Watson’s Weekly 09-03-2024

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 where Trump wrapped things up, Hunt announced potentially his last Budget and Nationwide bought Virgin Money…

IN COMMODITIES NEWS…

IN ENERGY NEWS…

IN CRYPTO TRENDS…

IN BUSINESS & EMPLOYMENT TRENDS NEWS...

IN BUSINESS TRENDS NEWS…

IN EMPLOYMENT TRENDS…

  • UK wage expectations are losing momentum as a survey of 3,000 CFOs shows that there’s an expectation of a wage growth slowdown. Wage growth is a major worry for the Bank of England as it could potentially stoke inflation just as it’s now coming down.

IN CAR NEWS...

REGARDING CHINESE EVs…

REGARDING EVs IN GENERAL…

REGARDING CAR SALES…

IN FINANCIALS NEWS...

IN BANKS NEWS…

IN INSURANCE NEWS…

IN RETAIL & LEISURE NEWS...

IN RETAIL…

IN LEISRE/RESTAURANTS NEWS…

IN TECH & MEDIA NEWS...

IN TECH NEWS…

IN MEDIA NEWS…

IN OTHER NEWS...

BANTER

My favourite video this week was the one about how to make your own house! I thought this was pretty amazing!