Orral Nadjari, founder and chief executive officer at Britishvolt Ltd., discusses the building of the U.K.’s first battery gigaplant, the funding for the plant and how the pandemic has impacted the business. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.” Bloomberg Markets news video.
The European Union is set to unveil sweeping legislation adding to the regulation facing internet companies, such as Amazon, Alphabet and Facebook. The tech giants are warning the new rules may hinder innovation and are holding a video call with EU officials later today. Bloomberg’s Maria Tadeo reports on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.” Bloomberg Markets news video.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is moving about 200 billion euros ($230 billion) from the U.K. to Frankfurt as a result of Britain’s exit from the European Union, a shift that will make it one of the largest banks in Germany. Hubertus Vaeth, managing director of Frankfurt Main Finance, comments on the implications of the move for the country’s financial industry and its regulators. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.” Bloomberg Markets and Finance News video.
New covid-19 cases are surging across Europe. France is introducing new restrictions to stem the virus, including closing bars earlier in the evenings, similar to what’s being done in the U.K., and eliminating public gatherings. The government says it is not considering a new nationwide lockdown. Bloomberg’s Geraldine Amiel reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe.” Bloomberg Markets and Finance news
Christian Bruch, chief executive officer of Siemens AG’s energy business, discusses the unit’s strategy and the spinoff from its parent. The spinoff is the latest big move by Siemens Chief Executive Officer Joe Kaeser to transform the German engineering giant before he steps down in February. Bruch speaks with Matt Miller and Anna Edwards on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”
Hybrid and electric car registrations soared in Europe last month. They grabbed a record share of the autos market overall and have lifted sales to the highest in 10 months. Plug-in hybrid sales have more than quadrupled while battery electric vehicles more than doubled according to auto market researcher Jato Dynamics. Bloomberg’s Tara Patel reports on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”
A Czech weekly magazine Reflex sparked controversy with its cover page depicting Adolf Hitler as a black man. Footage filmed in Prague on Friday shows the ‘Reflex’ publication at a newspaper kiosk. The black Hitler on the cover and the ‘Black Lives matter’ slogan lied to criticism from human rights activists and a Facebook ban for the magazine’s editor-in-chief. A smaller text on the cover said: “Shall we kneel before all criminals who claim they want to improve society?” The issue was published in the wake of worldwide protests triggered by last month’s killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
We’re still leading up to World War II, but first we gotta talk about the rise of the dictators. Today we talk about the rise of militaristic dictatorships in Germany, the Soviet Union, Japan, and Spain, and the economic depression that set the stage for their rise. CrashCourse video.
Finns are known as some of the happiest people on Earth. In this second installment of Hello World Finland, Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance travels through Helsinki and Espoo to find out what makes Finns so clever, well adjusted and progressive. He discovers a food revolution taking place with new forms of protein, a biodegradable replacement for plastic and a magical box made for babies. Welcome to Finntopia. #HelloWorldBloomberg #Finland ——– Bloomberg video.
The US House of Representatives has passed a bill imposing sanctions on Germany over the Russian-led gas pipeline Nord Stream 2. The new sanctions target the ships needed to lay the massive pipes the project depends on. But does the bill have the potential to stop a project that’s already nearing completion? DW News video.
Recorded in Madrid, Spain, the site of the UN’s COP25. Naomi Seibt, a popular YouTube streamer, speaks on her journey to climate realism, the state of science, and more during the United Nations’ COP25. She closed out our presentations in Madrid in the opening week of the conference…. The Heartland Institute video.
Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson as well as many scholars and historians review the history of the Berlin Wall, the hardships it caused, and how its ultimate fall led to the collapse of the USSR, but, unfortunately, not the demise of support for socialism, communism, and dictators.