Thursday, September 23, 2021
OF THE various things Britain’s government has got wrong in its Brexit negotiating strategy, perhaps the most enduring is the belief that it could drive a wedge into the ranks of the remaining 27 members of the European Union. A favourite early mantra of Brexiteer MPs was that German carmakers would pressure Angela Merkel to…
Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launches in September 2018. The first satellite launched into orbit, Sputnik, launched from a spaceport in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The Central Asian country was then a Soviet republic. Later, the first human to fly into space, Yuri Gagarin, also launched from Kazakhstan. Today, despite its independence, this spaceport remains the…
Will a trade war crush the Chinese economy? Unlikely, said a panel of experts speaking at the Fortune Global Forum in Toronto on Monday. “The US-China conflict—it’s not a positive, it’s not something that is going to help growth [in China] but neither is it going to necessarily impact the overall macro economy,” said Jonathan…
Enlarge / Barley grain used in the production of beer at the Asahi Kanagawa Brewery in Japan Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesThere's nothing quite like putting your feet up after a long, hot summer day and enjoying a refreshing cold brew if you're a beer lover. But a warming climate could give rise to global barley shortages,…
IBM will pay $190 per share for the software company, which it described as the world's leading provider of open source cloud software, a more than 60% premium to Red Hat's closing stock price of $116.68 on Friday. Shares traded upwards of $175 in June, but disappointing earnings combined with a volatile market had seen…
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Monday as an increase in tensions between Western powers and Saudi Arabia added to worries over rising borrowing costs and the impact of tariffs, following the main three indexes’ biggest weekly declines in over seven months. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in…
IN HIS trade war with China, President Donald Trump appears to have the upper hand. The new tariffs his administration unveiled this week, which will raise the share of Chinese imports subject to levies to at least 44%, are unlikely to dampen America’s sizzling economy, or to boost inflation by much. Though some firms will…
Research from UBS shows President Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods are having a material effect on US-China trade. The analysts reviewed US import data for $34 billion of products that fell within the first tranche of US tariffs on July 6. And the decline has been "sharp and unambiguous": Census/UBS "The modest uptick in September…
Behold, America: The Entangled History of “America First” and “the American Dream”. By Sarah Churchwell. Basic Books; 368 pages; $19.99. Bloomsbury; £20. Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. IT IS common for historians to examine the actions of great men. Sarah Churchwell, a professor of American literature…
REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft said Friday that it would sell the military and intelligence agencies whatever advanced technologies they needed “to build a strong defense,” just months after Google told the Pentagon it would refuse to provide artificial intelligence products that could build more accurate drones or compete with China for next-generation weapons. The announcement,…