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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.
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Global Competition Review (GCR) has today published its nominations of anti-trust cases, lawyers, economists and enforcers for the GCR Awards 2018. Frontier’s economists advised on five of the merger control and litigation matters that have been nominated for awards, across Europe as well as the Asia-Pacific region.
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.
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.
Ireland’s digital sector, which generates 13% of the country’s GDP, is particularly vulnerable to a disruption of trading arrangements with the UK post-Brexit.
Forthcoming EU regulations will give people more control over their personal data. Businesses will have to learn fast how to persuade customers to opt in to marketing emails.
Heating homes and businesses cause almost a third of carbon emissions. So curbing carbon requires a revolutions in home heating. Goodbye gas boilers, hello electric pumps?
The UK needs to spend more to address complaints about slow broadband and patchy network coverage. But, puzzlingly, its telecoms investment is already above the EU average.
The UK government committed in its 2017 general election manifesto to introduce “breathing spaces” for those who may have problem debt.
Regulatory clearance of a tie-up between the UK’s biggest retailer and its biggest wholesaler may set a benchmark for assessing similar mergers in future.
A Spanish court has accepted Frontier’s argument that the way Telefónica penalised small firms that broke fixed-term phone contracts made sound economic sense.
Brexit puts a premium on trade policy expertise, so we’re teaming up with a clutch of leading organisations to form the Trade Knowledge Exchange (TKE), a new platform to pool the latest thinking on the topic.