Developed Markets - Highlight
19 April 2017
The UK is about to enter into negotiations with the EU over an exit agreement. Early indications are that the exit talks will be a difficult process. While Brexit has not caused noticeable damage to the British economy so far, the start of divorce talks will inevitably lead to a prolonged period of uncertainty, creating a significant drag on the UK economy and posing a threat to the world at large, including Hong Kong.
Digital technology has seen the promotional sector go bespoke with a vengeance, with everything from footwear to electronics set to be individualised, according to exhibitors at The Promotional Products Association International Expo.
On 5 April 2017, the European Parliament formally approved two proposed Regulations imposing stricter rules on the safety of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices. The proposals, which replace three existing Directives regulating medical devices in the EU, bring a number of important changes to the current regulatory regime, including stricter pre-market controls and enhanced traceability requirements.