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Summer reading list

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With the holiday season upon us, this week’s briefing provides our summer reading list of articles designed to offer a distraction from the rigours of travel, leisure or, indeed, of continuing work. Our choices below are free, although some websites may have restrictions on how many articles can be read without charge.

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Posted on 24/07/2023

And finally...

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To mark the start of the holiday season and the twelve days of Christmas, we present 12 of our best and ‘pun-niest’ "And finally" news stories from the Monday Briefing in 2022.

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Posted on 19/12/2022

Christmas quiz

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Our Christmas quiz covers an eclectic mix of topics, many related to economics and business, in 12 questions. The answers and a brief explanation of the factors at work are provided at the end.

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Posted on 05/12/2022

Summer reading (and listening) list

Summer reading (and listening) list

With the holiday season upon us this week’s Briefing provides a list of articles and podcasts designed to offer a change of theme during your summer break. Our choices below are free, although some websites may have restrictions on how many articles can be read without charge.

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Posted on 16/08/2022

Going for growth

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A personal view from Ian Stewart, Deloitte's Chief Economist in the UK. To subscribe or view past editions google 'Deloitte Monday Briefing'.

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Posted on 10/01/2022

Christmas quiz


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Our Christmas quiz covers an eclectic mix of topics, many related to economics and business. The answers and a brief explanation of the factors at work are below each question.

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Posted on 06/12/2021

Omicron assessed

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It will take weeks to establish how great a risk the Omicron variant poses. The hope is that, like the Beta (first documented in South Africa) and Gamma (Brazil) variants before it, Omicron will fail to become dominant. Those earlier variants were unable to outcompete the Alpha (UK/Kent) and now the dominant Delta (India) variant.

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Posted on 29/11/2021

A slower-growth China

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A New Winter of Discontent? Join us for a webinar this Wednesday morning where I’ll be discussing with a panel of Deloitte specialists, along with Jaguar Land Rover’s finance director, Chris Tye, whether rising inflation, supply bottlenecks and labour shortages mean we are heading for a new Winter of Discontent.
Timing: Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 08:30-10:00 GMT
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Posted on 22/11/2021

Interest rate rises, slowly does it

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A year, to paraphrase Harold Wilson, is an eternity in economics. This time last year inflation was on its back and Central Banks were fretting about the risk of deflation. Now Central Banks have the opposite problem, with supply shortages and energy prices propelling inflation to uncomfortably high levels. As with so many trends, good and bad, America leads. Last week financial markets were shaken by news that US inflation had risen to 6.2%, the highest level in 30 years.

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Posted on 15/11/2021

O worker, where art thou?

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A New Winter of Discontent? Join us for a Deloitte Academy webinar where I’ll be discussing with Deloitte specialists, Raoul Ruparel and Jurga McCluskey, and Jaguar Land Rover’s finance director, Chris Tye, whether rising inflation, supply bottlenecks and labour shortages presage a new Winter of Discontent – and what organisations can do about it.
Timing: Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 08:30-10:00 GMT
Register at: https://deloitte.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oJT4MeihSA6gSlgBFHVAKw

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Posted on 08/11/2021