Jens Perner, Associate Director at Frontier Economics, presented a study on the future costs of synthetic gas and liquid fuels at an event organized by Agora Energiewende and Agora Verkehrswende in Berlin today. The study, commissioned by Agora, examines the long-term (to 2050) costs of producing and transporting synthetic methane (power-to-gas) and liquid fuels (power-to-liquids) from regions such as North Africa, the Middle East and Iceland.
Two Frontier studies have been published today by innogy SE, a subsidiary of the German energy company RWE. The studies analyse the current and future framework for decarbonising the German economy.
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published an update to its ongoing review into high cost credit products. The review was initiated by a requirement for the FCA to review the price cap that it had placed on high-cost short-term credit, typically known as payday loans.
The UK’s main cash machine network LINK has announced today that it will cut most ATM interchange fees by 20% over the next five years. The ATM interchange fee is the payment made to ATM operators by current account providers per transaction.
Wynne Jones, Christoph Riechmann, Nick Elms and Stefan Lochner, dispute experts in Frontier’s Energy Practice, have contributed a chapter to Global Arbitration Review’s (GAR) second edition of The Guide to Damages in International Arbitration.
Christoph Riechmann, head of Frontier Germany, today signed a cooperation agreement between Frontier and the local secondary school “Hölderlin Gymnasium” in Cologne, Germany. The cooperation, part of Frontier’s pro bono work, sees Frontier participate in the KURS initiative, an education project organised by the regional government and supported by the chamber of commerce that brings together local companies and schools.
El Departamento Nacional de Planeación (DNP) de Colombia está implementando un amplio paquete de reformas institucionales en el mercado eléctrico. La reestructuración se deriva de un reporte encargado por el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo a Frontier para analizar el desempeño institucional del mercado y presentar recomendaciones de ajuste.
Former WTO Director-General and EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy spoke today at the launch of the Trade Knowledge Exchange (TKE) in London. The TKE is a new initiative, led by Frontier and 5 partner organisations, that brings together world-leading experts on international trade.
The Financial Times published today its rating of the UK’s Leading Management Consultancies, based on recommendations by clients and peers and compiled by the data company Statista.
Frontier Economics, in partnership with five other institutions working on trade policy, today launched the Trade Knowledge Exchange. The initiative brings together some of the world’s leading experts on international trade, with a focus on policy questions arising in the aftermath of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
The UK government committed in its 2017 general election manifesto to introduce “breathing spaces” for those who may have problem debt.
As the curtain falls on 2017, grocery retailers are this week publishing their Christmas results. Media and industry commentators single out the 1-year underlying like-for-like sales growth figure (“LFLs”) posted by all major grocery retailers, with those at the top end of the range hailed as the most successful.
Hyperion, a Portuguese firm that develops renewable energy, has today announced that it has signed a 10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with energy services company Axpo Iberia.
Amar Breckenridge, Senior Associate at Frontier, spoke today at a policy round table convened by the Kadirgamar Institute, Sri Lanka’s leading foreign policy institute. Amar spoke on the implications of Brexit for South Asia, and Sri Lanka in particular.
Frontier has announced promotions within its management team for 2018. Paul Cullum, Kat Deyes and Christoph Gatzen are promoted from Manager to Associate Director. Fraser Davison, Laura Petschnig, Danail Popov, Hanna Rotarius, Michael Yang and Michael Zähringer are promoted from Consultant to Manager.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today formally given unconditional clearance to the anticipated merger between Booker, the UK’s largest wholesaler, and Tesco, the UK’s largest grocery retailer.
Germany and the European Union have set ambitious energy and climate policy targets. A key element in achieving them is linking carbon emission reductions in the housing, transport and industrial sectors.
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today set out more detail on its regulatory approach to competition. It follows the launch of the FCA’s Mission and a commitment to publish a series of documents explaining the regulator’s approach in more detail.
OSIPTEL, el regulador peruano de telecomunicaciones, celebró hoy una audiencia pública para presentar sus propuestas para el cargo de interconexión móvil que los operadores cobran por las llamadas que terminan en sus redes.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which regulates the conduct of financial services firms in the UK, has today released a new consultation on remedies to address issues of persistent debt and identifying customers in potential financial difficulty.