Beyond Brexit

Brexit

On Monday, 11 January, at 12:00 GMT I will be joined by Deloitte’s CEO for North and South Europe, Richard Houston, to discuss what 2021 holds for the global economy and for business. Register here: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1407909&tp_key=ece03b000a

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Posted on 11/01/2021

And finally…

Christmas

Here, to mark the start of the Christmas week, are 12 of our "And finally" news stories from the Monday Briefing in 2020. The Monday Briefing is taking a break until Monday, 4 January. In the meantime, the Deloitte Economics team wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

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Posted on 21/12/2020

A Christmas reading list

Books

It seems a long way off but you may wish to register now for our 2021 “Year-ahead webinar” on Monday, 11 January, at 12:00 GMT. I will be joined by Deloitte’s CEO for North and South Europe, Richard Houston, to examine prospects for the global economy and the many ways in which the pandemic will reshape business and society.
Register here: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1407909&tp_key=ece03b000a

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Posted on 14/12/2020

Christmas quiz

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Our Christmas quiz offers an eclectic test of knowledge, only some of it related to economics and business. The answers and a brief explanation of the factors at work are at the end of the quiz.

1. Which US corporate popularised today's image of Santa Claus as a rotund, red-suited, jolly old man?
a. McDonald's
b. Hallmark Cards
c. Coca-Cola

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Posted on 07/12/2020

Is the economic emergency beginning or ending?

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Join our next fortnightly COVID-19 webinar on Thursday, 3 December, at 13:00 GMT. We will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the future of the city and what this means for the high street. Register here: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1365454&tp_key=8f4d835e66&sti=mmb

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Posted on 30/11/2020

The pandemic and climate change

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At the start of this year our plan was that today’s briefing would cover the outcome of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, which was due to end last week. Hosted by the UK in Glasgow, it was set to be a landmark in international efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Like much else it has succumbed to the pandemic, and will now take place next November. COVID-19 has forced the conference’s postponement but it has also generated new momentum on climate change. Six recent announcements testify to the gathering pace of change.

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Posted on 23/11/2020

The UK’s shrinking migrant workforce

Global

Join our next fortnightly COVID-19 webinar on Thursday, 19 November, at 13:00 GMT. We will examine how the pandemic has affected government, corporate and public focus on climate change. Register here: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1365454&tp_key=8f4d835e66&sti=mmb

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Posted on 16/11/2020

Deloitte Monday Briefing: US elections, UK lockdown

US-elections

Faced with choosing to write about the US elections or the lockdown in England in this week’s briefing we are doing the obvious thing and covering both.

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Posted on 12/11/2020

The age of government activism

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Join our next fortnightly COVID-19 webinar, focussing on building resilience, on Thursday, 5 November, at 13:00 GMT: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1365454&tp_key=8f4d835e66&sti=mmb

Governments around the world have responded to the pandemic by borrowing, and spending, on a vast scale, equivalent to 12% of world GDP. Twelve years ago, in the financial crisis, monetary policy did the heavy lifting in supporting growth. Now, with interest rates near zero, the burden has fallen on fiscal policy.

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Posted on 02/11/2020

The long COVID recovery

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Join our next fortnightly COVID-19 webinar on Thursday, 22 October, at 13:00 BST where we will cover public health and economic developments in China, Germany and the UK. Register for this and our upcoming webinars: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1365454&tp_key=8f4d835e66

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Posted on 19/10/2020