In the most in-depth version of our annual survey yet, we have analyzed construction costs data from 43 markets around the world to help you gain greater insight into the global construction industry. Our analysis identifies a number of challenges facing the construction industry as we progress through this year, including skills shortages, exchange rate pressures and the need to improve productivity.
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The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, a critical position tasked with fulfilling the Administration’s trade objectives including a renegotiation of NAFTA and future trade agreements. The administration has had to wait for Lighthizer to be in place before triggering the formal process to begin renegotiating NAFTA though it is not clear the Administration will now immediately begin that process.
Healthcare markets are naturally highly regulated and often require longer term planning when taking your product to market. However, the regulations in Europe can make it easier for US companies to take their product to market, sometimes even before you have entered the US market. This therefore offers a huge opportunity for digital health and medical device companies. So, what is the best way to set up a company, how do you go about reimbursements and tax issues? And for those in the initial planning phase of expansion, what strategic decisions does a healthcare company need to make when discovering new markets? We have joined up with Kalms Consulting from Germany to explore a healthy gateway to Europe.