Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicBloomberg Opinion

Topic: Bloomberg Opinion

Trump not first arrogant US President. Richard Nixon talked nuclear strike on India in ’71

Ask historians of the 'third world' how the US instigated or supported illegal wars, death squads and legal blockades. President Donald Trump, it is clear,...

Democracies may grow slow, but they grow right

Broader economic outcomes show that democratic processes act as immune system for economies, stopping diseases before they spread

Facebook’s acquisition of every possible digital ad space shows weakness

Facebook's six years lessons as a public company has made it incredibly adept at making money by finding new places to stick ads and tailoring them to specific needs. 

Trump’s G7 crackup boosts China’s sway in Asia

While the G7 summit was falling apart, at SCO, Chinese President Xi was clinking glasses with partners such as Putin and acting chummy with potential rivals such as PM Modi.

From beneficiary to challenger — changing face of Chinese military ties with the US

China has benefitted from the stability provided by US might. Now that it expands its military footprint, should the US be worried?

The government’s right to throw homebuyers a lifeline

The bankruptcy code has broken new ground by lifting homebuyers left without apartments by debt-stressed builders to the status of financial creditors.

Modi threads path between rising China, uncertain US

India's increasing closeness to China is driven by a growing recognition that it lacks the economic and military capacity to compete with China, combined with growing doubts over the reliability of the US.

Are we facing an oil shock? These signs say yes

Surging fuel prices have led to discontent in India & Brazil and compensatory measures in Thailand, Vietnam. A 2011 analysis of previous such oil shocks suggests they are strong predictors of downturns.

Someone give Fortis directors a discharge slip

While international investors have shown interest in the company, the directors' push for going with two Indian business families is off-putting.

As the world warms, not everyone stays cool

Increase in the need of cooling, and then burning of more fossil fuel to generate electricity, everything is contributing to climate change and gradually raising atmospheric temperature.

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A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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