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Health and IT

Big Data & Health Care – Will Europe miss out?

Daniel Benjamens - Nov 27, 2015

The increasing flow of data and development of innovative technology has already digitalized the way we work, communicate, shop and bank, radically changing existing systems and behaviors along the way. But is Europe ready and willing to embrace this transformation when it comes to health care?

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A Pack of Non-Barking Dogs

James Acheson-Gray - Nov 25, 2015

Whether or not the content of the UK’s combined Autumn Statement and Spending Review will stand up to scrutiny over the next few days and weeks, must be open to doubt. After all, one of today’s headline announcements – scrapping the cuts to tax credits – was itself occasioned by the unravelling of part of the Chancellor George Osborne’s July Budget. But what can’t be denied is that once again the Chancellor and his Treasury team have handled the news management in the run-up to today with a practised hand.

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Computers and Tech

Global Tech Titans Are Walking A Tightrope in China

James McGregor - Nov 19, 2015

Global technology executives are walking a tightrope in China as they balance increasingly aggressive government demands for Chinese partnerships and technology transfers against protecting their own business interests and US security concerns.

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The 13th Five-Year Plan: Xi Jinping Reiterates his Vision for China

James McGregor - Nov 13, 2015

APCO's team in China prepared a special report on China's 13th five-year plan, with analysis of Xi Jinping's priorities for the plan, how the government plans to keep growth on track, and how to revitalize the nation. The report also discusses contradictions of the plan and how it impacts business. A downloadable version is available after the jump.

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APCO Forum Presents: U.S.-Turkey Discussion with General James L. Jones

Joshua Walker - Nov 13, 2015

On Thursday, November 12, APCO Worldwide hosted General James L. Jones, former National Security Advisor, current chairman of the American-Turkish Council and president of Jones Group International, for an APCO Forum Presents executive breakfast discussion on the U.S.-Turkey discussion.

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David Cameron

A Milestone Not a Turning Point

Theo Moore - Nov 10, 2015

One of the arts of diplomacy is to ensure there are no surprises in negotiations. Sherpas, signals, non-papers, and so forth are all tools of the trade. Having watched David Cameron’s speech at Chatham House people might feel that there has been nothing new. This was almost certainly the point but it will not limit subsequent interpretation, analysis, meta-analysis and reading of runes. As part of that process, this note briefly addresses what was said, why it was said and how it was said.

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Xi and Obama: A Working Relationship

To a certain extent, both President Obama and President Xi achieved their goals for Xi’s first official state visit to the United States in late September. Reaching agreements on cyberespionage and climate change helped alleviate domestic pressure on Obama to stand up to China.

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