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EzyBusiness Weekly 5 - 29th March

It's Friday, which means the Weekly 5 is back in another action packed edition! If anyone is unfamiliar with this regular feature it aims to provide you with a short summary of some of the most significant and interesting stories of the week in business and industry. This helps keep you up to date with the news, whilst at the same time provide you with examples of business theories in action in the real world.

This week's top 5 Business stories, as chosen by our EzyBusiness team:

Apple's Innovations - Apple announced four new services that it would be offering in 2019, we discuss the motives behind the strategy and how effective it is likely to be.

Shell's Renewables Pledge - Shell have a taken another step into the renewables energy sector, we discuss the importance of innovation and strategic change in large businesses.

Uber-Careem Takeover - Uber this week confirmed plans to buy rival ride-hailing firm Careem for $3bn, we discuss the benefits that Uber may generate from making this type of takeover deal.

Risks of AI - The ONS released statistics this week relating to the job risks associated with increased levels of automation in the workplace, we look at the occupations that are of the greatest risk and the challenges businesses face in integrating technology into their operations.

Lloyd's Hurricane Problems - Lloyd's of London recorded an annual loss of £1bn this week due to the prevalence of natural diasaters, we assess the role and importance of scenario planning and risk management within a business.

For each topic, we have designed a question to help your students use the skills they have developed in class and apply them to real-world situations.

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Stay tuned for further editions of the Weekly 5 released on Friday's during term time!

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