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Archive May 2021

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Week InReview: May 14, 2021

Digital Nomads.
 
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The typical business traveler of the future might not be boarding a plane or checking into a hotel because they have to visit a client or attend a conference. No, they might be on the road because the want to take advantage of the ability to work anywhere and treat hotels as temporary offices and homes.
 
— Fast Company

Week InAdvance: May 10, 2021

Mon May 10 EU begins to test its vaccine certificate system. | Tue May 11 NY Fed's Alternative Reference Rates Committee holds Sofr webinar. | Wed May 12 Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of Ramadan. U.S. CPI report. | Thu May 13 FDIC economic inclusion meeting.

Week InReview: May 7, 2021

Back to work, darkly.
 
Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
 
Companies are slowly calling staff back to the office. They bring with them the emotional scars of a year filled with fear, isolation and sorrow.
 
From casual Fridays to after-work drinks, those weekly rituals once taken for granted are returning as Americans head back to the office. And while masks, plexiglass and empty conference rooms will alter the cubescape, employers are nevertheless invested in getting things back to normal — or at least as normal as possible.
 
But that won’t be easy. Covid-19’s damage may be felt in the workplace long after the disease has receded. That’s thanks to the mental and emotional toll the pandemic has taken on employees. 
 
— Bloomberg Workplace

Week InAdvance: May 3, 2021

Mon May 3 'Just Economy Conference 2021'. | Tue May 4 G7 foreign ministers meet. Climate change in the House. | Wed May 5 Basel Committee high-level meeting. | Thu May 6 IOSCO/CPMI/BCBS roundtable on margin practices. BOE rate decision and monetary policy report. Art fair in NYC. | Fri May 5 U.S. employment report for April.
 

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