, professionalism, sincerity, transparency, approachability – it reinforces the Firm’s French and U.S. expertise in tax, audit, and accounting. The new brand identity and positioning reflect the Firm’s ability to support our clients to build and preserve wealth, and to grow their business sustainably. The A shape emblem, a clear symbol for the Aimlon CPA P.C. brand...

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USAM Group | Coming In Hot: Fintech Is Growing, And So Is USAM Group!

New game-changing fintech firms and expanding team capabilities combine to keep USAM moving forward. NEW YORK – October 19, 2021 – USAM Group, the distinctive provider of sales, marketing, and advisory services to growth-stage financial technology innovators, is proud to announce the expansion of our client portfolio and our staff, to the benefit of fintech buyers and sellers alike. New Fintech Firms We’ve added 5 exceptional products that help financial institutions make money, save time, avoid risk – and even go greener!...

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Wilson Sonsini | UK’s National Security and Investment Act to Take Effect in January 2022

The United Kingdom's National Security and Investment Act (NSI Act) is scheduled to come fully into force on January 4, 2022. The NSI Act will create a new framework for the UK government to review so-called "trigger events," which include acquisitions and investments in which one party acquires "control" of a qualifying entity or a qualifying asset on national security grounds. Acquirers in certain trigger events will be obligated to notify and obtain clearance from the UK government prior...

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IMF | Housing Prices Continue to Soar in Many Countries Around the World

While most economic indicators deteriorated last year, house prices largely shrugged off the effects of the pandemic. Of the over 60 countries that enter into the IMF’s Global House Price Index, three-quarters saw increases in house prices during 2020, and this trend has largely continued in countries with more recent data. IMF research indicates that low interest rates contributed to the boom in house prices, as did policy support provided by governments and workers’ greater need to be able to work from home....

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Speech: “A new era of transatlantic cooperation”

Speech by EVP Margrethe Vestager at the Information Technology Industry Council | Good morning. Thank you, for the invitation to speak today and to Mr Oxman for the kind presentation. If we go by the polls, the Western World is experiencing what we could call a ‘One Third’ political crisis. Just the other day, a survey here in Belgium revealed that One Third of people no longer believe they are living in a democracy. One Third believe society would be better run...

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FTI Consulting | Real Estate Fund Managers: Why Aren’t You Outsourcing?

The advantages of outsourcing business functions are now widely apparent in the sector. Here’s what you need to know. Over the past two decades, the benefits of outsourcing have become so evident across many industries that the strategy has evolved from nice-to-have to must-have. Indeed, the absence of outsourcing in an organization can raise questions about transparency and efficiency. Interest in outsourcing within the real estate industry began roughly 10 years ago but is only recently catching on. You can’t exactly...

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IPTI | Update on U.S. & EU Property Tax Issues: October 2021

The EACC, in partnership with the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI), wants to keep its members up to date with the latest developments in property taxes in the USA and Europe. IPTI has put together below a selection of articles from IPTI Xtracts; more articles can be found on its website (www.ipti.org). UNITED STATES Tricky Issues Impact Shopping Center Property Taxes Property tax assessments of shopping centers and other retail real estate may not capture the full extent of value losses those...

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