December 12, 2016—The incoming Trump administration is planning to propose a reduction in corporate tax rates in an effort to stimulate U.S. economic growth. We believe that much of the “Trump Rally” since the election can be attributed to his proposed policies which include a likely combination of lower corporate tax rates and infrastructure spending.One item on the tax agenda is a temporary reduction of the corporate tax rate (from 35% to 10%) to U.S.
November 29, 2016— On December 4, Italian citizens will vote on constitutional reforms proposed by the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. These reforms would dilute the power of the country’s Senate, making it easier for the Italian government to get laws, including structural economic reform laws, passed through the lower house Chamber of Deputies.
November 22, 2016—Following up on our post from last week, The Transition Begins, as we continue to explore how the new administration will impact the economy and financial markets, we turn to a highly publicized topic, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As a candidate, Donald Trump frequently cited NAFTA as a “disaster” that had hollowed out U.S. manufacturing, particularly in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin.