Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicBloomberg Opinion

Topic: Bloomberg Opinion

Iran wants no sanctions, US wants it to roll back nuclear programme, with talks in ‘end game’

Donald Trump had withdrawn from Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in 2018 & imposed sanctions on the gulf nation. Iran responded by expanding its nuclear program in breach of the accord.

Biden’s wolf-crying campaign over Ukraine has turned the tables on Putin

There is a plausible scenario that defies the seemingly unshakable logic of Putin's planned invasion of Ukraine and plays out as a media phenomenon rather than a hot war.

Why Federal Reserve will no longer have pandemic-era investors’ backs

Inflation is top of mind for all leaders in Washington and US President Joe Biden, whose approval ratings are sliding, appears less inclined to count on hope as a strategy.

Why $69 billion Activision deal could be a blunder for Microsoft

Looking out a few years, the tech giant may be underestimating the level of damage Activision’s brands have suffered from both workplace scandals and complaints about game quality.

What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.

Mukesh Ambani’s succession plan for Reliance needs 3 ‘superstars’

Reliance succession will be underpinned by the emergence of at least 3 superstar businesses, each of which will aim for a very large share of profit in its particular industry.

Apple’s $3 trillion valuation should worry investors

With its fortress balance sheet of roughly $190 bn in cash, Apple can withstand almost any grim economic scenario. But valuation and fundamentals eventually will matter again.

India may be behind on climate goals but its one-stop shop for electric vehicles is visionary

The more drivers know about their options — & the more govts can address worries about how far EVs can travel — the less likely they'll be to resort to old, fossil-fuel-driven habits.

Goodbye, Facebook; Hello, Meta — Why name change reflects poor judgement by Zuckerberg

Whether Meta can separate itself from the problems brought to light by whistleblower Frances Haugen needs to be seen. There is no guarantee the final result won’t be a car crash.

Netflix proves it’s essential, pandemic or not, even though Disney+ is growing in India

It is becoming evident that in streaming, Netflix is more of a stronghold than some might have thought and its market share won’t be so easily pilfered — not even by the Magic Kingdom.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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