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Hello and welcome to the first full working week of the new year.
How is your 2023 going? Amid the economic gloom and ongoing conflict in Ukraine, there are signs of a return to normality. The Golden Globe Awards ceremony is back this week in its Los Angeles home, after boycotts over a lack of diversity led to the cancellation of the event last year. Looking further ahead, world leaders, business leaders and economic thinkers will begin arriving in the Swiss resort of Davos this Sunday for the World Economic Forum the following week.
The next seven days also sees the official start of the fourth-quarter earnings season, beginning with Wall Street banks and British retailers. This will of course remind us that we are far from back to normal for the global…