Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicBloomberg Opinion

Topic: Bloomberg Opinion

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine likely to create a refugee crisis that rivals 1945

According to the European Commission, about 120,000 Ukrainians have fled their homes. While 1-5 million civilians could flee westward and into the EU in the coming weeks and months.

These economic sanctions could hurt Vladimir Putin the most

In an interview, Princeton University professor Stephen Kotkin discusses Russian President Vladimir Putin’s designs on Ukraine, and the sanctions that might deter him.

Queen Elizabeth shows how to make Boris Johnson’s ‘Living With Covid’ plan work

The monarch tested positive for Covid with mild symptoms days before the plan rolled out, but she continued “light duties” over Zoom and neatly modelled a picture of how it could work.

Ignoring inflation may bite back, it will not purchase India extra growth

Policy makers seem to believe that by not raising interest rates and letting prices bubble up will encourage investment but the link between output, jobs and prices may be more complex.

Early instances of harassment in the Metaverse may hinder Mark Zuckerberg’s dreams

Several women including a beta tester have reported incidents of harassment, one was virtually groped by a stranger and another was virtually gang-raped within 60 seconds.

Mark Zuckerberg still has too much control of Facebook

While founders of Microsoft, Alphabet Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. have stepped aside, Zuckerberg who founded Facebook 18 years ago, still controls 58% voting shares & remains chairman.

Employers or employees, salary transparency is good for everybody

Starting 15 May, New York City will require firms to post a salary range when advertising an open position. That makes it convenient for all involved.

Vedanta’s latest chip venture with Foxconn is just a little more than a piece of paper

Those hopeful that India can establish a foothold in semiconductor sector should temper expectations, and instead hope that Modi govt will follow through on local chip industry plans.

Joe Biden’s decision to command & split Afghanistan’s forex is a $7 billion betrayal

Biden has begun releasing the $7 bn Afghan Central Bank funds held in US Fed. His plan proposes to split it. The problem is, the US doesn’t own that money: Afghanistan does.

The market is finally putting a realistic price on carbon

The current surge in carbon should be seen as a success, finally bringing the cost of emissions in Europe to a level sufficient to switch to less polluting technologies.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.