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ReportNov 25, 2020 - 1:00pm
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Enhancing Data Connectivity in the Financial Services Sector

The financial services firms of the U.S.-Japan Business Council view data connectivity as a means to connect to their customers, manage risks, and ultimately provide critical services to individuals, businesses, and governments around the world. We strongly believe that data connectivity translates directly to economic growth, supports financial stability, and facilitates financial regulators’ access to financial-risk related data that is needed to ensure macroeconomic stability and soundness. Despite strong evidence to support these assertions, financial services firms often find themselves confronted with regulatory efforts that impede data connectivity, risking financial stability and market integrity.

ReportNov 19, 2020 - 8:00am
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Middle Market Index

The RSM US Middle Market Business Index is designed to accurately reflect business conditions in the U.S. middle market, while providing a statistically significant measure of the health and outlook for these businesses.

ReportNov 18, 2020 - 6:00pm
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Bridging Japan’s Pension Savings and Returns Gap: A Focus on Younger Generations

Japanese retirees have long relied on the public pension system to fund their post-retirement living. In this super-aging society, however, sole reliance on the public pension system is not sustainable; a joint solution leveraging both the public and private pension systems will be essential to secure retirees’ financial wellbeing.

ReportNov 16, 2020 - 11:00am

Growth Engine

It is important that the Executive Branch and Congress work together, regardless of party, to shape policies needed to spur and sustain such a broad-based recovery. Issues left untended for years, such as structural regulatory reform, should be tackled expeditiously. New issues that can provide a generational leap, such as digital assets, need to be addressed with dispatch and speed.

ReportNov 09, 2020 - 2:45pm

The Utah Statement

Commentary: What is the Utah Statement? Critics of antitrust have been tough to pin down, they have often spoken in grand and emotionally loaded terms, leveled vague criticisms, all while being cagey about what they really want. Last year, following an antitrust conference in Utah last year, they finally responded with clarity over what they seek to accomplish. One can draw a straight line from this statement to the House staff antitrust report released nearly a year later. The Utah Statement lays out the path to dangerously overhaul America’s antitrust laws, seeking to remove the important role of economic analysis in antitrust enforcement and incorporate multiple political and regulatory goals into antitrust. This is essentially a “Swiss-Army” knife approach to a field that has succeeded largely because it is carefully focused on the single over-arching goal of protecting the dynamic competitive process. Citation:

ReportNov 06, 2020 - 1:15pm
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Examining the SEC's Proxy Advisory Rule

This Report examines the SEC’s rulemaking process that led to the Final Rule and how the SEC responded to concerns aired during the public comment period to narrow the scope of the Proposed Rule and shift the regulatory approach to a more flexible, principles-based framework.

ReportOct 29, 2020 - 12:00pm
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Survey Findings: Business As A Force For Good In Venezuela

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and APCO Insight present key findings about citizens' attitudes towards U.S. businesses operating in Venezuela.

ReportOct 28, 2020 - 12:00pm
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Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk®: Assessing America's Vulnerabilities in a Global Energy Market

The 2020 edition of the Global Energy Institute’s (GEI) Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk incorporates the most recent historical and forecast data to assess the current and future state of U.S. energy security risk. The Index is made up of 37 different measures of energy security risk in nine categories: global fuels; fuel imports; energy expenditures; price and market volatility; energy use intensity; electric power sector; transportation sector; environmental; and basic science and energy research & development.1 The Index covers the historical period from 1970 to 2019 and a forecast period out to 2040.