United states

The US is the undisputed biggest economy and legal market in the world, and politics is omnipresent.

Private equity is one sector that has had its fair share of political scrutiny recently, on both sides of the Atlantic. One of the sector’s favourite tools has been bridge equity. But with a downturn looming, the question is, for how much longer?Politics, meanwhile, ultimately scuppered the 2005 Dubai Ports deal, arguably the pinnacle of US isolationism. But recent legislation suggests that the US is making it easier for overseas investors. This US Special Report examines just how easy.

Finally, the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) is one of the US’s most headline-generating agencies. Recent drugs trials have been mired in controversy and political imbroglios. But as this special report argues, the FDA could be nursed back to the robust health necessary for a respected regulator.