What comes after a week that shook the world

  We’re living through arguably the most truly global attempt to tighten financial conditions in memory. This is shifting the tectonic plates beneath the world economy, and threatens dangerous developments in society and in politics as we all try to adapt. And yet what strikes the eye after a week of market landmarks and aggressive interventions by central banks is ...

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Capping Russian oil prices is worth trying

  A proposal by the Group of Seven to impose a price cap on purchases of Russian oil is so neat that it’s been derided as an academic parlor game. Can the world’s wealthiest countries really reduce Moscow’s revenue while keeping crude flowing into global markets? As it happens, the answer is probably yes. The plan has plenty of flaws, ...

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Nasa delays Artemis I Moon launch on tropical storm risk

Bloomberg Nasa is standing down from its Artemis I mission to the moon next week, as a tropical storm off the coast of South America creeps towards Florida and the agency’s launch site for the Space Launch System rocket. The US space agency said it will decide whether to roll the rocket and spacecraft back from the launch pad to ...

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JetBlue workers to seek union representation

  Bloomberg JetBlue Airways Corp baggage handlers and other airport ground workers are looking to gain union representation, potentially following pilots and flight attendants in joining an organised labor group at the carrier. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) said it will file an application with the National Mediation Board after a sufficient number of the 3,000 ...

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Japanese airline ANA plans to increase international flights

  Bloomberg All Nippon Airways will increase international flights and cabin staff numbers to meet an anticipated jump in demand when Japan abolishes Covid-19 border controls next month. “We’ve long been waiting for the easing of restrictions,” Chief Executive Officer Shinichi Inoue told reporters at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Friday. “We want to welcome visitors from overseas with increased ...

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Canadian retail sales rise slightly in August

  Bloomberg Canadian retail sales rise slightly in August, a welcome rebound from the largest decline in more than a year in July. Receipts for retailers increased 0.4% in August, Statistics Canada reported Friday in Ottawa, according to an advance estimate. That follows a 2.5% sales drop in July, which was the first decline in seven months and the largest ...

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‘Read Putin more often and carefully,’ Lavrov tells world

Bloomberg Grilled by reporters at the United Nations General Assembly about what comes next in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had simple advice. “You should read Putin more often and carefully,” he told a journalist who asked about Moscow’s endgame for the seven-month-old conflict, directing the questioner to Putin’s speeches for guidance. The Russian president’s public comments ...

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First North Korea ballistic missile since June reignites tension

Bloomberg North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile, marking a return to provocations with US Vice President Kamala Harris due to arrive in the region and as an American aircraft carrier group prepares for naval exercises with South Korea. The launch on Sunday was its first since shooting off its single-day record of eight at the start of June. At ...

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Bolsonaro, Lula battle for votes in Brazil’s largest state

Bloomberg The front-runners in Brazil’s presidential election are seeking support in the country’s most populous state, where the polling gap between them has narrowed in the last days of the campaign. President Jair Bolsonaro attended an event in Campinas, one of the biggest cities in Sao Paulo state, in the morning, before taking part in a televised debate Saturday night. ...

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Czech opposition group wins vote in large cities

  Bloomberg The main Czech opposition group won in most large cities in weekend municipal elections, mobilizing protest votes against the government’s handling of the energy crisis. The ANO party of billionaire former Prime Minister Andrej Babis came on top in eight of 13 regional centers, while losing to government parties in the capital Prague and in the second biggest ...

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