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Lord Waverley

Lord (JD) Waverley - Member, House of Lords, London | Chairman - Capital Finance International - CFI.co

Lord Waverley on Digital Transactions: PM Should Appoint Envoys If UK is Serious About Free Trade Agreement with India

Every community in both countries stands to benefit from an accord that will stand the test of time and be mutually advantageous. Free, independent, and democratic, India is a powerhouse that will play a pivotal role in world affairs, and

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Tribute to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

My Lords, Her Majesty bequeaths to our country and people continuity, certainty and the strengths embedded in the timeless traditions of our constitutional monarchy. She has been our country’s chief and greatest diplomat, smoothing the path for politicians and officials

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Lord Waverley on Digital Transactions: Well Worth the Paper They Aren’t Written On

Trading across borders is a notoriously complex process, highly dependent on paper documents — despite decades-long efforts to digitalise. A cross-border transaction involves multiple actors and, on average, the exchange of 27 documents. All of this makes trade expensive, slow,

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Lord Waverley: First In, Best Dressed — UK’s Bid to Join Key Regional Trade Agreement

The United Kingdom has applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a trade agreement between 11 countries stretching from Vietnam to Peru, including Japan. Its members contain some of the fastest-growing economies in the world,

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Lord Waverley and Paul Baker: The Promise, Potential and Pitfalls of Britain’s Relationship with Africa

The concept of Africa Rising is truer today than ever. Despite the pandemic disruption that has caused the continent’s first negative output growth in 27 years, Africa’s performance over the past decades has been remarkable. Many African countries have made

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Lord Waverley: Quest for Balance and Unity Hampered by Blurred Lines and Differing Standards

There is an increasing recognition of the need to reassess the intersection of global co-operation and security, and how Western democracies can best balance those needs and interests. Global politics is a grey area with individuals, state- and non-state actors

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Lord Waverley on WTO: Inclusive and Sustainable Trade Reforms are Vital for Shared Benefits

The previous US administration, the politicisation of trade and a looming economic crisis due to the pandemic and Brexit are creating an environment of protectionism. This must not be allowed to happen, argues Lord Waverley. The need has never been

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Lord Waverley: A New Chapter for the UK and a Meeting Place for the World

With the EU agreement now in place, the United Kingdom has the chance to develop a strategy that addresses the ambitions and goals of the country at large. The halcyon days of yesteryear have not diminished but do need to

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Lord Waverley: Comprehensive UK Trade Policy Strategy for ‘a New Beginning’

The countdown to the United Kingdom embarking on a new chapter has begun. As I write, there are still many unknowns, the most pressing of which is whether we embark with or without a trade deal. Uncertainty will prevail until

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Lord Waverley: Making the Case for Emerging Markets

The world awaits what emerges from post-Covid traumas. States will be required to consider how to balance budgets, how to derive income from which aspects of the economy to pay for essential services. There will be those who will dig

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