Climate Change Fight, Women Leaving, Fed Fallout: Eco Day


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Happy Friday, Europe. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to take you through to the weekend:

  • The inflation scare that’s become a major theme in markets is getting fresh momentum from the climate-change battle and the huge economic transformation underway. The Bank of Japan is tuning into the topic.
  • It’s not every day that a FTSE 100 boss tells you about her nightly hot flashes. But for 45-year-old Liv Garfield, the chief executive officer of British water utility Severn Trent Plc, it’s a way to demystify a natural phenomenon affecting menopausal women -- a growing cohort at companies around the world
  • After lagging the rest of the world for 15 months, airlines in Europe are gearing up for some semblance of a normal summer. Still barred from the dash to unroll a beach towel are tourists from the U.K., where the government may change tack once more
  • The Federal Reserve made some big headlines this week, but for a lot of observers they buried the news. Attention a day later turned back to the timing of tapering, alongside confusion over why the Fed’s dot plot -- a quarterly display of its rate forecasts -- was the tool that signaled it was ready to start ending its emergency pandemic stimulus
  • The global shipping industry, already exhausted by pandemic shocks that are adding to inflation pressures and delivery delays, faces the biggest test of its stamina yet
  • China putting the brakes on credit expansion in the economy doesn’t signal slower growth or demand for commodities as the traditional link between credit and growth is not as strong as it once was
  • Singapore and Hong Kong practically shut their doors for more than a year to keep Covid-19 in check. But as the U.S. and Europe emerge from the pandemic, the cities’ businesses and expatriates are starting to question whether they’ve been too slow to reopen
  • Bloomberg Economics takes a look at a week ahead that includes China’s LPRs on hold, Korea trade and Tokyo prices
  • Why inflation may be here to stay is the key subject of Stephanie Flanders’ weekly podcast

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