Watson’s Weekly 04-05-2024

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 TikTok’s spat with Universal ended, when Peloton’s boss stepped down and when McDonald’s said it would double down on China…

IN COMMODITIES NEWS…

IN ENERGY NEWS…

IN CRYPTO NEWS…

IN BUSINESS & EMPLOYMENT TRENDS NEWS...

IN BUSINESS TRENDS NEWS…

IN EMPLOYMENT TRENDS…

IN CAR-RELATED NEWS...

IN AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS NEWS…

IN INDIVIDUAL COMPANY NEWS…

IN CONSUMER, RETAIL & LEISURE NEWS...

IN CONSUMER TRENDS NEWS…

IN CONSUMER GOODS NEWS…

IN RETAIL NEWS…

IN LEISURE/RESTAURANTS NEWS…

IN REAL ESTATE NEWS...

IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE NEWS…

IN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY NEWS…

IN TECH & MEDIA NEWS...

IN TECH NEWS…

IN MEDIA NEWS…

IN IPO AND M&A NEWS...

IN IPO NEWS…

IN M&A NEWS…

IN OTHER NEWS...

BANTER

My favourite “AND FINALLY” video this week was the one with the guy that just burst into life when the spotlight was on!