EMEA Editor @Breakingviews. Citizen of the world. Usual disclaimers apply.
Investors earlier this month: ignore Q2 results, we know they're going to be bad. It's all about the second half. Investors today: look at how resilient Unilever was in Q2!
Late to this, but “Putin’s People” by @CatherineBelton is a phenomenal piece of work. A rare combination of forensic reporting in the service of a broad strategic narrative. Eye-opening and deeply troubling in equal measure.
So many questions about this deal. Will U.S. TikTok be interoperable with the non-U.S. version? Does Microsoft get the algorithm, or just the users? Will there be a global app war to see who can develop the most addictive version of TikTok?
Interesting by @YuanfenYang on China's lack of interest in coming to TikTok's defence. Contrary to U.S. perception, it's insufficiently government-controlled.
UBS survey of 600 companies spells out Brexit "dividend": - 35% of companies plan to reduce UK investment post-Brexit - 41% plan to move a large amount of capacity out of UK - 42% plan to shift capacity to euro zone
Quite a thing. Try to imagine Trump or Theresa May debating a crowd of angry factory workers for 45 minutes.
De La Rue earns 80 percent of its revenue outside Britain and supplies passports to 40 countries. Arguing that the UK should only order passports from a home-grown supplier is either the height of hypocrisy, or very stupid.
Thoughts and prayers with the @Clorox social media team at this difficult time
You know things are screwed up when Saudi royals giving your prime minister $681m is the official version of events.