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Rightly or wrongly

Rightly or wrongly Written by Katie Stanton, associate partnerEdited by Kevin Pringle, partner21 September 2020 Good morning, American mathematician, Katherine Johnson, said famously: “in math, you’re either right or you’re wrong.” Now, I decided for myself from a young age that maths wasn’t for me. Whether I was born that way or persuaded of it by our …

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Abenomics forever

Abenomics forever Written by Li-Ann Chin, associateEdited by Harriet Moll, creative director17 September 2020 Good morning, Last month, Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving leader, announced a rather abrupt end to his  career, citing chronic illness as the reason for his resignation. Notorious for his signature brand of Abenomics, Abe’s time in office has been scrutinised by sceptics and believers alike, as he embarked on a series of rather …

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Testing times

Testing times Written by Adam Shaw, associate partner Edited by Kevin Pringle, partner17 September 2020 Good morning, Often, when a government minister stands at the despatch box, what they are speaking about can be classed as a “bubble” issue – one that is important but is generally of little interest to your average voter. Like the problems …

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The fault in our density

The fault in our density Written by Javier Maquieira, senior associate Edited by Katie Stanton, associate partner14 September 2020 Good morning, During the first world war, press in some western European countries refrained from reporting news of the devastating effects of the 1918 pandemic to avoid additional public alarm, with health authorities even refusing to reveal …

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These people don’t exist

These people don’t exist Written by Katie Stanton, associate partnerEdited by Iain Gibson,  associate partner11 September 2020 Good morning, After two weeks spent pickling my insides with slushy strawberry daiquiris and shrivelling under the Croatian sun – I find that sun cream, once applied, determinedly seeks out recesses (eyeballs, belly button, that weird hammock betwixt …

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Erdogan’s pipe dream

Erdogan’s pipe dream Written by Ralitsa Bobcheva, associate Edited by Harriet Moll, creative director10 September 2020 Good morning, On the 21st of August, national headlines cheered at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s announcement that Turkey had “made the biggest discovery of natural gas in its history in the Black Sea”. He vowed to launch production by 2023, the 100th anniversary of …

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Soft(bank) reboot

Soft(Bank) Reboot Written by Iain Gibson, associate partner Edited by Kevin Pringle, partner9 September 2020 Good morning, In a room full of princes and serious global power players, those two stood out. It was May 2017 in Riyadh, and the inaugural Saudi-US CEO Forum at the Four Seasons hotel. I was there, in my previous working life, lucky enough …

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