A Potential U.S. Withdrawal from KORUS

Last week, the Trump Administration threatened to withdraw the United States from KORUS, its trade agreement with South Korea. Raisa Sheynberg, a director in APCO’s Washington-based public affairs practice, shared three things to know about KORUS and the impact a potential U.S. withdrawal would have on global trade.

Elections Matter for Reputation in the Pharmaceutical Industry

What impact do elections have on corporate reputation? Since 2010, APCO Insight has been exploring this question by assessing the perceptions of the biopharmaceutical industry in election and non-election years. Chrystine Zacherau and April Claassen shared the results of this case study in an op-ed for The Hill and explain why the industry’s reputation suffers in non-election years.

Chinese Outbound Investment

After a record-breaking year for deals in 2016, Chinese outbound investment has been attracting much interest, attention and scrutiny from the global economic community. Amy Wendholt, a senior director in APCO Worldwide’s London office, shared three things to know about Chinese outbound investment in Europe.

Briefly Noted

  • Roi Feder, managing director of APCO’s Tel Aviv office, joined i24 News to discuss the BRICS summit in Xiamen and the latest on Israel-China relations.

  • Chrystine Zacherau and April Claassen highlighted recent APCO Insight research on actions pharmaceutical companies can take to positively position themselves in the current debate on drug pricing in an op-ed for the Morning Consult.

  • Stig Albinus, a senior director in APCO’s global health care practice, shared his take on a new Health Affairs study that shows health care consumerism is still only in its infancy.

  • Nicholas Whyte, a senior director in APCO’s Brussels office and an expert on Northern Irish politics, commented on the DUP’s boundary plans for the News Letter and the Belfast Telegraph.

  • Martina Perez, a high school student from Futures and Options, an organization that helps underserved young people explore careers, interned in APCO’s New York office this summer and shared her experience.

Recent Research

APCO Insight recently conducted a survey on public perceptions of North Carolina which revealed some interesting disconnects when looking at its rapidly growing economy. Read the results here.

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