The recent disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi has raised interesting questions about the current state of press freedom.
Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign tactics sounded familiar to anyone who has been exposed to Donald Trump’s own election trail: he promised to return to “traditional values”, to rid the country’s political system of corruption and uplift the economy out of a long and suffered economic slump. He held rallies and televised ads, and his presence on the major social media platforms was evident. What is less known to the international crowd is how the messaging platform ‘WhatsApp’ might have helped the far right candidate spread falsehoods and embolden his political momentum.
Nearly every major film production company is vying for Netflix’s top spot in the streaming industry. This competition, surprisingly, is expensive for consumers.
This is the second part of our analysis of Amazon’s rise to 1 trillion. Today, we look at the changing relations between Amazon and the US political circles.
When a company registers £178 billion revenue and employs 560,000 people, it does not go unseen in Washington’s, London’s or Brussels’ corridors of power. Amazon is no exception. The online retailer’s relation with politics is complex, being alternatively cooperative or detached, but is always functional to profit maximisation. Continue reading “Race to One Trillion: Amazon’s Affairs in Washington”
Consumer trends are slowly shifting from ownership to experience. The rise of this ‘sharing economy’ has transformed market landscapes with the massive growth of companies like Uber and Airbnb. Now, it’s possible to rent out your ride, your apartment, your workspace, and even your luxury clothing. In this rapidly-changing setting, the focus has shifted to assessing its newly-born risks.
Mr Kevin Rudd’s vision on the future of the G20 project, which he helped launch in 2008 as the Prime Minister of Australia, must have resonated as a warning to those leaders across the world tempted to withdraw from the international consensus reached 10 years ago in Washington. Continue reading “The G20 ten years on: old lessons and new challenges”
For the delegates who attended the 2018 edition of the Warwick Economics Summit (WES), the weekend of the 2nd – 4th February will be one that they are unlikely to forget easily. Continue reading “WES 2018: An Inspiring Event and a Story of Team Success”
Have all the speakers confirmed? How much will the stage cost? Have we organised the cameras for the weekend? These are only a few of the thousand questions that ring back and forth at our team meeting. Continue reading “WES: Behind the Scenes”
In a lot of the ongoing Brexit talks, it seems to sometimes be forgotten that any good negotiation has at least two sides involved. Of course, it sometimes feels like there are two competing factions on the British side alone, as remainers and leavers continue to fight the past battles of the referendum. But what is often forgotten is that it’s not one single, homogeneous entity sitting on the other side of the table. For as much as the EU27 claim to speak with one voice, and remarkably often do, they are still made up of 27 individual nations, with their own aims for these negotiations. So, as the Article 50 clock continues to tick, it seems sensible to examine what these are. Continue reading “The Other Side of the Table: What do the EU27 want from Brexit?”