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.
The Colombian National Planning Department (DNP) is currently implementing broad changes to the governance of the Colombian electricity market. This restructuring stems from a report by Frontier, commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank, analysing the institutional performance of the electricity market and suggesting changes to its governance.
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, the Peruvian telecoms regulator, today held a public hearing to present its proposals for the mobile termination rate (MTR) that operators charge for calls terminating on their networks.
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.
TUI Group has today released its latest results covering the 2017 financial year. TUI is the world’s largest integrated tourism group operating in around 180 destinations worldwide, and the results show continued strong earnings growth.
An international arbitration court decided that E.ON subsdiary PreussenElektra was not obliged to pay Belgian nuclear taxes amounting to EUR 321 million.
The Financial Conduct Authority, which regulates the conduct of financial services firms in the UK, has today set out new rules requiring banks to publish data on six aspects of their current account service quality.
The Latin America Centre for Telecommunications Studies today published a Frontier study on competition in dynamic markets. The study looks at the challenges facing regulatory market analysis in the telecoms sector, highlighting the importance of dynamic competition as a source of consumer benefits in the long term.
Matthew Bell, Director in Frontier’s Public Policy team, today spoke to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy. He discussed the role of energy systems in supporting Britain in a competitive world.