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Peter Watson

Peter Watson

Peter Watson founded Seiha Consulting, a career transition consultancy, after working in HR and four recruitment agencies. He was also a stockbroker for 13 years in London and Tokyo, advising some of the world’s biggest financial institutions on European and Japanese stock market investment. He started writing the Daily (previously known as “Watson’s WIFI”) to help candidates prepare for interviews – but soon found that many others wanted to read it as well!

Latest articles by this author

Security flaw at Monzo and 8chan offline

Spotify subscriber numbers and retailer landlord Intu

Bayer lawsuits grow and strong sales for Greggs

LSE’s bid for Refinitiv and Sports Direct’s nightmare

UBS’s disappointing performance and Fever-Tree losing its fizz

Objections to Libra and the dangers of new craze FaceApp

Neuralink trials and an EU investigation into Amazon

Symantec takeover talks and AG Barr profit warning

Sports Direct postpones its results and CBD in the UK

Japanese retailer brand Uniqlo and Amazon as the fastest growing streamer

US softening its position on Huawei and disappointment in Superdry

Strength in global markets and China’s new stock exchange

German pharmaceutical group Bayer and motor dealership Pendragon

BMW’s electric dreams and New Look’s disappointing performance

Electric cars in China and Boohoo’s boom

Arcadia and the partnership between Marcus and Saga

Tencent’s return to form and Salesforce’s big acquisition

Tax on Big Tech and the United Technologies and Raytheon mega-merger

The Fiat Chrysler/Renault deal and Arcadia’s day of judgement

Neil Woodford’s woes and the success of meat substitutes

e-commerce drama in Europe and new developments for Apple

The Huawei ban and Abercrombie & Fitch

Brexit and the Renault-Fiat Chrysler merger

Huawei shenanigans and Canopy Growth’s new acquisition

Urban Outfitters and Jamie Oliver’s restaurants

Google vs Huawei developments and British Steel

Google vs Huawei and pork-substitute company Right Treat

Trump’s delay on car tariffs and Tencent’s results

India car sales and Next’s deal with Amazon

Impossible Foods cash injection and Metro Bank rumours

Bitcoin hits $7000 mark and Uber’s flotation

Persisting Revolut allegations and House of Fraser developments

Tyson Foods and Ikea’s city-centre opening in Paris

Facebook’s revamp and Beyond Meat’s flotation

Marriott International US home rental platform and Spotify subscribers

Airline profits and the meat industry

The Asda and Sainsbury merger and Tesla’s Q1 results

Results from Twitter, Snapchat and digital start-up, Revolut

Robo-taxis from Tesla and advertising on TikTok

Indivior’s nightmare and Tesco’s triumph

Banking job losses and high street shop shutdowns

Debenhams terminal decline and rising pork prices

Bitcoin’s sudden rise and Julian Dunkerton’s return to Superdry

Impossible Food’s deal with Burger King and Amazon to cut prices at Whole Foods

Fixed Odds Betting Terminals and Lyft’s recent flotation

New car regulations and Renault merger talks

Apple’s new services and an Ocado tie-up

Majestic Wines’ big news and tricky times for tobacco companies

Gaming on Google and shopping on Instagram

Lyft set for an IPO and the acquisition of Worldpay

US retailing trends and Big Tech following the New Zealand attack

Boeing’s troubles and a development in e-cigarettes

Nissan car production and troubled retailer, French Connection

A German bank merger and TikTok owner ByteDance’s potential flotation

Prozac and Amazon’s latest move in physical stores

China’s slowing growth rate and Debenhams’ profit warning

Amazon’s plans for shops and Tencent’s plans for esports

The Marks and Spencer/Ocado deal and Lego’s turnaround

Peugeot’s return to the US market and the potential M&S/Ocado deal

GE’s disposal of its biotech business and Spotify’s problems in India

Huawei’s bendy phone and the ambitions of the BMW-Daimler joint venture

Samsung folds (its new phone) and Lyft lists

Honda’s Swindon shutdown and the SUV surfeit

Electric vehicle metal prices and UK Consumer research

Heineken’s success and a key development for an electric car platform maker

Game makers and Tesla’s Model 3 price cut

HMV’s rescue and the BBC’s deal with Discovery

Tesla buying Maxwell Technologies and Netflix

Volkswagen’s common platform and Facebook numbers

Apple and Mike Ashley’s interest in Sofa.com

Tesla’s snub from Saudi Arabia and Caterpillar’s downbeat outlook

iPhone production and a potential tie-up between Marks & Spencer and Ocado

Metro Bank’s nightmare and joy for clothing retailer, Joules

Foxconn to assemble iPhones in India and Patisserie Valerie’s demise

FTSE100 landlord British Land and Google’s fine from the French regulator

Mike Ashley potentially buying HMV and problems in the e-scooter industry

US banks and a chunky valuation from Pokemon Go creator Niantic

UK retail winners and losers and Ford link up with Volkswagen

JD Sports and car parts giant Continental

A UK real estate landmark case and India’s growing car market

UK high street winners and China car sales

Peter Watson: Palladium and Safestore

Apple and SoftBank’s decision on WeWork

Facebook Dating and new bank disruptor Chetwood

ASOS shares and the UK Retail sector

Hard times for UK retail hit real estate value

Superdry shares fall as co-founder voices concerns

Travis Perkins to focus on trade-facing business

US-China trade war truce set to boost US car makers?

Netflix set to increase number of European shows

Tech companies making moves in to healthcare

Black Friday sales heap pressure on UK retailers

Can Ikea’s move into town centre stores save the UK High Street?

US retailers shed $50bn ahead of Black Friday

New distribution channel to boost Tencent shares?

Can new mobile phone technology boost demand for Apple shares?

Watson’s Daily: Eurozone fragility and the death of UK department stores?

Watson’s Daily: B&M expansion plans and Apple in India

Watson’s Daily: British American Tobacco and Beyond Meat

Watson’s Daily: Juul and the SoftBank Vision Fund

Watson’s Daily: Samsung’s new prototype and Sophos shocker

Watson’s Daily: New Look, Primark and Papa John’s

Watson’s Daily: More on Trump’s tariffs and the UK services sector

Watson’s Daily: US-China trade war and South African insurer, Vitality

Watson’s Daily: Next results and Coca-Cola on cannabis infused drinks

Watson’s Daily: Amazon Prime Wardrobe and Sports Direct

A destabilising Germany and the scandal at Hitachi Chemical

Watson’s Daily: Brazilian Presidential election and Epic Games

Watson’s Weekly: Italian budget, UK High Street and the Auto sector

Watson’s Daily: European disarray and Debenhams’ nightmare

Watson’s Daily: US and UK manufacturing and Electric cars

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