Briefings

11 October 2019...

Katie Stanton rounds off the week on a cheery note with an exploration of the funeral sector. Are the traditional players becoming less bang, more whimper?

11 October 2019...

10 October 2019...

Today's briefing explores the hidden consequences on the Lira of Turkey's operation in northern Syria.

10 October 2019...

9 October 2019...

Following a visit to a local primary school, Scott Reid muses on the lessons we can learn from today's school children on the climate breakdown and fake news.

9 October 2019...

8 October 2019...

There's something extraordinary about the way local governments can help achieve global goals through community action, argues Javier Maquieira in this morning's daily briefing.

8 October 2019...

7 October 2019...

Aidan Reid reads between the lines in today's daily briefing and highlights the plight of authors' incomes despite a publishing industry that is relatively booming.

7 October 2019...

4 October 2019...

It's the Financial Conduct Authority vs. WhatsApp this morning and Iain Gibson doesn't have high hopes that 20-year-old regulations can tackle a very modern problem.

4 October 2019...

3 October 2019...

Has Canada's Justin Trudeau revealed to be a rather conventional politician? Javier Maquieira looks at the rise and fall of the Canadian prime minister as he fights for a second term in office this month.

3 October 2019...

2 October 2019...

One year on from the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Scott Reid looks at the eyebrowing-raising tactics the Gulf kingdom is choosing to change its image.

2 October 2019...

1 October 2019...

Controlling the weather is now becoming a reality and with that the implications of such technology need to be considered, as Aidan Reid explains.

1 October 2019...

30 September 2019...

Katie Stanton kicks of the week with an insight into the e-cigarette revolution. While, vaping may seem the Juul in the crown of the metropolitan elite, growing regulatory scrutiny, health concerns and dangerous demographics spell trouble in paradise.

30 September 2019...

27 September 2019...

Aidan Reid rounds out the week with a look at the growing trend of tech-driven selective socialisation, only wishing we could do with less building around similarities and more bridging differences.

27 September 2019...

26 September 2019...

According to Katie Stanton, data is power – and big tech companies have got us by the Johnson.

26 September 2019...

25 September 2019...

In today's daily briefing, Javier Maquieira reflects on yesterday's two historic Supreme Court rulings in the UK and Spain as they serve to remind us what any healthy democracy should aim for.

25 September 2019...

24 September 2019...

Tom's got his complaining cap on this morning: how come London soaks up the vast majority of the transport budget? And wouldn't Edinburgh benefit from a touch more investment in its transport network?

24 September 2019...

23 September 2019...

Juan Palenzuela looks at a refreshing new perspective on sustainable policies as boosters of productivity and innovation that are starting to plague the minds of business and political leaders ahead of the Climate Action Summit held today in New York.

23 September 2019...

20 September 2019...

In the last daily briefing of the week, Javier Maquieira takes a look at Israel's political deadlock after Binyamin Netanyahu's main opponent, Benny Gantz, rejected the offer of a Netanyahu-led unity government.

20 September 2019...

19 September 2019...

Katie Stanton's bored of hyperbole this morning. If it's not Donald Trump declaring war at every opportunity, it's virtue signalling celebs raising hell in the name of any and all good causes.

19 September 2019...

18 September 2019...

In today's daily briefing, Sabina Kadi?-MacKenzie explores the growing relationship between western Balkan states and China. A relationship that, she argues, should streamline the long-awaited accession of these countries to the EU.

18 September 2019...

17 September 2019...

Childhood assumptions of China's inevitable rise to economic supremacy are questioned by Aidan Reid in today's Daily Briefing.

17 September 2019...

16 September 2019...

From the Tory civil war to actual war. Scott Reid looks at the eruption of tensions between Washington, Tehran and Riyadh as drone strikes hit two of Saudi Arabia's most important oil sites.

16 September 2019...