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Bloomberg’s view for 2022 August 29 – September 04

August 29 After China’s military drills following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the ball was back in US President Joe Biden’s court to respond. His military generals did so by sending two guided-missile cruisers through the Taiwan Strait yesterday, in what the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet called a “routine” trip. In many ways,Continue reading “Bloomberg’s view for 2022 August 29 – September 04”

The Week for 2022 August 29 – September 04

August 29 Shelling continues near Ukraine nuclear plant ahead of inspection More artillery fire hit near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine over the weekend, Ukrainian officials said Sunday. The fighting came as the International Atomic Energy Agency prepares to send a team of scientists this week to assess damage from recent shelling. UkraineContinue reading “The Week for 2022 August 29 – September 04”

The New York Times for the 2nd week of August 2022

August 08 Children in Gaza City reacted to an Israeli airstrike on Saturday. Over the weekend, 44 Palestinians, including 15 children, were killed, health officials said.Mohammed Abed/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A cease-fire in Gaza Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza agreed to a cease-fire late last night, which appeared to hold as of thisContinue reading “The New York Times for the 2nd week of August 2022”

Our selection of The Week’s 2nd week of August 2022

In the 2nd week of August Donald Trump managed to get a lot of eyes from the world looking at his ‘telenovella’ or American soap.

2022 end of July Bloomberg selection

July 25 The contest to succeed Boris Johnson moves up a gear today with the first head-to-head debate between the two candidates vying to become Conservative Party leader and UK prime minister. It’s unlikely to be pretty. Key reading: Truss Promises Low-Tax UK Investment Zones in Pitch to Tory Base The Pound’s Woes Run Deep,Continue reading “2022 end of July Bloomberg selection”

The Guardian looking at the headlights for the last week of June 2022

One of the questions at the end of June was: How will women’s physical, emotional and financial wellbeing fare in a nation with a maternal mortality crisis, sky-high health costs and a tattered social safety net?

The Big Question: How bad is Bitcoin mining for the environment really?

In little over a decade, Bitcoin has risen from a fringe technology popular with cryptographers, to the world’s ninth most valuable asset by market cap.   The cryptocurrency‘s dramatic ascent has created millionaires, reimagined money and launched a multi-billion dollar industry inspired by its revolutionary decentralised technology. But it has also brought with it some unwanted side effects.   TheContinue reading “The Big Question: How bad is Bitcoin mining for the environment really?”