23, Jan, 2022
The Curious Disappearance of Pragmatic UK is Probably not Permanent

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There is the EU memory of the UK as the awkward odd one, always demanding exemptions and rebates, constantly complaining about Commission overreach. Then there is the conflicting recollection of the UK as the arch-pragmatist in Council, finding creative solutions while never losing sight of its policy agenda, under different […]

International merchandise trade is booming. Exports of many countries are growing at double digit rates and global trade has already surpassed the pre-pandemic levels of 2019. However, the global trade recovery hides an important asymmetry: small economies and the poorest countries are falling behind. Their recovery is not yet in […]

The UK government has begun negotiations to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), suggesting that joining this trade pact is a positive result of Brexit. CPTPP, as the name implies, is an agreement on trade (and related issues) between eleven countries which border the Pacific – Australia, Brunei, Canada, […]

Titan, one of the crown jewels of the Tata Group, released its quarterly preview. While the management did not sound too upbeat on the jewellery front, top-line growth in watches and eyewear are positive takeaways. We remain bullish on the company in spite of its steep valuation. Here’s a snapshot […]

The rise of voice assistants has put a new customer-facing channel on the map for marketers. The promise is clear: voice-enabled devices operate as a fine blend of digital and physical realities, which makes room for truly contextual interactions with users. But with voice technology so young, it’s still unclear if it […]

China is already planning for next year’s international import expo. SHANGHAI, China — China’s largest city rolled out the red carpet this week to help President Xi Jinping try to show other nations how serious his country is about becoming their best customer. By official figures, more than 400,000 buyers […]

Wilbur Ross says government employees should just get loans, but it’s not that easy Here’s a review of what the major banks are offering to assist furloughed government workers. Most of these assistance programs are on a case-by-case basis that require the customer to initiate the conversation via a phone […]