We start the year with an interview with Leslie Shaw on French politics and the issues that could prevent Emmanuel Macron from winning a second presidential term in sixteen months’ time. Leslie is an economist and faculty member at the ESCP business school’s Paris campus and shared his views with us on the post-COVID French economy, vaccine rollout, populism and religious unrest.
We’ve spoken again to Paul Major, fund manager at BB Healthcare in order to hear his latest thoughts on the rollout of vaccines in the UK and what new data is telling us about the future of COVID-19.
Last week we hosted a call with the MP Andrew Griffith and our clients, the subject being the long-term questions the UK needs to resolve to keep a competitive economic edge post-Brexit and post-pandemic.
In time for Chinese New Year, we present this interview with Shehzad Qazi. Shehzad is managing director of China Beige Book, the world’s leading China-focused data analytics and economic forecasting firm. He’s a frequent guest and contributor for American news networks and publications, and is also an elected member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
In our latest interview with the Silicon Valley entrepreneur Damien Scott, we explore the current market support for the EV opportunity..
Optimism is high, new EVs are rolling out under a more sympathetic presidential administration, mobility technology companies are increasingly using the SPAC route to market, rumours abound re a Big tech OEM tieup but does present infrastructure permit a smooth transition to an entirely electric future? And what are the lessons for a country like the UK also hoping to increase uptake of EVs?