Category: Series 53

January 24, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Unravel Outlook 2020: global supply chains will unravel.  Trade wars, tariffs, Brexit & new populist governments will unwind world manufacturing & service links. Those connections had increased cooperation & lowered costs through economies of scale.  Breaking up is hard to do, will slow innovation & raise costs for consumers.  Unhappy bunny Guessed  the Word?     …

January 22, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Outbreak Outbreak outlook 2020: the bugs will spread.  Now that a keyboard can do more damage than a gunship, we overlook the most devastating enemy – contagious disease.  During World War 1, flu killed more people than warfare.  Firms need to put up their own defences against disruption & loss, as governments can’t do much. …

January 21, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Key clues 2020 Where to find 2020 key clues for business?  In the biggest warehouse of information – the internet.  Data from wifi-enabled devices, location-tracking mobile phones, public data scraped from the web, sentiments on social media, credit card transactions & jobs statistics – much intelligence can be gleaned from these about what will appear…

January 17, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Open Data troves held by tech giants will be forced open, to benefit consumers & level the playing field for rivals.  Further crackdowns likely: ban on sharing data across their businesses, unwinding of mergers, new rules/fines for use of personal data.  The pain will fall mainly on their reign over internet search, digital advertising, e-commerce &…

January 16, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Over Climate change is over; we’re in climate crisis now.  2020 will mark the turning point when weather becomes a more urgent priority than economic growth.  Governments representing 206m people have declared climate emergencies.  Future generations will have it hot, hot, hot Guessed the Word?        Series 53 (1/7)         pic: riaSopala

January 14, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Longest Longest & calmest ever US bull market turns 11 years old in June 2020.  Will it last?  Probably, as American consumers are in great shape.  Their debt relative to income is lowest in 40 years, their savings rate is high, real incomes are rising & unemployment is at a 50-year low.   No sign of…