China’s Covid Restrictions Are Forcing Farmers to Destroy Crops

“Citizens want food, farmers want income, and farming seasons don’t wait for anyone,” the state-backed publication said. It urged authorities to reduce obstruction for vehicles transporting food products, “so that fresh vegetables from the fields can be served hot on the tables of thousands of households.” 

FTX Chaos Prompts Reckoning on Dubai’s Embrace of Crypto Giants

(Bloomberg) — On Oct. 26, days before the collapse of his crypto exchange FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried sat for lunch at an upscale Dubai restaurant, subtly testing the waters for funding at a table of founders, bankers and financiers, including Anthony Scaramucci. 

Pakistan Surprises With Steep Rate Hike to Stop Inflation Spiral

Street vendors set up outside closed stores in Karachi, Pakistan, on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. Pakistan’s central bank is expected to hold its key interest rate for a seventh straight meeting even as an economic recovery from the pandemic is fanning Asia’s fastest inflation.

Apple’s Reliance on China Grows Perilous With Chaos in iPhone City

The daily Covid testing also proved to be flawed. As many as 20 workers’ throat swabs were put into one tube to speed testing and lower costs. If the results came back positive, all the workers whose samples were in that one tube were put into isolation for further testing. Those who worked on the same production … Read more

Charting the Global Economy: OECD Raises Inflation Forecast

(Bloomberg) — Central banks around the world must be steadfast in their inflation fight even though economies will suffer as a result, the OECD said this week. The organization boosted its 2023 inflation estimates and said it expects price increases the following year will remain above the targets set by many global central banks. While … Read more

Truss, Johnson Join Rebellion Against Sunak for Onshore Wind

Wind turbines on the Bradwell Wind Farm, near to the decomissioned Bradwell nuclear power station, site of the planned Bradwell B project, in Bradwell-on-Sea, U.K., on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. British regulators approved a Chinese-designed nuclear reactor that could be used at the plant in southeast England being developed by China General Nuclear Power Corp. … Read more

Amitabh Bachchan Wins Court Order for His Personality Rights

The lawsuit before the court flagged Bachchan’s name, voice, images, pictures, likeness and his “unique style of dialogue delivery” among the traits which fall under legal protection. Counsel for the actor told the court that mobile applications, telephone numbers and websites had mushroomed that monetized his images or likeness without permission.