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Reuters (January 29)

2020/ 01/ 31 by jd in Global News

The UK is hurtling “into the Brexit unknown” as “a dis-United Kingdom exits the European Union” on Friday. Alas, more “Brexit fatigue” is likely in store. “Trade talks with every major power—including the EU—loom while there is little clarity on what the United Kingdom’s pitch to global investors will be.”


WARC (January 28)

2020/ 01/ 30 by jd in Global News

“Advertiser spend on sports sponsorship is expected to rise 5% this year to reach more than $48bn worldwide–the strongest growth in a decade and ahead of growth projections for all traditional media.” The growth has “been buoyed by record investment ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”


Financial Times (January 28)

2020/ 01/ 29 by jd in Global News

“Donald Trump has become the pantomime villain for the climate change story…. However, if you look at the numbers—as opposed to the theatre—it becomes clear that the battle to control climate change now depends much more on what happens in China than in America.”


The Guardian (January 26)

2020/ 01/ 28 by jd in Global News

“Brexit Britain may soon find itself sinking faster than Venice. The UK faces economic upheaval on a vast scale if it is not, after all, to pursue ‘Brexit in name only.’”


The Economist (January 25)

2020/ 01/ 27 by jd in Global News

Toshiba has threatened “to block the takeover” of Toshiba Machine by Yoshiaki Murakami with a new share issue. This “should alarm anyone who cares about how Japanese firms are run.” Last year, Japanese corporations held cash in excess of ¥446 trillion, “even after they had bought back a record ¥6.5trn in shares the year before.” This “reluctance to part with cash shortchanges investors in Japan by ¥16trn a year.”


Harvard Business Review (January 24)

2020/ 01/ 26 by jd in Global News

Clayton Christensen (1952–2020) changed the way people think. “Once you see the world through his theories of innovation, you can’t un-see them. They pervade everything in your life.”


The New Yorker (January 23)

2020/ 01/ 26 by jd in Global News

For the 53 Republican senators, “membership in Trump’s party” is an “all-embracing and restrictive proposition.” Unlike royal membership, Trump’s team “tars reputations rather than enhances them.” Trump “never admits anything, demands total loyalty, and strikes out at anyone that transgresses these rules. As with the Windsors, you can’t be a half-in Trump Republican.”


LA Times (January 23)

2020/ 01/ 25 by jd in Global News

“Republicans have been trying to impeach this president since before he was sworn into office. And now, at last, they could make good on the fantasy…. But the dynamism the party once showed, when it dared to condemn Trump in 2016, is gone.”


Chicago Tribune (January 22)

2020/ 01/ 24 by jd in Global News

“It seems odd that lawmakers from one political party, sworn to uphold the Constitution and under oath as impartial jurors, would not insist that witnesses to what they claim is perfectly legal presidential behavior step up and testify.”


Reuters (January 21)

2020/ 01/ 23 by jd in Global News

“It’s a high bar but Donald Trump has quickly snagged the title of most insufferable man at Davos.” The audience at the World Economic Forum “barely clapped during Trump’s comments—but he gave himself enough applause to make up for it.”


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