Watson’s Weekly 01-06-2024

This is an amalgamation of the “best bits” of the daily weekday newsletter/blog woven together to form a concise and coherent view on the things that matter in the commercial and economic news of the week. 

THE COLOURED HIGHLIGHT REFERS TO THE EDITION WHERE THE STORY APPEARED IN WATSON’S DAILY. Clicking on the day will take you to the appropriate edition of Watson’s Daily.

IN BIG PICTURE NEWS...

This was the week when NATO discovered massive defensive weaknesses, when Donny T got into more big doo-doo and when Nvidia became more valuable than the FTSE100…

IN COMMODITIES NEWS…

IN CURRENCY NEWS…

IN BUSINESS & CONSUMER TRENDS NEWS...

IN BUSINESS TRENDS NEWS…

IN CONSUMER TRENDS NEWS…

IN AUTOMOTIVE NEWS...

IN EV NEWS…

IN OTHER CAR NEWS…

  • Research from the IEA showed that global sales of SUVs hit a new high in 2023. Emissions from such vehicles accounted for 20% of the global increase of CO2. If SUVs were a country, they’d be the world’s fifth biggest emitter of CO2 ahead of Germany and Japan!

IN TECH NEWS...

IN RETAIL & LEISURE NEWS...

IN RETAIL NEWS…

IN LEISURE NEWS…

IN OTHER NEWS...

BANTER

My favourite “AND FINALLY” video this week was the one about the cottonwood fire. I thought it was fascinating!