Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 33 n° 335

News from The Economist

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 2 gennaio 2021

“We have two covers this week. In Britain and Europe—which are about to become separate places as well as distinct editions of the newspaper—we look at Britain’s role in the world. It is a question the country has grappled with off and on for centuries, and in recent decades British thinking has often been clouded by nostalgia for lost empire and great-power status. Membership of the European club provided an answer of sorts. Britain, as Tony Blair put it, could be a “bridge” between America and Europe, with influence in both Washington and Brussels. Now that Britain is fully out of the European Union, it must think afresh. Where should it focus?In our American and Asian editions we report on China’s world-beating approach to e-commerce. Western firms like to think that they are at the cutting edge. In fact the future of e-commerce is being staked out in China. Its market is far bigger and more creative than those in the West, with tech firms blending e-commerce, social media and razzmatazz to become online-shopping emporia for 850m digital consumers. And China is also at the frontier of regulation. The crackdown on Alibaba, on December 24th, may be partly about settling scores, but it also looks likely to promote competition. For a century the world’s consumer businesses have looked to America to spot new trends, from scannable barcodes on Wrigley’s gum in the 1970s to keeping up with the Kardashians’ consumption habits in the 2010s. Now they should be looking to the East”. Zanny Minton Beddoes Editor-In-Chief The Economist.


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