The "Fancy a pint?" edition
Do people want to be you?
There continues to be no shortage of articles on the future of work and the impact of working from home. When writers actually ask people rather than pontificating it turns out that people see some good things in the office and some good things at home, and would like a bit of both.
Whether you return to a socially distanced desk in an office or stay sandwiched next to the ironing board, you might benefit from some automated advice on politeness. Your negotiating techniques might also benefit from an overall. One thing that never goes out of fashion is moaning about your boss. You can find out if you are an incompetent manager here.
Even educated bees do it
One of those perennial topics is the need for consolidation amongst European banks but nothing ever seems to happen. The latest attempt is in Italy but the prey is fighting back.
China is considering letting its commercial banks off the leash.
The fact that analysts can't agree on where the market is headed could mean it is really accurately priced at the moment, or it could mean nobody has a clue what is going on.
What goes down must go up?
The latest commodity to get a corona boost is copper.
The great thing about having an unprecedented market collapse is you get to set all sorts of records on the rebound, which then tells you less than you might hope.
We've all made stupid choices, haven't we?
Taking Libyarties (sorry!)
France is the latest country to up the stakes in Libya. With tension building the past weeks and every regional player plus (inevitably) Russia getting involved this doesn't look like it's going to end well.
The wind of no change
Well it seems that Vlad has only gone and won his referendum. The one that makes him a god or something. However seeing where he was a few weeks ago this is a truly impressive vindication of his popularity. So what is he going to do now?