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Tax reform is the word of the day in Brazil

Tax reform is the word of the day in Brazil Tax reform is priority of the three ministries that administer the real economy: Finance (MF), Planning and Budget (MPO), and Development, Industry, Trade and Services (MDIC). Bolsonaro had united these three to form the Ministry of Economy, which concentrated too much decision power in just […]

Insights: Ecuador 2023 Local Elections and Constitutional Referendum

Ecuador 2023 Local Elections and Constitutional Referendum:  A significant blow to Lasso administration sees Correa movement take key wins By: Daniel Hernández, Senior Consultant Global Healthcare Practice at Speyside Group The outcome of the 2023 local elections and the constitutional referendum represents a major blow for President Lasso’s administration and the center-right governing party, CREO. […]

India G20 Presidency: Issues and Priorities

India G20 Presidency: Issues and Priorities India took over the presidency of the G20 forum in December 2022 from Indonesia, and will hold it for the next twelve months. Together, the G20 members represent more than 80% of the world’s GDP, 75% of international trade and 60% of the world’s population. This presidency is a […]

Mexico tightens restrictions on tobacco advertisement, sales, and consumption

Mexico tightens restrictions on tobacco advertisement, sales, and consumption Context In 2004, Mexico was the first country in the Americas to ratify the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) which asserts the importance of implementing demand reduction strategies.[i] In compliance with its obligations under this Convention, the Mexican Congress issued the […]