Civil Service World
| Sunak must go beyond fine words to repair the damage to the UK's governing institutions
Scrapping the civil service job-cuts target will go some way to restoring relations, but reputations cannot be repaired overnight.
Op-Ed from Senior Associate Kelly Satchell.
Jens Presthus, an associate director at advisory group Global Counsel, notes that Vanke’s part state ownership has already allowed it to borrow at lower rates than peers. One potential use of the vast funds earmarked for them is mergers and acquisitions, potentially allowing them to snap up the land or assets owned by failed peers, bailing out the assets if not their previous owners or creditors.
“Foreign investors are super cautious as the project is still at the initial stage,” said Dedi Dinarto, Senior Associate at strategic business advisory firm Global Counsel. Years of delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic have left potential backers hesitant to commit to the passion project of a president who will be out of office long before a new city could ever be completed.
| AHTC appeal: Apex court finds WP leaders largely acted in good faith but were negligent in some instances
''This ruling may provide relief for WP supporters, but the party would need to do more to convince the broader electorate of their operational capabilities, noted Mr Andrew Yeo, Asia practice director of Global Counsel, a public policy advisory firm.''
“The rial’s sharp loss in value has fueled inflation and reduced the availability of foreign goods in Iran, thus affecting the living standards of ordinary Iranians,” said Thomas Gratowski, a geopolitics expert who heads Global Counsel’s MENA office in Doha.