infrastructure

Robots Pose Biggest Risk to the Poorest Countries

Robots Pose Biggest Risk to the Poorest Countries

At the end of the 20th century, globalization narrowed the gap between rich and poor nations. But history shows that isn’t always the case.
U.S. Weighs Options on Coronavirus, Including China Flight Ban

U.S. Weighs Options on Coronavirus, Including China Flight Ban

The U.S. government is considering several options to combat the emergence of the coronavirus, including a ban on flights to and from China, though no decision has been made, a person familiar with
Traders Poised to Win in Trump-Era Redo of Oil Speculation Rules

Traders Poised to Win in Trump-Era Redo of Oil Speculation Rules

U.S. regulators are poised to issue long-delayed restrictions on excessive speculation in oil and metals markets after tougher proposals stalled during the Obama administration, said three people with
25 More Coronavirus Deaths in China, Hong Kong Restricts Travel

25 More Coronavirus Deaths in China, Hong Kong Restricts Travel

Governments tightened international travel and border crossings with China to try to stop the spread of a coronavirus outbreak that has sickened thousands, and Germany said it had identified a cluster
United Air to Reduce Flights to China After U.S. Warning on Virus

United Air to Reduce Flights to China After U.S. Warning on Virus

United Airlines Holdings Inc. will pare service to China due to “a significant decline in demand for travel” amid the outbreak of a virus that has claimed more than 100 lives.
BofA Muni-Bond Banker Fink to Seek House Seat in New York

BofA Muni-Bond Banker Fink to Seek House Seat in New York

Washington dealt a major blow to Wall Street’s municipal-bond industry with its 2017 tax changes. Now, one banker from New York says he wants to fight back from inside the walls of Congress.
U.S. Threats Prove Hollow for a Friend in Need of Huawei

U.S. Threats Prove Hollow for a Friend in Need of Huawei

The Trump administration has been clear about the problem it sees with the Chinese giant, less so on the solution.
SIM Swappers Are Phishing Telecom Company Employees to Access Internal Tools

SIM Swappers Are Phishing Telecom Company Employees to Access Internal Tools

SIM swappers are particularly interested in a tool called Omni from Verizon that allows hackers to take over phone numbers.
U.S. Disappointed as Johnson Gives Huawei Partial 5G Role

U.S. Disappointed as Johnson Gives Huawei Partial 5G Role

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson risked a rift with President Donald Trump as he gave Huawei Technologies Co. the green light to help develop Britain’s next-generation broadband networks.
South African Airways to Get $239 Million From State Bank

South African Airways to Get $239 Million From State Bank

South African Airways’s business-rescue team said it’s been given access to 3.5 billion rand ($239 million) from the state-owned Development Bank of Southern Africa to avert the airline’s collapse.
Tariffs and More Tariffs — They Aren’t Going Away in 2020

Tariffs and More Tariffs — They Aren’t Going Away in 2020

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U.K.’s Huawei Decision Won’t Please Anyone

U.K.’s Huawei Decision Won’t Please Anyone

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U.K. Should Cut Salary Threshold for Top Migrants, Advisers Say

U.K. Should Cut Salary Threshold for Top Migrants, Advisers Say

Boris Johnson’s British government should lower its proposed minimum salary threshold of 30,000 pounds for migrants and create a new route for the most talented people who don’t have a job offer, in
Clean Energy Boom Imperiled by Argentina’s Free-Market Fizzle

Clean Energy Boom Imperiled by Argentina’s Free-Market Fizzle

A renewables pipeline of $4.8 billion is at risk under the country’s new leader. The political shift may bury lofty plans, mirroring other nations.
Pentagon to Test Hypersonic Missiles at Five Times the Speed of Sound

Pentagon to Test Hypersonic Missiles at Five Times the Speed of Sound

The Pentagon plans a “very aggressive” expansion of its hypersonic weapons efforts this year, with at least four initial flight tests of prototypes for glide bombs that can fly five times the speed of
Brussels Edition: Poland’s Trouble With the Law

Brussels Edition: Poland’s Trouble With the Law

Welcome to the Brussels Edition, Bloomberg’s daily briefing on what matters most in the heart of the European Union. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every weekday morning.
Trump Plan Calls for Palestinian State, Settlement Freeze

Trump Plan Calls for Palestinian State, Settlement Freeze

The officials say the plan more than doubles the territory currently under Palestinian control, although it also recognizes Israeli sovereignty over major settlement blocs.
Boris Johnson Walks Huawei Tightrope as U.K. Sets Up Clash With Trump

Boris Johnson Walks Huawei Tightrope as U.K. Sets Up Clash With Trump

It’s the kind of balancing act Britain may have to get used to as the country forges its way in the world after leaving the European Union.
PG&E May Face Blackout Fines Under Bill Passed by State Senate

PG&E May Face Blackout Fines Under Bill Passed by State Senate

PG&E Corp. and other electric utilities could face hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties for shutting off power to prevent wildfires under a bill passed by the California state senate.
Airbus Agrees to Settle Bribery Cases for About $3 Billion

Airbus Agrees to Settle Bribery Cases for About $3 Billion

Less than a year into the job running Airbus SE, Guillaume Faury is poised to accomplish a sweeping legal settlement of bribery allegations that dogged his predecessor for years and led to a mass